Blue Boat Company
How to get there
Blue Boat company can be found just 5 minutes away from Leidseplein right next to the Holland Casino and opposite the back of the Hard Rock Cafe right there on the water. Just look for the Blue Boats.
Latitude / Longitude: 52.36157, 4.88344
Our Locals' Tip: If you're a fan of art or you been on canal boat before why not check out the new Rijks Museum Boat Tour. You'll get a special audio tour linking the places with the art and artist, bringing it magically to life. You will receive a very nice souvenir booklet and a ticket for the Rijks Museum too!
Book yourself a perch on the Blue Boat Company and set off for a boat tour across the many waterways and canals of Amsterdam, also known as the ‘Venice of the North’. Located in Stadhouderskade, the Blue Boat Company offers guided tours of the city, with their daytime cruise. Drinks and snacks can be bought on board during the tours. Also on offer as is an evening cruise during the summer months and the blue boat dinner cruise available on Saturdays all year round. In the summer months you can also opt for the Blue Sky Boat, which is a smaller open top boat that will give you a more intimate experience of the city. So lots of really great options!
Canal Cruises and More
Blue Boat’s canal cruises take you on a 75 minute jaunt across the great concourse of Amsterdam’s canals and serpentine water routes. The cruise also involves a personalised audio system that provides a running commentary and factoids on passing sights. Each traveller is supplied with free headphones and can choose a preferred language to listen to the guiding system.
Ron and Nel Experience
Ron and Nel are your guides on the audio tour and inveterate Amsterdammers whose love for their city has only grown through the years. They take you on a 75-minute experience of Amsterdam, peppered with exhaustive knowledge, colourful anecdotes and witticisms revolving around their 60-year relationship with this city.
Opening Times, Location
In the summer season (April-September), Canal cruises depart every half hour, from 10 am till 6 pm. In the winters, cruises leave every hour from 10 am till 5 pm. Summers come with an open deck to enjoy the breeze and chirrupy sunshine. Winters include a comfy central heating system on-board.
The evening cruise departs daily (summer at 8, 9 & 10 PM & winter at 8 PM) and is 90 minutes with drinks and snacks sold on board.
The Blue Boat Dinner cruise is a 2 hours, 3 course all inclusive dinner cruise that departs every Saturday year round (in summers also on Fridays & Sundays)
The departure location is Stadhouderskade, opposite to Hard Rock Cafe.
On our 10PM Evening Cruise! When the sun goes down, a different Amsterdam appears. The illuminated buildings, bridges & boats give the city an almost fairytale like appearance. And the best way to enjoy all this is from the water! The Evening Cruise will also show part of the famous Red-Light district, so when you embark after 90 minutes, you will have seen everything our wonderfull capital has to offer! Drinks are available on board (but not included). No drinks minimum.
Valid From: 08 Apr 2013
Valid To: 28 Sep 2013
Restrictions: Maximum of 4 persons per voucher, not valid on April 30th. Departures daily, reservations necessary: 0031-(0)20-6760551
Best For Whom:
- Families With Children
- Mature Travellers
Best For What:
- Cultural Experience
- The Local Experience
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