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. 

Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam's canals will be beautifully lit with more than 200 illuminated sculptures during the Amsterdam Light Festival, which goes from 29 November 2018 to 20 January 2019. During this period, cruises later than 16:00 require an additional fee (amounts vary per canal company) and are subject to availability. Alternatively, purchase an Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise ticket for a specific time slot to enjoy everything the festival has to offer.

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