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Amsterdam Canal One Hour Highlights Cruise

A visit to Amsterdam in not complete without a cruise through the canals. Enjoy a leisurely 60-minute cruise through beautiful Amsterdam. Discover the history of the canals and marvel at the modern architecture of the eastern docklands.

Experience Amsterdam from the water. Marvel at the cutting-edge architecture of the eastern docklands and soak-up the atmosphere of the historic ring of canals.

As you cruise through the unique UNESCO World Heritage canal district enjoy perfect views on the elegant merchants’ houses, the fabulous gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and much more!

Many buildings date from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the so-called Golden Age. Trade flourished and this is reflected in the elaborately decorated facades.

Relax while the commentary entertains you with interesting stories about the canals, their bridges, the canal houses, and the houseboats.

This is a 'must do' attraction whilst visiting Amsterdam and offers a unique vantage point for fantastic photographs of this stunning city!

Experience Includes

  • 60-minute sightseeing cruise along the Amsterdam Canals and through the the old port.
  • Enjoy seeing the fabulous gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) and more!
  • Recorded commentary in multiple languages
  • Enjoy free WiFi onboard
  • Open dated ticket, allowing you to enjoy the cruise when best suits your itinerary!

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Optional gratuities


Daily, year round. Does not operate 25 December or 1 January.

Departure location

Exchange your voucher at 26 Damrak, Amsterdam – close to Central Station. The departure point for the cruise is in front of Central Station 400 metres from the exchange point.

Start times

Departs every 30 minutes.


60 minutes.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please note, when in Amsterdam you must redeem your voucher at the Tours & Tickets shop (Damrak 26) whereupon, you will book a specific timeslot for your cruise. This must be done at least 24 hours before your planned cruise and is subject to availability. A specific timeslot can't be pre-booked until you redeem your voucher in Amsterdam.
  • Cruises depart every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 9.00pm during the winter and between 9.00am - 10.00pm over the summer. Times subject to change.
  • Children aged 3 and under travel free.
  • Please note canal buses are not easily accessible for wheelchairs. A wheelchair lift is not available to customers and to access to the boat is via a set of stairs.
  • Cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations need to be requested in writing and must be confirmed by the supplier in writing (Lindbergh Tour and Travel).