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The sightseeing cruise down the city’s canals will surely be the highlight of your holiday in Amsterdam.

The city has over 100 km (60 miles) of canals, through which thousands of cruise boats float daily. 

These boats come in many flavors – some are plain sightseeing boats, while the luxury canal cruises offer additional frills. 

To improve the experience, some luxury cruise boat operators offer snacks and drinks on board, while others give all guests a blanket. 

In this article, we list the best luxury canal cruises in Amsterdam so you can choose your pick.

Luxury Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

Luxury Canal City Cruise

View Amsterdam’s most spectacular waterside landmarks along its iconic canals on a luxury city cruise with live commentary.

This eco-friendly, high-end cruise is 100% electric, so you are sure you are helping Amsterdam stay green.

During this 60-minute cruise, guests can purchase festive cocktails and drinks from the bar onboard. 

You can enjoy an open-air boat experience on a sunny day or stay warm with a protective covering on cooler days.

Ticket price

Adult ticket (11+ years): €22
Child ticket (3 to 10 years): €13
Infant ticket (up to 2 years): Free entry

Guided Luxury Evening Canal Cruise

You will see Amsterdam from the water after dark during this cruise when it’s most beautiful.

To add to the fun on this luxury cruise, guests can order local drinks from an open bar.

Since this is a premium cruise, you can enjoy an intimate atmosphere with a small group.

During this 60-minute cruise, you also get blankets to keep you warm. 

Ticket price

Adult ticket (12+ years): €22
Child ticket (3 to 11 years): €14
Infant ticket (up to 2 years): Free entry

Luxury Sightseeing Cruise with Drinks

On this luxurious canal cruise, you can sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

The color-coordinated, intricately decorated boat has a fully stocked bar and drinks onboard.

If you and your group love drinking, we highly recommend this cruise.

A knowledgeable skipper and a local hostess regale you with tales of the city even as you cruise along the city’s waterworks.

Ticket price

Adult ticket (18+ years): €29
Child ticket (4 to 17 years): €25
Infant ticket (up to 3 years): Free entry

Exclusive BBQ Cruise with Live Cook

On this special Amsterdam Canal boat tour, you will enjoy a BBQ or vegetarian menu even as you cruise past the famous sights along the Herengracht, Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht, and the Red Light district. 

Unlimited beer, prosecco, and soft drinks will be provided for your friends or family.

During the two hours of the cruise, your captain tells you some fantastic anecdotes about the city.

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

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 

Extras: Focaccia bread and herbal butter 

Refreshments: Unlimited beer, prosecco, and soft drinks

Ticket price: €590 for a group of up to ten guests

Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise Experience

This 60-minute cruise through the waters of Amsterdam happens on one of the city’s most exclusive boats. 

You will relax with a drink from an enthusiastic and friendly hostess and watch the city’s landmarks pass by. 

You can choose from various hot and cold drinks from the well-stocked bar. 

On this extravagant boat, all passengers also get fleece blankets for comfort. 

Ticket price

Adult ticket (13+ years): €28
Child ticket (4 to 12 years): €9.50
Infant ticket (up to 3 years): Free entry

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

Private Luxury Cruise with Prosecco

During this personal boat tour, you and your group will sip on sparkling Prosecco (sparkling white wine from Italy) even as you navigate the canals of Amsterdam.

You will relax in the comfort of a romantic open boat as you discover the city’s hidden jewels.

It will be a private party of sorts, lasting 90 minutes, with a knowledgeable skipper to guide you.

Before you get off, you will get insider recommendations on the best places to go from the skipper.

Ticket price: €439 for a group of up to eight guests

Romantic Indulgence in Amsterdam’s Canal

See how Amsterdam is lit up at night on this private canal cruise, which is perfect for romantic couples. 

You will sail past seven of the city’s most beautiful and famous bridges and learn about the 17th-century canal houses.

You can snuggle under a blanket with your lover and enjoy a warm cup of mulled wine or a refreshing glass of Prosecco.

Along the way, the captain tells you stories of the city’s impressive history, culture, landmarks, and tales of legends and lovers in English.

Ticket price: €215 for two guests

Light Festival Luxury Canal Cruise with Live Commentary

Amsterdam Light Festival is celebrated from 2 Dec to 23 Jan, and the city lights up.

The light artworks are on every day from 4.30 pm until 11.00 pm, and one of the best ways to see them is from the city’s canals. 

You can enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival as you slowly cruise past the spectacular illuminations on a luxury canal boat. 

The glamourous boat is entirely electric, is stylishly furnished, has massive windows, and includes an extensive bar. 

Ticket price

Adult ticket (14+ years): €26.50
Child ticket (up to 13 years): €13


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