1 h. Amsterdam Day Canal Cruise
1 h. Amsterdam Day Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Canal Cruise from Central Station

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  • A one-hour boat trip on the UNESCO Heritage canal ring of Amsterdam
  • Audio guide in several languages
  • Enjoy free WiFi onboard
  • E-ticket is directly available on smartphones
  • Free cancellation up to 8 hours before the scheduled start of the activity

General information

  • Departs near Central Station (Prins Hendrikkade 25)
  • Check-in 15 min before departure
  • Child age: 4-13 years
  • Sold out? Consider our Semi-open boat cruise instead
  • Only service dogs (who must be identifiable as such) are allowed on the boat
  • Coming by car? Book your parking spot in advance via this link.

About this activity

  • Duration: about 60 minutes
  • Sail through Amsterdam's 17th century canal ring
  • Enjoy the city's sights from the water

1 hour Amsterdam Boat Tour

An Amsterdam canal cruise is compulsory for anybody visiting the ‘Venice of the North.’ Amsterdam is laced with 100km of waterways, so there is no better way to observe the essence of the Dutch capital than from a canal boat. Wind past points of interest such as grand merchant houses, gothic churches, museums, and medieval buildings as you soak up the city’s history with the help of an audio guide.

This canal tour starts at the very heart of the city, right near Central Station. From here each cruise takes a different path through the city, depending on the amount of traffic on the canals and the size of the boat. Sights you will definitely see include the World Heritage-listed 17th-century canals and the cities iconic architecture. Enjoy the sights along the most famous of the waterways, the Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht.

As you travel through Amsterdam's neighbourhoods, such as the Jordaan, the Nine Streets or the Pijp, you might see sights like the Amstel river which gave the city its name, the Anne Frank House and the iconic Skinny bridge. The tour is significantly enriched by an audio tour in 19 languages and observations from the captain.

Why choose LOVERS Canal Cruises?

On your visit to Amsterdam you will want to experience this must-do attraction with a local expert. Since its inception in the 1950s, LOVERS Canal Cruises has become synonymous with the very best in Amsterdam cruising.

We will welcome you aboard our Lovers canal cruise boats with their glass-top roofs; modern, comfortable interiors; an expert audio guide; and the best views of the most beautiful canals. The city of Amsterdam comes alive on our boat tours. Keep your camera at hand for Amsterdam shows itself from its best side from the water, whether you are on a (semi)open boat or on the back deck.

The best of both worlds

Save yourself time, money, and stress by combining your Amsterdam canal cruise with another activity. For example, learn about the beer-brewing process at the great Heineken Experience or view the Night Watch at the Rijksmuseum, after doing a one-hour Amsterdam canal cruise in the morning. Or choose one of the many other options available on our Combinations page.

The beauty of the Amsterdam canal cruise combination tickets is that they’re so flexible and easy to use. Only tickets bought in combination with a Lovers Canal Cruise can be cancelled - free of charge - up to 8 hours before the scheduled start of the activity.

GPS Audio Guide

GPS Audio Guide

GPS Audio Guide available on board in multiple languages

Comfortable Modern Boats

Comfortable Modern Boats

Our boats are equipped with modern technology for ultimate comfort

Free City Map

Free City Map

Free City Map available in all our boats and shops