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Highlights of Amsterdam Sightseeing Cruise

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Get a comprehensive overview of Amsterdam's top sights on this 1-hour canal cruise. See the Golden Bend, the Anne Frank House, the Skinny Bridge, Reguliersgracht and other top Amsterdam attractions as you glide along the picturesque waterfront aboard a classic glass-enclosed river cruiser. Amsterdam's UNESCO World Heritage–listed canals are a delight to explore, and this 1-hour canal cruise makes it easy with regular departure times throughout the day.
  • See more of Amsterdam in less time on a cruise
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of canal-side attractions without the crowds
  • Choose from numerous departure times throughout the day
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
What to Expect
Make your way to the embarkation point in central Amsterdam and climb aboard your boat for a sightseeing cruise. As you float along the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring, pass recognizable landmarks, such as Anne Frank House (Anne Frank Huis), and Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug). Recorded onboard commentary provides historical and cultural information that enhances your understanding of each attraction. Your cruise concludes at your original departure point in central Amsterdam.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Prins Hendrikkade 37, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands
2: Damrak 5, 1012 LG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Departure Time
9:15 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Glass-enclosed boat cruise
  • Recorded commentary
  • Audio-guide available in 19 languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Hindi and Hebrew
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This cruise has restroom facilities
  • Recorded commentary available in English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Italian
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aside from the fact that it was actually on water, there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING worthwhile by taking this 60 minute canal cruise. They advertise "100 highlights"...i'm sure there must be somewhere in Amsterdam, but only 3 or 4 were even mentioned or visible while we cruised.
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Response from StrommaNetherlands, Manager at Highlights of Amsterdam Sightseeing Cruise
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Dear Bestbyhamburgnj, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I'm not sure what you mean with only 3 or 4 were mentioned, since I've done the cruise and you here a lot of different things. Of course there are bigger and smaller highlights throughout the tour. For example you have the Anne Frank house, but also some fun facts about why some houses are so narrow. We do offer different prices on our website and in the shops as well. I'm sorry this wasn't the right cruise for you and I hope you still had a good time in the city. Kind regards, Stromma Netherlands
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Took a round trip from the rijkmuseum stop. Saw all the sights. Commentary a bit cheesey. Was ‘free’ with iAmsterdam card and well worth the time. If paying I might get the hop on hop off ticket - though I suspect that in the summer it would be too crowded
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As our first visit to Amsterdam this was a great way to see the highlights of the city from the canals. We booked online and opted for the open ticket so we weren't tied to a specific departure time as we weren't sure of our timings. After walking around all day it was great to
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Tour itself was okay but commentary is primarily computer generated in several languages. When it came to English the German, French visitors etc around us chatted amongst themselves such that it could not be heard. There must be better options. Why not use headphones like the
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If you're new to visiting Amsterdam, I'd suggest beginning with this cruise. It gives you a broad perspective of the city and highlights all the gorgeous canals and how many choose to live their lives on houseboats which use to be a cheaper option but a no longer. Our guide
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About the operator
By: Stromma Netherlands
sal d
Staten Island, New York
nice ride
My wife and did this trip when on a three day vacation in Amsterdam. the journey was nice the food was ok
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A good insight into the city- informative
We did the canal cruise yesterday on our first day of the holiday and we found that it was a fairly good
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Jen G
Highlight of our trip!
We weren’t quite sure what to expect, but it was incredible! Food was awesome and the staff friendly, the female
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Emma H
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Highly recommend
Fabulous views and brilliant food, free flowing wine with great highlight commentary. Not too much talking so able
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Daniela T
Boat drove away w/out picking us up
We just bought the tickets online and were waiting at the Anne Frank huis station and they just drove away! Super
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Colette S
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Perfect start to our short break
Arrived around 40 minutes before departure and shortly after others joined the queue behind us and we were first
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Katelyn G
Dallas, Texas
Unlimited wine!
This canal cruise was amazing! The staff was so friendly and the wine was bottomless (yaaassss!). The cheese also
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James S
Would not do it again.
What I was really wanting was a private canal cruise with my partner. I couldn't easily find one, and this one
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Katy K
Spokane, Washington
Utterly Delightful
The boat we were on had technical difficulties, so the guy driving the boat took over, with informative and fun
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Heather Elizabe... E
Lovely pizza drinks supplied constantly staff was amazing. Learnt alot about Amsterdam from the great captain
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