Amsterdam Canal Cruises with Dinner – tickets, prices, what to expect

When you pair your Amsterdam canal cruise with food and drinks, one ends up creating memories that stay on for life. 

That is why both locals and tourists love to enjoy tasty culinary delights while cruising through the lit canals of the city.

There are many options to choose from, but most of these canal cruises with dinner and drinks last 90 minutes to two hours. 

In this article, we share everything you must know before booking your Amsterdam canal cruise with dinner.

Evening Pizza Cruise on Amsterdam’s Canals

Enjoy freshly made pizza onboard an enchanting canal boat in Amsterdam, and see the city’s sights during a 90-minute cruise.

Combining casual dining with a leisurely viewing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage canal region is a winning combination.

After boarding the boat, you will order an appetizer and pizza of your choice from chefs from the New York Pizza company.

Your pizza is then delivered straight from the oven to the boat and accompanied by wine, beer, and soft drinks throughout the cruise.

Ticket price

Adult ticket (13+ years): €36
Child ticket (4 to 12 years): €26
Infant ticket (up to 3 years): Free entry

If you prefer a shorter pizza dinner cruise, with an additional Chocolate Chip Ice Cream thrown in, check out this cruise

If you are a bigger group and want your private canal cruise with dinner, check out the private pizza cruise. This boat can accommodate a group of up to 34 passengers, and you can choose from various kinds of pizzas.

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Classic Boat Cruise with Cheese & Wine

This 75-minute Classic Boat Cruise in Amsterdam’s canals comes with a dining and drinking option.

You can sit back and enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute canal cruise and learn about the city’s famous landmarks, culture, and hear stories from your guide. 

All through the tour, you will keep getting unlimited delicious cheese, wine, and other drinks.

Ticket price

Adult ticket (12+ years): €29
Child ticket (up to 11 years): €12

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BBQ Cruise with Live Cook

This 2-hour private Amsterdam canal cruise comes with a tasty BBQ or vegetarian menu.

You will be sailing on the converted lifeboat IJdok that’s electrically powered, making it possible to sail silently along Amsterdam’s canals. 

The private cruise takes you along the Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht and by the Red Light district. 

BBQ Menu

Hamburgers, chicken breast, BBQ sausages, kebabs, slices of bacon 

Salads: Raw vegetables, potatoes, Russian and cucumber salads 

Sauces: Garlic, cocktail, BBQ, and satay 

Vegetarian Menu

Vegetarian satay, vegetable burgers, vegetarian chicken, and vegetable skewers 

Salads: Raw vegetables, potatoes, Russian and cucumber salads 

Sauces: Garlic, cocktail, BBQ, and satay 

Everybody gets Focaccia bread and herbal butter extra.

This food is accompanied by unlimited beer, prosecco, and soft drinks.

Ticket price: €750 for a group of ten guests

If you prefer the same barbeque experience, but cheaper, check out this private BBQ booze cruise.

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Street Food Tasting Cruise

The street food tasting cruise is a unique Amsterdam experience. 

During this 90-minute Floating Food Tour cruise through the Dutch capital’s canals, you will take in the sights and local cuisine. 

Your boat will cruise through the Amstel River, the seven bridges, and some more hidden gems that only a local captain would know.

And along the way, you will enjoy freshly-made Dutch food such as Haring (local fish), the famous syrup cookie “Stroopwafel”, the common Indonesian chicken saté, local cheese, and some fried specialties. 

Ticket price

Adult ticket (18+ years): €65
Child ticket (up to 17 years): €49

Tourists can choose from other kinds of Amsterdam Canal Cruises as well. Some of the most popular ones are – night cruisespizza cruisescruises with unlimited drinksluxury cruisesprivate cruises, etc. 

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Romantic Canal Cruise at Night with Snacks

This tour is a 50-minute private evening cruise through the charming canals of Amsterdam. 

After dark, the city illuminates with glistening lights, creating the perfect romantic setting for you and your lover. 

You both can snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy a refreshing glass of champagne accompanied by local cheese, grapes, crackers, and waffles.

Ticket price: €178 for two

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Evening Canal Cruise with Burgers & Hot Dogs

This Amsterdam Canal Cruise with dinner is a perfect outing for youngsters, families, and seniors. 

You experience Amsterdam from the water with a delicious burger, hotdog, and refreshing drink in hand. 

Guests can dress up their burgers and hotdogs any way they like using classic toppings like lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, jalapenos, cheese, etc.

And they can order as many drinks as they like from the bar, including Heineken beer, house wines, and soft drinks.

Ticket price

Adult ticket (12+ years): €42
Child ticket (3 to 11 years): €35

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Private Cruise with Drinks & Optional Snacks

If you are a large group or family holidaying in Amsterdam, booking a private cruise with food is an ideal way to explore the city’s famous canals.

This comfortable boat can either be open or covered, depending on the weather and your mood.

During the two-hour-long tour, guests have access to unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, and a snack platter.

The snack platter includes: 

  • Two types of cheese (approx. 400 grams)
  • Two kinds of sausage (approx. 350 grams)
  • Two trays with freshly roasted nuts
  • Two trays of provencal olives
  • Two homemade dips
  • Breadsticks
  • French bread

Ticket price: €490 for a group of ten guests

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Plastic Fishing Canal Cruise with Breakfast

This canal cruise is both fun and good work – you give a little back to one of Europe’s favorite cities. 

Amsterdam gets 18 million tourists a year, and some of them leave behind a ridiculous amount of trash – most of it is plastic. 

On this Amsterdam canal cruise, you will be issued gloves, trash bags, and fishing nets, and while standing inside the boat, you must pick up as much plastic as possible from the water.

All the plastic collected goes to a local artist who produces plastic lamps, trash bins, and souvenirs. 

Complimentary croissants, pastries, fresh orange juice, coffee, tea, and soft drinks get served throughout the cruise.

Ticket price: €450 for a group of up to ten guests

Popular attractions in Amsterdam

# Rijksmuseum
# Van Gogh Museum
# Anne Frank House
# Keukenhof Gardens
# ARTIS Amsterdam Zoo
# Heineken Experience
# A’dam Lookout
# Stedelijk Museum
# Amsterdam Canal Cruise
# Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
# Body Worlds Amsterdam
# Rembrandt House Museum
# Ice Bar Amsterdam
# Johan Cruyff Arena Stadium

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