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Canal Cruise Tours in Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam from a different vantage page as you float along the the canals of Amsterdam. While on the cruise, you can enjoy a meal and see some of the most iconic attractions of Amsterdam such as Skinny Bridge, Maritime Museum, Nemo, Carré and more.

Why Visit Amsterdam?

The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is known for its historic attractions, museums, great collections of art, and a very distinctive aesthetic. It is often referred to as the 'Venice of the North' thanks to its elaborate canal system, which has been dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Whether you’re visiting just for the art, the food, the museums, or the picturesque sights, Amsterdam has something in store for every traveler. But what truly sets it apart from its European counterparts is its eclectic and laid-back atmosphere.

Amsterdam is also home to some of the most happening music festivals throughout the year. From DGTL in April to Afrovibes in October, the city is a party lovers’ paradise. If that wasn’t enough, Amsterdam is teeming with fun events, places to visit, and things to do that you will never run out of reasons to visit Amsterdam. So go ahead and book your tickets already. 

Know Before You Visit Amsterdam

Travel Essentials
Best Time To Visit
Best Things To Do
Travel Hacks
Amsterdam Travel Essentials
  • Time Zone:
    The standard time is Central European Time (UTC +01:00).
    Daylight Savings Time observed from the last Sunday in March (02:00 CET) to the last Sunday in October (03:00 CEST)
  • Currency: Euro – EUR – €
  • Country Code: +31
  • Emergency Numbers: Dial 112 for any emergency.
Best time to visit Amsterdam

Amsterdam enjoys great weather throughout the year, making it a great destination regardless of the weather. When you choose to visit depends entirely on what you wish to do on your trip.

  • Mid-March to May: To see the iconic Dutch tulips in bloom, visit Amsterdam during Spring (mid-March to early May).
  • June to August: If you rather lounge on the beach and partake in the various summer festivals, visit during Summer (June to August).
  • September to November: To enjoy the quiet and quaint version of Amsterdam, visit during Autumn (September to November).
  • December to February: During winters, the city looks like it is straight out of a postcard, with special fairs, snow games, and gourmet food making the city extremely special.
Amsterdam Attactions Transport
  • Amsterdam’s distinctive blue and white trams are one of the quickest and most convenient ways to travel in and around the city center.
  • The metro is the fastest way to reach the city's outlying districts like Bijlmer, Amstelveen, and Diemen.
  • Ferries connect people across the River IJ.
  • The bus network connects all neighborhoods with other city areas and extending outwards into the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
  • The train connects to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, different parts of the city, other Dutch towns and cities, as well as with Belgium, France, and Germany.
  • Take advantage of the cycling lanes and explore the city on a bike.
  • If traveling on a budget, get hold of the I amsterdam City Card, which not only allows you access to 70+ fascinating attractions but also unlimited use of the GVB public transport system.
  • Explore the city as you traverse through its famed canal system by going on a cruise.
  • Learn about the city's rich history and culture and get a deeper insight into some of the iconic attractions by going on a walking tour.
  • View 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 750 letters by Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum.
  • Explore an eclectic collection of modern, contemporary, and street art at the Moco Museum.
  • Explore Rijksmuseum, home to some of the most revered art pieces of all time.
  • Enjoy a fun day with your family at a fantasy-themed park Efteling.
  • Visit Keukenhof, the World’s Largest Flower Garden.
  • Travel back in time at the Zaanse Schans, where you can see traditional houses, windmills, warehouses, and workshops, reminiscent of the Netherlands' industrial past.
Amsterdam Travel Hacks
  • Visit at least one local market during your stay. It is a great way to explore the city and maybe even pick up a few mementos.
  • While Amsterdam is known for its nightlife, its supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants close down by 10 PM. If you are planning a night out, factor in dinner time, so don't have to go hungry all night.
  • Step outside your comfort zone and try food from street vendors. Dutch favorites such as Herring, Patat, Bitterballen, Frikandel and Poffjertes are a must try.
  • Stay in a hostel during your stay. It is not only a great way to save money but also to enjoy the vibe of the city.
  • Amsterdam is extremely accessible, be it public transportation facilities or the various attractions. Visit the Accessible Amsterdam website to find out all you need to know about the accessibility of buildings in the city.

Frequently Asked Questions About Amsterdam Attractions

What are some of Amsterdam's most popular attractions?

Amsterdam has a lot of places to explore. We recommend Anne Frank House, Rijkmuseum, Van Gogh Musuem, Efteling, This is Holland and Keukenhof Tulip Garden.

How can I explore Amsterdam on a budget?

If you are on a budget, we suggest getting discounted attraction tickets from tickets-amsterdam to Canal Cruise and sights like the Efteling, Amsterdam Museum, Moco Museum and more. We also recommend getting your hands on an I amsterdam card so you can get around the city without burning a hole in your pocket.

What are some popular museums in Amsterdam?

Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, National Maritime Museum, NEMO Science Museum, and Rembrandt, are some of the popular museums in Amsterdam.

Are there canal cruises in Amsterdam?

Yes, there are lots of canal cruise options in Amsterdam, and you can find out more about them here.

What are some great ways to sightsee Amsterdam?

Explore the sights of Amsterdam by going on a Canal Cruise, or a walking tour of the city. Cycling is also a great way to explore the various hidden spots in the city.

What are some of the popular theme parks in Amsterdam?

Efteling, Madurodam and This is Holland are some of the best theme parks in Amsterdam.

When is the best time to visit Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is a city you can explore throughout the year. However, Spring, from mid-March to May is the best time to visit Amsterdam to enjoy great weather and the famous Dutch bloom.