VIP Cruise – welcome with champagne or cocktail

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1 hour

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Culture Vultures, First Timers, Food Lovers, Uniquely Dutch

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Dutch, English

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Join a one hour guided VIP Cruise – welcome with champagne or cocktail for a unique sightseeing tour. See the highlights of the city, while enjoying drinks and snacks during this unique cruise. Friendship Amsterdam is ‘Traveller’s Choice Winner 2020’ and is one of the best attractions in the world, according to Tripadvisor.

Upon arrival, enjoy a sparkling glass of chanpagne or a refreshing cocktail. Let the crew take care of you, with drinks from the wide ranged bar, while the skipper entertains you with fun facts about the city. Sit back and relax while you pass the highlights located along the canals of Amsterdam. Your cruise takes you past the Hermitage, Skinny Bridge, Maritime Museum, Nemo and Carré. And, as these are smaller boats, they can also cruise through the smaller canals, where you normally would not have access to. From your comfortable seat, you can explore the hidden spots of the city.

The VIP Cruise includes unlimited access to the Dutch bar including Heineken beer, wine, soft drinks and hot drinks and a nice variety of healthy nuts.

During colder days or wintertime, heated cushions are available and boats will be covered.

Book the VIP Cruise – welcome with champagne or cocktail for the best sightseeing spot and a unique experience on the canals of Amsterdam.


If you would like to book a cruise without a welcome champagne or cocktail, please click here for the Luxury Canal Cruise.


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  • Enjoy a sparkling glass of champagne or a refreshing cocktail at the start of your cruise
  • Cruise in a luxury, trendy and authentic open boat on the Amsterdam canals
  • Listen to the fun facts explained by the enthusiastic crew
  • Relax, sit back and enjoy a drink from the wide range bar (drinks included)


  • One hour live-guided VIP Cruise
  • Welcome drink champagne or cocktail
  • Unlimited access to Dutch Bar (Heineken beer, wine, soft drinks) & nuts

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Oudezijds Voorburgwal, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Where is the pick-up point?
The pick-up location is located at the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, at house number 230. This is behind the Krasnapolsky hotel and in front of the cigar shop, called ‘Bom 9’. The cruise ends at this location.

The Friendship office is located at Oudezijds Voorburgwal 85.
Is the boat wheelchair accessible?
The ‘Friendship’ boat is the most accessible for a wheelchair, yet still it is a bit difficult to get from the dock into the boat. They do not have a wheelchair lift. They are however happy to look at the possibilities together, so please do not hesitate to contact them by telephone.
Can I bring my own food & drinks?
No, unfortunately this is not possible.
Isn't it cold on an open boat?
On board it is a bit more chilly than walking through the streets of Amsterdam. It is also possible that the wind makes it colder. If you are cold on board, blankets are available to warm you up! In winter time, heated cushions are available on board and the boats are covered, they sail all year round!
What are the measures following Covid?
100% ventilation, the open boats cruise in the fresh air.
1.5 meters is provided between guests.
Guests will board the boat at a safe distance from each other.
Disinfection gel is available on board, for guests and crew.
If you have flu systems, please get in touch to rebook your ticket free of charge.


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