Canal Cruise Ticket

The Canal Cruise Ticket offers an easy way to experience canal cruising in Amsterdam. Just purchase the ticket online, and get instant access to a canal boat tour of your choice.
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  • One ticket works for all participating canal tour companies

  • Get quick and easy access to Amsterdam’s famous canals by guided boat tour

  • No more waiting in line

  • Receive the ticket immediately on your smart phone

  • Only available at

  • Only €16 (kids 4-12 €8)

3 easy steps

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Present the ticket and enjoy your cruise

What is the Canal Cruise Ticket?

Taking a canal cruise is one of the most popular things to do in Amsterdam. And now it couldn’t be easier to explore the city from the water, thanks to the Canal Cruise Ticket. No need to wait in line – simply buy the ticket online and receive it directly to your smartphone. The ticket is valid for all major canal tour operators and there’s no need to book ahead, so just hop on a canal boat of your choice at a time that suits you.

How it works

After purchasing the Canal Cruise Ticket online, you will instantly receive the e-ticket by email. No need to print it out – just show your smartphone displaying your unique barcode at the canal company of your choice for easy access. Each ticket is valid for one regular Amsterdam canal cruise of your choice with any of the participating tour operators, and you can take a cruise at a time of your choosing, with no need to reserve. Kids’ Canal Cruise Tickets (4-12) are half price, at just €8.

Departure points

  • Blue Boat Company: Stadhouderskade 30, opposite the Hard Rock Café
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruises: Stadhouderskade 78, opposite Heineken Experience
  • Lovers Canal Cruises: Prins Hendrikkade 25, opposite Central Station
  • Lovers Canal Cruises: Pier Leidsekade, next to Amsterdam American Hotel
  • Lovers Canal Cruises: Leliegracht 51, next to Anne Frank House
  • Lovers Canal Cruises: Central Station West
  • Stromma Anne Frank House: opposite Prinsengracht 281
  • Stromma Rijksmuseum: opposite Stadhouderskade 42
  • Stromma Amstel 200 / City Hall
  • Stromma Damrak: pier 5
  • Stromma Central Station: Prins Hendrikkade 33a
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Information & help desks

If you have any questions regarding your Canal Cruise Ticket, please:

  • Visit I amsterdam Visitor Centre at Stationsplein 10, across from Central Station
  • Visit I amsterdam Visitor Centre at Schiphol Plaza, Arrivals 2
  • Visit I amsterdam Store at Central Station

Frequently asked questions

When is my ticket valid?

After purchase, your ticket is valid immediately for one regular canal cruise at a time and date of your choice.

When do canal cruises depart?

Cruises depart frequently throughout the day, but keep in mind that the latest departure is usually at 19:00.

How long does the cruise take?

Most regular canal cruises take up to one hour, during which you will travel along several picturesque canals, see traditional canal houses and learn more about the history of Amsterdam.

Is the audio guide available in different languages?

Yes, all canal cruises offer several different languages.

Do I need to reserve in advance?

No reservation is required.

Is this ticket more expensive than a regular ticket?

No. Tickets are exactly the same price as they would be when purchased directly at the (ticket) box office from the participating canal cruise companies (unless a company is running a promotion). The ticket lets you choose the canal company with the smallest queue, scan your phone and instantly begin exploring Amsterdam’s famous canals. Prices may differ from local prices in case of special or temporary offers

What if I haven’t received the ticket by email?

If the confirmation email hasn’t arrived in your inbox or spam folder within a few hours, please contact

I no longer want my Canal Cruise Ticket. Is it possible to cancel?

Canal Cruise Tickets are non-refundable. Please refer to the terms and conditions for full details.

I didn't use my Canal Cruise Ticket. Can I get a refund?

No refunds are provided on Canal Cruise Tickets that have been lost, stolen or unused. Please refer to the terms and conditions for details.

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