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Amsterdam Canal Cruise & Skip the Line Rijksmuseum

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Key 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
  • Skip the Line entry to the Rijksmuseum: see famous paintings by Dutch masters Vermeer and Rembrandt
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Cruise lasts 1 hour. You are free to spend as long at the museum as you like.

    Start time

    Cruises operate:
    21 Mar 16 - 30 Oct 16: 10:00am - 10:00pm; every 30 minutes
    31 Oct 16 - 22 Mar 17: 9:30am - 9:00pm; every 30 minutes
    Rijksmuseum: Open daily from 9:00am 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.
    The Rijksmuseum is located at Museumstraat 1. Customers will need to make their own way to the Rijksmuseum after disembarking from the cruise.

    Ending Point

    Cruise ends at the start point near central station.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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 the cruise you can skip all the lines and go straight in to the Rijksmuseum; a museum dedicated to the arts and history. Rijksmuseum consists of a collection containing over 1 million works of art and historical objects. With an array of works by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer as well as historical objects ranging from the time of Charles V to Queen Beatrix, the current monarch, you will easily spend hours circulating the corridors and halls of the building.


    Board your cruise boat at Damrak 26 and 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 prosperous Golden Era, to get a feel for the way of life of the Amsterdammers. The cruise will last approximately 1 hour.

    After the cruise skip the lines to the Rijksmuseum which houses one of the broadest and most extensive collections in Holland with over 8,000 pieces currently on display to the public. Its goal of linking the individual with art and history makes the Rijksmuseum an astounding cultural and historical experience; it is a definite must-see while in Amsterdam.

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

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Amsterdam River Cruise
    • Skip the Line entrance to Rijksmuseum
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.

    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.

    The Rijksmuseum is located at Museumstraat 1. Customers will need to make their own way to the Rijksmuseum after disembarking from the cruise.

    The Canal Cruise and visit to Rijksmuseum must be on the same day.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

  • Reviews
    • best tour

      nice service nice staff...

    • Nice experience...

      Muesum is definitely one to see and if you are short on time and need to decide which one to go then you should definitely go for this one. Be ready to spend around 2 hours at...

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    • Definitely worth it

      I totally enjoyed the classic adventure of touring the canals of Amsterdam in this fun cruise. There was ample explanation and remarks from the captain which was great....

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