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Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

1. Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise

Discover the unique beauty of Amsterdam at night on an evening cruise. Admire the lights, bridges, and canal houses and see a new side of the city. Board your cruise and begin your tour. Watch the stately 17th-century warehouses of the Dutch capital glide by. Admire the hundreds of bridges and iconic buildings alongside the canals as you cruise through the city and marvel at the illuminated Skinny Bridge. Enjoy the beautiful views and listen to an audio guide with information about the city. See the best Amsterdam has to offer and immerse yourself in the city at night while enjoying the charm of a cruise with a family-run business. Experience a different atmosphere in the city under the night sky. Add a snack box to your booking and enjoy some snacks and drinks as you cruise. Nibble on chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, and salted peanuts with a soft drink, beer, or glass of wine as you sail through Amsterdam's canals.

Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise with Unlimited Drinks Option

2. Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise with Unlimited Drinks Option

Drift through Amsterdam's canals on a boat suitable for all weather conditions. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city's most iconic monuments and memorials. We offer intimate cruises with a maximum amount of 26 people on board. Cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Golden Age canals of Amsterdam, traversing the narrow canals of the trendy Jordaan, an area flanked by indie boutiques, hip eateries, and cozy pubs. Learn about the city and get insider tips on hidden gems and the best bars in town from your knowledgeable skipper and hostesses. Explore some of the most popular areas of Amsterdam as you travel down the famous Prinsengracht before sailing towards to most romantic bridge in the city, the Margere Brug. Learn about the Amstel River which this bridge crosses and find out about its connection to the Dutch beer trade. Cruise past the Golden Bend, a stretch of the Herengracht famous for its grand manor houses built during the Dutch Golden Age. Continue from here past the Nine Streets and to the Anne Frank House.

Amsterdam: Combo Rijksmuseum & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

3. Amsterdam: Combo Rijksmuseum & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Discover the best of Amsterdam and learn how it became the cultural capital of The Netherlands with a 24-hour ticket to the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Enjoy the city from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach, with audio guides available in 18 different languages. Marvel at many of Amsterdam’s monuments on the 12-stop route, and enjoy panoramic views from the glass roof. Travel the picturesque streets of the Canal Belt, and see the slim merchant houses of the Golden Age. Hop off at any of the attractions or neighborhoods you want to explore more, such as the leafy Spui, Anne Frank House, and Museumplein, site of many of the city’s most famous museums. Skip the ticket line to the Rijksmuseum on Museumplein, and discover an extensive collection of art by Dutch Masters, such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. Red Line - Some stops only operate during the summer season: Stop 1 - Central Station (in front of LOVERS Canal Cruises) Stop 2 - Amsterdam River Cruises / De Ruyterkade (summer only) Stop 3 - Passenger Terminal Amsterdam Stop 4 - Gassan Diamonds Stop 5 - Jewish Historical Quarter Stop 6 - Royal Theatre Carré Stop 7 - Heineken Experience Stop 8 - Museum Square Stop 9 - Leidse Square Stop 10 - Jordaan Stop 11 - Westerdok Green Line - The route changes between the summer season and the winter season: Stop 1 - Central Station West Stop 2 - Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (this stop is only operated on cruise days) Stop 3 - NEMO Science Museum Stop 4 - Gassan Diamonds Stop 5 - Amsterdam Icebar Stop 6 - Golden Bend (summer) / Amsterdam Cuyp (winter) Stop 7 - Leidseplein (summer) / Rijksmuseum (winter) Stop 8 - Spiegelgracht (summer) / Westermarkt - Anne Frank House (winter) Stop 9 - Hermitage Amsterdam (summer only) Stop 10 - National Maritime Museum (summer only) Blue Line - This line only operates during the summer season: Stop 1 - Central Station West (opposite LOVERS Canal Cruises) Stop 2 - Amsterdam North Stop 3 - Anne Frank Huis Stop 4 - Leidseplein Stop 5 - Spiegelgracht Stop 6 - Albert Cuyp Market Stop 7 - Rijksmuseum Stop 8 - Westermarkt / Anne Frank Huis The summer season is mid-March to mid-October, and the winter season is mid-October to mid-March.

Amsterdam: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Boat and XtraCold Icebar

4. Amsterdam: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Boat and XtraCold Icebar

Explore the historical Canal Belt of Amsterdam at leisure with a 24-hour ticket for the hop-on and hop-off canal boats. Cruise under romantic bridges and marvel at the merchant houses of the city center as you listen to an informative commentary on the GPS audio guide, available in different 18 languages. Use the free map and on-board Wi-Fi to decide where to hop off and explore some more. Benefit from fast-track entry to the amazing XtraCold Icebar, and put on the provided thermal coat to withstand temperatures of up to minus 10 degrees Celsius. Get 3 tokens to exchange for drinks at the bar. Listen to music in the warm area as you sip a cold beer or cocktail of your choice. Then, make your way to the Icebar at the back, where everything is made entirely out of ice, including the furniture and walls. Red Line - Some stops only operate during the summer season: Stop 1 - Central Station (in front of LOVERS Canal Cruises) Stop 2 - Amsterdam River Cruises / De Ruyterkade (summer only) Stop 3 - Passenger Terminal Amsterdam Stop 4 - Gassan Diamonds Stop 5 - Jewish Historical Quarter Stop 6 - Royal Theatre Carré Stop 7 - Heineken Experience Stop 8 - Museum Square Stop 9 - Leidse Square Stop 10 - Jordaan Stop 11 - Westerdok Green Line - The route changes between the summer season and the winter season: Stop 1 - Central Station West Stop 2 - Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (this stop is only operated on cruise days) Stop 3 - NEMO Science Museum Stop 4 - Gassan Diamonds Stop 5 - Amsterdam Icebar Stop 6 - Golden Bend (summer) / Amsterdam Cuyp (winter) Stop 7 - Leidseplein (summer) / Rijksmuseum (winter) Stop 8 - Spiegelgracht (summer) / Westermarkt - Anne Frank House (winter) Stop 9 - Hermitage Amsterdam (summer only) Stop 10 - National Maritime Museum (summer only) Blue Line - This line only operates during the summer season: Stop 1 - Central Station West (opposite LOVERS Canal Cruises) Stop 2 - Amsterdam North Stop 3 - Anne Frank Huis Stop 4 - Leidseplein Stop 5 - Spiegelgracht Stop 6 - Albert Cuyp Market Stop 7 - Rijksmuseum Stop 8 - Westermarkt / Anne Frank Huis The summer season is mid-March to mid-October, and the winter season is mid-October to mid-March.

Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Cruise and Van Gogh Museum

5. Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Cruise and Van Gogh Museum

Explore the historic Canal Belt of Amsterdam for 24 hours with a hop-on hop-off ticket for the sightseeing boat. Avail of a GPS guide in several languages to hear fascinating information about the key points of interest, and keep connected with the free Wi-Fi to post Instagram photos or updates on Facebook in real time. Marvel at the merchant houses of the "Golden Age" and glide under enchanting bridges in the city center. Then, see more than 200 paintings and 500 drawings at the amazing Van Gogh Museum with a single entry timed entrance ticket. Choose the Van Gogh Museum entrance time that suits you best and access the museum's wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, including 750 letters written by Van Gogh himself. Red Line - Some stops only operate during the summer season: Stop 1 - Central Station (in front of LOVERS Canal Cruises) Stop 2 - Amsterdam River Cruises / De Ruyterkade (summer only) Stop 3 - Passenger Terminal Amsterdam Stop 4 - Gassan Diamonds Stop 5 - Jewish Historical Quarter Stop 6 - Royal Theatre Carré Stop 7 - Heineken Experience Stop 8 - Museum Square Stop 9 - Leidse Square Stop 10 - Jordaan Stop 11 - Westerdok Green Line - The route changes between the summer season and the winter season: Stop 1 - Central Station West Stop 2 - Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (this stop is only operated on cruise days) Stop 3 - NEMO Science Museum Stop 4 - Gassan Diamonds Stop 5 - Amsterdam Icebar Stop 6 - Golden Bend (summer) / Amsterdam Cuyp (winter) Stop 7 - Leidseplein (summer) / Rijksmuseum (winter) Stop 8 - Spiegelgracht (summer) / Westermarkt - Anne Frank House (winter) Stop 9 - Hermitage Amsterdam (summer only) Stop 10 - National Maritime Museum (summer only) The summer season is mid-March to mid-October, and the winter season is mid-October to mid-March.

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What people are saying about Golden Bend

Overall rating

4.4
(10,453 reviews)

Relaxing!!!!! It's worth it especially after a week of work, it's the right place to disconnect! The interesting audio guide makes the cruise fun for the curiosities and information offered! Vote 10+! I recommend it to start your stay in Amsterdam in the best possible way! In 1 hour the welcoming boat gives you a photograph of the whole city!

The duration as perfect. Got to see and learn so much more than I would have on foot. Perfect time to do it right before sunset so you get the city at daylight and the night lights. Enclosed so not cold like other boats looked but had an outside area you could go to for photos or to sit I'd you preferred.

Fantastic experience! I would only exchange the snack kit for the cheese and wine kit which costs 10 euros more. Everything perfect!

Super nice to see the city in the evening with all the lights, good explanations and history about the city.

It was amazing, the vibe was amazing, I would definitely do it again