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Thanks to the extensive layout of Amsterdam Canals which stretches over a hundred kilometers, the capital city of the Netherlands has earned its name 'Venice of the North.’ The canals connect the heart of the city to the famous port which is also the second-largest port in the Netherlands. With most of the canals being built on the Amstel and Zaan rivers, Amsterdam Harbor Cruises are probably the best way to explore the magical city of Amsterdam and tour its unique harbor.

Why explore the Amsterdam harbor?

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During the Dutch Golden Age, the Dutch East India Company used the Amsterdam Harbor as one of its main ports. Comprising several harbor areas, today, the Amsterdam Port serves as the second-largest port in the Netherlands with over 1,500 acres of waterways and 4,930 acres of land. With a rich history that dates back to the 13th century, the Port of Amsterdam, which happens to be a seaport, serves as the fourth busiest port in Europe as it is located on the banks of the North Sea Canal and IJ, a former bay, connecting the North Sea. The Port of Amsterdam is connected to the Rhine River through the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal.

Why go on an Amsterdam harbor cruise?

Amsterdam Canal Harbor Cruise tickets
  • Enjoy the enchanting panoramic views of the Amsterdam harbor from the deck of the luxurious cruise and admire the world’s largest cocoa and petrol port. Get to learn about interesting details and future development plans of the port.
  • Get to explore the areas of Amsterdam port that are only accessible for commercial shipping and sail between large cargo ships.
  • Sail off the former historic NDSM yard and enjoy a luxurious long cruise ride with an amazing view from the deck as you enjoy the amazing food and drink choices available onboard.
  • Explore the historic town of Zaanse Schans and experience the Dutch cultural heritage on this amazing 4-hour excursion.

Sights covered on your Amsterdam harbor cruise

Amsterdam Canal Harbor Cruise tickets

Amsterdam Canals

Dug up in concentric circles, the Amsterdam Canals are a key highlight of Amsterdam city. The Amsterdam Canal region is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. The iconic structure attracts several tourists from around the world. Many monumental buildings are built along its banks, making Amsterdam harbor cruises one of the best ways to explore the city.

Amsterdam Canal Harbor Cruise tickets

Port of Amsterdam

Built in the 13th century, the Port of Amsterdam served as the main port for the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. Today it is the fourth busiest port in Europe and the second-largest port in the Netherlands. The harbor cruises offer panoramic views of the port and the world’s largest cocoa and petrol port from the deck.

Amsterdam Canal Harbor Cruise tickets

Zaan River

Originally a sidearm of the IJ Bay, the Zaan River runs about 13.5 kilometers and is an important part of the Netherlands’ geographical and cultural history as several towns and cities along the banks of the river are named after it including Zaanse Schans. It is an integral part of the Netherlands as the towns hold onto its cultural heritage.

Amsterdam Canal Harbor Cruise tickets

Zaanse Schans

Deriving its name from the Zaan River, Zaanse Schans holds on to the original Dutch cultural heritage with its well-preserved historic houses and windmills. It offers a unique experience for the original Netherlands with its bakery museum and other experiences that are exclusive to the Netherlands, making it a popular destination for tourists.

Know before you go on an Amsterdam harbor cruise

Please note that there are multiple ticket options available for Amsterdam harbor cruises. For information related to cruise details like timings, redemption center, boarding points, facilities, and inclusions, please check your tickets before purchasing.  

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Amsterdam Canal Harbor Cruise tickets

Zaanse Schans: The Windmill Village Boat Tour from Amsterdam

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Tour details & timings:
    - 2-hr cruise from Amsterdam to the Zaanse Schans
    - 2-hr free time at the Zaanse Schans

Port of Amsterdam Harbor Tour

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Tour details & timings:
    2-hour Amsterdam port tour

The boarding points for Amsterdam harbor cruises are:

  • Boarding point: Dock opposite Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 45 (NDSM Wharf)
  • Address: Mt. Ondinaweg 30, 1033 RG Amsterdam, Netherlands | Find it on the map

How to reach?

Take the free ferry to the NDSM Wharf (purple line F4) from the Amsterdam Central Station.

Amsterdam Canal Harbor Cruise tickets

Zaanse Schans: The Windmill Village Boat Tour from Amsterdam

  • 2-hr cruise from Amsterdam to the Zaanse Schans
  • 2-hr free time at the Zaanse Schans
  • Entertainment tax
  • Downloadable multilingual audio guide
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Small menu for food & drinks (to buy)

 Port of Amsterdam Harbor Tour

  • 2-hour Amsterdam port tour
  • Entertainment tax
  • Downloadable multilingual audio guide
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Small menu for food & drinks (to buy)
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  • For information regarding your cruise timings, inclusions and exclusions, facilities, ticket redemption center, and cruise boarding point, please check your ticket after purchasing. 
  • For a smooth experience, make sure to reach your boarding point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time for the cruise. 
  • You might experience a drop in temperature once you are onboard. Make sure to dress appropriately in warm clothes to enjoy a comfortable ride.
  • For Amsterdam harbor cruise, select your preferred language for your audio guide as they are available in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish & Italian.

Frequently asked questions about Amsterdam harbor cruise tickets

Q. What is the cost of Amsterdam harbor cruise tickets?

A. There are multiple Amsterdam harbor cruise tickets of various price ranges, each providing a one-of-a-kind experience. The prices for tickets start from €25.50.

Q. What are the timings of harbor cruise tickets in Amsterdam?

A. There are multiple ticket options available for Amsterdam harbor cruises. For information regarding your cruise timings, inclusions and exclusions, facilities, ticket redemption center, and cruise boarding point, make sure to check your ticket details before purchasing. 

Q. What is included in my Amsterdam harbor cruise tickets?

A. There are multiple ticket options available for Amsterdam harbor cruises, each providing its guests with a unique experience. Along with other facilities, Amsterdam harbor cruise tickets usually include a multilingual audio guide, free onboard WIFI, and a small menu of food and drinks that you can buy. For more information, make sure to check your ticket details before purchasing. 

Q. What is the boarding point of my Amsterdam harbor cruise?

A. Dock opposite Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 45. Take the free ferry to the NDSM Wharf (purple line F4) from the Amsterdam Central Station to get to your boarding point.

Q. How to find the redemption center of my Amsterdam harbor cruise ticket?

A. Details of your redemption point will be mentioned on your ticket voucher. Make sure to check your tickets for information about timings, boarding points, redemption points, and facilities after receiving your voucher.

Q. What sights included are included in my harbor cruise ticket in Amsterdam?

A. Amsterdam harbor cruises cover highlights and sights of Amsterdam like Amsterdam Canals, Zaan River, Zaanse Schans, and Port of Amsterdam.

Q. Do the harbor cruises in Amsterdam have life jackets?

A. Yes, Amsterdam harbor cruises operate with adequate safety measures, including life jackets.

Q. Does my Amsterdam harbor cruise have an audio guide?

A. Yes, Amsterdam harbor cruises include a multilingual audio guide in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian.