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Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Live Guide and Onboard Bar
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Live Guide and Onboard Bar

By Flagship Amsterdam
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Experience the beauty of Amsterdam’s canals by going on this scenic cruise. Pass by Anne Frank House, the Jordaan, the Houseboat Museum, Leiden Square, Rijksmuseum, De Duif and much more.
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£17.30
per adult
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Ages 3-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Save time—tick off multiple top Amsterdam landmarks in a day
  • Travel in an eco-friendly way—the boat has an electric engine
  • Flexible tour—choose from a variety of daily start times and from 3 different departure locations

  • Skipper and Live Guide
  • Blankets available
  • Onboard bar (drinks available for purchase)
What's not included
  • Drinks available for purchase


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Prins Hendrikkade 33A, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Our boats are located right besides the entrance of Central Station (On the city centre side), at Prins Hendrikkade 33A.You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing.
  • Option 2
    Prinsengracht 263, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Our boats are located in front of the Anne Frank house at Prinsengracht 263. You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing.
  • Option 3
    Museumbrug 4, 1017 RZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Our boats are located in front of Rijksmuseum at Museumbrug 4. You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75227P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothing and don't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather
    • Our stewards in the bright orange shirts are there to inform and help you.
    • A fairly big step has to be made into the boat. Our stewards will assist you with this.
    • When a lot of rain is predicted and/or the weather is colder than expected, the boat will be covered.
    • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know directly or come by the office at Leliegracht 50D (around the corner of the Anne Frank House).
    • No bachelor / birthday party groups allowed, please call us for a private boat option.
    • Tour available for free for infants (0-2 years old).
    • Please be aware that the points of interest on the route may slightly vary depending on the departure point chosen
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Amsterdam Luxury Boat Canal Cruise w/ Live Guide and Onboard Bar is hosted by Flagship Amsterdam. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Flagship Amsterdam on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Amsterdam Luxury Boat Canal Cruise w/ Live Guide and Onboard Bar on Tripadvisor

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    • Flagship Amsterdam
      62,071
      The Netherlands
      Joined in April 2018
    • janetW3554AU
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Would highly recommend. So enjoyable with such friendly and informative hosts. Well worth the money with plenty of drink and cheeses offered
      Written 28 May 2024
    • WaywardWind43
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Cruise through Amsterdam
      A great way to spend an afternoon in Amsterdam. An interesting and informative cruise. The guide kept the drinks flowing.
      Written 27 May 2024
    • CinthyaD
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good, but need improvement
      It was a good tour but need really a better improvement on the sound, our guide it was nice and polite but with a very soft voice and sometimes you can’t ear her well; the drinks and cheese there were good nothing memorable, but it was a good tour for the price.
      Written 27 May 2024
    • lucyoram74
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect trip 🧀🍷
      Brilliant! Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Plenty of wine and cheese and the tour guide was very knowledgable and funny. Highly recommend
      Written 27 May 2024
    • 303kit
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Boat , History, and Amsterdam
      The staff were fun, and informative on the history of Amsterdam. It was nice tranquil ride. The cheese and drinks were fabulous. I would recommend this tour.
      Written 27 May 2024
    • albalnyc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Customer friendly company and a fun tour
      Albert, George & Rick gave a great tour. Lots of humor, but not too much chatter. Everyone on board had a great time. Thanks to the tour company for allowing us to switch up our tickets.
      Written 27 May 2024
    • Sam_Allen13
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely trip along the canals
      Really nice tour with some interesting facts too from the friendly tour guide. Generous portions of cheese and wine! All the staff members were very welcoming too
      Written 27 May 2024
    • Adventurer812686
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A+ Experience
      Everything I was looking for in a canal tour. You can't beat the great intimate experience on these smaller boats. Topping it off with some wine and cheese took it over the top! I recommend also going on the earlier side since things are generally less crowded in the canal. A great experience.
      Written 27 May 2024
    • catherinemL5799UC
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Take this tour to kickstart your time in Amsterdam
      This was the perfect start to our five days in Amsterdam. We walked to meeting point in the center of town near Anne Frank museum. We took tour at 2:30 so perfect time for wine and cheese while guides told us about the city history and pointed out sites as we toured the canal. Highly recommend.
      Written 26 May 2024
    • reenzyseason
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome guides!
      My only complaint was that it was too short! We were having such a great time! The boat is beautiful, the guides were knowledgeable and answered any and every question we could think of! We learned a lot, and the drinks kept flowing! So worth it!
      Written 25 May 2024
    • Gill G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must do when you visit Amsterdam!!👍🏻
      Excellent!!👍🏻🥂🧀 We very much enjoyed our cruise today with our besties. Great wine, cheese and really interesting. Our host Sophia / Sofia (sorry, added both spellings!!) was amazing and an absolute legend 👍🏻👍🏻😊
      Written 25 May 2024
    • jnjm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best canal boat cruise!
      Just got back from this cruise. Wine, cheese and more wine! Amazing cruise...our guide was the best...wish I could remember her name! She's just finishing college and her husband is from Brazil!!
      Written 25 May 2024
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      Written 25 May 2024
    • chrisbP8449XV
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome fun wine and beer
      Crew was magnificent. Would not pass up. Very nice tutorial and refreshments. Wouldn't mist it and ask about local restaurants.
      Written 24 May 2024
    • Chefm028
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun
      The cruise was so fun The tour guide was so informative and she made the cruise worthwhile I highly recommend this tour :)
      Written 24 May 2024
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    Jaime-leigh
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Friends
    Silver was our tour guide on board, he was very friendly and helpful, he can even drive the boat and make drinks at the same time without crashing which is a great skill. We arrived at 1pm for our 1hour boat ride to be told that our boat has already left, but we can aboard the second one. Which was great as our boat left early. I would 100% recommend this excursion, we also learnt a lot about the history of Amsterdam.
    Written 15 March 2020
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    Ahoy! Thank you for your review; we’re happy to know that you enjoyed our Amsterdam Canal Cruise!   We’d love to see you back on our boat trip in the future and provide you with an improved and even better time!  We wish you an amazing day!  Kind regards,  Alexandra - Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 5 November 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    foxegurl266
    Brussels, Belgium460 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    We met our guides in front of Anne Frank's house. There are several other boat operator's in the same spot so you may need to approach the guides to confirm you are the correct boat. We were told to check in with guides in orange jackets. There is more than one operator with orange jackets, by the way.

    We arrived about 5 minutes before the scheduled time to an almost full boat. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis so if you'd like to pick your seat, arrive earlier.

    Once seated, we had a pillow to lean against and an IKEA fleece blanket to keep you warm, if desired. We were offered a menu of expensive drinks such as soda, water, wine, beer, liquor. I recommend bringing your own drinks and snacks.

    Once out on the water, with the plastic roof rolled back, we learned a lot of trivia and history about Amsterdam that we would not have learned on our own in a fun and laid back way. I recommend it as a way to get introduced to the area.
    Written 18 July 2020
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    Hello! Thank you so much for your review; we are very grateful for your effort and feel happy that you enjoyed your boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam. We wish you the best. Kind regards, Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam
    Written 24 September 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    empetermann
    Rapid City, SD1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dani and Joan made this a top notch experience. Highly recommend booking the all inclusive canal tour which includes your own bottle of wine and cheese platter. Joan was an excellent tour guide and we felt very well informed about the beautiful city of Amsterdam. Our group opted for a 6:15pm time slot and it was the perfect mood lighting as the sun was setting. 5 stars
    Written 25 February 2023
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    Hutlea
    Adelaide, Australia176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    We went on the 6.30pm cruise and drink. The boat was completely full with a larger group of men (bucks show). The guys were well behaved but still a little noisy.
    The young female guide did a super a job to keep the fellas quite and give us the necessary information. So did the driver - they were funny and engaging!
    Also, it was infortunate that it was raining, dark and foggy - lol!
    The show went on and they were professional which included loading up the snack boards with extra cheese and biscuits.
    Greta work guys - not ideal for us but loved your professionalism and
    Written 24 February 2020
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    Ahoy Hutlea, Thank you for your review. We highly appreciate the reviews of our guests. We’re eager to learn and to grow as a company, which is possible with your feedback. We would love it to see you back in the future, and hopefully, give you a better cruise! Kind regards, Radi – Team Flagship
    Written 25 February 2020
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    Gi_Ra_2009
    Zurich, Switzerland44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    We saw the Flagship boat passing us in the afternoon and it looked quite cool and not as crowded as the bigger boats. We googled it and spontanously walked to Anna Frank House, where the tours start to check, if there were some spots available. First, we were a bit "shocked" because there was such a big line but one of the team members assured us, it would only take about 15 minutes of waiting. And he was right!
    You are actually able to stand in line without buying a ticket before, to be more flexible, or if you want to go on the boat for a certain time, make sure to buy the ticket online in advance. They will always let people with tickets "skip" the line and fill up the seats with ppl without ticket.

    Once on the boat, its full, but still comfortable. The crew on board (Anwar and Els) were very kind and told us a lot of details about the city and were very eager to explain or answer any questions. They serve drinks from beer to longdrinks, prices on board are not cheap but okay :) We were happy choosing Flagship for the Grachtentour and that everything worked out so complicated.
    Written 16 May 2022
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    Ahoy!  Thank you a lot for expressing your positive experience; we truly appreciate your input. We’re so happy that you felt so comfortable with Flagship, on our canal boat here in Amsterdam.  A big shout out to your hosts, of course, for their incredible efforts.  Have an amazing day.    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 8 June 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Wiktoria B
    Krakow, Poland41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    the boat is spacious, it can fit about 56 person top, but because of corona virus the organizers kept 1,5 meter distance between passangers, which is really admirable, not many companies follow that rule. the cruise lasted about 1 hour and we passed most of the atractions in the city. there were captain Mischa and guide Jane on the boat telling us about canals and some interesting facts, it was very pleasent company, we were not overloaded with historial informations. i can totally recommend that boat cruise!
    Written 10 August 2020
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    Dear Guest, We can’t express how grateful we are for your review. We’re delighted to know that you enjoyed your canal cruise with us here in Amsterdam. Thanks to your contribution, Flagship, our small business grew into the 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award winner and was crowned the best boat tour in the world! Thank you for choosing our live-guided, Flagship boat trip; we’re grateful to have had you as our guest. We wish you an amazing day. Kindest regards, Team Flagship Amsterdam
    Written 23 September 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    UkHammers
    Reading, UK181 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    We choose to do this boat trip as it looked good and liked the look of the boats. There is no real point booking before as they were not checking which boat people were on, everyone just had to stand in line for the next boat. We went around 5pm and it was busy.

    The bar is pay extra at 3 Euros for a soft drink or beer. For what we paid I was expecting a drink to be included! I would recommend a boat trip around the canals maybe look at all the options before deciding.
    Written 8 August 2020
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    Ahoy!    Thank you for your review. We highly value the thoughts and opinions of our guests. We’re very eager to learn and grow as a company, which is only possible with your feedback, so thank you for helping us become a better version of ourselves.   We would love to see you back on our Amsterdam canal cruise, and with the integrated improvements, give you an even better cruise!    Have an amazing day.        Kind regards,      Alexandra- Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 5 November 2020
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    Siobhan B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Friends
    I don’t usually write reviews but this experience is worth it. My mom and I had an incredible time on July 28 with Bas and Dara as our guides. It was our first time in Amsterdam and we only had one day so we walked all over the city and scheduled the 9PM boat ride to end the day which I would highly recommend. The sun was setting so the canals were quiet and the wine and cheese were a great touch. Bas and Dara were so personable, answering all of our questions and taking the time to explain the history of Amsterdam and it’s canal system. They truly made the trip! We’re from NYC so we were expecting it to be cheesy to some extent but this didn’t feel that way at all. They were locals and we learned a lot from them on our short trip. Don’t hesitate to book this experience.
    Written 26 August 2021
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    Ahoy!  Thank you a lot for expressing your positive experience online; we truly appreciate your input. We are so happy that you felt so comfortable with Flagship on our canal boat here in Amsterdam.  A big shout out to your hosts, of course, for their incredible efforts.  Have an amazing day.    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer, Flagship Amsterdam
    Written 26 August 2021
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    Ann S
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Couples
    My husband and I was looking for a boat tour that was not the normal boring 40 people cramped on a boat kinda thing. And this was it we we’re greeted with smiles and laughs- great cocktails and a long drinks list for all tastes. The boat has nice cushions and blankets for snuggling up and open roof when the sun is shining. My husband enjoyed cocktails and Prosecco in the sun under our blankets Weil the captain and stewardess entertained us with stories about Amsterdam it’s History and canals . Well spent hour and we would recommend this to everyone- don’t do the large commercial ones this is a experience and you get a lot more for your money.
    Written 14 March 2020
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    Ahoy Ann, Thank you for this amazing review. It’s so glad to hear you that you had such a great experience and enjoyed our cocktails! We really love to have you onboard again anytime soon! Kind regards, Carlotta Lang- Customer Care Operations Flagship
    Written 6 April 2020
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    Selina
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Couples
    The tour was super good, the two guides Thijs & Tim were very friendly and told us a lot about the city and the buildings and sights we passed. We could also ask them anything and they answered our questions and gave us tips what to do in Amsterdam and where to eat for example.
    We had beautiful weather but also if the weather is bad it’s possible to change the date or time of the tour, so they are very flexible.
    As well we were just 9 people which was very nice. I highly recommend this tour to get an overview and lots of information about Amsterdam!
    Written 27 August 2020
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    Dear Guest, Thank you for your great 5 star review. So glad to hear you enjoyed the canal tour in Amsterdam! We hope you gained new and interesting knowledge about our beautiful city! Because of your great review, we have won the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award 2020 this year for best canal cruise in the world. This also makes us the number one boat tour in Amsterdam. We were also selected as number 3 best experience of the world! Thank you very much for booking with Flagship Amsterdam Canal cruise and we hope to welcome you again another time soon! Kind regards, Ras E - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam
    Written 5 September 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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