Flagship Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Local live guide with bar on board


1 hour
Free cancellation
1 - 14
Mobile ticket

Overview

The best way of seeing historical Amsterdam is from the water. Join us on our 1 hour canal tour on our 100% electric, luxury boats.

Enjoy all the beauty that Amsterdam has to offer while enjoying a drink. All our boats have a bar on board where drinks can be bought. During the tour our crew will tell you about the history of Amsterdam and the sights you pass.

During summer, when the weather is mainly sunny and dry, the tour will take place on one of our luxurious open boats. On the other hand, if it happens to be rainy or cold on the canals, we will be very happy to host the tour on one of our beautiful and warm saloon boats.

In order to ensure you a spot on the boat, we advise you to book your ticket online in advanced.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: The Jordaan, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The most common theory on the origin of the name is as a derivation of the French word jardin, meaning garden: most streets and canals in the Jordaan are named after trees and flowers. Another theory is that the Prinsengracht canal was once nicknamed Jordaan (the Dutch name for the river Jordan), and that the neighbourhood beyond the canal came to be called this as well. Our Flagship canal tour will stard and end here in the Jordaan

Pass By: Prinsengracht, Amsterdam The Netherlands

Our boats will cruise the Prinsengracht

Pass By: Amsterdam Cheese Museum, Prinsengracht 112, 1015 EA Amsterdam The Netherlands

Get ready for the #1 Cheese Experience in Amsterdam: the Amsterdam Cheese Museum. The Amsterdam Cheese Museum is not just offering another free cheese tasting. You can also relive the history of cheese making and experience the unique flavor of the best cheese of Holland. Learn more about Dutch cheese, see the most expensive cheese slicer of the world and have fun dressing up like a traditional Dutch cheese farmer.

Pass By: Bloemgracht, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The canal, as part of the Jordaan, was constructed in the first half of the 17th century during one of Amsterdam's major urban expansions; the so-called Third Explanation.

Initially, dyers were located on and near the Bloemgracht.

Pass By: Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht 263 - 267 museum entrance Westermarkt 20, 1016 DK Amsterdam The Netherlands

Annelies Marie Frank was a Jewish girl from Germany who became known for the diary she wrote during the Second World War when she was in hiding in Amsterdam. She died of exhaustion and / or typhus fever in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

Pass By: Statue of Anne Frank, Prinsengracht 281, Amsterdam The Netherlands

Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s best-known historical figures. Anne and her family lived in hiding from the Nazis for more than two years in a house on the Prinsengracht. Anne was eventually deported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, where she later died at the young age of 15. Today, Anne’s spirit lives on through her diary and the huge numbers of visitors who come to Amsterdam every year to learn more about her short life.

Pass By: Westerkerk, Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Westerkerk (English: Western Church) is a Reformed church within Dutch Protestant church in central Amsterdam, Netherlands. It lies in the most western part of the Grachtengordel neighborhood (Centrum borough), next to the Jordaan, between the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht.

Pass By: Spiegelkwartier, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The imposing Rijksmuseum can be seen from the Spiegelgracht. This canal connects the Prinsengracht with the Lijnbaansgracht and runs into the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat. The Spiegelgracht is part of the Spiegelkwartier which is characterized by its many galleries and antique shops. As an art lover, you can walk from the Museumplein along the Spiegelgracht where you can continue to enjoy the most special paintings, antiques and art (objects).

Pass By: De 9 Straatjes, Wolvenstraat 9, 1016 EM Amsterdam The Netherlands

Our boats will cruise along the negen straatjes

Pass By: De Kaaskamer, Runstraat 7, 1016 GJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Cheese specialty store in the heart of Amsterdam

Pass By: Houseboat Museum, Prinsengracht 296 K, 1016 HW Amsterdam The Netherlands

Our boats will cruise along the houseboat museum at the Prinsengracht

Pass By: Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht - a Concept by Hyatt, Prinsengracht 587, 1016 HT Amsterdam, Netherlands

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht was formerly the Public Library and is now one of the most creative five star luxury-lifestyle hotels in the city.

Pass By: Leiden Square (Leidseplein), Leidsestraat Weteringschans, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Leidseplein is a square in central Amsterdam, Netherlands. Lying in the Weteringschans neighborhood (Centrum borough), the Leidseplein is immediately northeast of the Singelgracht canal. It is situated on the crossroads of the Weteringschans, the Marnixstraat, and the Leidsestraat.

The Leidseplein is one of the busiest centres for nightlife in the city. Historically, the square was the end of the road from Leiden, and served as a parking lot for horse-drawn traffic. Today, modern traffic travels through the square and side streets are packed with restaurants and nightclubs. The Stadsschouwburg, a theater, is the most notable architectural landmark on the square, and the American Hotel is close by. Our boats will pass the Leidseplein on the Prinsengracht


Pass By: Koninklijk Theater Carre, Amstel 115-125 Grachtengordel: East, 1018 EM Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Royal Theatre Carré (Dutch: Koninklijk Theater Carré) is a Neo-Renaissance theatre in Amsterdam, located near the river Amstel. When the theatre was founded in 1887, it was originally meant as a permanent circus building. Currently, it is mainly used for musicals, cabaret performances and pop concerts.

Pass By: Amstelveld, Amsterdam The Netherlands

In 1658, Amsterdam had to be expanded and a long street was planned between Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. Four large spaces for new churches were built along this street. The street was called the Kerkstraat and one of those empty spaces became the Amstelveld.

There is a flower market on Mondays. Antique markets are also held. There is a café with a terrace, a children's playground with a sandbox, a boules court and space to play football. A small statue of the Amsterdam folk figure Kokadorus stands along the square, made by Erica van Eeghen.

Pass By: Bourbon Street Music Club Amsterdam, Leidsekruisstraat 6-8 Near Leidseplein, 1017 RH Amsterdam The Netherlands

The neighborhood is known for the concentration of entertainment venues, such as Paradiso pop venues and the Melkweg, the Stadsschouwburg, the City Theater cinema and the Holland Casino.


Pass By: De Duif, Prinsengracht 754, 1017 LD Amsterdam The Netherlands

The present church owes its name to a predecessor, the 17th-century hiding church 'Het Vrededuifje' that once stood on the Kerkstraat. The first stone for the current Duifkerk, designed by Leiden architect Th. Molkenboer, was laid in April 1857.

Due to lack of money, the church became increasingly decayed in the course of the 20th century. For more than twenty-five years the building has been packed because the monumental façade had become detached. This danger has since disappeared. De Duif reopened in 2002 after an intensive restoration. During that restoration the original murals were reappeared under layers of wall paint.

Pass By: Herengracht, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The three main canals (Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht), dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North"

Pass By: Blauwbrug, linking Rembrandtplein and Waterlooplein, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Blauwbrug (English: Blue bridge) is an historic bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands over the river Amstel. It connects the Rembrandtplein area with the Waterlooplein area, and lies south to the Stopera.

Pass By: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808, where it was first located in the Royal Palace and later in the Trippenhuis. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened in 1885.On 13 April 2013, after a ten-year renovation which cost € 375 million, the main building was reopened by Queen Beatrix. In 2013 and 2014, it was the most visited museum in the Netherlands with record numbers of 2.2 million and 2.47 million visitors. It is also the largest art museum in the country. Our boats will sail along the Prinsengracht with a view on the Rijksmuseum

The museum has on display 8, 000 objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000, among which are some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. The museum also has a small Asian collection, which is on display in the Asian pavilion.[3]

Pass By: The Amstel, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Amstel is the biggest canal of all and Amsterdam was founded from this canal which was originally a river. Fisherman builded a "dam" and called is Amstel're'dam.

Pass By: Singel, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Singel is a canal in Amsterdam which encircled the city in the Middle Ages. It served as a moat around the city until 1585, when Amsterdam expanded beyond the Singel. The canal runs from the IJ bay, near the Central Station, to the Muntplein square, where it meets the Amstel river. It is now the inner-most canal in Amsterdam's semicircular ring of canals.

Pass By: Magere Brug, Kerkstraat Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam The Netherlands

One of Amsterdam’s many bridges is the beautiful Magere Brug, known to English speakers at the Skinny Bridge. This wooden drawbridge was once so narrow that it was hard for two pedestrians to pass each other. To cope with increasing traffic on the Amstel, a wider bridge replaced the narrow original in 1871.

Pass By: Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, 1018 EJ Amsterdam The Netherlands

Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam. The museum is located in the former Amstelhof, a classical style building from 1681.

Pass By: Amsterdam Museum, Amstel 51, 1018 EJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Amsterdam Museum, known until 2010 as the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, is an Amsterdam based museum, dedicated to the present and past of the city

Pass By: Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3, 1011 PN Amsterdam The Netherlands

Dutch National Opera (DNO; formerly De Nederlandse Opera, now De Nationale Opera in Dutch) is a Dutch opera company based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Its present home base is the Dutch National Opera & Ballet housed in the Stopera building, a modern building designed by Cees Dam and Wilhelm Holzbauer which opened in 1986.

Pass By: South Church (Zuiderkerk), Zuiderkerkhof 72, 1011 WB Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Zuiderkerk is the first church designed for Protestant worship in Amsterdam. The church was built near the Sint Antoniesbreestraat in the Lastage, a neighborhood that was added to the city at the end of the 16th century. Today this is the Nieuwmarkt neighborhood. The church is located at Zandstraat no. 17.

Pass By: Mulligans Irish Music Bar, Amstel 100, 1017 AC Amsterdam The Netherlands

The centre of what we like to call: The dancing houses

Pass By: De Kleine Komedie, Amstel 56-58, 1017 AC Amsterdam The Netherlands

De Kleine Komedie is a theater in Amsterdam located on the Amstel and was built in 1786. It is the oldest theater in Amsterdam and can accommodate 503 spectators. Since the 1980s, the theater that focuses on cabaret has grown into 'the cabaret temple of the Netherlands.

Pass By: Bloemenmarkt, Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam The Netherlands

he Amsterdam Flower Market is the only floating flower market in the world, and one of the most fragrant places of interest of Amsterdam - in all seasons. This unique market exists since 1862. The flower stalls stand on the houseboats and evoke the old days when the market was daily supplied by boat.

Pass By: Rembrandtplein, 1017 CT Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Rembrandtplein is a square in the center of Amsterdam, between Reguliersbreestraat and Amstelstraat. The square borders on the Thorbeckeplein. The Reguliersdwarsstraat, Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat, Halvemaansteeg, Bakkersstraat, and Utrechtsestraat also lead to the square.

Pass By: Munt Tower (Munttoren), Muntplein, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Munttoren, also called De Munt, is officially called Regulierstoren and used to be part of the Regulierspoort. This city gate was one of the three main gates of the medieval fortifications of Amsterdam. The gate was named after the Reguliersklooster (1394-1532). This monastery stood at the height of the later Keizersgracht outside the Regulierspoort.

Pass By: Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), Amsterdam The Netherlands

The three main canals (Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht), dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North"

Pass By: Spui, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Spui is a street in the center of Amsterdam that extends between the Rokin and the Singel. Halfway the Spui is crossed by the Kalverstraat. Slightly north of the Singel, the Spuistraat and the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal come together.

Pass By: Museum of the Canals, Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Grachtenhuis is a museum on the Herengracht in Amsterdam dedicated to the 17th-century Amsterdam canals. The museum tells the history of the canal belt through an interactive and multimedia exhibition.

Pass By: Willet-Holthuysen Museum, Herengracht 605, 1017 CE Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Willet-Holthuysen Museum on Herengracht 605 in Amsterdam is a canal house that is open to the public, with fully furnished period rooms. The museum gives a picture of life in a chic building on the Amsterdam canals in the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum is managed by the Amsterdam Museum.

Pass By: Bridge of 15 Bridges, Outside 561, Herengracht Grachtengordel-Zuid, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1017 BW Amsterdam The Netherlands

One of the most popular bridges is known as the Bridge of 15 Bridges, named as such because it is the only place in Amsterdam where you can see as many as 15 of the city’s bridges. While it is a great spot any time of day, it is particularly impressive at night when the bridges are illuminated. It is also considered one of the most romantic spots in Amsterdam.

Pass By: Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam The Netherlands

Foam is a photography museum on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam. The museum presents changing exhibitions in which all kinds of photographic genres are shown, such as historical photos, art photos, news photos, and fashion photos.

Pass By: The Cat Cabinet, Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Cat Cabinet is an art museum in Amsterdam entirely devoted to cats. The collection includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works of art from cats, including works by Picasso, Rembrandt, Toulouse-Lautrec, Corneille, Sal Meijer, Théophile Steinlen and Jože Cha.

Pass By: Museum of Bags and Purses, Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Museum of bags Hendrikje, located in the center of Amsterdam, is a museum that specializes in handbags, pouches, and suitcases.

Pass By: Huis Bartolotti, Herengracht 170, 1016 BP Amsterdam The Netherlands

Het Huis Bartolotti (also Het Bonte Huis) is a canal house at Herengracht 170-172 in Amsterdam. It was built circa 1617 for Willem van den Heuvel tot Beichlingen, one of the wealthiest Amsterdammers at the time, who had inherited a lot of money from a childless uncle by marriage, Giovanni Battista Bartolotti, merchant from Bologna. This uncle's will stated as a condition that he should call himself "Bartolotti".

Pass By: Homomonument, Westermarkt, 1016 DV Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Homomonument is a memorial on the Westermarkt, located between the Westerkerk and the Keizersgracht in the center of Amsterdam. The monument was unveiled on 5 September 1987 and consists of three pink, granite triangles, arranged in such a way that together they form a large triangle.

Pass By: Amsterdam Tulip Museum, Prinsengracht 116, 1015 EA Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Amsterdam Tulip Museum, also known as the Tulip Museum, is located at Prinsengracht 116, opposite the Anne Frank House. The museum shows the history of the tulip below, from its discovery in Central Asia to the present time.

Pass By: Flagship Amsterdam, Leliegracht 50, 1015 DH Amsterdam The Netherlands

Come and join us on one of our legendary and Tripadvisor top 3 boat tours and get ready to cruise along the Amsterdam canals on our unique, electric boats. We have small open boats so you are able to enjoy the full experience! The tours include the views of Amsterdam’s most famous monuments and memorials. We have a convenient and easy to find departure location from the Anne Frank House (Prinsengracht 263), and our canal cruise is a great alternative compared to those old-school tourist canal boats that your grandma probably recommended.

Inclusions

  • Private Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere with a small group of people
  • Blankets available
  • Drinks available on purchase

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
  • Our stewards in the bright orange shirts are there to inform and help you.
  • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this.
  • When rain is predicted, the boat will be covered.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • You are always welcome to change your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
  • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know directly or come by the office at Leliegracht 42 (around the corner).
  • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option.
  • Tour available for free for infants (0-2 years old).
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

F7004GPalexanderm
May 2022

Very funny and impressive knowledge of amsterdam! Also enjoyed the drinks! Really enjoyed and would recommend to my friends!

265stephv
May 2022

Nice trip and beautiful bridges with my fam Very good A boat oh the water in Amsterdam very nice! A q

Kim M
May 2022

Fantastic open boat canal cruise. Lovely drinks served by Natalia and a hilarious Skipper Stein. Highly recommend.

65simrand
May 2022

Stein was a great and entertaining tour guide and Natalia made some excellent drinks! Definitely recommend!

aimeew871
May 2022

Bas and Fran were awesome! Loved the tour and all the trinkets we learnt, made us appreciate and look out for all sorts of things such as the stars above doors, signs for jobs. All sorts! Loved it wanted to stay the whole day x

terbear1018
May 2022

Elena and Tristan were not only sexy but also the literal best guides one can dream up. When I first stepped foot on the boat I never knew how amazing my night was about to be. I can’t believe Elena isn’t even from here. And Tristan didn’t think twice before choosing to rescue a cute little boat ...

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