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Singel Canal
Singel Canal

Singel Canal

Singel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The basics

A canal cruise offers a great introduction to Amsterdam’s Canal Ring and visitors have many options, including hop-on hop-off boat tours, sightseeing cruises, and evening food and wine tasting tours. Visitors looking to explore Singel on foot or bike won’t want to miss the world’s narrowest house at Singel 7 and Amsterdam’s oldest and widest bridge, the Torensluis.

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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)
$37.10 per adult
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The views were so beautiful to see as we slowly traveled through the canals. I would recommend this tour over any other canal because you get an extra half hour and included great drinks and snacks. The cheese was AMAZING. You also get a more personal experience with the Captain who was so knowledgeable. I’d even do this tour again when I come back to visit!!
Riley_D, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

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Fun!
Stacey_W, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Beautiful view of the city! Boat was clean and staff was friendly, helpful and accommodating. One of the favorite things we did in our 2 day stay.
star-5
Great time!
Jeff_T, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
The captain was amazing! Very knowledgeable and hospitable. The boat was very clean and comfortable. The other guests were fun to hang with as well! I give a 5 star for sure, but one draw back for me, I don’t like beer or wine; I booked this tour as the pics showed spirits but this tour did not include any. Did not distract from my time though, still fun!
star-5
Must do, lovely experience
Ellie_T, Jun 2022
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise Including Pizza and Drinks
Lovely cruise with awesome sunny, sunset views. Pizza was delicious, with a range of toppings to choose from. Lovely experience & really friendly staff!
star-5
Best canal tour
Dawn_M, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Excellent tour. Clean and fully stocked, water, beer, wine, cheese and other snacks. Liked the smaller group. We had an absolutely gorgeous sunny day which made being on the small open boat perfect. The bigger boats could not go down all the canals that a smaller boat could I will say those on bigger boats did not look as happy and relaxed as we did (and had no snacks or beverages)Without hesitation would recommend 100%
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Highly recommend
Tracy_J, Jul 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
A relaxing and informative cruise. The captain was really nice and very knowledgeable. You get to see a lot of Amsterdam that you possibly wouldn’t get chance to if on foot. I would highly recommend this experience.
star-5
Perfect way to see the city
Patrick_C, Jun 2022
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise Including Pizza and Drinks
Perfect way to see the city while eating. It was a very relaxing experience. The crew were very considerate of our comfort and knowledgeable about the city.
star-5
Great tour!!
brownyuen, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Thanks Captain Marius for a wonderful and informative canal your! We enjoyed learning about Amsterdam while relaxing on the boat!
star-5
Do not miss this canal cruise.
Robert_K, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
The whole canal cruise was excellent. Our guide was knowledgeable, professional with a nice sense of humor. A whole different experience viewing Amsterdam via a canal cruise.
star-5
Had an amazing time! Got...
Kaitlyn_P, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Had an amazing time! Got to see and learn so much about Amsterdam! We did the evening tour and the canal was so pretty! Highly recommend this tour!
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Five star
Sofia_T, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Very nice tour, Bert gave us alot of information and could answer our questions about Amsterdam. Would recommend!
star-5
Relax and Sail
Wendy_S, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Scenic sail through the canals of Amsterdam. Smooth & comfortable. Captain Jack was funny & informative. He even gave us a restaurant recommendation, which was deeelicious!
star-5
Best Boat Tour of the Canals Ever
Steve, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
It was great. Great narration. Great snacks and refreshments. And lots of fun!! We saw more of Amsterdam than ever before!
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Things to know before you go

  • See the sights of Amsterdam from its famous canals on a sightseeing cruise.
  • Cycle or walk the entire length of the Singel Canal as it is just over a mile (1,600 meters) long.
  • The Singel Canal is home to the famous floating Bloemenmarkt flower market.
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How to get there

The Signel Canal stretches in a semi-circular arch from the IJ Bay near Amsterdam Central Station to the Amstel River at Muntplein Square. The Signel is the first canal you’ll reach when walking south into the city center from Amsterdam Central Station. The Singel is often confused with the Singelgracht, which is the outermost canal in the city center.

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When to get there

Amsterdam’s canal network is an important mode of transportation so it is always open. Summer is the best time for cruising around the canals and enjoying the outdoor terraces at the canal cafes. The holiday season is also a great time to visit, when you can enjoy an evening cruise during the annual Festival of Lights.

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Bloemenmarkt Flower Market

The Bloemenmarkt is the only floating flower market in the world and a monument to the days when sailors would sail in from the Amstel River to sell flowers directly from their boats. Besides flowers, the shops also sell flower bulbs, gardening essentials, and affordable souvenirs. If you plan to take bulbs home with you, be sure they have a customs cleared stamp on the packet certifying the bulbs for import into your home country.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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