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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: 1, 2, 3, or 5-Day Go City All-Inclusive Pass

2. Amsterdam: 1, 2, 3, or 5-Day Go City All-Inclusive Pass

Enjoy unlimited access to Amsterdam's hottest attractions with a pass valid for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days. With Go City you pay nothing at the gate but get to save up to 50%* off at top Amsterdam attractions. Visit the Moco Museum (Bansky & more), discover world-famous collections of historic art at the Rijksmuseum, visit the brewing home of Heineken, and admire the city from the canals with a sightseeing cruise. Easily display your pass on your phone and use the included Go City app to help you plan your itinerary and make reservations when necessary. There is something for everyone with over 30 attractions and tours. Attractions/Activities included with your Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass: • Heineken Experience (reservations required) • Moco Museum • A'DAM Lookout • Rijksmuseum (reservations required) • Houseboat Museum • This Is Holland (reservations required) • Rembrandts Amsterdam Experience • Tour de BonTon • Royal Experience - Royal Coster Diamonds (reservations required) • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam • The Amsterdam Dungeon • Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise (1 Dec - 21 Jan | reservations required) • Amsterdam Canal Cruise • The Life of Anne Frank & Neighbourhood Tour • 1-hour pedal boat • MacBike bike rental • Diamond Museum Amsterdam • Amsterdam Pipe Museum • House of Bols cocktail experience • Amsterdam Tulip Museum • Boom Chicago • AMAZE Amsterdam – a new immersive experience by ID&T • Rembrandthius Experience • Ferry to Muiderslot Castle (April to October) • Muiderslot Castle • Keukenhof Tour (spring) • Keukenhof skip-the-line entry and coach transfers (seasonal/reservations required) • Zaanse Schans Tour (reservations required) • Volendam, Edam, and Windmills Tour (reservations required) • Rotterdam, Delft, and The Hague Tour (reservations required) • Day Trip to Antwerp from Amsterdam • National Maritime Museum • RTXP Amsterdam • Introduction Walking Tour - Hello Amsterdam (reservations required) • Self guided Foodie Tour of Jordaan (reservations required) *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website.

Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

3. Amsterdam: Guided Bike Tour of Central Amsterdam

Discover the sights of central Amsterdam with an expert guide riding by your side. You’ll learn about the city’s culture, see important historical sites, and famous hotspots as well as lesser-known local favorites.  Start your journey near the central station, pass the impressive A’DAM Tower, and ride over to the Western Islands, which are filled with charming drawbridges, old warehouses, and chic artists' studios.  Continue along the Brouwersgracht Canal and visit the trendy Jordaan and 9 Street districts flanked by indie boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip eateries. As you ride deeper into the city center, you will enter the Grachtengordel neighborhood and zoom past the Westerkerk (Western Church) and the historic Anne Frank House.  Feel the buzz of music and street performers around Leidseplein Square, a busy theater district with a buzzing nightlife.  After so much excitement, enjoy a pleasant break in the Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam and the most famous park in the Netherlands. Feeling recharged, circle the Museum Quarter and ride through the narrow streets of the Bohemian-influenced De Pijp neighborhood.  Cross the iconic Magere Brug (skinny bridge), a wooden drawbridge over the River Amstel, and arrive at the famed Artis Zoo leading into the Maritime Quarter.  Admire the impressive replica of a 17th-century Dutch East Indian Company ship at the Salt Harbour, before returning to back where your bike journey began.

Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

4. Amsterdam: City Card with Free Entrance & Public Transport

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Moco Museum, and Rembrandt House Museum. Benefit from discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Johan Cruijff Arena, and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. Enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam and 24-hour free bicycle rental. Complete listing offers included in the I amsterdam City Card Free admission to the following museums/attractions (timeslot booking may be required): • Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam • Amsterdam Museum • Amsterdam Pipe Museum • Amsterdam Tulip Museum • Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam • ARTIS Royal Zoo • ARTIS Micropia • ARTIS Groote Museum • Cobra Museum Amstelveen • Diamond Factories and the Diamond Museum • Do-It-Yourself Foodie Tour • Embassy of the Free Mind • EYE Filmmuseum • Fashion for Good • Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam • Fun Forest • Gassan Diamonds • Geelvinck Pianola Museum • Het Grachtenhuis - Museum of the Canals • Hermitage Amsterdam • Hermitage - Museum of the Mind • Hortus Botanicus - Botanical Garden • Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography • Jewish Cultural Quarter - Portuguese Synagogue • Jewish Museum - Jewish Cultural Quarter • Luther Museum • Moco Museum • Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum • Multatuli Museum • Museum de Dageraad • Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Our Lord in the Attic • Museum Het Rembrandthuis - Rembrandt House Museum • Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School Arts and Architecture • Museum Tot Zover - Funeral Museum • Museum Van Loon • Museum Willet-Holthuysen • De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam • Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage • Oude Kerk • Rijksmuseum • Het Scheepvaartmuseum - The National Maritime Museum • Science Center NEMO • The Studio NEMO • Stadsarchief Amsterdam - City Archives • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam • THIS IS HOLLAND • Tropenmuseum • Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum • Woonbootmuseum - Houseboat Museum In Haarlem: • Frans Hals Museum • Teylers Museum • Verwey Museum • Free Canal Cruise In Volendam/Marken: • Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry) • Volendams Museum In Enkhuizen: • Zuiderzee Museum In Zaanse Schans: • Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience • Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery) • Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House • Tsar Peter House, Zaandam • Mill Museum • Zaan Time Museum • De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill) • De Kat (Chalk Mill) • De Schoolmeester (Paper Mill) • Het Jonge Schaap (Sawmill) In Muiden: • Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot • Amsterdam Fortress Island Pampus In Naarden: • Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting In Laren: • Singer Laren Freebies: • De Drie Fleschjes - Free shot of genever (18+) • Holland Casino Amsterdam - Free entrance (18+) • Haarlem Tourist Office Free canal cruise in Amsterdam: • Blue Boat Company • Stromma Canal Cruise • Lovers Canal Cruises • Amsterdam Circle Line B.V. Free 24h Bike Rental 25% Discount: Music & Stage • Bimhuis – Jazz • Boom Chicago - English improvisation comedy theatre • Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ - Contemporary music & classical music • Nationale Opera & Ballet - Dutch National Opera & Ballet 25% Discount: Attractions • The Amsterdam Dungeon • Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tours • Body Worlds • Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise • Fabrique des Lumieres • Heineken experience • House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+) • Het Kattenkabinet - The Cat Cabinet • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam • NXT Museum • Our House • Rembrandts Amsterdam • STRAAT museum Upside Down Amsterdam • 25% discount - Transport & Rentals • Pedal boat • Bicycle rental & Bike Tours • Mokumboat.com – Rental boats to drive yourself 25% Discount: Food & Drink • Blue Amsterdam • Pancakes Amsterdam • The Pancake Bakery • Restaurant de Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis • Restaurant Wagamama - Asian restaurant • Taverne de Visscher • Zuiderzee Museum

Amsterdam: Canal Cruise in German with Unlimited Drinks

5. Amsterdam: Canal Cruise in German with Unlimited Drinks

Navigate through the world-famous Amsterdam canals on a scenic cruise. Pass by charming homes and historic landmarks as your guide provides interesting facts about them in an engaging way. All our guides are native German, so that you don't miss out on any important information. Sit back and take in the view as you sip on unlimited beer, wine, or soft drinks. Begin your journey on a small boat that will take you through the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. Listen to key anecdotes about the sights as you enjoy a voyage of discovery on the water. Pass 17th-century houses, picturesque bridges (including Amsterdams famous "Seven bridges", the classic canals and several key sights that give you a great impression of Amsterdam’s vibe. Allow your guide to narrate the trip in a passionate manner while you enjoy unlimited drinks on board. Lean back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, letting the sights of the city impress you. In addition, the boat is equipped with an electric motor, which allows for a quiet and environmentally friendly journey.

Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

6. Amsterdam: National Maritime Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Book a skip-the-line ticket to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam to discover how Amsterdam became the greatest harbor in mainland Europe. Be inspired by one of the world’s biggest maritime collections, artifacts, and art. Explore the National Maritime Museum in the heart of Amsterdam. The building was built in 1656 as a former storehouse for the Admiralty. Step back in time by boarding a replica 1749 VOC East Indiaman ship named Amsterdam. Experience a ship from the so-called Dutch golden age and see life-like displays about sea travel. Squeeze into the captain’s quarters, fire a cannon, or hang in a sailor’s hammock. Board into the ship’s bow and you can take an exciting VR voyage over central Amsterdam. Experience life in a bustling city harbor at the beginning of the 17th century.

Amsterdam: Cruise through Amsterdams Unesco Canals

7. Amsterdam: Cruise through Amsterdams Unesco Canals

Explore Amsterdam with our knowledgeable captain as your guide, sharing fascinating facts and anecdotes along the way. Did you know that there are more bicycles than people in Amsterdam? Or that hundreds of bicycles are retrieved from the canals every year? The cruise starts on the Prinsengracht canal from the Anne Frank House. Glide through the charming Jordaan area, passing iconic landmarks like the skinny bridge, the Rembrandt House, H'art Museum, Central Station, Nemo Science Museum, the Maritime Museum, and the A'dam Lookout. Pass by enchanting neighborhoods, with scenic canals, delightful shops, and welcoming streets. Immerse yourself in authentic Amsterdam culture during this 75-minute journey through Unesco-listed canals dating back to the city's Golden Age. Step on board and join us for a distinctive exploration of Amsterdam's historic waterways.

Amsterdam: Guided Evening Cruise with Bar on Board

8. Amsterdam: Guided Evening Cruise with Bar on Board

Take an evening cruise through Amsterdam. See canal-side views of the city from an open boat. Don't miss out on a quintessential Amsterdam experience and the opportunity to learn about the city's history and culture. Let your skipper and hostess regale you with tales of old Amsterdam as well as stories about modern life in the Dutch capital. Get yourself a drink at the bar and enjoy it as you drift along, passing famous landmarks and quaint canal houses. Drift under brightly lit low-arching bridges and feel like you're sailing through a fairytale. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere with a small group of people. Ask questions and get recommendations for what to do during the rest of your stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: Light Sculptures Small Boat Tour with Gluhwein

9. Amsterdam: Light Sculptures Small Boat Tour with Gluhwein

Set off on a small boat tour including gluhwein (mulled wine), a panoramic view of the city, and a front-row seat to wonderful art exhibitions. Your agile boat will allow you to get up close to many of these magical installations. Your guide has been following this festival closely for the last 5 years and knows all of its ins and outs. With your guide, you can discuss the artist’s inspiration, including what moves them and what they wanted to express through their works. You can share ideas, insights, and opinions, and can hopefully walk away from this experience more inspired, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about art and what it offers.

Amsterdam: Private Canal Cruise with Drinks and Snacks

10. Amsterdam: Private Canal Cruise with Drinks and Snacks

Join the best experience of Amsterdam with your group. Discover the famous canals of Amsterdam with this private boat tour. The Local skipper/guide will let you see the hotspots of Amsterdam. See the beautifull canals, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, Leidseplein, Amstel River, skinny bridge, Hermitage and many more.. This canal cruise is private for 1,5 hours and to make the cruise complete, it is inclusive beer, wine, soda and typical Dutch bitterballen (vegan option). Don't miss the boat! The cruise is on a cozy boat and the local skipper will tell you the best stories.

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4.4 / 5

based on 12,410 reviews

This was our first time in Amsterdam, Miriam was our guide and when I say she was wonderful, that’s an understatement! She showed us many places we wanted to see and the history she spoke made it that much more magical. I am not a fantastic bike rider but she watched out for me and made sure that I was safe. Highly recommend this tour and her!!!

The evening cruise was wonderful. Beautiful to see Amsterdam at night with the lights everywhere. I was with my 10 year old granddaughter and she also loved it. The explanation via the audio system also very good!

We had a great Sunday morning tour of Amsterdam. Streets were quiet and our tour guide ‘Rad’ was very knowledgeable and helpful. We would highly recommend.

Very relaxed and informative tour. Miriam was an excellent guide!

The hygiene of the boat could improve, it is normal.