About us

Expertise and professionalism is what Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam is all about. We are the local expert, with precise scheduling and modern, impeccably maintained boats. Since the establishment of Lovers Canal Cruises in the 1950s, we have strived to provide the best canal cruises in Amsterdam. Today Lovers Canal Cruises is proud to offer cruises that pair variety and customization with expert knowledge.

About Lovers Canal Cruises

Ever since the company was founded, it has become synonymous with the very best in Amsterdam cruising. Every year, we strives to improve upon the classic Amsterdam canal cruise. In 2016, our entire fleet of 45 boats underwent a substantial upgrade, receiving new interiors and a beautiful new orange-grey colour-line. Today, we offer a wide variety of itineraries enriched by a fascinating audio guide in 19 languages.

An interesting fact to know about us is that part of the company operates under the name Hop On Hop Off City Sightseeing, which has festive red boats. However, it is mostly recognized by the Lovers logo and bright orange colour.

Ready when you are

We aim to provide variety and customization. Therefore, we offer an array of both departure points and times. The first of our vessels departs at 9 am, and the last of our barges sets sail when the city lights twinkle on the dark water, at 10 pm; we also adjust departure on request for groups. Whether you wish to discover Amsterdam’s canals alone, with your partner or in a group, at Lovers Canal Cruises we have the perfect canal cruise for you.

At Lovers Canal Cruises, we enrich the experience with our exclusive onboard dining options. Over the years, we have worked with Frans Kelders Cuisinier, a former Michelin star chef, to prepare beautiful food and beverage cruises, as well as Loetje and New York Pizza. Wind your way down Amsterdam’s world heritage-listed waterways while enjoying a delicious meal or snack.

Environmentally conscious

We care about the environment. That is why our fleet includes solar-driven small boats. Silent and clean, these vessels allow you to visit the narrower canals of the city, like those in the Red Light District. Currently, 80% of our boats are electric and we are aiming to raise this to 100% by 2025.