Cruise Like A Local

Cruise like a local in an open boat

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General information

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Departs from Prinsengracht 259 or Stationsplein, Amsterdam
  • With commentary in English by the skipper
  • Drinks available on board, no alcohol is served to guests under the age of 18
  • Child ticket: 3-12 years old
  • Free for children under 3 years old
  • Max 25 people per boat
  • Only service dogs (who must be identifiable as such) are allowed on the boat
  • Make sure to be on time, if you miss the cruise you will not get a refund
  • Non-refundable, both cancellation and rescheduling is not possible
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About this activity

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Discover the smallest and hidden canals of Amsterdam
  • Join a small group on an open boat
  • Cruise on small, luxurious, fully electric boats

Explore Amsterdam like a local

With over 100 km of canals and river, not all the canals can be reached by the regular canal cruise boats, especially those that are too slim. To discover these smaller and older canals a smaller boat is needed, smaller boats such as the Cruise Like a Local open boats are perfect for these canals. As smaller boats are used for this cruise, you can expect a very different experience then on a regular boat tour.

This 60 minute boat trip will take you on a journey through Amsterdam’s picturesque canal belt that was constructed during the 17th century, the golden age of the Netherlands, and is lined with the iconic merchant houses. You will sail through famous waterways including the Prinsengracht, Herengracht and the Keizersgracht as well as some of the narrower canals that can be found in the Red Light District.

A unique boat tour in Amsterdam

A small open boat cruise differs in several ways from the regular canal cruises. For one, the smaller boats have fewer people on board, 25 at most! Another point of difference is the guide, instead of an audio guide, this cruise has an English speaking guide on board who knows the city  like the back of their hand and can tell you all you want to know.

The boats used for this cruise are environmentally friendly and silent as a mouse because they are fully electric. These luxurious boats have retractable roofs to offer you unequalled views of the city of Amsterdam as well as a comfortable place to sit if it happens to rain. On board you can order a drink without a crazy mark up, to really experience a canal cruise like a local would. 

Book your tickets to Cruise like a local

If you want to explore the hidden gems along the Amsterdam canals, than this Cruise like a local tour is for you. To make sure you won’t miss out on this opportunity, book your tickets now. You can choose where you start your cruise, either right by the Anne Frank House or at Amsterdam Central Station.