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Amsterdam Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amsterdam’s Canal Ring (Grachtengordel), the city’s charming 17th-century district and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is probably best known for the picturesque canals cutting through it. The area is comprised of three rings of semicircular waterways that are bisected by smaller canals radiating from the middle—like spokes on a very Dutch bicycle wheel. Hundreds of bridges cross the Canal Ring’s channels, connecting the 90 islands that were created during the Dutch Golden Age.

The Basics
The district’s major canals are the Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht. From east to west, the major radial canals are the Brouwersgracht, Leidsegracht, and Reguliersgracht. The Canal Ring can be navigated by foot, bicycle, and, of course, boat. A canal cruise is an excellent introduction to the UNESCO-listed canals, as glass-topped boats provide the best views of the city’s main sights. Options include hop-on hop-off boat tours and themed canal cruises that serve food and wine.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • A number of cruise departure points are set along the famous canals, and tours are available in several languages.
  • The Canal Ring circles some of Amsterdam’s most important sites, including the Red Light District, the Museumplein, the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt Square, the Jewish Quarter, and the Museum Quarter.
  • Barges, powerboats, Frisian skutsjes (sailboats), and rowboats ply the canals at all times of day and night.
 
How to Get There
The Canal Ring is located right in the center of Amsterdam. Lined with beautiful historic buildings (“canal houses”), the canals can serve as helpful visual guideposts and a fun option for getting around the city. Amsterdam's winding, cobblestoned city center can easily throw off your sense of direction, and the canals will always orient you back in the proper direction.

When to Get There
Because it’s part of the Dutch capital city’s landscape, as well as a mode of transportation and commerce, the Canal Ring is always open. The best times of year to enjoy a canal cruise are during the fine-weather summer months, and in the Christmas and New Year holiday season, when you can take an evening cruise during the Festival of Lights.
Address: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Admission: Free
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Amsterdam Comedy Show Cruise

Amsterdam Comedy Show Cruise

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See Amsterdam’s beautiful canals while having a laugh on this comedy cruise. Listen to professional comics and get your fill of Dutch humor while exploring the UNESCO-designated, 17th-century canal ring that surrounds the city’s historic district. Select the bar option and enjoy complimentary beer, sparkling wine, and soft drinks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$59.32
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Amsterdam, first visit

Amsterdam, first visit

If you are in Amsterdam for the first time, after this tour you will feel already at home in my beautiful city. I wil tell you about the rich history, starting from the founding of the city till the present day.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$400.82
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$400.82
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Who Is Amsterdam - A Once In A Lifetime Walking Tour

Who Is Amsterdam - A Once In A Lifetime Walking Tour

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Get a more intimate glimpse into Amsterdam during a walking tour that grants you access to the houses of two locals for an authentic cultural experience. You’ll get a perspective of the city from a local sex worker, coffee shop owner, or other local, and receive personalized attention in a small group limited to six people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.35
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Sunset Wine & Cheese tasting canal tour with private guide

Sunset Wine & Cheese tasting canal tour with private guide

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Our unique tour offers specialty Dutch wines and cheeses hosted by a professional, Dutch bilingual guide with a vast knowledge of Dutch wine & cheese. This relaxed tour takes you through Amsterdam's historic canals on a traditional and intimate "salon boat" with no more than 12 guests. The award-winning Dutch wines are professionally paired with a selection of unique Dutch cheeses which are not widely known nor exported - only available in specialty cheese shops and the farmers who produce them. We aim at serving our guests only the best. Larger groups on larger boats can be booked on request. Ideal for corporate outings or a large group of friends. Contact us for further details and pricing.
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  • 2 hours
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$181.82
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BBQ Boat Amsterdam min. 8 pax

BBQ Boat Amsterdam min. 8 pax

Group? Min. numbers for a group is 8 pax. During a two hour private boat tour on the famous canals of Amsterdam you will enjoy the city and the BBQ! See the history and experience the hot spots of our capital! If desired, the skipper tells fascinating stories about the city. Aboard is live cooking! Our cook will make the meat ready on board while you enjoy a cold drink. BBQ menu pp: Meat: 2 chicken satay, hamburger, pepper steak, shashlik and BBQ sausages. Salads: raw vegetables, potato, cucumber and Russian salad Sauces: garlic, cocktail and BBQ Extra: focaccia bread and herbal butter Vegetarian menu pp.: 5 different kinds of vegetarian Salads: green, potato, Russian and cucumber salad Sauces: garlic, cocktail and BBQ Extra: focaccia bread and herbal butter
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  • 2 hours
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Join-in Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Amsterdam and Boat Tour

Join-in Shore Excursion: Walking Tour of Amsterdam and Boat Tour

Tour includes walking City Tour of Amsterdam and 1 hr join-in public boat tour. You will see Central Railway Station, St. Nicholas Basilica, Dam Square, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace, Canals and bridges of the city, Canal houses, Red Light District, etc. At the end of the walking tour, you will say goodbye to a guide who will give instructions on how to return to the ship after a boat trip. A boat tour starts and ends by the Central Railway Station.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$403.00
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$403.00
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Private 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour in Amsterdam

Private 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour in Amsterdam

Grab the opportunity and make the most out of your stay in Amsterdam by discovering the best this city has to offer in a fully customizable tour! At the desired time, an experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation in a private vehicle ready to share the historical facts, the necessary information about the sights and, of course, his personal input in order to immerse you into the Amsterdammer lifestyle. Admire the marvelous Dam square, the architecture of Royal Palace and the Rijksmuseum. Drive down past the famous Van Gogh museum and take a stroll around the Albert Cuyp Market and the Amsterdam Canals. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the ride, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 2 hours
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$79.50
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$79.50
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4-Day Highlights of Amsterdam and Paris

4-Day Highlights of Amsterdam and Paris

Catch a glimpse of Central Europe's two most fascinating and vibrant cities. Your journey starts with a stroll around the Dutch countryside and windmills town, Zaanse Schans. And between 21 March till 10 May 2020, we will visit the beautiful garden of Europe, Keukenhof. Then you will continue to the bustling streets and canals in Amsterdam. After Amsterdam we are heading towards South to Brussels and arrive finally in the City of Lights, Paris with all its main attractions, Louvre museum, Galerie Lafayette, Eiffel tower and more, This tour will leave you a grandeur and historic feeling after those vibrant cities. You will end your tour in Paris with an unforgettable experience!
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  • 4 days
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$385.58
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Full-Day Tour to Zaanse Schans village and Amsterdam with Cheese Tasting

Full-Day Tour to Zaanse Schans village and Amsterdam with Cheese Tasting

During the tour, you will travel to the village of Zaanse Schans, past the Dutch landscapes of polders and canals, where you will visit a windmill, a cheese farm with a tasting of Dutch cheese. Then you will return to Amsterdam, where you take a panoramic tour. You will see Central Railway Station, St. Nicholas Basilica, Dam Square, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace, Canals and bridges of the city, Canal houses, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Red Light District, etc.
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  • 6 hours
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$1,274.00
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour with Expert Guide

Private Tour: Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour with Expert Guide

Explore magnificent Amsterdam with a private guide! This tour takes you through the slice of Amsterdam that is richest in contrast. Visit Red Light District and discover iconic city places: the Amsterdam Canal Ring, the Oude Kerk and Chinatown. You will also have three stops to try traditional Dutch delicacies. If you’re looking to fit the most Amsterdam travel thrills into the shortest trip, then this tour was made for you. • Explore the Red District and other famous Amsterdam landmarks. • Learn the intricacies of Dutch law • Enjoy local hospitality and ideal photo ops • Try Dutch delicacies: cheese, kroket, and stroopwafel • Get educational insight on the Oude Kerk and Chinatown • Unforgettable private tour of Amsterdam Red Light District combined with food tour • Seeing UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring
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  • 2 hours
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$115.00
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Amsterdam Must-See Historical City Walk with Local Expert

Amsterdam Must-See Historical City Walk with Local Expert

Meet Amsterdam, the city which invented tolerance, liberalism and open-mindedness. This tour will bring you a colorful mix of must-see spots and local charms. It is a great way to explore the city, if you don’t know where to start. Discover the must-see landmarks, beautiful canals and important historic areas. All along the way your guide will bring Dutch culture and history vividly to life. • This compact journey will introduce you to the most iconic Amsterdam spots • You will get a better understanding of Dutch liberal culture • Learn more about Amsterdam’s rich history and heritage • Find out how a small fishing town became the center of world’s trade
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Explore hidden streets with friends - Private Tour

Explore hidden streets with friends - Private Tour

Escape the crowds and explore tranquil places in a historic neighbourhood. See Amsterdam with the eyes of a local! We will show you more than the usual: iconic buildings & hidden courtyards. While strolling through the maze of little streets we will tell you stories spanning centuries from Rembrandt until today. On our way to the local neighbourhood of Jordaan you will: - learn more about the history of the canal belt & encounter magnificent buildings like the Royal Palace - visit hidden courtyards that housed sailors` widows and elderly people on charity in 1650 – the first social housing projects in the world - explore the distinct lay-out and see the difference that this neighbourhood shows compared to the canal belt - find out why both locals & art community fought to preserve the special character of the area when investors and the city tried to remodel it in the 1970s - browse for a reminder on an antique market Let us show you our Jordaan: a living village inside the city
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  • 3 hours
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$44.49
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Amsterdam Luxury Boat cruise Tickets

Amsterdam Luxury Boat cruise Tickets

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On our shared cruise, you’ll get the opportunity to fully experience the beauty of Amsterdam! The cruise lasts 60 minutes, and sails around the Amsterdam Canals. There are options to include beer, wine and soft drink for the entirety of the cruise. There are different departure times every day. Onboard the luxury boat is in case of rain covered and their is always a hostess which can tell you about all the beauty along the Amsterdam Canals Experience the Amsterdam Canals in the best way possible and book a ticket on the shared cruise with us!
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  • 1 hour
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$24.72
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$24.72
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Arcade Photoshoot in Amsterdam

Arcade Photoshoot in Amsterdam

During this photo experience I will take you cool pictures at the metro. You will can have fun at an arcade games bar while I take you stunning pictures for your social media!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$247.17
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Personal Private Canal Cruise, all inclusive. 60 minutes

Personal Private Canal Cruise, all inclusive. 60 minutes

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The best private canal tour on the famous canals of Amsterdam! The cruise is private for 1,5 hours and inclusive local skipper/guide and inclusive beer, wines, soda's and snacks (due the Corona virus, snacks are not available at this time). The luxe boat is equipped with pillows and in case of rain a roof top. Anamazing experience to enjoy with friends and family. You will see the famous hotspots of Amsterdam. The starting location is at the famous Rijksmuseum, the biggest museum of Amsterdam.
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  • 1 hour
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$278.06
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The best boat trip through the Amsterdam canals

The best boat trip through the Amsterdam canals

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Enjoy the historic canals of the capital. On a beautiful open electric boat. Enough space and equipped with all comforts. With an experienced captain as your guide. He really knows how to tell you everything about this beautiful city. This boat trip is one of the most popular in Amsterdam. Sail along and experience why. - open canal boat with comfortable cushions - small groups and an intimate setting - sail past places where the large tour boats do not come - unique experience from the water
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  • 1 hour
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$23.48
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Private 1-hour Amsterdam Canal Tour

Private 1-hour Amsterdam Canal Tour

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During this exciting one-hour canal tour, you’ll have a unique opportunity to view Amsterdam’s most popular attractions from the water! Plus, our skipper will give you great tips and info to help you decide which ones you’d like to visit when you’re back on land. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks aboard so you can truly relax as you cruise through the magical World Heritage Canal District.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.69
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Private 1.5 hour Canal Tour in Amsterdam with your Loved One

Private 1.5 hour Canal Tour in Amsterdam with your Loved One

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Relax after a busy day of sightseeing on an evening cruise of Amsterdam’s historic canals. Take in views of the historic waterways by night, travelling through areas including the UNESCO-listed Canal District and De Wallen, and benefit from a customizable itinerary according to the group’s interests. Gain insight into the landmarks and routes from you local skipper, and choose a tour time that suits your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$83.42
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Private 2-hour Amsterdam Canal Tour

Private 2-hour Amsterdam Canal Tour

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During this amazing two-hour canal tour, you’ll have a unique opportunity to view Amsterdam’s most popular attractions from the water! Plus, our skipper will give you fantastic tips to help you decide which points of interest you’d like to visit when you’re back on land. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks aboard to enjoy as you cruise through the magical World Heritage Canal District. Since this tour is longer than most others, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and take in the city’s many sights. Your skipper is also able to improvise a sailing route that fits your interests, making this tour completely customizable. In two hours, you can experience the enchanting canals, the stunning IJ and Amstel rivers, and more. This is truly the best way to make the most of your Amsterdam visit!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.45
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Half-Day Amsterdam Jordaan Private Walking Tour

Half-Day Amsterdam Jordaan Private Walking Tour

If you would really like to get to know Amsterdam on a deeper level, than you are definitely here! Jordaan is the soul of Amsterdam, its’ history, traditions and a sense of humor. Why? Because here you can find all the treasures, that Amsterdammers carefully hide from the tourists - cozy yards, pretty art galleries, locals nicely sitting with their cup of coffee or a daily newspaper and enjoying the sunshine, best saturday market and lots of other secret sites! There are a lot of wonderful things will be on our way, such as the narrowest house, West India house, lots of lovely houseboats and the one and only in the world floating shelter for cats! After little tasting we will continue our walk and find out more about Jordaan's historical past. For instance, we will show you a lot of little historical monuments, sculptures, hidden church and green and cozy yard 'Hofje', where we will tell you about charity system from the 16th century and up to now. See you soon!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$224.92
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$224.92
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Candid PhotoShoot in Amsterdam

Candid PhotoShoot in Amsterdam

This is the perfect experience for solo-travelers, families, couples & groups of friends! We start the experience by meeting in the center of Amsterdam in one of the prettiest neighborhoods in the city. We will stroll through picturesque canals and bridges where I'll take you to the best photography spots to capture the most unforgettable memories. You will see the places that made me fall in love with the city. I can help guide you through poses throughout the entire session so you can relax and enjoy the experience. We first meet for a complimentary tea or coffee where we can chat and get to know each other. I talk you through the next hour and a half and the layout of the day. I can share with you my mood board so you can have a good idea of how the day will look. At each location, I will guide you through how to pose to get natural, stunning photos. You can also personalize this Photo-Shoot. You will get your copies in drive, Also the RAW files in case if you need.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.79
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Private Amsterdam Booze Boat

Private Amsterdam Booze Boat

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1.5 hours cruise with an open Dutch bar (unlimited beer, wine, and soda). You can drink in a bar in any city in the world, but for a true Amsterdam experience, you can’t do better than a boozy canal cruise along the world-famous waterways, taking in the sights with a cold beer in hand. Enjoy a real Amsterdam experience with a private boat hire for you and your friends or family. With an open bar that includes unlimited beer, wine, and soda, you can take in the breathtaking sights of Amsterdam's canals on a brand new boat. This cruise is also available for groups of 10 people and under - just book for 10 and arrive with less
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.20
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$48.20

Architecture Tour: Old and New Amsterdam

Architecture Tour: Old and New Amsterdam

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Unique introduction tour to the past, present and future of Amsterdam On this 2-hour tour you will join a local architect or architectural historian to discover the reasons why Amsterdam looks the way it does. How did the architecture of the canal belt influence newer developments? How do these contemporary buildings break or continue traditions and ways of living? Discover the forces that make Amsterdam one of the most vibrant cities in Europe!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.25
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$43.25
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Semi-Private 2-hour Canal Cruise on classic sloop Style

Semi-Private 2-hour Canal Cruise on classic sloop Style

Escape the crowds and experience Amsterdam in style on board of the beautifully restored Classic sloop ‘Style’, built in 1914. With a maximum of 10 persons on board this semi-private tour will be a perfect opportunity to experience the city at its best: from the water. While relaxing on the soft cushions, enjoying the sunshine and being surrounded by comfort and luxury, you will see the highlights of Amsterdam slowly passing by. A drink from our open bar and some typical Dutch snacks will complete your morning. During wintertime classic sloop Style is equipped with a high quality roof, windows and heating and in case of high temperatures we can set up a sunroof. Due to the fact our sloop Style is 100% electric, you will not hear nor smell the engine. Did we already mention we even have a hidden toilet on board?
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.26
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$195.26
Price varies by group size