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Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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icon3 hours 10 minutes  (Approx.)
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Combine two Amsterdam essentials in one day with a canal cruise and skip-the-line admission to the Heineken Experience. Board a comfortable boat and admire the sights along Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage canals on a 75-minute cruise. Waft by lovely canal houses, bridges and churches; and savor this delightful quarter from the water. Complement your cruise with fast-track entry to the Heineken Experience at the beer’s former Amsterdam brewery. See the vintage brewery equipment and learn about the production process on an interactive journey that finishes with a free beer tasting.
  • Amsterdam canal cruise and skip-the-line entry to the Heineken Experience
  • Enjoy a scenic 75-minute boat trip along Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals
  • Pass elegant canal houses, churches and bridges, and hear their stories via the onboard commentary
  • Enjoy fast-track admission to the Heineken Experience, set in the beer’s former, and first-built brewery
  • View the vintage copper vats and learn about the brewing and bottling process
  • Finish your explorations with a free beer tasting
  • Save time and money with a ticket that combines two Amsterdam essentials
All Fees and Taxes
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

1: Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, Netherlands
2: Stadhouderskade 550, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
3: Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair seats need to be reserved. Please call 0031 20 679 13 70
  • Your ticket for the Heineken Experience is a ticket with a timeslot you chose while making a reservation. You can ONLY enter the museum at this specific time. Changing your slottime is NOT possible.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Your City Canal Cruise is an "OPEN TICKET".No timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next available boat at one of the 2 docks of Blue Boat Company
  • Your voucher will be scanned at Heineken Experience. You can redeem your canal cruise inside the ticketoffice of Blue Boat Company where a timeslot will be assigned.
  • The main rule is to keep 1,5 meters distance where possible.
  • Before departure guests will be asked if they have any health complaints that can indicate that they have Covid-19.
  • Waiting lines can be a maximum of 10 pax long with 1,5 meters distance
  • In our shops and docks, we have disinfectant hand gel that must by applies before boarding the boat.
  • Boats have a maximum capacity of 30 pax.
  • In our boats all tables now have table numbers. Guests will receive a table number when getting on board. The tables in the back of the boat will be placed first.
  • When departing the boat, guests on the tables in the front of the boat will need to depart first.
  • Guests need to remain seated during the canal cruise and are not allowed to walk through the boat.
  • Earplugs and empty F&B packaging needs to be taken off board by the guests themselves.
  • Boats will be cleaned after every canal cruise.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Blue Boat Company

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What is the maximum group size during Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience ?
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The boat ride was right across the street from the Heineken Experience so it was convenient." See review
  • "Be aware that you will be expected to make a gratuity on disembarking." See review
  • "Heineken exPerience is a must if you enjoy beer, fun times." See review


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Our tour guide at the Heineken Experience was great & the staff there were very friendly.
, Jun 2020
It was confusing where to pick up the Blue Boat cruise. 3 locations were listed on our ticket but only 1 location was open. We went to the wrong one & missed the 4:30 tour because we had to walk 15 minutes to the next location. Luckily they were very nice & let us take the 5:00 canal ride. We then went to the Heineken Experience & did not see a time posted on our ticket. They went ahead & let us in. We enjoyed both tours but were very frustrated before the tours began. Please only list the 1 location of the boat cruise.
Great Experience
, Jan 2020
I was really impressed with both the Heineken experience and the canal cruise. This is a must on any Amsterdam trip. However, I initially had a bad experience with one of the customer servie advisors at the blue boat company. I had bought a ticket for the Heineken experience for the 16th of January and you could do the canal cruise on any day, as per my understanding, which is fine. So on the 15th I was visiting the Van Gogh museum, on my way I saw the ticket office of the blue boat company next to the hard rock cafe. I advised the guy that I had a dual ticket and I was just double checking if I could come any day for the canal cruise, the guy told me they do not do any dual tickets and that I have been scammed and advised it could also be for some other company. I assured him that it was definately the blue boat company but he was not intrested. I did not have the ticket on me on the day. The next day I went to the Heineken experience and tried the blue boat company next to the Heineken and everything was fine. So the person at the other blue boat ticket office gave me an unnecessary scare and was a bit rude and not intrested, this is not good customer service. However, I was impressed with both the experiences.
Amsterdam Canal Cruise
, Nov 2019
Two ways to see Amsterdam: walk through the streets or take a canal cruise. Fascinating and vibrant city and canal cruises are extremely educational and entertaining. A great way to learn some of the city's history and feature. There are many different tours operating. Be aware that you will be expected to make a gratuity on disembarking. Great experience. Loved it.
Just amazing
Arvind D
, Nov 2019
This Heineken tour is a must visit. Very well guided tour of th entire process of beer making , followed by an amazing digital experience and finally three beers on the house. The canal cruise is different and best enjoye during sunset. Shoes you a lively tour of Amsterdam. Highly recommended.
Great way to see the city
, Oct 2019
The Heineken tour was cool but my favorite part was cruising the canals and learning the history of Amsterdam. Would recommend this one.
Oh dam,
, Oct 2019
So the driver was running into the wall, the headphones that they provide you can’t hear the presentation. It was a horrible experience
good attraction fun time.
, Oct 2019
If you are doing the Heineken experience and you enjoy drinking, take the tour after going to Heineken because you can start three drinks at heineken and finish up buying and drinking more suring the cruise.
, Sep 2019
Really enjoyed Heineken tour followed by a brilliant canal tour both outstanding , have nothing negative to say as it was all brilliant
Misleading advertisement
, Sep 2019
This advert is very misleading, the picture shows a Heineken Canal Boat, yet in reality it is not the Heineken boat but another boar operated by Blue Boat company. The tour was dull and boring. The captain spoke on his cell phone from the time we left to the time we returned. No refreshments were available on the boat.
Fun but disorganized
, Jul 2019
The information given was very confusing. We were scheduled at 5:00, so we did the H ex first but when we went out for our Blue Boat ride at 6:15 they said we had to be there by 6:00 which was definitely not on the instructions. He agreed to honor our ticket but the next boat would ya e been an 1 1/2 hours due to break downs. Thank goodness a very nice capt from the Heineken boat said we could cruise with him, but again the attendant said we couldn’t. He finally gave in and we had a great time on the Heineken boat. I would definitely recommend making the the information more simple to follow.

Product code: 7441P8

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