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Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

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Amsterdam: 1-Hour Canal Cruise with GPS Audio Guide

Activity provider: Tours & Tickets
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Enjoy the best views of Amsterdam’s canal houses and houseboats on a 1-hour canal cruise.

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Duration 1 hour
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Turkish, Catalan, Dutch, Indonesian, Arabic, Polish, Hindi, Korean


  • Take a 1-hour cruise through the UNESCO-listed canal district in Amsterdam
  • Admire the elegant houses lining the canals and the lovely churches and bridges
  • Learn more about Amsterdam with the audio guides provided
Full description

Embark on a cruise takes you through the unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal district of Amsterdam. Enjoy the opportunity to take in many of the historic sights of the city center.

Depart from Central Station and discover the historic buildings and canals of the city. Admire the elegant merchant houses that date back to the Dutch Golden Age. See stunning gables, beautiful churches, the iconic Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), and many other top attractions. 

During the cruise, listen to the recorded audio commentary in your choice of 19 languages. See merchant buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries, Amsterdam’s Golden Age, when trade flourished and was reflected in elaborately decorated facades. Arrive back at Central Station to finish the tour.

  • 1-hour canal cruise

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    Meeting point

    Check-in at Lovers Canal Cruises, Prins Hendrikkade 25, in front of Amsterdam Central Station with your (mobile) voucher. Reach the meeting point with tram numbers 2, 4, 12, 13, 14, 17, 24, and 26, metro numbers 51, 52, 53, and 54, or bus numbers 21, 22, 43, and 48. The nearest GVB tram, metro and bus station is Central Station.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Children under 4 years old go free of charge if they do not occupy their own seat
    • The duration of the cruise itself it 1 hour, but please note that it takes some time to board the boat, so the total duration of the experience might be up to 90 minutes in peak season
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 2315 reviews

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    A great start to our holiday BUT make sure you go to the right departure point! There are LOADS & we stood at the wrong one and missed ours. Staff kindly got us on a later one but only just. Amsterdam is so beautiful at night. Would happily go on this cruise again

    October 21, 2022

    It was a very nice tour. Convenient if you don't want to plan your own transportation and you are tight on time. The bus was nice and the sights were quite beautiful. Although I thought the tour was a bit too short. While we were able to see the demonstrations, they are actually provided for free even if you went on your own time. Also, if you choose the later tour, things tend to close at 5, and you won't be able to see as much. But for the sake of convenience it was still a good tour. I would recommend going alone if you want to have more time to yourself and look around at your own pace.

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    June 21, 2022

    It was really nice actually and we were happy to given with so many choices of languages. Our captain was nice and funny. It really did take 1 hour as promised. Only thing was that some of the windows were little dirty but we cleaned it with wipes. I am sure if we pointed out, they would cleanup as well. Convenient trip, don’t worry and take it

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    May 11, 2022

    Product ID: 56671