Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam Canal cruises and tours

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Tracing the beautiful Amsterdam canals with a cruise is the best way to discover the allure of this city, especially if you have little time. It is a charming must-do experience considering the fact that UNESCO declared the canals of the Dutch capital a World Heritage Site.

Amsterdam is, in fact, built on a network of man-made canals that extends and includes over one hundred miles, about 90 islands and 1500 bridges. Excavated in the seventeenth century, in concentric circles around the city, along the canals you will find 1550 monumental buildings. Taking a cruise is definitely a very smart decision that will let you see most of the city’s beautiful landmarks.

Many of these cruises offer an audio guide, so you can listen to the history of Amsterdam in your own language and learn about the important monuments along the route, while you see them from the comfort of the boat. Make the most of the wonderful views on these famous canals with their beautiful and elegant houses, towers and bridges. Do not miss this great opportunity to discover the city at your own pace and in your own time!

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Amsterdam XtraCold Icebar entrance ticket and 1-hour canal cruise
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Amsterdam XtraCold Icebar entrance ticket and 1-hour canal cruise

Book your XtraCold Icebar entrance ticket and 1-hour canal cruise in Amsterdam with to experience two of the city's coolest attractions.

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Amsterdam Combo: Rijksmuseum & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Amsterdam Combo: Rijksmuseum & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

See the extensive art collection of the Rijksmuseum and relax on a 1-hour cruise through the famous canals of Amsterdam.

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Duration up to 24 hours
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Amsterdam 1.5-hour evening canal cruise
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Amsterdam 1.5-hour evening canal cruise

See Amsterdam on a canal cruise at the time when the city is most beautiful at sunset. Glide along the canals when the buildings are illuminated in the dark.

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Duration up to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Pizza cruise in Amsterdam
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Pizza cruise in Amsterdam

Explore the highlights of bustling Amsterdam on a canal cruise and enjoy a New York Pizza with drinks while cruising and take in the surroundings.

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Duration up to 1 hour 15 minutes
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Amsterdam Combo with Van Gogh Museum and 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Amsterdam Combo with Van Gogh Museum and 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Every trip to Amsterdam deserves a canal cruise and a visit to the Van Gogh Museum to discover masterpieces such as the Potato Eaters and the Sunflowers.

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I Amsterdam City Card for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours
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I Amsterdam City Card for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours

Explore Amsterdam with the I amsterdam City Card! Get free entry to museums, take a canal cruise, enjoy unlimited public transport and save money.

Duration from 24 hours to 120 hours
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Moco Museum entrance ticket and Amsterdam canal cruise
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Moco Museum entrance ticket and Amsterdam canal cruise

Enjoy a canal cruise tour with skip-the-line entry to the Moco Museum in Amsterdam. Cruise past beautiful bridges and merchant houses, then admire some iconic pieces of contemporary art created by artists such as Banksy.

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City canal cruise of Amsterdam with snackbox and MOCO Museum ticket
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City canal cruise of Amsterdam with snackbox and MOCO Museum ticket

Enjoy a combination Amsterdam canal cruise tour with skip-the-line entry to MOCO Museum. Sail through the city's historical center, then discover contemporary art by Banksy, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

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Footsteps of Van Gogh tour with skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum
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Footsteps of Van Gogh tour with skip-the-line Van Gogh Museum

Get a skip-the-line entrance to the Van Gogh Museum, visit Nuenen where Vincent once lived.

Duration up to 9 hours
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Zaanse Schans guided tour with THIS IS HOLLAND flight experience
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Zaanse Schans guided tour with THIS IS HOLLAND flight experience

Discover Zaanse Schans during a guided tour. Complete your experience with THIS IS HOLLAND, a virtual flight over Holland's famous sites.

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Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
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Evening canal cruise of Amsterdam with snackbox
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Evening canal cruise of Amsterdam with snackbox

See the famous UNESCO World Heritage canals of Amsterdam at its most beautiful time - at night! Experience the unique vibe of Amsterdam on a 1.5-hour evening canal cruise.

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Duration up to 1 hour 30 minutes
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75-minute salonboat canal cruise with drinks and typical Dutch cheese
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75-minute salonboat canal cruise with drinks and typical Dutch cheese

Discover the city of Amsterdam on board a 75-minutes boat cruise while learning about the city's culture and rich trading history.

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Duration 1 hour 15 minutes
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Reviews Amsterdam Canals

Helen, Mar 14, 2016
Helen, Feb 18, 2016

“We took the hop on hop off tour and it was very convenient. We made th full circle of all the canals and it had a audio guide for all the important attractions. I would recommend this tour for those who would want to go through the entire canal route.”

Test, Feb 08, 2016
KAROLINE, Dec 23, 2015
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