Amsterdam: City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Explore Amsterdam on a fantastic canal cruise and get a ticket to the Rijksmuseum without long boring waiting in line. Listen to the knowledgeable and thorough audio commentarys as you float along the magnificent UNESCO-listed canals and view the most significant works of Vermeer and Rembrandt.
1 day
Group size up to 50 persons
Mobile ticket

Take in Amsterdam on a 75-minute canal cruise that offers stunning views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals. Uncover 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become as you pass by new architecture and bridges. Visit the Rijksmuseum for 800 years of Dutch art and history.

Hop onboard a comfortable boat while listening to your personal audio system. This offers audio commentary in a choice of 19 languages (free earphones are supplied).

Pick the option with the snack box to enjoy chips, popcorn, stroopwafels, salted peanuts and a drink of your choice (soft drink, beer or wine) as you glide through the city.

Use your ticket to Rijksmuseum's internationally revered collections which features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch ’w hich takes pride of place in a beautifully lit hall.

Enjoy 800 years of Dutch art and history through 8,000 objects in 80 galleries and see world-famous masterpieces by Dutch masters like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jan Steen in the Gallery of Honor.

Admire the Rijksmuseum’s expansive, evocative collection that also includes Delftware, sculptures, archaeological artifacts, clothing, Asian art, prints, items from Dutch maritime history, and many other culturally significant items.

from €48
per person
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What is included in activity
75-minute canal cruise
Audio commentary in 19 languages during the cruise
Free “Kids Cruise” audio story and booklet with every kids’ ticket
Complimentary earphones (please consider using your own earphones for environmental concerns)
General admission to the Rijksmuseum
What is not included
Snack box with drink
Important Info
• The Rijksmuseum ticket is for a specific timeslot you choose while making your reservation. You can only enter the museum at this specific time and changing your slot time is not possible
• The ticket for the canal cruise is an open ticket. This means that no timeslot is allocated and you can board the next available boat at one of the two docks at either Hard Rock Cafe or Heineken Experience.
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• This is a non-refundable booking
• The timeslot you book is the timeslot for Rijksmuseum. You can use your voucher for the City Canal Cruise daily between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM
• Last City Canal Cruise from Heineken Experience departs at 5:15 PM
• Last City Canal Cruise from Hard Rock Cafe departs at 6:00 PM
What places you will see

• Rijksmuseum
• Amsterdam Canals

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Refund info
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Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam

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Reviews by travellers
4.8 out of 5
767 reviews
Evert-Jan O.
The Canal Cruise was beautiful and a good way to see Amsterdam's canals. The only thing I had an issue with was not being able to hear the guide very well with my headphones, but that may have just been mine. The Rijksmuseum was fantastic, very large so maybe prioritise the areas that you wish to see most. I loved learning about the trade history of Amsterdam in the 1600's
4 days ago
Twan S.
Hello, myself and my friends very much enjoyed the Rijksmuseum and the City Canal Cruise but i should let you know that the lady who served me in the office where i obtained our boat tickets was extremely unhelpful and did not want to engage with me and was reluctant to answer my questions. She also gave wrong information, i asked if we needed to book onto a particular trip and she said no, just turn up but when we arrived we found everyone else had booked and we were only let onto the boat after everyone else when they had found there were still spaces.
9 days ago
Berend H.
Really good package, do the museum first as your time slot is for that rather than the boat. The boat leaves on the hour up until 6 pm so allow enough time to fit both in. Food and drinks not sold on the boat, so bring with you. Museum lunch was disappointing, small portions, a bit stale, overpriced but the actual museum was very interesting.
10 days ago
Lennert v.
Great for your money. If you don’t understand english it may be a little hard on the canal tour. there is an audio tour in several languages but our guide made several corrections and side comments in english that others were not privy to due to the language barrier. overall great tho
10 days ago
Mayke H.
The excellent museum is so big that it is a bit difficult to get around inside, so I recommend the audio guide. It is close to the city center. I recommend visiting it early in the morning, it is less crowded and so you can leave the afternoon to visit other sites.
10 days ago
Wouter v.
The museum and the boat tour were both 5 stars and it was great to book both in one place. I only gave this 4 stars though because it wasn’t made clear that you were supposed to show up to view the museum first at 0900 and then go check in to get your boat tour later. The people who worked in the boat tours building helped me out and explained it to me better. It was a shame that I wasted nearly an hour figuring it out though.
16 days ago
Henk-Jan L.
The 60mins canal cruise was very pleasant. The skipper even dropped us off at the museum. The museum was excellent. We used the audio guide to find the 'highlights'. It was very informative, but we found it quite difficult to understand its directions around the museum. So we had to keep asking the very friendly staff.
16 days ago
Hendrik-Jan v.
Even though we bought 9am tickets to the Museum, they still let us in an hour and a half later. It took us quite a bit of time to figure out the city transportation, but definitely worth it. The canal cruise was average. You sit very low in the boat and your view is limited. The windows were not clean and no refreshments. The captain was pretty good at supplementing the pre-recorded guide. Overall, very interesting, but I would go for a separate cruise. And get it early, as the dinner cruise I wanted sold out!
17 days ago
Suus S.
Easy to find departure point and the captain was very clear in her instructions before setting off on a great experience. Progress was smooth and clearly the person guiding the barge knew exactly what she was doing. Our only v slight criticism is that the pre-recorded audio guide via head phones was a bit brief. Otherwise a great experience.
about 1 month ago
Liene L.
The Rijksmuseum is a must for anyone anyone visiting Amsterdam. It’s a beautiful space with much to see. Wonderful, memorable paintings and just a joy to walk around. Don’t leave without a piece of Dutch apple cake in the cafe. It’s delicious. The canal cruise was ok. Confused where to board but otherwise it’s a large canal boat and takes you around the canals. The audio is available in lots of Languages and seemed ok. Audio quality not HD but perfectly ok for the purpose. Seemed good value buying this ticket.
about 2 months ago
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