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Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis)
Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis)

Museum of the Canals (Het Grachtenhuis) Tours and Tickets

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Amsterdam is known for its canals, and they are well celebrated at the Museum of the Canals, or Het Grachtenhuis, which opened its doors in 2011. The museum showcases a series of exhibitions devoted to the history of Amsterdam’s canals and the city development project behind them, from miniature city models to 3-D video projections.

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Herengracht 386, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1016 CJ
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House

Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House

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Glide through Amsterdam's canals in style and comfort aboard a 100% electric, luxury boat. Settle into comfy cushioned seats, and warm up with provided blankets and a drink from the cash bar if the weather is chilly. The cruise departs multiple times daily from the Anne Frank House, so it's easy to fit into most sightseeing itineraries.
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Classic River Boat With Drinks & Dutch Cheese

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Cruise down the famous canals of Amsterdam during this 60-minute (for travel date before 1 July duration of 75 min) boat tour. Hop aboard the classic wooden saloon boat and sit back and enjoy the beautiful city pass you by. See landmarks while nibbling on Dutch cheese and having a drink.
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  • 1 hour
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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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1 hour Luxury Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (Best Day Cruise Worldwide)

1 hour Luxury Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (Best Day Cruise Worldwide)

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Get a front-row peek at top sights in Amsterdam from the comfort of an electric-powered boat during this luxury canal cruise. Settle into a spacious open-air deck with cushioned seats and blankets, heated on chilly days. Listen to stories and commentary from a live guide as you glide past attractions like Leiden Square, the Statue of Anne Frank, and Rembrandt House.
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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board
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Amsterdam Guided Evening Canal Cruise with Bar on Board

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Cruise through Amsterdam the modern way, by small electric boat with a bar on an evening tour. A fun alternative to standing in a crowded bar, the cruise offers a sociable way to see Amsterdam's landmarks as day turns to night. Illuminated bridges and attractions like the Western Church are among the sights.
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Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks
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Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks

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The best way to explore the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring is indisputably by boat. Get a different perspective of the Dutch capital while avoiding the crowds on land during this relaxing canal cruise that, unlike other similar tours, includes unlimited Heineken beer, wine, and soft drinks for a budget-friendly price. Plus, several departure times throughout the day mean you can slot the cruise into almost any schedule.
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  • 1 hour
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Canal Cruise of Jordaan and Amsterdam Islands

Canal Cruise of Jordaan and Amsterdam Islands

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You’ve seen the canals—now it’s time to get on the water. With this 75-minute cruise, you’ll explore the Jordaan, the most charming ‘hood in modern-day Amsterdam. As you listen to stories from Amsterdam’s beloved Harry Slinger, you’ll float past islands, beautiful bridges, Centraal Station, historic warehouses, churches, and more, leaving with a deep appreciation of this historic city.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

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See Amsterdam from a perspective often missed by visitors on a boat cruise through the canal. In addition to frame-worthy views of the city’s banks, the tour features commentary and anecdotes about landmarks seen along the way, from the hip Joordan neighborhood to a canal once painted by Claude Monet. A small group size ensures an personal experience and plenty of time for questions.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum
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Luxury Canal Tour with Local Live Guide - Sightseeing - from Rijkmuseum

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See the sights of Amsterdam from a luxury canal boat on a cruise from the Rijksmuseum. Aboard an electric boat, you’ll see the sights of the city in an eco-friendly way, passing along the smaller canals that the large boats can’t access. A local skipper and host provide commentary about the sights as you cruise.
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All Inclusive Amsterdam Evening Cruise by Captain Jack Amsterdam
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All Inclusive Amsterdam Evening Cruise by Captain Jack Amsterdam

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Amsterdam by night is magical, with the street lights and gables reflected in the dark waters of the canal. Feel the romance on this classic canal cruise, in an open boat with a quiet (and sustainable) electric engine, plus an onboard bar. You’ll see sights from Jordaan to the Houseboat Museum, Amstel and the Westerkerk, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Covered Boat With Audioguide

Amsterdam Canal Cruise in Covered Boat With Audioguide

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This is Boat Amsterdam's newest cruise! Set sail with Boat Amsterdam! This cruise is perfect for those who want to fit a little city sightseeing into their busy day in Amsterdam! Learn all about the city, canals, bridges, and more on this 60-minutes tour through Amsterdam’s unique waterways. Our audio guided tour includes a program to inform you about the most important aspects of Amsterdam! Bring your friends and family for this authentic Amsterdam experience.
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  • 1 hour
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PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

PRIVATE and SAFE Saloon Boat Ride: Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Unlimited Drinks

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming. Escape the crowds with this private canal tour. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point. Enjoy a chilled drink while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Classic Salonboat Tour in Amsterdam Including Cheese and Wine
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Classic Salonboat Tour in Amsterdam Including Cheese and Wine

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In the early days the lord and Ladies of the world ofcourse wanted to travel in style. And why shouldn't you. We have a couple amazing old captains boats which we use to give you an royal experience. We go all together with the boat through the canals of Amsterdam. Including a drink and amazing typical dutch cheese, you will get to know our city like no other. The captain and hostess are going to endulge you in the secrets of the city. But also where you get the best "stroopwafels", "Bitterballen" and best "Poffertjes".
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  • 1 hour
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Amsterdam: Kid-Friendly Barge Cruise, Canal Museum & City Walk Private Tour

Amsterdam: Kid-Friendly Barge Cruise, Canal Museum & City Walk Private Tour

What better way to discover Amsterdam than taking in the sights as you sail down the picturesque canals the city is famous for! On this 3.5-hour tour you'll also visit the canal museum and walk around the highlights in the center. Meet your local guide and set off on the first part of your tour, by barge. Enjoy the views of the 17th-century buildings rich in history lining the canals beside the 21st-century modern architecture and enjoy the highlights: the Golden Bend, Overhoeks, the newest quarter, the Music Building in the harbor and the impressive replica of a VOC ship outside the Maritime museum. Stop at the Grachtenhuis Museum, a fascinating multimedia experience, which explores the history of the canal district. Explore De Wallen, the medieval city center on foot with its colorful houses, charming cafes, bikes, museums, bridges, the oldest church, Oude Kerk and more. Kids will love exploring the city too with fun games tailor-made to keep them engaged as they go! Fun for all!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Cheese and Wine

Amsterdam Canal Cruise with Cheese and Wine

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This unique boat tour will take you through the famous canals of Amsterdam on a chic wooden boat. Relax while you listen to our local guide stories about this bustling city. Our skipper and hostess know everything about Amsterdam and no question will remain unanswered. While you sail through the famous canals, you will enjoy tasty Dutch Cheese and unlimited wine. This boat tour is operated by FLAGSHIP AMSTERDAM. Our boats are in front of the Anne Frank house on Prinsengracht 263. Look for our Flagship Crew in orange clothing.
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Sightseeing in an Open Boat with Live Guide

Sightseeing in an Open Boat with Live Guide

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While you sit and relax in our comfy pillows, we will guide you through Amsterdam’s 17th-century Canal Ring which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. The trained skipper and hostess know all the ins and outs of the city and the Dutch culture. This boat tour is operated BY FLAGSHIP AMSTERDAM. Our boats are in front of Anne Frank house on Prinsengracht 263. Look for Flagship Crew in orange clothing.
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1-Hour Luxury Canal Cruise in the Evening

1-Hour Luxury Canal Cruise in the Evening

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This 1-hour canal cruise through the Amsterdam canals is by far the best activity outdoors at night time. Why? The city is simply impressive after dark and there’s no need to describe how romantic it can be. Once the dark sets, the city turns into a magical scene as the lights glitter on the waters, just like in a true fairytale. During this tour, you will be cruising through the world-famous canals also known as the “Venice of North”. Our local skippers will delight you with insightful stories about the city’s history. This boat tour is operated by FLAGSHIP AMSTERDAM. Our boats are in front of the Anne Frank House on Prinsengracht 263. Look for Flagship Crew in orange clothing.
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