In Amsterdam, many boats come and go on the canal from spring to summer.
Swimming in the canals is not recommended as the water quality is not clean, but a cruising is a great vacation activity.
Also, the view from the canal will be a new perspective for sightseeing. And you can take beautiful Instagrammable photos.
Even if you are not a boat owner, you can enjoy canal leisure on cruise tours and rental boats. There are also boat tours that offer alcohol and food.
Find a tour that fits your travel plans.
Amsterdam canal cruise tour
Don’t miss the sightseeing on the canal. Amsterdam’s canals are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Some typical cruise tours in Amsterdam are here.
Standard audio guide cruise
The one-hour canal cruise is a classic. Prices start at €16, depending on the season.
Tickets can be purchased on the day at the tourist information center in front of Amsterdam Central Station or the boat dock in front of the Rijksmuseum.
*Tickets are sold out during the busy season, so we recommend purchasing tickets online.
Private boat cruise
Private boats are also popular. There are various tours such as guided tours that can be used by a small group, and party boats that can be rented by a large group.
Dining on a canal cruise
Canal cruise tours with lunch or dinner are also popular.
Rent a boat
You can rent a boat and enjoy a canal cruise yourself.
There are canal cruises in other cities too!
Get information at tourist information offices.