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3 Best Canal Cruises in Amsterdam Featured

Cruise through the goregous, UNESCO protected canals with any of these top three boat cruises. 

by Miriam Barror 26 July 2017

 1. VIP Tours with Chantal


Why not book a private tailor-made tour with VIP Tours where your genial host, Chantal, will talk you through the many landmarks and places of interest along your route. Cruise along the scenic and magical canals that Amsterdam offers. In addition to giving an excellent tour, she has been known to source impossible-to-get last minute tickets for popular attractions and has contributed to the highlights of many different Amsterdam trips.

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2. Champagne Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

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Take yourself back to the roaring twenties with a trip on this 1920s salon boat with your own personal captain, a glass of champagne and unlimited refreshments. You’ll be taken through the elegant Jordaan neighbourhood along the flower-lined canals while sipping bubbly and enjoying the lively running commentary. You will be able to learn some key history about the city and some tips for the rest of your time iin the city. The trip lasts an hour and a half and is a luxurious introduction to this historical area. 

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 3. Dinner Cruise

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If running commentaries are not your thing and you’re looking for atmosphere and fine Dutch dining then look no further than the canal dinner cruise. You’ll see the canal by night in elegant antique surroundings and you’ll be free to soak up the beauty of the canals at your own pace. The dinner cruise provides the perfect night for an evening out with a significant other or your closest friends. Observe the gorgeous scenery while eating a delicious meal and enjoying some intimate conversation between family and friends. Make sure to plan ahead as these cruises are booked months in advance. 

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