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Amsterdam Luxury Live Guided Canal Cruise with Onboard Bar
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Amsterdam Luxury Live Guided Canal Cruise with Onboard Bar

By Flagship Amsterdam
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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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Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • 1-Hour Canal Cruise
  • Private Skipper and Live Guide
What's not included
  • Drinks (available for purchase)
  • Entry/Admission - Rijksmuseum


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Museumbrug 1, 1017 RW Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Find us in the canal in front of the Rijksmuseum next to the "Museumbrug".
  • Option 2
    Prinsengracht 263, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Our boats are in front of the Anne Frank house on the Prinsengracht 263, look for our Flagship Crew in orange clothing
  • Option 3
    Prins Hendrikkade 33A, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Our boats are located right by the entrance of from Central Station (On the city centre side), at Prins Hendrikkade 33A. 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: 75227P7

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • It is colder on the water, please bring warm clothes so you won't get surprised by the chilly Dutch weather.
    • 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 stop by at the office. We strive to be the best in Amsterdam, and if this was not the case, we would be happy to discuss a full refund of your ticket price.
    • No boats at the dock? Please call us or visit our 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
    • 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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    • 1
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      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
      One of the departure points is 15 minutes from the Rijksmuseum
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      Anne Frank House
      The Jordaan
      Houseboat Museum
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      Leiden Square (Leidseplein)
      Rijksmuseum
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      H'ART Museum
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      I Amsterdam Visitor Centre
      Haarlemmerstraat
      Statue of Anne Frank
      Magere Brug
      Dutch National Opera & Ballet
      Brouwersgracht
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      Bloemenmarkt
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      Museumplein
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      Rembrandtplein
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    • Flagship Amsterdam
      64,485
      The Netherlands
      Joined in April 2018
    • Guerriero1956
      0 contributions
      Nice experience
      Good ed expencive experience...relaxation and comfort, magnificent trip, excellent itinerary... we will do it again
      Written 23 February 2024
    • alisoncM19VE
      0 contributions
      Enjoyable Cruise
      An enjoyable and fun hour on a very wet day in Amsterdam. The guides were engaging and knowledgeable. One of the highlights of our holiday. Thank you 😊
      Written 22 February 2024
    • qtparties
      0 contributions
      Lovely Amsterdam River Cruise
      A river boat cruise is a must here in Amsterdam. There are a few different companies that offer them. We chose the open top one, thinking we could see better, but we had a lousy forecast (September) for our scheduled time. Flagship Amsterdam reached out to us and offered a different boat that was enclosed, which I thought was very thoughtful of them. The staff was pleasant and informative. We were able to purchase a beer or pay extra for the cheese tasting and drinks. It is recommended to reserve your spot ahead of time.
      Written 22 February 2024
    • Cristian S
      0 contributions
      It was fun.
      Tour guides were funny. It felt like a history lesson meets standup with a bit of sass. Good ambiance, interesting facts.
      Written 22 February 2024
    • Wander34577828099
      0 contributions
      Wonderful tour around a beautiful city with Thijs
      Thijs was an absolutely fantastic guide around the beautiful canals of Amsterdam! I learned so many fun facts and had an absolute blast will certainly be coming back!
      Written 21 February 2024
    • faiqar2023
      0 contributions
      don't bother!!!!
      literally couldn't find the starting point of the cruise? not much information was given. prebooking was a waste of money to be honest, there were many options to book once we were there
      Written 21 February 2024
    • HeidiRaeside
      0 contributions
      Great fun for the family
      We did the unlimited wine and cheese option and loved it! Would recommend to others and revisit if we come back. Good value.
      Written 21 February 2024
    • Duggland
      0 contributions
      Lights, camera… action
      Did this trip a day or so ago and my 8 and 10 year old girls are still talking about it (and so are the adults!). Weather was a little grim but the boat was well equipped and came with an entertaining skipper and guide. Add in the optional cheese and wine, plus seeing the canals of Amsterdam resplendent in their night time illuminations and what could go wrong. Nothing… thoroughly recommended.
      Written 21 February 2024
    • Sherpa16746913314
      0 contributions
      Scenic boat tour in the evening
      Great boat tour with guide knowledge of the area; only thing I thought there could have been more explanation and it was more suited to couples than solo travellers. However, staff friendly and would do again!
      Written 20 February 2024
    • Sarah T
      0 contributions
      Nice boat trip in Amsterdam
      Really friendly staff, some great historical information but also a great laugh. Really engaged with the crowd. Good choice of drinks and never had to wait.
      Written 20 February 2024
    • amytU8809HK
      0 contributions
      Not what I was expecting, but may be great for others.
      They said in their email there would be a max of 30 people. I counted at least 40 people on board. They gave us some good stories and interesting information, however it was hard to hear due to the fact lots of people were chatting over the tour guide! I purposely booked an evening tour without wine and cheese because we wanted to focus on learning about Amsterdam, and sadly I found out upon arrival that there was wine and cheese available (you just choose whether to pay for it or not). A lovely tour if you want to have a drink, a chat and maybe hear 1 or two stories, however if you are doing it to really focus on sight seeing, this may not be for you.
      Written 20 February 2024
    • Barrie G
      0 contributions
      Great tour
      Great tour with lovely guides. I don’t however like to be volunteered to shout where I’m from to the whole boat. I just wanted to watch and listen. That said, the hosts were very pleasant and the cheese and wine lovely.
      Written 20 February 2024
    • K3282TGjessicam
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      Amazing boat trip! 10/10
      So fun and informative ! We went in the evening and it was beautiful. The crew were amazing and so lovely. Would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone.
      Written 19 February 2024
    • Rfazio13
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      Rainy day pleasure
      The tour guides were knowledgeable, the cheese was tasty, generous with beverages and the Titanic did not hit an iceberg. Would highly recommend!
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    • andhewittscores
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      Good boat trip
      After a bit of boat swapping we set off. Kristin was a great guide and kept us topped up with wine and cheese. Out for a hour, mainly around the three main canals and plenty of good stuff shared and sights seen.
      Written 18 February 2024
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    Wim V
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
    Aug 2020
    Today we did the 1 hour Flagship canal tour with Captain Erik E and hostess Juliette. The atmosphere during the trip was very relaxed and friendly. During the trip information about Amsterdam was shared and questions answered by Erik and Juliette. Drinks were served that made it even more enjoyable (and prices are modest). I can highly recommend this tour by Flagship with their open boats, relaxed atmosphere and super friendly people. While visiting Amsterdam this is the best way to learn about the city and the best views of the beatifull houses are from the water. Highly recommended also for families
    Written 7 August 2020
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    Dear Guest,  We’re so happy to know that you enjoyed your tour with us. I want to take this moment to thank you for your review; we appreciate it dearly. You helped our locally owned start-up become the best Canal Cruise in the world; we couldn’t have won the 2020 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award without you!    We can’t wait to welcome you back into our Flagship Family here in magical Amsterdam.    Best wishes,    Team Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 5 November 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Keith H
    Austin, TX14 contributions
    This tour was perfect. Not too long and not too short. Our two children, 14 and 5 were entertained by the great stories told by Fran and Vincent piloted the boat perfectly. If you want a fun experience that provides interesting stories about some of the sights in Amsterdam I highly recommend this tour.
    Written 6 June 2022
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    Lydon s
    3 contributions
    Aug 2022 • Family
    A great trip thanks to our amazing hosts Mike R and Jenna who made it alot of fun and also told us alot about the history of Amsterdam. I recommend booking for a later trip, as at dusk lots of light come on and the city looks amazing. Great value for money and a must do on a trip to Amsterdam.
    Written 28 August 2022
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    Hi there, It’s so lovely to read that you enjoyed yourself on board with us, on this Amsterdam boat trip.   Thank you for choosing Flagship; we’re very grateful to have had you on our canal cruise.  We wish you a beautiful day!    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 30 August 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    vidyabhushan s
    Munich, Germany28 contributions
    I have taken a few boat trips in Amsterdam before, so a couple points that I was particular about - it has to be an open boat (so you have uninterrupted views of buildings that you pass by) and I didn’t want a dinner on boat (wanted to focus on sights and have a dinner experience afterwards that’s not competing with the sights around Amsterdam). This trip worked out well on both counts.
    It’s a 90 min ride that starts from Anne Frank’s house, a famous spot within walking distance of the museum plein (the museum street). Skip is excellent boat driver and a thorough gentleman. Tamar is the energetic, funny hostess who’s full of interesting pointers around every corner of the canal in a very engaging way. There is a range of drinks available in the boat (beer, wine, soda, juices, some cocktails). You are dropped back at the same point.
    TIP: last trip of the day start as late as 8 pm during summers, we were hoping to see the Amsterdam at night but lights don’t switch on until 9 pm. A late evening trip around cool canals is still worth it.
    Written 28 August 2022
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    Hi there, It’s so lovely to read that you enjoyed yourself on board with us, on this Amsterdam boat trip.   Thank you for choosing Flagship; we’re very grateful to have had you on our canal cruise.  We wish you a beautiful day!    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 30 August 2022
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    Radek W
    Portimao, Portugal1 contribution
    After a nice but also exhausting day at the Rijksmuseum we decided to enjoy the beautiful weather and go on a canal cruise. We chose Flagship, it was just two steps from the museum. Our family of 6 persons all enjoyed it very much. The crew (Cristophe and Tamsin) were great. They told us all about buildings and boats that we've seen in an interesting and amusing way. Prices of drinks were resonable. Boat had no roof but in our case it was great beacause we could go under smaller bridges and see canales unreachable by larger ship.
    Written 12 August 2021
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    Joshua M
    1 contribution
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    Total scam. We booked a luxury uncovered boat tour with an on board bar and a maximum capacity of 30 people. When we showed up, there was no such boat. We stood around for 30 minutes waiting for our fictitious boat to be told that they shoved our tour onto a crammed, covered, cafeteria looking boat. They then said it was our fault for missing the boat we didnt book. Promised a refund that never came. Ridiculous...
    Written 3 August 2023
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    Hi there! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. We're sorry to hear that our cruise left you feeling disappointed. We apologize for falling short of your expectation! We understand that you were hoping for a more fulfilling and worthwhile experience. I'm really sorry about the boat not living up to the picture you had in mind. That's not what we want for our guests, and I understand your disappointment. As a gesture of our commitment to your satisfaction, I'd like to offer you a full refund for your tickets. We want to make things right and provide the experience we promised. Please send us an email to customersupport@flagshipamsterdam.com. I hope to transform your experience through some awesome after-service! With warm regards, Daisy - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam
    Written 8 August 2023
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    LiveToMunch
    5 contributions
    Jun 2022 • Family
    My family and I took the Flagship canal cruise on Fri 3 Jun 2022. we had a wonderful time, thanks to our brilliantly funny and knowledgeable guide Sophie. She really made the cruise come alive with her stories about the history of the city and the significance of the magnificent bridges, canals and buildings we saw during the cruise. We had so much fun hearing about the kissing bridge, the 3 crosses on the Amsterdam flag, how coffee shops got their name, etc. Captain Oliver also navigated the waterways very skilfully and made sure everyone was comfortable during the one hour which just flew by.

    A special shout out to Ole as well - I carelessly left my phone on the bike and only realised it after the boat had departed. But thanks to the quick thinking and great communication between Sophie, Oliver and Ole, Ole was able to track down the phone and kept it safe until we returned

    An amazing team and an unforgettable experience - make sure you set aside an hour for this cruise while in Amsterdam and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to meet Sophie, Oliver and Ole!
    Written 5 June 2022
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    Becky
    1 contribution
    Aug 2022 • Solo
    I came to Amsterdam for work and had less than 24 hours to explore. I walked around to explore and saw a ticket stand for canal tours! I went to the museum to take a quick peek first and told myself I’d take a boat tour once I was done. Well, I went back around 1745 and the entire ticket stand was closed. I tried scanning the QR code on the poster to see if I could purchase tickets online and because I’m not from here, my cellular service was less than ideal and I couldn’t access the site. Ugh!

    I then noticed people lining up at Flagship, and I assumed you needed a reservation but I asked anyway. Alas! You did not need a reservation and they let me hop right on! JP and Rory were excellent hosts and for less than $20 I toured the canal, I didn’t have to wait in line or plan ahead.

    Great bang for your buck and they even offered a drink service if you wanted. Drinks were about €8 each and if you didn’t buy a ticket ahead of time, you were charged at the end of the tour. If you’re looking for something more intimate I would look into other options. There were about 15 of us on the boat but that didn’t bother me at all.

    Definitely recommend!
    Written 2 August 2022
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    Hi there, It’s so lovely to read that you enjoyed yourself on board with us, on this Amsterdam boat trip.   Thank you for choosing Flagship; we’re very grateful to have had you on our canal cruise.  We wish you a beautiful day!    Kind regards,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 30 August 2022
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    Kayte S
    3 contributions
    Aug 2020 • Friends
    Fantastic value for money the tour was the perfect balance of informative but casual - great drinks on board and immaculately clean considering the Covid situation. Learned things about Amsterdam we’d never have known but had fun and was very chill at the same time. Stan and Cenne are totally relaxed and so friendly - I would really recommend this tour compared to so many others you see here in crammed boats - this is definitely not one of those!! Book it now :)
    Written 6 August 2020
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    Ahoy, 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 3 September 2020
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    Gabijakaminskaite
    20 contributions
    May 2023 • Couples
    Really enjoyed this boat trip, guide and captain were very friendly and told us a lot about the city and were happy to give recommendations. Boat has a bar so you can order from the menu. Card payments accepted. Would definitely recommend this as it is a smaller capacity boat (max 30) in our case was 15 so feels less commercial. Open top boat, better to see the views and enjoy the sun.
    Written 20 May 2023
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    Hi! What an awesome way to start the day, we are so happy to receive your kind words. We're pleased to know that you enjoyed your canal cruise in Amsterdam with us. Kind regards, Gabriela - Head Operations Customer Care, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 31 May 2023
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