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Book a Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

Book your luxury canal cruise through Amsterdam directly!

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Cancellations are free

Changed plans? No problem. Cancel up to 24 hours before the start of your canal cruise and you will get your money back.

Personal canal cruise

Enjoy a personal canal cruise through Amsterdam with an enthusiastic, genuine skipper.

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Our public tours

Pick your canal cruise boat

Step aboard the #1 best day cruise in the world and get ready to sail away through the Amsterdam canals on one of our unique electric sloops and saloon boats.

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Flagship Amsterdam Canal Cruise Boat Tours

Watch our short video to get a glimpse of a canal cruise with Flagship Amsterdam. Enjoy the sunshine and unwind on a beautiful open or classic saloon boat, drink in hand (yes, our boats come with a fully stocked bar offering beer, spirits, soda, and cocktails)!

Learn more about the rich trading history, culture and famous sights of Amsterdam. Learn about Amsterdam’s rich trading history, culture, and iconic landmarks. Book your canal cruise in Amsterdam quickly and easily.

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What others think of Flagship Amsterdam

Amazing experience

"We rented a big boat for Gaypride and we had such a great experience! The boat was perfect, in a great spot, and... working with Eduke was great. He was SO nice and patient with us, and reliable. "

Very nice cruise

"This is the cruise you should take! Why choose one of those standard tour boats when you could choose this one!! Super relaxed. It was so much fun! I highly recommend this."

Beautiful cruise, beautiful boat, excellent service!

"A day out with family in Amsterdam - a beautiful city when you walk around but you only see the real beauty of it from the water! Giel and Carrie were super and created a good, relaxed atmosphere on board with nice stories about Amsterdam. Thank you for an unforgettable hour on the Amsterdam canals!"

FAQ about the canal cruise in Amsterdam

Prices for a canal cruise in Amsterdam vary depending on the tour you choose. Tickets are available starting from €19.95 per person, which includes a skipper and host.

A canal cruise in Amsterdam typically lasts around 60 minutes. During this time, you’ll sail past beautiful sights and monumental buildings in the heart of Amsterdam.

With a canal cruise, you experience Amsterdam from a beautiful sloop, or saloon boat that takes you through the – UNESCO World Heritage listed- canals. This will take you past the famous Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) and the impressive Golden Bend.

From where does the tour start?

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We are the #1 traveller experience in the world on Tripadvisor!

Tripadvisor presents a Travellers’ Choice Award to accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently receive great traveler reviews and are among the top 10% of listings on Tripadvisor. We are incredibly honored that Tripadvisor users have rated Flagship Amsterdam as the #1 Top Overall Experience in the world. Described by travelers and Tripadvisor as “the best activities in the world.” Thank you to everyone who has left a positive review about us!

What does this Travellers’ Choice Award mean for Flagship Amsterdam? Guests who have taken a canal cruise in Amsterdam or a boat tour with Flagship Amsterdam have rated it outstanding. With over 40,000 5-star reviews, we guarantee you will have an unforgettable boat tour. A boat tour in Amsterdam is the perfect getaway whether you’re visiting the capital for a day or living here for a while and want to discover the city from the water. Interested in renting a private boat? Read more about boat rental in Amsterdam!

The city from the water

Amsterdam boasts over 100 kilometres of canals and more than 1500 bridges. During the Golden Age, many of the canals were built, including the popular Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht. Amsterdam’s canals are unique and are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. An Amsterdam boat tour lends itself perfectly to admiring the symbol of the capital from the water.

Did you know that the canals were, and still are, incredibly important for Amsterdam for several reasons? The canals kept buildings dry, allowed merchants to transport goods through the city more easily, and made it easier to defend the city. Nowadays, the waters are still crowded with, for example, our canal cruise Amsterdam or our private boat tour. It gives you a unique view of the characteristic canal houses. From elegant mansions on the Keizersgracht to converted warehouses on the Brouwersgracht. Our experienced and local boatmen will tell you the best facts about them.

Romantic Amsterdam

The many green trees and romantic bridges give a soft character to the city centre. The Skinny Bridge is beautifully lit in the evening, decorated with hanging flower boxes and parked bicycles, and has been labelled as Amsterdam’s most romantic spot. It is definitely worth taking a photo as you sail past it during our canal cruise Amsterdam. Another photo-worthy bridge is the one on the corner of the Reguliersgracht and Herengracht. That’s not because the bridge itself is so beautiful, but because it gives you a great view over 15 bridges and many canal houses that are stated tight against the water. And if you’re already busy with taking pictures, then grab your opportunity to take a beautiful picture of the Golden Bend where Amsterdam’s most beautiful canal houses are stated.

A unique canal cruise in Amsterdam

At Flagship Amsterdam, we offer you a unique experience on Amsterdam’s canals. Our local skippers and friendly hosts are waiting for you on our public canal cruises. With the luxury saloon boat canal cruise with cheese and wine, you sail past many sights in the city centre and learn about the history and secrets of Amsterdam! The package with wine and cheese is highly recommended, according to many travellers on Tripadvisor: ”Very good wine and a cheese board were the icing on the cake”. On our public canal cruises, you will be on board with a small group of people, which allows you to interact with our skipper and host. They will tell you more about the secrets, facts, and history of Amsterdam in an accessible way, filled with humour. With the Amsterdam evening canal cruise, you will discover romantic Amsterdam and enjoy the illuminated streets and bridges on a 100% electric boat.


With a package of Flagship Amsterdam, you will create a unique experience on Amsterdam’s canals. Do you fancy a drink with friends, family, or colleagues on a sunny afternoon, or opt for a full meal with burgers or pizza? Take a look at our foodbook and look at the endless possibilities we offer.

Besides public boat tours and all-inclusive arrangements, you can also opt for a private boat tour. A private boat tour is ideal for many occasions, such as a bachelor party, a birthday party, a business trip or an ultimate tour through the city centre of Amsterdam. Decide where you want to go yourself, or be surprised by a beautiful route chosen by our skipper. A private boat tour is for anyone who is looking for a great way to discover the canals of Amsterdam. Read more about sloop hire Amsterdam.

Want to know more?

Want to know more about canal cruise Amsterdam at Flagship Amsterdam? Then have a look at the page about boat tour Amsterdam, more information about boat hire Amsterdam, the page about various packages or the page about the private boat tour Amsterdam. Also, check out the page with frequently asked questions to quickly find an answer to your question. If you cannot find the answer, you can always contact us via the contact form or by phone on +31(0)20-2252837.