Category: Canal Tours

The most popular tourist attraction in Amsterdam is taking a boat tour of the city’s iconic canals.

You can book a canal cruise right here.

Tip: read up on the canals before you go.

Discover what role the canals played in Amsterdam’s early city planning. See how the “canal belt” grew along with the city. And find out why the seventeenth century canal district in on the Unesco World Heritage list.

By the way, if you cannot visit Amsterdam right now, you can take a virtual canal trip using Google Canal View.

Amsterdam’s most popular tourist attraction: Canal cruise

Each year 5.5 million Amsterdam visitors take a canal cruise, making a boat tour of the canals the city’s most popular tourist attraction.

No visit to Amsterdam — also known as ‘Venice of the North’ — is complete without taking to the water, hands down the best way to see the city.

In fact, many people take more than one cruise: a daytime tour is a good introduction. A romantic candlelight cruise at night creates another lasting impression.

And then there are the many specialty tours: dinner cruises, cheese and wine tastings, combination boat tour and museum entrance… whatever floats your boat.