More than 3 million people a year experience Amsterdam by enjoying a trip on a canal cruiser. It’s by far the most popular tourist attraction in Amsterdam. What do people enjoy most about such a trip? Well, the coziness onboard and the original way of getting to know Amsterdam. Smart people follow the example of millions of others who already know how magical a canal cruise is.
Delft, Leiden, Groningen and Amsterdam are the cities in Holland where you will find canal cruisers. Cruising Amsterdam’s canals is by far the most popular: in Delft, Leiden and Groningen less people cruise the canals.
Elizabeth enjoyed first canal cruise ever
Queen Elizabeth Stuart had the honor to enjoy the first canal cruise ever in Amsterdam. In 1621, a cheering crowd welcomed Elizabeth in the Dutch capital. Elizabeth enjoyed a cruise through the old city center of Amsterdam, which is now officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Elizabeth turned out to be a real trendsetter. The Beatles, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill later followed her example.
In the footsteps of the Dutch national football team
In 1988, the Dutch national football team won the European Championship. Most Dutch people still remember the celebration which followed afterwards. A canal cruiser, an enormous amount of cheerful fans and a lot of drinks were the ideal recipe for one big party. Follow in their footsteps and enjoy a cruise over Amsterdam’s canals yourself!
Canal cruisers have become increasingly modern. Elizabeth’s era is long gone. Canal Company in Amsterdam is a real pioneer. When you board a canal cruiser at a pier the use of WiFi is free. Enjoy the audio guide during your trip and you know exactly what to focus on.
Which cruise will you choose?
The Canal Bus takes you to the nicest sights in the city. From Prinsengracht to IJ and from Amstel to Herengracht. During this trip you will get a good impression of the historical Amsterdam Canal District. You can board the Canal Bus at different spots in the city. Leave the Canal Bus wherever you want and enjoy Amsterdam.
The Canal Bus was rated 4 stars by the Tripadvisor.nl-community. Which cruise are you going to choose? The 100 Highlights Cruise? Of do you prefer the romantic Dinner Cruise or Candelight Cruise? It’s up to you!