Amsterdam Canal Cruise – from Damrak Pier 5

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Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers, History Buffs, Uniquely Dutch

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Dutch, English, Espanol, Francais, German, Italian

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Are you looking for the best way to discover Amsterdam? Then, hop on a boat! Discover the capital of Holland from the water with the Amsterdam Canal Cruise – from Damrak Pier 5. This open departure ticket shows you the unique and beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site!

During the Amsterdam Canal Cruise – from Damrak Pier 5,  you will explore part of the 100km canals. These canals divide the city into smaller islands, connected by beautiful historic bridges. The most famous canals are the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. And did you know that Amsterdam’s canals are part of the UNESCO World Heritage?

This Amsterdam Canal Cruise takes you along elegant merchants’ houses that have lined the canals since the Golden Age. You will also see the majestic facades and gables, beautiful churches, the iconic ‘Magere Brug’ (Skinny Bridge) and many more highlights. The comfortable boats are perfect for every weather type, so hop aboard and let Amsterdam amaze you!

The Amsterdam Canal Cruise departs from Damrak, every 15-20 minutes. This open departure ticket allows lots of flexibility, as you decide on the day itself when you would like to depart. A multilingual audio guide is available in 19 different languages! Enjoy the cruise, while listening to the audio guide and learn everything about the history and culture of Amsterdam.  


Note: If you are visiting the Museum Square area, you can also opt to book a canal tour departing opposite the Rijksmuseum




  • Enjoy the highlights of the stunning city of Amsterdam
  • Cruise along Amsterdam's most beautiful canals
  • Admire the unique UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Listen to the audio guide and learn everything about the history and culture of the capital


  • 1-hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise - open departure ticket
  • Multilingual audio guide

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Can I board with a wheelchair?
Unfortunately, the boats are not accessible for wheelchairs. It is always necessary to climb three steps in order to board and many of the jetties are only accessible by stairs. However, if it is possible to fold the wheelchair and you are able to manage some steps, you can board. For safety reasons, the aisle must be kept free of objects.
Am I allowed to take a dog onboard?
In principle, dogs are not allowed on board.
Can the roof of the boat be opened?
This is not possible on the boats of the 100 Highlight cruise.
Is there heating on board?
Yes, the boats have heating so the temperature on board is also pleasant during the winter.
How longs does the Amsterdam Canal Cruise last?
This cruise lasts a litle over 1 hour and departs from and ends at Stromma in front of Central Station.
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