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 perspective.
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.
Canal Belt 400 years
2013 is an important year for Amsterdam. In 1613, the first spade went into the ground for the construction of the world famous Canal Belt, a section of the historic city that was placed on the World Heritage List in 2011. This jubilee will be celebrated with boat parades, exhibitions and special historical canal cruises featuring the famous 17th century city expansion.
In 2013, 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.
|Sailing gourmet restaurant
The 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 à 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!
Amsterdam Boats – Private canal cruises
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.
New audio tour
Blue 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 boats.
||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% discount!
|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 canals.
De BBQ Boot Amsterdam en deBorrelboot Amsterdam zijnnieuweinitiatieven die inspelen op de behoefte uit de markt. BBQ-en en borrelen op een boot tijdens een tochtje door de mooie Amsterdamse grachten is erg gewild. De BBQ boot in Amsterdam is uitgerust met een grote keuken, een BBQ gril en professioenele BBQ Chef aan boord
Amsterdam Cruise Operators
Exclusive cruises with a classic saloonboat, from pubcruise to a deluxe dinner.
The beautiful antique saloonboat "Old Queen" is the flagship of this company.
With two boats, designed for optimal enjoyment of what Amsterdam has to offer.
Exclusive trips, delicious catering, fun packages in classic canal boats. Both small and large groups. From simple to luxurious dinners and drinks.
Blue Boat Company
Your partner for canal cruises in Amsterdam with daily evening cruises and an à la carte dinner cruise. Also for private luncheon and dinner cruises
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.
Saloon boat Hilda
Silent and environmentally clean luxury cruise on first commercial sight-seeing boat in Amsterdam. From drinks to extravagant dinner cruise.
Amsterdamse Jewel Cruises
A la carte dinnerservice on board of a sailing monument, the luxurious classic saloonboat 'Henry Schmitz'.
Canal Cruise Amsterdam
With several very beautiful classic canal boats. Offering a large variety of appetizer, lunch, dinner and other entertainment packages.
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 soft drinks.
100 Highlights Cruise
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.
Classic Canal Charters
Private cruise with classic ships. Authentic Dutch boats from late 19th and early 20th Century. Available at Classic Canal Charters for nostalgic cruises.
This company specializes in the rental of open boats, ranging from small self operating boats to the largest open boat in Amsterdam with a kitchen and toilet on board.
Amsterdam Canal Cruise
Captain Jan's famous “Champagne and Roses Cruise”' and “Pre Champagne Dinner Cruise" and are legendary and have been the scene of many a marriage proposal.
Sloop Rental Amsterdam
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 your guests
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 dinners.
Are you looking for a unique experience? Book a classic canal boat in Amsterdam with Amsterdam Canal Cruise Company. Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Famke Jansen and many others have gone before you. Captain Jan welcomes you and offers an unforgettable experience, as the handwritten reviews confirms. The “Champagne and Roses Cruise”, “Pre Champagne Dinner Cruise"and "Cruise Dine Around Town" are legendary and have been the scene for many marriage proposals. For detailed information about the canal cruise options, click on Amsterdam Canal Cruise.