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Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Hermitage Museum

US$ 33.22 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Experience the best of Amsterdam in a convenient way with this great value tour package
  • Glide through beautiful canals, under iconic bridges and past intricately detailed 16th century buildings
  • Entrance to the Hermitage Museum

Overview

Board a canal boat for a traditional cruise through the maze of canals that run through the wonderful city of Amsterdam. You will sail past old warehouses, docks and boatyards dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries serving as reminders of the city’s past as a seaport. From the canal you will have the perfect view of many beautiful churches and distinctive houses which proudly line the riverbanks. After your cruise, visit the Hermitage Museum, a branch of the renowned Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. This Dutch museum houses two permanent collections drawing from the relationship between Holland and Russia and the history of the building.

Itinerary

Explore the Venice of the North with its 90 islands, 1,500 bridges and one hundred kilometres of canals in total. On your cruise you will pass through the seaport of Amsterdam, which used to be the main port of the Dutch East India Company – imagine the colossal trading ships sailing in with cargos of silk, cotton, salt and exotic spices. You will also pass residential areas, with many houses finished during the Golden Era, to get a feel for the way of life of the Amsterdammers. The cruise will take approximately 1 hour.

After your cruise visit the Hermitage Museum, home to two permanent collections focusing on certain themes. The first collection draws from the relationship between Holland and Russia and pulls pieces from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. There are special exhibitions that usually focus on one specific theme and change every six months. The second collection is based on the history of the building. Amstelhof was originally constructed as a retirement home and today the museum houses a section dedicated to the history of patient care in Amsterdam with a focus on the elderly. Both collections are unlike any other in Amsterdam and well worth a visit!

The cruise offers audio commentary in English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Cruise lasts 1 hour. You may spend as long as you wish at the Hermitage Museum

Start time

Start time: Cruises operate: 10:00am to 5:00pm; every 30 minutes
Hermitage Museum: Open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Meeting point

Exchange your voucher at our local operator Lindbergh’s office at Damrak 26.
Cruise departs from near the central station and the staff will be able to direct you.
Hermitage Museum is located at Amstel 51. Customers will need to make their own way to the Hermitage Museum after disembarking from the cruise.

Ending point

Cruise ends at the start point near central station.

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Inclusions

  • Amsterdam River Cruise
  • Entrance to the Hermitage Museum

Please note

Customers must first exchange their voucher at the activity operator’s office at 26 Damrak. From here it is just a short walk to the cruise start point and the staff will be able to direct you.

Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Hermitage Museum is located at Amstel 51. Customers will need to make their own way to the Hermitage Museum after disembarking from the cruise.

You must take the Canal Cruise and visit the Hermitage Museum on the same day

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