Experience Amsterdam from the water

Taking a cruise through Amsterdam's canals is an enjoyable way to begin your trip, find your way around the city and learn interesting facts about its history. Best of all, it's free as part of your I amsterdam City Card. 

Free canal cruise included in your City Card

Enjoy your free canal cruise at your leisure. There's no need to book ahead of time: simply buy your City Card online and board the next available cruise of any participating canal cruise company when you arrive.  

Participating cruise operators

Departure points


  • Stadhouderskade 501 (opposite the Hard Rock Café)
  • Stadhouderskade 550 (opposite Heineken Experience)
  • Kerkstraat 155A at Nieuwe Spiegelstraat
  • Prinsengracht 261A
  • Prins Hendrikkade 58
  • Stationsplein 14 (Central Station West)
  • Prins Hendrikkade 25 (Opposite Central Station)
  • Leliegracht 51 (next to Anne Frank House)
  • Leidsekade 97 - Pier Leidsekade (next to Amsterdam American Hotel)
  • Opposite Prinsengracht 281 (Stromma shop Westerkerk / Anne Frank House)
  • Stadhouderskade 520 (Stromma shop Rijksmuseum)
  • Amstel 200 (Stromma ticket shop - opposite City Hall)
  • Damrak: pier 5
  • Prins Hendrikkade 33A (opposite Central Station)