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, 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

Amsterdam is home to over 100 km of canals and rivers, some of the canals are so slim that the regular canal cruise boats cannot reach them. 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. The smaller boats also mean that you are sharing the boat with smaller groups, as the boats can carry up to a maximum of 25 people.

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

The open boats used for this cruise are environmentally friendly and completely silent as 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.

The skippers know the city like the back of their hand and can tell you all you want to know in English. On board you can order a drink without a crazy mark up, to really experience a canal cruise like a local would. As, especially on weekends, plenty of locals take their own boats out on to the canals with a drink and friends.

Book your tickets to Cruise like a local

With this Cruise like a local tour, you’ll visit hidden gems of the city while also seeing many of the city’s must-see sights. To make sure you won’t miss out on this opportunity, book your tickets now. A cruise through the historic canal district is a must-do during your vacation in the Netherlands and this one departs from just outside the Anne Frank House.