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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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Ages 3-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1h
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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
    • Stroller 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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    How much is Amsterdam Luxury Boat Canal Cruise w/ Live Guide and Onboard Bar?
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    What is the Amsterdam Luxury Boat Canal Cruise w/ Live Guide and Onboard Bar cancellation policy?
    Amsterdam Luxury Boat Canal Cruise w/ Live Guide and Onboard Bar cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Amsterdam Luxury Boat Canal Cruise w/ Live Guide and Onboard Bar on Tripadvisor
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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

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75227P1

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    Itinerary
    • You’ll have 3 starting options
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    • Pass by
      The Jordaan
      Amsterdam Cheese Museum
      Bloemgracht
      Anne Frank House
      Statue of Anne Frank
      Westerkerk
      Spiegelkwartier
      De 9 Straatjes
      De Kaaskamer
      Houseboat Museum
      Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht - a Concept by Hyatt
      Leiden Square (Leidseplein)
      Koninklijk Theater Carre
      Amstelveld
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      De Duif
      Herengracht
      Blauwbrug
      Rijksmuseum
      The Amstel
      Singel
      Magere Brug
      H'ART Museum
      Amsterdam Museum
      Dutch National Opera & Ballet
      South Church (Zuiderkerk)
      Mulligans Irish Music Bar
      De Kleine Komedie
      Bloemenmarkt
      Rembrandtplein
      Munt Tower (Munttoren)
      Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
      Spui
      Museum of the Canals
      Willet-Holthuysen Museum
      Bridge of 15 Bridges
      Foam - Photography Museum Amsterdam
      The Cat Cabinet
      Museum of Bags and Purses
      Huis Bartolotti
      Homomonument
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      Flagship Amsterdam
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    • Flagship Amsterdam
      64,691
      The Netherlands
      Joined in April 2018
    • richardgU9825FC
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointed
      Definitely a disappointment on what was advertised as a special experience. A bit like expecting BA and then flying Ryan airways. Everything was more cheap and cramped.
      Written 20 April 2024
    • 839roderickr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Canal boat cheese and wine cruise.
      Our guides were very friendly and welcoming, and shared their knowledge of the history and culture of Amsterdam as we cruised the canals. The cheese and wine were in plentiful supply and added to our canal cruise experience.
      Written 20 April 2024
    • H8141NKdavidc
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very disappointing canal trip with Flagship Amsterdam
      Very disappointed that our cruise location was changed at the last minute from Rijksmuseum (near our hotel) to Centraal Station for weather reasons !!! Rubbish!! Then having been asked to arrive early, then waited in a cold wind before the captain arrived 10 minutes late. Then the toilet wasn't working, and the plastic 'roof' wasn't fastened so let in the rain and the cold wind throughout the trip.
      Written 20 April 2024
    • MASBr
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wasn’t a great cruise
      This tour is definitely for a younger crowd. Sophia humor didn’t impress us. She was focused on pouring drinks. If that is what you like then you will like this cruise.
      Written 19 April 2024
    • 253rupap
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Canal cruise
      lady guide was very friendly and informative overall experience was great boat was clean they had umbrellas too and blankets
      Written 19 April 2024
    • SiobhanOR4
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cold and uncomfortable
      The guide was very friendly but the boat is uncomfortable, the seats are high and because we did this cruise in April the boat was enclosed however this meant that you couldn't really see the sights and even though the boat was covered the windows were plastic and there was a breeze and it was cold. I wouldn't recommend this trip.
      Written 19 April 2024
    • carolsW4409DI
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Informative ride
      Wine and cheese were good. The crew were friendly and informative. Unfortunately it rained and hailed. Not their fault but it affected the viewing.
      Written 19 April 2024
    • Lindsey2101
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must
      What a great trip. Couldn’t fault it. Really lovely knowledgeable staff with a great sense of humour. Good quality wine and lots of lovely cheese so what’s not to love. Also good value for money.
      Written 19 April 2024
    • marjorie w
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cute and classy!
      Nice comfortable (it was cold, so it was nice that the boat was enclosed with glass and you could still see through. I’m more of a history buff, so while the crew had some cute fun facts, I wanted to learn more about digging the dams, how the pump was designed to mitigate flooding, the history of the Dutch king…etc It was a nice cute cruise, but not for the historians
      Written 19 April 2024
    • Kirsten A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great canal cruise at sunset!
      Staff was super entertaining and the hour flew by! So much fun. Cheese and wine selection were great. Very worthwhile. Definitely go with wine snd cheese option.
      Written 18 April 2024
    • 492oliveru
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience!
      Good cheese, Good wine, amazing guides, and Good vibes! Highly recomend if going to Amsterdam! The guides see and fill your needs cheese board, and glass When its empty.
      Written 18 April 2024
    • BXW05
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An enjoyable way of exploring the canals!
      This was a great way of exploring Amsterdam’s canal system in a relaxing and informative way, but without too much detail. The unlimited wine and charming guides were the highlight of this experience and we would well recommend it. The only downside was having to queue up in the cold and rain but that probably would have been the same for most of the canal cruises on days when the weather is not so good.
      Written 18 April 2024
    • ibrahimsS8410RG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amsterdam Classic Boat Cruise
      this very nice, this make me very happy to do thing when i need use it and will gain alot after all this the amsterdom is biigggest at europ so be happy always
      Written 18 April 2024
    • MPW4
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So much fun!
      We took this tour on the spur of the moment and I’m so glad we did. Sofia was a delightful guide full of interesting and funny tidbits of information. The wine (beer also available) and cheese were an added bonus. Highly recommend!
      Written 17 April 2024
    • 780sh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Crew Ever!
      Sofia, Nino, and Albert were awesome! We are all still talking about it. They were friendly and fun while educating us about Amsterdam. Would recommend them highly! They are Lekker Ding! Your friends from New Amsterdam.
      Written 17 April 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, Belgium471 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, Australia171 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
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Gi_Ra_2009
    Zurich, Switzerland33 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, UK194 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
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    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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