Amsterdam canal cruises
The first pleasure
cruise in the history of the Amsterdam
canals took place in 1621 when Queen Elisabeth Stuart of
Bohemia was welcomed into the city in a parade of festively
decorated admiralty sloops, with thousands of Amsterdammers
cheering on bridges and canal-sides.
Treating visiting royals and other VIP's
to a cruise on our canals became a
tradition that lives on till today. From Winston Crurchill to
the Beatles and Nelson Mandela, almost all our famous guests
have made their acquaintance with the city from the deck of a
canal cruise boat.
No longer exclusive Royal privilege, canal cruises in
Amsterdam are now the most popular tourist attraction in the
country, with over 3 million passengers a year. For good
reason, the city was built to be seen from that
Canal Cruise Fleet
Today, a diverse
fleet of about 200 specialized vessels offer a waterborne
variety of almost every form of service and entertainment
that's available on shore.
In 2014, almost a quarter of all canal cruise boats are
now electrically powered. Clean and silent, these boats are
ideal for tourists who want to record their cruise on video.
No engine noise or tremble will pollute their recordings.
The green colored hotlinks on this page lead you to websites
of the cruise companies that have electrically powered cruse
boats in their fleet. Saloonboat Lieve deserves a special
recommendation here. Not only was this boat equipped with
electrical propulsion recently, Rederij Lieve also acquired a share in a
windmill. This beautiful historical vessel has become the
greenest canal cruise boat in Amsterdam waters.
Amsterdam Boats – Private canal
Amsterdam Boats offers private
canal cruises through the Unesco World Heritage city
centre of Amsterdam. They have boats on offer that are
built and equipped specifically for exclusive canal
cruises (groups). . Offering a wide range of
possibilities; from guided tours to dinner cruises, from
2 to 150 persons. Unique selling points that are well
appreciated by their guests.
beautiful saloonboat ' Henry Schmitz' of Amsterdam
Jewel Cruises is the only classic saloonboat in the
fleet where a private table can be booked for a
gourmet dinner ŕ la carte. Your dinner will become a
relaxed and romantic outing in the enchanting setting of
the illuminated canals. Certainly the most tasteful
way to move around Amsterdam!
Boat Company's boats have a unique Personal Audio
System, which provide every guest with commentary in their
own language. The fictional characters Ron & Nel, two
typical Amsterdammers, guide your through their city in
this new audio tour. They also have wheelchair access on all
||Canal, by day and night
An ideal transport along the canals during the day,
passing all the highlights of Amsterdam, is the Canal
Bus. You can hop on and hop off at the many
stops whenever you wish and create your own sightseeing
tour in Amsterdam. Buy your tickets
online and get a 10%
|Canal has a very broad
range of evening
canal cruises. You can sip delicious
cocktails, enjoy a luxurious four course dinner, treat
your loved one to a romantic night out or eat your
favourite pizza. But don’t forget to take in the
surroundings as you cruise through the enchantingly lit
Amsterdam Cruise Operators
with a classic saloonboat, from pubcruise to a deluxe dinner.
antique saloonboat "Old Queen" is the flagship of this
Your partner for canal
cruises in Amsterdam with daily evening cruises and an ŕ la
carte dinner cruise. Also for private luncheon and dinner
Amsterdam´s most beautiful saloon
boat is available 7 days a week for private tours with gourmet
food and wines.
Canal boat of
Admiraal Heijn is one of the smallest saloon boats in the
fleet. Electrically powered, she glides silently through
canals where no other cruise boats can navigate.
Silent and environmentally
clean luxury cruise on first commercial sight-seeing boat in
Amsterdam. From drinks to extravagant dinner cruise.
A la carte dinnerservice
on board of a sailing monument, the luxurious classic
saloonboat 'Henry Schmitz'.
Private canal cruises through the
Amsterdam canals. Search and find the perfect boat matching
your specific needs. Boat company with 6 vessels and agent for
another 30 boats in Amsterdam.
The Canal Bike is the most fun
attraction on the canals. While you explore Amsterdam at your
own pace or follow a marked out route, you will taste the
atmosphere of the city.
The ideal transport along the
canals, passing all the highlights of Amsterdam. You can hop
on and hop off at the many stops whenever you wish and create
your own sightseeing tour in Amsterdam.
Enjoy an exclusive and delicious fine dining
experience whilst taking in the magically lit canals of
Amsterdam. During the cruise, a chef will prepare your dinner
‘live’ and our friendly staff will serve you wine, beer and
Canal houses from the Golden
Age, the Maritime Museum and the Hermitage Amsterdam: this
cruise takes you past all the highlights of the city.
Cruise with us
Their brand new electrically powered saloon boat 'Soeverein'
is the only one in the fleet with a piano on board.
with classic ships. Authentic Dutch boats from late 19th and
early 20th Century. Available at Classic Canal Charters for
At Sloop Rental
Amsterdam you can rent sloops with captain for a memorable
cruise on the Amsterdam canals.
Cruise company Rederij
Amsterdam offers a fleet of 7 elegant boats. Each wit hits own
character, but all with a chique appearance that will surprise
Private Boat Tours
Rental of beautiful intimate saloonboats 'Paradis' and
'Ivresse' for 2 to 12 passengers and the elegant 'Belle
Epoque' for up to 28 passengers. Also for lunches and