75-minute Amsterdam Canal Cruise by Blue Boat Company

517 Ratings
  • Audio Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • E-Ticket
  • 75 min

The number one attraction in Amsterdam and a must do for a first time visitor of our beautiful capital! Amsterdam is best viewed from the water and during this 75-minute canal cruise, you'll understand why. You'll experience the best of the historic city center. Discover the city's top highlights, iconic bridges and the 17th-century buildings lining the canals. You'll come across new architecture and bridges, showing a historical city that is rooted in history but continues to develop and change. While you're enjoying the views that pass you by, you'll listen to an audio guide (available in 20 languages) that tells you everything you need to know about Amsterdam; the stories, legends and historical facts. You can buy snacks and drinks in the ticket office prior boarding or a dd a snackbox to your booking! Did you bring the kids? Great! Let them be a 'Fresh water pirate' with the special kids audio commentary including a free goodie bag to enjoy themselves while on board.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Blue Boat Company

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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Amsterdam is best viewed from the water. On this 75-minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best of our historical city.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

Cruise along the famous canals of the old city of Amsterdam

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This waterside hotel is perched above Amsterdam’s famous canals on the vibrant Leidseplein with many bars and music venues. Explore Vondelpark and the museum district with the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum just around the corner. Return to our historic Art Nouveau building and power up at the famous Café Americain. Unwind with signature cocktails at the iconic Bar Americain. More musical amenities await in your room with guitar program Picks®, Record player program Wax® and curated music with our Tracks® playlists. Let the set begin.

Pass By: Westerkerk

The Westerkerk was built between 1620 and 1631 in Renaissance style according to designs by architect Hendrick de Keyser (1565-1621). He is buried in the church he designed earlier: the 'Zuiderkerk'. The building of the Westerkerk was finished and completed by his son Pieter de Keyser (1595-1676) and inaugurated on June 8, 1631. The church has a length of 58 meters and a width of 29 meters. The high nave is flanked by the two lower aisles. The three-aisled basilica has a rectangular plan with two transepts of equal dimensions. As a result, the plan for this church was given the form of two Greek crosses connected with each other.

Pass By: Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House (Dutch: Anne Frank Huis) is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands. During World War II, Anne Frank hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the 17th-century canal house, known as the Secret Annex (Dutch: Achterhuis). She did not survive the war but her wartime diary was published in 1947. Ten years later the Anne Frank Foundation was established to protect the property from developers who wanted to demolish the block.

Pass By: IJ

Cruising over the IJ river

Pass By: A'dam Lookout

A’DAM LOOKOUT is an observation deck with an unrivalled panoramic view of Amsterdam. You’ll see the city’s historical centre, its pulsating port, the unique Dutch polder landscape and you’ll spot the famous canals which belong to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Complementing the experience is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition and free audio tour about Amsterdam’s history and culture. A’DAM LOOKOUT is located on top of the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam North.

Pass By: Centraal Station

Amsterdam Centraal was designed by Pierre Cuypers, who is also known for his design of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. While Cuypers was the principal architect, it is believed that he focused mostly on the decoration of the station building and left the structural design to railway engineers

Pass By: NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum is an interactive, informal learning environment in which the general public comes into contact with science and technology. Visitors see, hear and experience how scientific phenomena and technology play an important part in their lives. NEMO works closely with the fields of science and education. NEMO is a registered museum and the owner of a significant historical collection.

Pass By: The Amstel

Cruising the Amstel river

Pass By: Magere Brug

The famous skinny bridge on the Amstel River

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The InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam Hotel, commonly referred to as the Amstel Hotel, is a hotel in Amsterdam, capital city of the Netherlands, on the east bank of the river Amstel. In 2007, it was the only hotel in the Netherlands on the list of World's Best Hotels, and was ranked in 90th place.[1] The Amstel Hotel is part of the InterContinental Hotels chain. In 2006 the building was sold to Morgan Stanley. In 2011 the Lebanese businessman Toufic Aboukhater bought the hotel. In 2014 the hotel was acquired by Qatar-based Katara Hospitality, but is still operated by the InterContinental Hotels Group

Pass By: Heineken Experience

On a 1.5-hour self-guided tour you’ll learn about the company’s heritage, the beer brewing process, Heineken’s innovations, and about what it takes to serve a world-famous beer. Find out the four natural ingredients that make this beer, and discover the brand’s sponsorship activities with Formula 1, the UEFA Champions League and the Rugby World Cup. And sure enough, at the end of the tour you can raise your glass with new friends.

Pass By: Rijksmuseum

This iconic museum in the heart of Amsterdam is a must-visit for any culture lover. The Rijksmuseum houses more than 8,000 works of art from Dutch and European history, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh.

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Enjoy the legendary flavors of classic American dining in an energetic, modern setting right on the waterside at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam. We're located on Max Euweplein, just a two minute walk from the Leidseplein entertainment area. We're just steps away from the Paradiso live music venue, the Holland Casino, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and plenty of other attractions. Our restaurant is not only the perfect spot to kick off any day or night, but we are also a museum of pop culture with authentic memorabilia from rock 'n' roll legends like Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley.

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Fancy an exciting evening out in a relaxed setting? Then come to Holland Casino Amsterdam Centre! You'll find us in the heart of Amsterdam, with the largest selection of table games in the Netherlands. Play a variety of exciting table games, such as American Roulette, Black Jack, Poker and Punto Banco or take a seat behind one of the many slot machines.
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