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Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam

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Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals are the postcard star of the Dutch capital, and a canal cruise is the quintessential experience for first-time visitors. Glide down the waterways on a traditional salonboat on this small-group cruise, and admire landmarks like the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Opera House.
  • Classic canal cruise of Amsterdam
  • Cruise along the UNESCO-listed canals and admire Amsterdam from the water
  • See city highlights like the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Opera House
  • Travel aboard a 20th-century salonboat
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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Live commentary on board
Free coffee and tea
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Singel 359, 1012 WK Amsterdam, Netherlands

The boat will dock about 10 minutes ahead of departure at the small pier in front of house number 359 on the Singel

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to the port to begin your Amsterdam cruise and settle into your seat aboard a traditional 20th-century salonboat. Set sail around Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals and listen to the on-board commentary as you glide past the city’s attractions.

Cruise past the Anne Frank House, now a hugely popular museum; see the striking Amsterdam Opera House and admire the stately façade of the Rijksmuseum. Along the way, sip a cup of tea or coffee (included), or purchase a beer, soft drink or glass of wine from the on-board bar, and enjoy unbeatable views of Amsterdam from the water.
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Amsterdam Canal Ring
You will be taken for a 90 minute tour of the Amsterdam canals onboard a beautiful classic boat. The captain will provide live commentary about the history of the city as well as interesting fact from past to present .
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to the limited amount of tickets, it is recommended to book ahead of time to avoid disappointment
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amsterdam Boat Center
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam.
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam.

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Traveler Tips

  • "There are other larger boats with tons of people for slightly cheaper, however this is totally worth paying extra for, nice quiet classic boat, personable and wasn't squashed like a sardine." See review
  • "Someone mentioned that the canals are a little quieter in the mornings." See review
  • "I would heartily recommend the tour to anyone, including families with small children, Incidentally, the dock which was our beginning and ending point is conveniently located, just a few minutes from the Amsterdam Flower Market." See review


162 Reviews

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Very informative and friendly Guide
, Aug 2020
This was an excellent trip around the canals and whilst the top was closed all of the sides were open allowing you to obtain great pictures. The guide spoke very good English and gave us some wonderful explanations of the buildings around the canal together with details of the bridges and the history.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks for letting us know, kind regards
The best canal boat tour!!
, Jul 2020
The boat tour was fantastic from start to finish. Our friendly captain welcomed us and gave detailed and interesting facts for the entire boat trip. The boat was lovely, such a pleasant place to see all the places of interest in Amsterdam. No worries about social distancing, there were only 6 people on a large boat. We highly recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you Amy.
Alexis D
, Dec 2019
Really enjoyed this cruise. It was just my friend and I and two other couples. Great tour guide that gave us all the information we ever needed and more. Amsterdam was beautiful and the canals were amazing. Smooth ride! We went in November is it was fall and the boat was covered but he had sections opened for pics and allowed us to move about the boat. MUST DO WHEN IN AMSTERDAM. The guide was sweet and super knowledgeable. Offered us tea and coffee and other options for purchase.
Lovely Canal Cruise
, Nov 2019
This was our first visit to Amsterdam and we thoroughly enjoyed the Canal Cruise! It was a great way to see the city and waterways. The Salonboat was lovely and the local guide was very knowledgable and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour!
Great cruise
, Nov 2019
Really enjoyed the cruise. Great skipper with lots of interesting stories about th3 sights we saw and the history of Amsterdam. Comfortable and beautiful boat.small group size was great.
Great boat, excellent captain/guide!
Anne S
, Oct 2019
This is a nice, low-key way to see Amsterdam from a different perspective. The salon boat was very nice and our captain/guide was funny and full of great info!
Great tour, pretty boat
, Oct 2019
We chose this tour over the others because we thought the boat size looked smaller and the boat looked nicer. The tour was exactly what we hoped for. Captain Mike gave us nice bits of history, and guided the "Swan through impossibly small bridge openings.
nice boat and captain -- wish it went through smaller canals
Karen M
, Oct 2019
It was a lovely small salon boat and entertaining captain but we did a "big" loop canal instead of seeing some of the smaller canals that I thought the smaller boat would, Definitely worth the time and money just wish it was a bit longer
Great canal trip
, Oct 2019
What a great way to see the city. Tour guide was very informative. Good time.we would recommend this to anyone.
, Sep 2019
The weather was bad but the entertainment was great. The guide was excellent and made everything interesting. A thoroughly enjoyable tour which I would recommend to anyone.

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