Flagship Canal Cruise in Classic Boat - Live guide with drinks & Dutch cheese


1 hour
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

On this 1 hour Luxury Classic River Boat Cruise, you will explore the city, its famous landmarks, culture, and rich trading history whilst relaxing with a drink in your hand. During the cruise, our skipper will take you through many highlights our city has to offer. The cruise is live guided, so expect an interactive tour, with enough space for questions and any needed recommendations for your further stay in Amsterdam. All tours are in ENGLISH.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Homomonument, Westermarkt, Amsterdam The Netherlands

In about one hour, we cruise through the unique Unesco Heritage listed Golden Age canals of Amsterdam. We cruise into the Jordaan, a neighbourhood known for its famous Prinsengracht towards the most romantic Magere Brug (English: Skinny Bridge – we will work on your Dutch pronunciation later), the Amstel river, the 7 bridges, the impressive Golden Bend, and then past the nine streets back to the Anne Frank House.

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: 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 neighborhood beyond the canal came to be called this as well. Our Flagship canal tour will start 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: Amsterdam Tulip Museum, Prinsengracht 116, 1015 EA Amsterdam The 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: 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: De 9 Straatjes, Wolvenstraat 9, 1016 EM Amsterdam The Netherlands

Our boats will cruise along the negen straatjes.

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

The Westerkerk (English: Western Church) is a Reformed church within the 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: 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: Houseboat Museum, Prinsengracht 296 K, 1016 HW Amsterdam The Netherlands

Our boats will cruise along with the houseboat museum at the Prinsengracht.

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

This luxurious, modern hotel on the Prinsengracht is two kilometers from the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum. Dam Square is one kilometer away.

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 centers 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: 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: 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.


Pass By: Amstelveld, Amsterdam The Netherlands

Amstelveld is a square in the center of Amsterdam, between Reguliersgracht, Prinsengracht, and Kerkstraat, close to Utrechtsestraat. The Amstelkerk, a predominantly wooden building, stands on the square. The characteristic plantation consists of 46 Caucasian wingnut trees

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 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 a 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: 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 builds a "dam" and called is Amsterdam.

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

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

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: 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: Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam, Amstel 194-196, 1017 AG Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Amsterdam Icebar is one of the coolest locations in the city (literally) and is certainly in the top 10 best things to do in Amsterdam. This fantastic bar is kept at a constant temperature of -10 ° C and everything is made entirely of ice. Be surprised by this fantastic experience and unique location while enjoying your favorite drinks

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

The 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. The theater that focuses on small art has since the 1980s become 'the cabaret temple of the Netherlands.

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 (mint tower) was once part of the Regulierspoort which consisted of a gate with a tower on each side. It was built between 1480 and 1487 as part of the medieval city wall. Back in the 17th century, the tower was used to mint coins.

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

The Bartolotti House is a canal house on Herengracht 170-172 in Amsterdam. It was built around 1617 for Willem van den Heuvel tot Beichlingen, one of the richest people in Amsterdam at the time, who had inherited a lot of money from a childless in-law uncle, Giovanni Battista Bartolotti, a merchant from Bologna.

Pass By: De Poezenboot, Singel 38 G, 1015 AB Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Catboat is the only animal sanctuary that literally floats. A refuge for stray and abandoned cats which, thanks to its unique location on a houseboat in Amsterdam's picturesque canal belt, has also become a world-famous tourist attraction. The one and only Catboat.

Pass By: OBA Library of Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Amsterdam Public Library, OBA, is a cultural organization aimed to promote a free flow of knowledge and information within the community of Amsterdam. In addition, the OBA provides a center for dialogue and education for all sections of society.

Pass By: St. Nicholas Basilica, Prins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Basilica of Saint Nicholas (Dutch: Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas) is located in the Old Centre district of Amsterdam, Netherlands, very close to Amsterdam's main railway station. It is the city's primary Roman Catholic church.

Pass By: De Krijtberg - Sint Franciscus Xaveriuskerk, Singel 448, 1017 AV Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Krijtberg or St Francis Xaverius church is a Roman Catholic rectorate church in the center of Amsterdam, dedicated to St Francis Xaverius. It is served by priests of the Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits.

Pass By: Theo Thijssen Standbeeld, Brouwersgracht 105 III, 1015 GD Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Theo Thijssen Museum is dedicated to the Amsterdam writer, teacher, trade unionist and social-democratic politician Theo Thijssen (1879-1943). He is best known as the author of the novel Kees de jongen.

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: Huis Marseille, Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam The Netherlands

Huis Marseille Museum for Photography is a photography museum on Keizersgracht in Amsterdam, located in a monumental canal house dating from 1665. It is the first museum in the Netherlands that focuses specifically on photography as an art form. Since 1999 there has been a new exhibition every three months.

Pass By: Cromhout House, Herengracht 366-368, 1016 CH Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Bijbels Museum is a museum on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. The purpose of the museum is to provide insight into the role of the Bible in society and culture in the present and the past and to search together with the visitor for the stories and sentiments that live within our society and culture, both within the museum walls as in the country.

Pass By: Museum Van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam, Netherlands

Museum Van Loon is a museum in a patrician's house on Keizersgracht 672 in Amsterdam that has been owned by members of the Van Loon family since 1884 and derives its name from it.

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: 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: NEMO Science Museum, Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam The Netherlands

NEMO Science Museum is a science and technology museum in Amsterdam. The museum attracted nearly 600, 000 visitors in 2015. NEMO's motto is Hands On! or Forbidden to stay off.

Pass By: The National Maritime Museum, Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Scheepvaartmuseum is a Dutch museum about shipping at Kattenburgerplein 1 in Amsterdam. It is located in the building of the former 's Lands Zeemagazijn and contains the second-largest maritime collection in the world. It specializes in the maritime history of the Netherlands.

Pass By: Centraal Station, Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam The Netherlands

Amsterdam Centraal is the largest railway station in Amsterdam, Netherlands. A major international railway hub, it is used by 162, 000 passengers a day, making it the second busiest railway station in the country after Utrecht Centraal and the most visited Rijksmonument of the Netherlands.

Pass By: EYE Film Institute Netherlands, IJpromenade 1 Museum Quarter, 1031 KT Amsterdam The Netherlands

Eye Filmmuseum is a center in Amsterdam dedicated to cinematography. The building is opposite the Central Station, on the north bank of the IJ, in the Overhoeks district. The building was designed by the Austrian architects Roman Delugan and Elke Delugan-Meissl and opened in early 2012.

Pass By: A'dam Lookout, Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam The Netherlands

A’DAM LOOKOUT is an observation deck with an unparalleled panoramic view of Amsterdam. You can see the historic center of the city, the dynamic harbor, the unique polder landscape and you can spot the famous canals that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Pass By: Basilica of Saint Nicholas, Prins Hendrikkade 73, 1012 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Basilica of Saint Nicholas is a Roman Catholic church in the center of Amsterdam. The church, officially called St. Nicholas within the Veste, was built in the period 1884-1887 to a design by the architect Adrianus Bleijs. St Nicholas Basilica is the third church with that name in Amsterdam.

Inclusions

  • Skipper and Live Guide.
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat.
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Two different types of Dutch Cheese.
  • Alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks included.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
  • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • You are always welcome to cancel your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
  • No boats at the dock? Please call us or visit our office at Leliegracht 42
  • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option
  • Tour available for free for infants (0-3 years old)
  • No toilets on board
  • 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 35 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.

Lucas_I
June 2022

A very relaxing tour on the Amsterdam cannel. Our tour guide was very witty and had a lot of facts about the city. The beer and cheese was a bonus

Q8013POdanielp
June 2022

Nice first experience on Amsterdam Canal. Would be nice to have more history about Amsterdam. Good experience.

CRiordan9
June 2022

Great tour made better by the crew - Theo, Alex and Nina. Lovely vibe on the boat and knowledge of the city

aj30350
June 2022

Amazing food/drinks, service, and tour! Would go again in a heartbeat, favorite part of my trip to Amsterdam!

634leoniez
June 2022

The boat trip with Wesley, Alex and Rómée was so much fun. Highly recommend to book this trip and enjoy the ride! We did 100%!

Giada1981
June 2022

Such a lovely experience! Eada and Sam made our boat trip nice and funny. Going around the canals, drinking wine and good cheese was amazing. Thanks

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