Take a canal cruise and float leisurely along the canals and under the bridges and admire the unique architecture and street life.

Canal Cruises

Amsterdam's number 1 tourist attraction



Amsterdam is often referred to as 'Venice of the North'. 100 km of canals (grachten) divide the city into smaller islands, connected by beautiful historic bridges.

The most famous canals are the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. They form the unique ring of canals, the Canal Belt (Grachtengordel) of Amsterdam, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A canal tour is a great way to view the city from a different angle. Daytime canal cruises and evening canal cruises (or candlelight cruises) operate throughout the year. If you're more a romantic type of traveler you should go for a candlelight cruise in the evening. Reservations are not required for individuals for regular daytime tours.

Daytime tours

Compare prices, cruise type and duration

Prices of simular canal cruises that are offered by different shipping companies vary from approx. €9 for children and €22.50 for adults for a daytime cruise to approx. €75 for a luxurious dinner cruise.

Cruise Duration Price Departure Shipping company
City Canal Cruise  Best Choice 1:15 h €23.00 / €12.50 Rijksmuseum area Blue Boat info_outline
100 Highlights Cruise 1 h €18.50 / €10.50 Central Station area Stromma info_outline
Amsterdam Day Canal Cruise 1 h €19 / €10 Central Station area Lovers
The Boat Tour of Amsterdam 1 h €13.00 / €9 Central Station area Rederij Plas
The Original Amsterdam Canal Cruise 1 h €13 / €9 Spui area Rederij Kooij
Luxury Canal Cruise 1 h €21.50 / €9.50 Dam area Friendship
The Refugee Boat Now Tour
 only on Saturday
1:30 h €35 / €17.50 Central Station area Rederij Lampedusa

Above prices are for Adults (13 years and older) and Children (4-12). Infants (0-3) can board free.

info_outline Stromma and Blue Boat Company offer discounts when you purchase your ticket online