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

By Flagship Amsterdam
Recommended by 94% of travellers
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Ages 3-99, max of 45 per group
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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  • Private Skipper and Live Guide
  • Unique experience on a luxury boat
  • Friendly atmosphere with a small group of people
  • Drinks available on purchase
  • All Fees and Taxes


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Prinsengracht 267, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Our boats are located in front of the Anne Frank house at Prinsengracht 267. You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing. If you want to depart from here, make sure you book the option 'Departure Anne Frank House'.
  • Option 2
    1012 LG Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Our boats are located in front of Central Station at Prins Hendrikkade 33A. You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing. If you want to depart from here, make sure you book the option 'Departure Central Station'.
  • Option 3
    Museumbrug 1, 1017 RW Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Our boats are located in front of the Rijksmuseum at Museumbrug 1. You will recognize our Flagship crew by the orange clothing. If you want to depart from here, make sure you book the option 'Departure Rijksmuseum'.
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: 75227P9

    • 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
    • You are always welcome to cancel your ticket if it rains and you'd rather stay inside :)
    • If you are unhappy with your experience, please let us know, or come by 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 (Just around the corner from 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)
    • No toilets available on board
    • 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 45 travellers

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

    The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
    Are restrooms available onboard?
    This tour utilizes different boats. Some have restrooms and others do not. There is unfortunately no way to guarantee a restroom onboard. It is highly recommended to use the restroom before boarding.
    Answered Jan 2024

    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: 75227P9

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    • Flagship Amsterdam
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    • packedandready2go
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing and interesting canal tour in open air boat.
      This was an interesting and relaxing tour. flagship's boats are open which I believe is the preferred way of doing a canal tour when it is not raining. The guide and skipper were very good.
      Written 25 July 2024
    • Tony B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent!
      The tour host were great! Engaging, energetic and hilarious. I enjoyed the boat tour and would do it again on my next visit to Amsterdam.
      Written 25 July 2024
    • Pylut
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Canal cruise
      The boat was beautiful and on time for the canal cruise. during the wine and cheese cruise, which was phenomenal explain the history of Amsterdam. Great crew and fun trip, well worth the price.
      Written 24 July 2024
    • F9RJalexn
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Would totally do it again
      It was a fun trip and we learned so much about Amsterdam while cruising and sipping on the nice rose. They have umbrellas so it was not too sunny but mostly we were in the shade of the trees and buildings around.
      Written 24 July 2024
    • 815mimit
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good canal tour, for decent price
      Great canal tour for a decent price. The crew were lovely and very professional. Wouldn't bother with drinks, didn't have great selection.
      Written 23 July 2024
    • Dirkthearab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip good value
      Lovely evening boat trip, nice informative guides and lovely 1 hour cruise which gave us a good feel for the city and its history.
      Written 23 July 2024
    • G9301PSjoshuas
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth the money
      Really happy with this experience. The guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. It lasted around an hour maybe slightly longer and was well worth the money
      Written 23 July 2024
    • Dynorocket
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Friendly staff and atmosphere but really skimpy on site details
      This would have probably been much more fun as a couple or with a friend, but I had hoped to get an open air tour through the canals with commentary and this wasn’t that. The boat was nice, a little cheese and wine made it better. The hosts were lovely. My disappointment was being in an enclosed space to “see” the canals from that vantage point. The commentary was basic. More of a party boat. Not for those interested in history, architecture, or actually seeing much. That said, I can not emphasize enough that the host worked hard to make everyone, including me, feel welcome.
      Written 23 July 2024
    • 107carissaw
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A fun experience
      The guides were very nice, funny and knowledgeable. It was a little difficult finding the correct place to meet the boat, and there were more people on the tour than I would’ve hoped for, but it was a fun experience.
      Written 22 July 2024
    • T3197CQlynns
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great value and a lot of fun
      We were only in Amsterdam for the evening and the cruise was a great way to see the city and learn some history at the same time. Our tour guides were friendly, fun, and knowledgeable. Definitely worth the cost of the ticket. I would do this cruise again the next time I’m in Amsterdam!
      Written 22 July 2024
    • Excursion20182031868
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good for the money. Beautiful classic boat.
      Good. Chees was ok. They had vine but I had Heineken beer. Could be chilled a tiny bit more but fine with me. Beautiful classic boat and nice ladies keeping you engaged in some kind of socialising. I went solo wolf and got lucky by sitting at the very front of the boat behind the captain. Managed to enjoy and observe without being disturbed by the on board activities. Refills were immediate. Nice :)
      Written 22 July 2024
    • krP2599TB
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Did not greet/acknowledge customers
      So the girl running the Captian Jacks tour beside us was hustling and I wish I’d have booked that one. My bad that I didn’t clue in onboard bar didn’t means includes the drink but they were very reasonable at $5eu each . The tour itself was ok (female) …I think we got off to a bad start because the old man driving the boat went over to a group of young girls and invited them in the boat at exactly 9pm. The rest of us just stood there and he didn’t acknowledge any of us! The captain jacks girl came back over and explained the rest of us could board. Gee. Thanks captain. We all paid but the older of us might have been inclined to tip..nobody did. And certainly not the nice young girls from Ireland who got primo sitting.
      Written 22 July 2024
    • jodetteb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun on the canals
      The boat trip was magnificent and mainly due to the tour guides. They did a great job in including the kids that were on the board asking questions and Just made it a really fun time.
      Written 22 July 2024
    • DeannaRoos97
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome!
      Our tour guides were awesome, great English and great knowledge of the area. It was awesome to hear stories from locals. Very attentive and kept our glasses full at all times. Stunning weather in Amsterdam which made the experience all the better. Have already recommended to my friends. Thank you!
      Written 22 July 2024
    • Daydream42677574859
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour
      Had to go on a canal tour for me and my friends first time in amsterdam. The charter captain was named felix and was incredibly friendly, informative and polite, aswell as our other tour guide on the boat. The tour was incredibly nice and showed great parts of amsterdam with context behind certain locations.
      Written 22 July 2024
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    LMD3328
    Glasgow, UK129 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked this for a Friday night, the day we arrived in Amsterdam. Meeting point was easy outside the Anne Frank Haus.

    There were benches up either side of the boat with tables along the middle with around 20 of us on board. There was two staff and they were both lovely and friendly, and we enjoyed their commentary.

    I booked tickets with drinks and snacks included not knowing it was an option to do it without. My husband and I were the only ones who had paid for these tickets so was a bit strange. The options were beer, wine or a soft drink. We were only offered a drink twice in the hour which I thought was poor. The snacks were awful - a bowl of cubed cheese and a dip, then a bowl of biscuits which everyone was given so not anything unique to us who had paid in advance. I’d advise to just book cruise tickets and not include drinks and snacks. You can buy the drinks onboard if you need to 👍🏻
    Written 31 January 2020
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    Dear Laura, Thank you for your review. We have taken your feedback to heart and we are glad we have been able to get in touch with you and compensate for your not-so-satisfying experience. We are excited glad to hear that the crew was great and I'm very sorry for the misunderstanding on board, I completely understand why you felt a bit disadvantaged in that sense. I highlighted your review with our management, so they can have a big brainstorm about it. I have tried to get in touch with you once more and would love to hear back from you. Have a lovely day. Kind regards, Gabriela Fernandes - Head Operations Customer Care - Flagship Amsterdam
    Written 17 June 2020
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    Alexis
    Cheltenham, UK27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    This was a very informative cruise with friendly hosts (Tom and Tamara). Drinks were brought round as needed, in between interesting facts about the canals and Amsterdam. There were a lot of people for Flagship tours at the boarding point, so it was a little chaotic to start with but in true Amsterdam-style it worked itself out with minimal fuss. There were two boats for this tour at the same time; we definitely got the nicer boat which was bigger and had couch-style seating rather than wooden seats. I would definitely recommend this tour if you want to see the canals in warmth and comfort!
    Written 12 April 2022
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    Patrik T
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Positive: The two tour guys were very funny, friendly and their English were perfect. They were telling us jokes , histories and stories about Amsterdam and entertained us during the whole tour. The view was nice and you could feel the feeling of the City.

    Negative: We booked a tour for the evening canal tour, however when we arrived to the meeting point the tour guy said you can sit on the boat, but your ticket is for the evening canal tour and it did not contain drinks and food so if you want to join to our boat we're going to charge you 20€ more. I did not hear any other option just pay more and you can get on the boat or resige. As we were expected we did not hesitate to pay more otherwise we have no boat even if we booked.

    Overal the tour was fantastic and high level, but it would be better to mention the additional cost at the time of booking.
    Written 16 August 2022
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    Jane P
    Altrincham, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable evening cruise, staff were very informative and interesting. It was very cosy with the blankets and enjoyed the finishing touches of nibbles and choice of drinks on offer on a very cold and rainy evening . Would highly recommend x
    Written 2 March 2020
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    Ahoy Jane, Thank you for your review! So amazing to hear from you about the trip! We hope you had a nice time with us! You're always welcome for another trip when you're in Amsterdam! Kind regards, Radi – Team Flagship
    Written 4 March 2020
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    Connor_Barton1997
    Colchester, UK1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did a 9pm tour, which was hosted by Tom and Ureun, which we both thoroughly enjoyed. They were both very friendly and had lots of interesting information about the city and buildings. The time of evening was perfect to enjoy the final moments of the sunset while the city begins to light up.
    As they say it does get a bit cold, so do bring a coat, but you are provided with blankets. Drinks are reasonably priced and a decent selection.
    Would highly recommend.
    Written 20 April 2022
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    Christina H
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    What can I say other than AWKWARD….The trip before us had been cancelled and about 10 people had arrived for that boat trip and we’re advised of the cancellation! We noticed that most people had been given straws and there was myself and my family who had not and another couple who hadn’t! We did wonder what this was about, anyway once getting on the boat we were told to really squash together as it was overbooked! On the tables there were little trays of cheeses, my son thought it was great and ate a couple! Once everyone was in he said who booked the open boat, I was confused as the boat I had booked from looking at the photo on the website I believed we were going on a closed boat as I wouldn’t nt have booked open top incase it rained! I said I’m not sure I presumed we were in a closed boat and he said can I look at your ticket, showed him the ticket on my phone to which he said oh it doesn’t say how much u paid! He took my phone to the captain then came back and said ok , you don’t have access to the cheese or drink and the passengers to either side of us slid the trays of cheese away! It really was embarrassing…we were made to feel like paupers…they said we could pay 10 euros each and be included but by this point I thought u can stick your cheese literally where the sun doesn’t shine! It continued like that for the trip! All the land marks that we were supposed to be visiting were not pointed out to us and the guide preferred to talk about where he went to school or where his ex girlfriends parents lived! If only we had taken on our own bottle of champagne and popped the cork right there and then and said you can stick your cheap wine and cheese 🤣🤣!!!!
    Written 22 April 2023
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    MacCo
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020 • Family
    It was a great Grachten trip. The two guides Carlotta and Jil were great, they conveyed a personal atmosphere and gave interesting explanations during the trip. The choice of drinks (of course with costs) on the way was more than ample. Definitely recommendable.
    Written 29 July 2020
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    Dear Mac, 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
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    Ellodie R
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Would 100% recommend! I’ve forgotten the name of the girl who did our tour (10/01/24) but she was so so lovely! Drinks are kept topped up and would recommend paying an extra €10 each for the cheese board and all drinks included. It was so fun and a beautiful experience and the tour guide gave such cool facts about the city which u wouldn’t hear anywhere else as she has grown up in Amsterdam so she really knows her stuff! I also like how it’s more intimate as it’s with a smaller group. We only had 3 other couples on the boat with us x
    Written 11 January 2024
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    Brad S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived to the boat thinking we would just be on an evening cruise down the river, but on arrival we were greeted with free drinks (wine, beer) and a cheese platter, a pleasant surprise! Would highly recommend this boat tour - our guide Beer was hilarious and gave us lots of interesting information about the canals and city we would never have known. Also shout out to erik the captain for showing us the most amazing places. A must do experience!
    Written 4 November 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 5 December 2022
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    Mohannad A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021 • Friends
    This was such an enjoyable Canal tour. Our Skipper, Bas, did a great job and told us lots of interesting stories and funny details about the city of Amsterdam throughout the tour. The host, Maya, was extremely friendly and made sure everyone was having a great time on the boat. Highly recommended experience!
    Written 15 September 2021
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    Ahoy!  Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. We’re thrilled to know that you shared a wonderful canal cruise with us in Amsterdam.  We wish you the best and would love to welcome you back someday.  Best wishes,  Gabriela - Head Operations Customer, Flagship Amsterdam 
    Written 17 October 2021
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