The Original Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Experience an Amsterdam Canal Cruise for a full hour! Boats depart ever thirty minutes.

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The Original Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Canal Cruise Amsterdam with Rederij P. Kooij

Experience the Original Amsterdam Canal Cruise with the most experienced shipping company in Amsterdam, already active since 1922. Rederij Kooij welcomes you aboard one of our canal cruise boats. We will guide yo through Amsterdams beautiful canals showing you the sights of our historic city from the water.

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During the canal cruise, you'll receive information about the sights. This explanation of available in 10 different languages, such as Dutch, English, German, French and Spanish. Groups up to 20 people don't require a reservation, we always have facilities available for them. All boats come with a toilet, a sliding roof and a heater. Prior to the start of the cruise, you are given the opportunity to buy drinks. 


The price for The Originals Amsterdam Canal Cruise is:

Adults: € 14,50 p.p.
Children (age 4 through 12):€ 10,50 p.p.
Babies (age 0 through 3):         FREE
Group price (20 people or more):€   9,00 p.p.


Groups over 20 persons, please contact us for making a booking. 

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Tickets can be purchased at our booth at the jetty at the Rokin ,Central Station or Amstel. Or by your tickets online. 

Contact us

You can call +31 (0)20 - 6233810 or e-mail



1. Jetty at the Rokin

(opposite to #125)

April through October (summer season):
10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
November through March (winter season):
10:00 AM - 17:00h PM

2. Jetty at Central Station

(on the Middentoegangsbrug)

Daily 10.00 AM - 04.00 PM

3. Jetty on the Amstel 

(opposite to #30, Rederij Hof van Holland)

April through October (summer season):
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
November through March (winter season):

The Original Amsterdam Canal Cruise - our route*

The regular, 1-hour canal cruise sails past the muntplein/munttoren, onto the Amstel and along the Stopera. It will pass under the Blauwbrug after which it will turn onto the Herengracht, take you past the official residence of the Mayor of Amsterdam and past the beautiful buildings located in the Golden Bend. At the end of the Herengracht, you will turn onto the Brouwersgracht after which you will leave the canals via the Haarlemmersluis, onto the IJ. Once you are on the IJ, you will pass the backside of Amsterdam Central Station, where you will see the Eye Film Museum on the North side. Via the IJ we will turn to the Oosterdok to show you the National Maritime Museum and NEMO. We will leave the Oosterdok via the Oude Schans, where we will take you past the Montelbaanstoren, through the Sint Antoniesluis and via the Zwanenburgwal and the Amstel back to the Rokin.

* The route may differ from the description above.

Route Rederij Kooij via Herenracht

Holland van Boven op bezoek bij Rederij Kooij

Kennismaking met Rederij Kooij

Holland van Boven was op bezoek bij Rederij Kooij om Holland vanaf het water te bekijken.

Kom meer te weten over De Originele Rondvaart Amsterdam, de Candlelight Cruise Amsterdam en de bijzondere geschiedenis van onze Rederij Kooij.

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