City Canal Cruise – dock Heineken Experience

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75 minutes

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

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Dutch, English, Espanol, Francais, German, Italian, Japanese, Portugese, Russian

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Check In Time

15 minutes prior to departure

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Discover the best of Amsterdam during this 75-minute City Canal Cruise – dock Heineken Experience. With its lovely canals, wonderful architecture and more than 1,500 bridges, Amsterdam is also known as ‘Venice of the north’. No wonder the city is best viewed from the water. Take in the amazing scenery as your canal cruise takes you along the historic sights of the city.

The City Canal Cruise – dock Heineken Experience is an ideal way to see the city when you are a first-time visitor and a great experience for children too. A special kids audio tour is available.

Experience the best of Amsterdam during this 75-minute sightseeing tour showing you the diversity of the city. See the Golden Bend in the older part of town and the city’s newest quarter, Overhoeks. Cruise past the harbor to the impressive replica of a VOC ship, next to the Maritime Museum.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the beautiful 17th-century buildings. During this era, Amsterdam experienced a massive economic boom leading to the creation of the canals around the city. The canals enabled quick transport of goods; houses for working and living purposes were built along these canals. Today, admire these impressive buildings and beautiful gables during your comfortable cruise. And see the 21st-century city Amsterdam has become. Take in the scenery of new architecture and bridges. Amsterdam is a city that is rooted in history, yet continues to develop and change.


Note: Do you already know the story of the world’s most famous beer? Enjoy a visit to the Heineken Experience  just opposite from the City Canal Cruise dock. Cheers!


  • Discover the best of Amsterdam during this 75-minute City Canal Cruise'
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the magnificent 17th century buildings
  • See the diversity of the city, from the Golden bend to the city's newest quarter the Overhoeks
  • Get to know the city from a different perspective
  • Enjoy a family friendly tour offering a special story audio guide for kids


  • 75-minute City Canal Cruise
  • Multilingual guide (special kids audio guide available)


  • Food & drinks

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Stadhouderskade 550, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Can I bring my own food?
Unfortunately it is not allowed to bring your own food and/or drinks on board the city canal cruise or the evening cruise.
Can I bring a pram/stroller onboard?
Strollers have to be folded up as much as possible and left at the dock.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on regular cruises (except guide dogs). 
Do you have a special children price?
Children under 5 are free, provided they sit on their parent’s lap. For children aged 5-12, we have a special children’s rate.
What are the stops during the cruise?
There won’t be any stops during the cruise. The final destination is the same location as where you got on the boat.
Is there a toilet onboard?
Yes, every boat has a toilet.
Is the City Canal Cruise wheelchair accessible?
Yes, it is! Six of the party vessels are equipped with a wheelchair lift, so you can come on board without having to leave your chair. Please note that, if you require wheelchair access, it is ALWAYS necessary to make a reservation.
What does the Kids Cruise include?
When you buy a kids ticket you’ll receive a pirate work book and a pirates binocular. During the cruise the kids will listen to their own audio story (available in Dutch and English) via the Personal Audio System.
Is the boat open or closed?
A few of the boats have an open deck, but during the summer all the roofs can be removed. And in the winter the heating will keep you warm.
How do I get to the departure point?
From Central Station, you can take tram 2, 5 and 12 to the tram stop: Rijksmuseum. From here, the dock is just a two minute walk.
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