So, we’ve covered attractions, museums, hotels, coffee shops, places to shop and many other topics in the past. But we haven’t talked in-depth about one of Amsterdam’s most popular things to do: canal cruises! There are more than 100 kilometers of canals, 90 islands and over 1000 bridges in the old city center. The best way to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site is by going on an Amsterdam canal cruise. But what is the best canal cruise Amsterdam has to offer? Well, if you’re interested in going on a canal cruise, Amsterdam has plenty of options. Let’s take a look at some of the best canal cruises in Amsterdam!
The 4 most interesting Amsterdam canal cruises
#4: A unique canal cruise Amsterdam is famous for is the Candlelight Cruise. This romantic cruise will take you along Amsterdam’s beautiful canals by night. A selection of Dutch cheeses, charcuterie and unlimited free (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) drinks complete the experience.
#3: The Amsterdam Burger Cruise is a fantastic choice for families and groups of friends. As the name suggests, it includes a meal complete with a Black Angus beef burger as well as unlimited drinks and homemade brownies.
#2: On number 2, we have a recent addition to the range of options available for tourists in Amsterdam: Hop On Hop Off. Unlike a regular Amsterdam canal cruise which has a fixed itinerary, Hop On Hop Off lets you customize your sightseeing experience. You can take unlimited canal cruises and hop off whenever you see something interesting. When you want to keep moving, you just catch the next boat!
#1: The Dinner Cruise is perhaps the most unique canal cruise Amsterdam can offer. You’ll cruise under the stars and sightsee while enjoying food prepared by award-winning chef Frans Kelders.
Weather in Amsterdam
The weather in Amsterdam can play a role in your experience. Amsterdam’s weather changes a lot from season to season (cold in the winter, temperate and windy in the spring and autumn, and hot during summer). Regardless of the season, the weather in Amsterdam can also change quite suddenly. So besides checking the forecast when packing your bags, make sure to bring suitable clothing for any occasion!
All kinds of canal cruise Amsterdam tickets are available here. So don’t miss out and go on a canal cruise, Amsterdam awaits!