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Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 12 more


Absorb the canal-front sights of Amsterdam on a leisurely 75-minute sightseeing cruise. Take a seat in a comfortable, glass-topped boat, and enjoy the views as you glide along the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals and listen to the informative audio commentary. Drift by top Amsterdam attractions such as the Anne Frank House and City Hall, and drink in the gabled townhouses, bridges and leafy canalsides from the peaceful vantage point of the water. A relaxing way to get to know the pretty Dutch capital for first-time visitors.
  • Glide around Amsterdam’s UNESCO-protected canals and admire the passing sights
  • Take photos of sights such as the Golden Bend and Westerkerk, the church where Rembrandt is buried
  • Enjoy front-row views of the 17th-century gabled houses, bridges and leafy canal paths
  • Hear tales of Amsterdam's heritage via the recorded commentary, available in 19 languages
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Food and drinks
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Departure Point

Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Stadhouderskade 550, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • The ticket for your City Canal Cruise board is a TIMESLOT ticket. You chose one of below mentioned docks to depart from:
  • The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk.
  • The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.
  • The main rule is to keep 1,5 meters distance where possible.
  • Before departure guests will be asked if they have any health complaints that can indicate that they have Covid-19.
  • Waiting lines can be a maximum of 10 pax long with 1,5 meters distance
  • In our shops and docks, we have disinfectant hand gel that must by applies before boarding the boat.
  • In our boats all tables now have table numbers. Guests will receive a table number when getting on board. The tables in the back of the boat will be placed first.
  • When departing the boat, guests on the tables in the front of the boat will need to depart first.
  • Guests need to remain seated during the canal cruise and are not allowed to walk through the boat.
  • Earplugs and empty F&B packaging needs to be taken off board by the guests themselves.
  • Boats will be cleaned after every canal cruise.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Blue Boat Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise.

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  • "Start with the canal tour to get a good feel for the city overall." See review
  • "I was told that I would have to wait an hour because the boat with full with a German tour group." See review
  • "The tour location was difficult to find, even knowing it was across the street from Heineken." See review


261 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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You get what you pay for
, Sep 2020
You get what you pay for, recorded descriptions, some frosted glass, the engine at the back is loud. The canal bridges are so low that the boats cannot be high so sometimes you cannot see much.
Good time in safe environment
, Aug 2020
Easy booking, and despite Covid we had smooth boarding, social distancing and a very friendly service! A great way to experience the city!
Okay experience
, Aug 2020
It was okay. If you’re interested in the history of the canals and the city you might enjoy it a bit more.
Blue boat vompany
, Jul 2020
Ample time to explore the city from the Canal cruise. Very informative! Excellent boatsman. Highly recommended!
, Jul 2020
Nice cruise trip, definitely worth to see Amsterdam this way. Cold drinks and mini snacks available to buy before entering (due to corona not possible to buy anything on the boat), guides with many languages to choose.
Good experience
, Jun 2020
Good tour around many of Amsterdam canals. Boats are very comfortable. It's a really good option to spend your time
Canal tour
, Nov 2019
Amazing, educational informations among other attractions around the city especially the city center with all the museums!
Good overview of Amsterdam history and the role the canals played
David G
, Sep 2019
Enjoyed even though it was after an overnight flight from Toronto. Exhausted but tour held our interest
Cruising the canals
, Sep 2019
Blue Boat canal cruise was so nice. Good guide, clean boat & leisurely cruise through the canals. Lovely way to see old Amsterdam. Highly recommend.
Disappointed in narration
, Aug 2019
As expected, the narration in English was via earphones and pre-recorded. It kept repeating segments so we really didn't know what we were seeing.

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