Through the canals
Of course the canals are one of the major attractions of the ‘Venice of the North’. By daytime already very charming, by night they become even more enchanting because many of the canal houses and bridges are beautifully illuminated. You can sample the canal views by taking a canal tour with one of the shipping companies on Damrak or Rokin. You can tour the canals of Amsterdam on a one-hour canal cruise or harbour cruise, which will give you an impression of the seventeenth century canal system and the beautiful merchant houses from the Golden Age. You can also order a Water taxi ((020) 530 10 90) to get you from A to B in a pleasant way.
Since a lot of places of interest in Amsterdam are located on or near a canal, there are two scheduled boat services to combine sightseeing and transport in a leisurely fashion. The Museumboot is a circular boat line passing by sixteen museums and some shopping and entertainment areas. There are also special cruises in the evening. A Dinner cruise combines a five-course seasonal menu with an ever-changing view during a three-hour canal cruise. Later in the evening, you can enjoy a candlelight cruise, a two-hour romantic cruise with something to eat and drink.
If you care to venture into the canals on your own or if you’re feeling energetic, you can also try the more adventurous pedal boats. You can set off from one landing stage and leave your Canal Bike at another. As you drift through the canals in your own time, you cannot fail to discover the most surprising things and experience the unexpected! Call +31 20 217 0500 for all yourquestions or
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Fun Canal Bus
Hop on, hop off all day long with a Day Pass! The Canal Bus provides the ideal transport along the canals of Amsterdam. 14 stops are located near the major museums, attractions and shopping centres. With a Day Pass, which is valid till 12.00 in the afternoon the next day, you can hop on and off as often as you like. On board there is a commentary providing interesting information about Amsterdam. If you have limited time, the Canal Bus is a perfect way to see Amsterdam: you can combine a ‘must do’ canal trip with transportation around town. For more information about the canal cruise got to www.canal.nl.