Blue Boat Company

Experience Amsterdam in one of the best ways possible — from the water.

Published 15 May 2018, 17:55 BST

Experience Amsterdam in one of the best ways possible — from the water. Visitors can enjoy the scenery of this beautiful city, renowned for its many canals, from the comfort of one of the Blue Boat Company’s luxurious, modern, electric-powered launches. These all have central heating — perfect for the winter — and an open, outside deck, to ensure great photo opportunities throughout the year.

During the 75-minute City Canal Cruise, guests can choose their own audio commentary using the personal audio system, or the free guide app for mobile phones, which allows for audio commentary on the outside deck. There’s a choice of 21 languages for the main commentary, or guests can opt for one of the Blue Boat Company’s specialty stories. These include the audio Kids Cruise (free with every child ticket, which comes with an activity pack, too) or the Rijksmuseum audio tour.

In summer, there’s the option for a cruise on a smaller, open boat. This intimate vessel offers the chance to get up close to the city with unobstructed views. This boat also goes to those spots that are inaccessible to the larger tour boats. All the captains speak Dutch and English, and often some other languages, too, and will give their own commentary on the trip.

As well as the daytime cruises the company offers, visitors are also able to explore Amsterdam by night with the Evening Cruise. The Evening Cruise is a 90-minute cruise departing daily (at various different times).

As the sun sets and the lights are switched on, a fairy-tale Amsterdam appears. Visitors can enjoy this incredible scenery from the comfort and safety of a Blue Boat company vessel, while enjoying a drink and a snack — the first drink is included in the ticket price.

During the regular cruise, kids are also catered to with the ‘Wanted: Freshwater Pirates’ audio tour — an interactive story, with a booklet for games and a pair of binoculars included in every ticket purchased for children (available in Dutch and English through a personal audio system on board).

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Stepping out onto the open deck for photo opportunities of the city throughout the year



• Modern, comfortable boats
• Wheelchair accessible
• Operates 365 days a year
• Audio commentary in 21 languages
• Open (smaller) boats in summer
• Daytime and evening cruises


T: +31 20 679 1370


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