Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, First Timers, History Buffs, Uniquely Dutch
Dutch, English, Espanol, Francais, German, Italian, Japanese, Portugese, Russian
15 minutes prior to departure
Depart right in the city center, near the Leidseplein (Leidse square), opposite Hard Rock Cafe. On this City Canal Cruise, experience the best of Amsterdam. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the 17th-century buildings. During this era Amsterdam experienced a massive economic boom that led to the creation of the canals around the city. It was designed to enable quick transport of goods. Hence, houses for working and living purposes were built along the canals. Today, you can admire these impressive buildings and beautiful gables.
The City Canal Cruise – opposite Hard Rock Cafe also shows you the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. See new architecture and bridges, showing a city that is rooted in history yet continues to develop and change. Enjoy a 75-minute canal cruise and see the diversity of the city; from the Golden Bend to Overhoeks, the city’s newest quarter, and from the Music Building in the harbor to the impressive replica of a VOC ship, next to the Maritime Museum.
The City Canal Cruise is an ideal way to see the city when you are a first-time visitor. This tour is perfect for children; a special story audio tour for kids is available.
Note: The Museum Square is just a few steps away; a perfect opportunity to visit the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum.
Enjoy this experience with our trusted partners: Blue Boat Company