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Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Drinks – tickets, prices, open bar

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Amsterdam canal cruises come in many flavors – with hot pizza, do-it-yourself-burgers, a four-course meal, story-telling captains, do-it-yourself-routes, etc. 

However, the most popular canal cruises in the Dutch capital are the ones that come with unlimited drinks!

These guided Amsterdam canal tours show you the most famous city sights while you sit back, relax, and sip the drink of your choice. 

These all-you-can-drink cruises also serve typical Dutch snacks such as stroopwafels, Gouda cheese with Zaanse Mustard, Dutch Drop ‘Hopjes’ (licorice), Speculaas (Spicy shortcrust biscuit), etc. 

All canal cruise boats that serve alcohol require you to bring a valid ID such as your passport, driver’s license, identity card, student card, etc.

In this article, we list out the best Amsterdam canal cruises with drinks.

Canal Cruise with Pizza & Drinks

Amsterdam Cruise with Drinks and Pizza

On this boat tour, you cruise the canals of Amsterdam and enjoy the atmosphere even as you enjoy wine, beer, or soft drinks.

Thirty minutes after boarding the Amsterdam Pizza Cruise, your boat docks shortly so that fresh, hot homemade pizza is served straight from the chef’s kitchen to your table. 

You can pre-order the pizza you want to have during the cruise. The options are – Pizza Margherita, Pizza Pepperoni, Pizza Hawaii, Pizza Chilli Chicken, Pizza Californian Veggie (vegetarian), and Vegan Pizza Margherita (vegan cheese).

A delicious homemade brownie slice compliments your meal and drinks.

Ticket price

Adult ticket (14+ years): €34.50
Child ticket (4 to 13 years): €20

Luxury Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

Booze Cruise in Amsterdam

If you want a comfortable boat and unlimited drinks for your tour of Amsterdam’s canals but don’t want food, we recommend this sightseeing cruise.

On this boat suitable for all weather conditions, you can sit back and relax with a drink in hand.

Your captain ensures you get the history of Amsterdam, while your hostess will ensure you get your Heineken, wine, or soft drinks. 

Ticket price

Adult ticket (18+ years): €25
Child ticket (4 to 17 years): €20
Infant ticket (up to 3 years): Free Entry

Light Festival Boat Tour with Unlimited Drinks

Cruise passengers with whiskey glasses

If you visit Amsterdam during the Amsterdam Light Festival, which happens in December and January, this works out as the best canal cruise with drinks. 

You will board an eco-friendly electric boat and be enchanted by the sparkling lights of 20 pieces of artwork along the city’s canals. 

All the while, you will enjoy unlimited drinks – your favorite beer, wine, and soft drinks – and some Dutch snacks along the way.

During this 75-minute long tour, you will glide down the heritage canals of Amsterdam, sail along the Amstel River, and pass by the Maritime Museum and Amsterdam Zoo. 

Ticket price: €26.50 per person

Party Cruise with Open Bar

Open Bar in Amsterdam Canal Cruise

For an authentic Amsterdam experience, you can’t do better than a boozy canal cruise along the world-famous waterways.

Your open bar cruise will take off near Central Station, from where you will cruise into the heart of the city where the main canals are. 

You will then pass through the Amstel River, passing the 7 bridges and some more hidden gems.

After 90 minutes of fun and frolic, you will get off near Chupitos, one of the most famous shooter bars in the city.

Ticket price: €39 per person

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

BBQ Cruise with Live Cook & drinks

This 2-hour private Amsterdam canal cruise comes with a tasty BBQ or vegetarian menu accompanied by unlimited beer, prosecco, and soft drinks.

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.

Private Cruise with Drinks & Optional Snacks

If you are a large family or a group of friends who want a long canal cruise in Amsterdam with unlimited drinks, this is the perfect experience for you. 

Since this is a private tour, you will be renting out the whole boat. 

During this 2-hour cruise, you can decide to leave the boat open or close it depending on the weather. 

The boat’s skipper and guide will navigate through the canals while your gang can help themselves to unlimited beer, wine, or soft drinks. 

The optional 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 
  • Four homemade dips
  • Breadsticks
  • French bread

Ticket price: €490 for a group of ten 

Smoke-Friendly Canal Cruise with Drinks

If you are a smoker, you will love to sit back and relax on this Bulldog Cruise Boat.

This smoke-friendly canal cruise in the heart of Amsterdam comes with three complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.

If you want more drinks, you can always buy them from the Open Bar.

Passengers can bring their own food and smokes to enjoy them onboard during this 75-minute long cruise.

Ticket price: €25 per person

Want to step up? Try this 420 friendly smoke and lounge canal cruise.


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