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City Canal Cruise – opposite Heineken Experience

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75 minutes

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Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, 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 – opposite 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 – opposite Heineken Experience is an ideal way to see the city when you are a first-time visitor. During this City Canal Cruise you will 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. The canals were designed to enable quick transport of goods. Hence, houses for working and living purposes were built along these canals. Today, you can admire these impressive buildings and beautiful gables during a comfortable canal cruise.

The City Canal Cruise – opposite Heineken Experience also shows the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. Admire the scenery of new architecture and bridges. Amsterdam is a city that is rooted in history, yet continues to develop and change.

Hop onboard and enjoy a 75-minute canal cruise showing you the diversity of the city. This City Canal Cruise takes you from the Golden Bend to Overhoeks, the city’s newest quarter. Then, from the Music Building in the harbor to the impressive replica of a VOC ship, next to the Maritime Museum.

This tour is also a great experience for children. A special kids audio tour is available and children receive a pirate work book and a binocular.

Select your departure time and hop onboard opposite the Heineken Experience. 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.


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

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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.
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Adult €15.00
Child €12.50
Infant €0.00

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