Can you go to Amsterdam and not do a canal tour? I’m a huge lover of canals so this was on the top of my list when I went to explore Amsterdam recently. Amsterdam has hundreds of canals so what better way then to explore the city!
Amsterdam has tons of different canal tours, arriving at the dock outside the Amsterdam Centraal Station can be overwhelming, which to choose? Thankfully I’d pre-booked my tour with AttractionTix so I knew I was going with a trustworthy, reliable company with a quality service. Plus it meant I didn’t have to queue for tickets, win!
Booking with AttractionTix meant I could book before traveling, saving precious euros for the rest of my visit. They emailed me my e-tickets straight away, so no waiting around. You could even book it at the airport on your mobile! Our tickets allowed us to go to any tour during the day, so no worrying about missing a specified time. I often look to AttractionTix before booking tickets around the world as they often get exclusive discounts just for UK customers. I even used them to buy my Eat & Play card for New York last year.
The cruise itself was one hour long and comes with free headphones, allowing you to listen to the commentary in any of the 19 languages. It is classed as a ‘semi-open’ boat, meaning you can tour rain or shine. The glass was closed on our trip due to the rain, but the boats are set up in a way that means you won’t loose out on taking those all important photos!
The canal tour takes you around all the most famous landmarks including picturesque churches, picture perfect facades and iconic bridges. I really recommend it as an introduction to the city, the commentary gives you a great overview of the history and points of interest. Trips run every half hour throughout the day and best of all the boats are solar powered meaning they are good for the environment and run almost silently.
What’s the best thing you did in Amsterdam?