Amsterdam Canal Cruises
Amsterdam has 165 canals, and its 17th century canal ring area was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Sightseeing cruises are a relaxing way to view the city’s famous landmarks, with audio guides in several languages, and there is also a very useful hop on/off Canal Bus service with 16 stops near popular attractions. There is a good variety of cruises with food and drink laid on - whether you fancy a 4 course dinner, cheese and wine, pizza, or cocktails
During the Amsterdam Light Festival in winter, stunning illuminated art installations combined with the city lights make an evening cruise an unforgettable experience, and in spring you can combine a cruise with visit to the Keukenhof Gardens and see 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in bloom. You can also venture beyond the canal ring on a Harbour Cruise to the historic Port of Amsterdam (the IJ) first used in the 13th century, now a major cruise ship and cargo port.