One Hour Canal Cruise

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Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the Venice of the North on our One Hour Canal Cruise, navigating Amsterdam's historic and picturesque 17th-century canal system.
  • Sail through the UNESCO World Heritage canal district, marvel at the merchants' houses, churches, and iconic "Magere Brug" (Skinny Bridge).
  • View extravagant, lavishly decorated houses dating back to the Golden Age with insightful narration by your guide.
  • Explore the integral veins of Amsterdam, the Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht, offering unparalleled views of the city.
  • Guaranteed satisfaction and return-to-ship promise make this tour a risk-free, must-see attraction. Book now, limited spots available!
Price: $22.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 1 Hour
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 20 minute walk, or an approximately 10 minute taxi (not included, approximately 15 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing casual, comfortable clothing and good walking shoes.
Restrictions This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Children under 4 years old may attend the tour free of charge with advance notice at the time of booking.

One Hour Canal Cruise

In the height of the Netherlands' Golden Age, trade and immigration were at its peak. What is called today "the Venice of the North" is the beautifully planned city of Amsterdam, with its system of canals that were first constructed in the 16th and 17th centuries. On this Amsterdam canal cruise, you will ride for an hour through the tranquil canals as your guide tells you all about the history of this waterway city.

Your cruise will take you through the unique UNESCO World Heritage canal district. You will be able to admire the elegant merchants' houses that have lined the canals since the Golden Age, the majestic facades and gables, beautiful churches, the iconic "Magere Brug," (Skinny Bridge) and many more highlights.

As you tour the Amsterdam canals, you will view extravagant and lavishly ornamented houses that date back to the 17th century. Your tour guide will take you through Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht (Lord's Canal, Emperor's Canal, Prince's Canal, respectively). The canals are an integral part of Amsterdam's existence, and without a tour of the Amsterdam canals, you would be missing out on the best views of the city.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
October 24, 2023
We loved our Amsterdam canal tour! I recommend.
Reviewer: Sylvie
5 Stars
1-Hour Canal Cruise
July 30, 2018
A lovely way to see the iconic Amsterdam, when you only have a few hours between arriving in the city and boarding your cruise ship. Narration is well done, seating is comfortable, views are fabulous.
Reviewer: Sharon C.
5 Stars