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Canal cruises

Waterways, shaded by leafy green, reflect five centuries of architectural glory…. To this very day a walk through the narrow streets of Amsterdam gives the walker glimpses between buildings that have inspired generations of artists.

There is a better way of discovering the magnificent narrow streets, namely a cruise along the canals. You can enjoy such a cruise throughout the year. The possibilities range from standard canal cruises lasting one hour through to cruises of four hours including dinner. In the evening you can experience special candlelight cruises. You then cruise through the lighted center of Amsterdam. Or how about a relaxed barbecue on the water together with friends and family? Canal cruises are also ideal for a company party with a difference. Anything is possible on Amsterdam's canals

Various boat companies in Amsterdam offer special cruise cruises. For example the Artis Express which takes you from Central Station via the VOC ship and the Tropics Museum to Artis (zoo). Do you want to visit more places of interest? Then board the museum boat. This boat visits all the famous museums in Amsterdam. From the Anne Frank House to the Rijksmuseum. Yet the museum boat can also drop you off at the Kalverstraat or the Magna Plaza. Have you ever seen a bus on water? The Canal Bus provides a regular service between important museums, shopping districts and attractions. However, you can also cycle on the water using a Canal Bike. With these Canal Bikes you can venture out on your own and discover Amsterdam whilst keeping fit.

Did you know that Amsterdam has 165 canals, 1281 bridges, 70 cruise boats, 8 wooden drawbridges, 2500 houseboats and ones and 120 water bikes? Hiring a boat or bicycle to discover all of this is definitely worth the effort.A canal cruise is definitely the most original way of seeing Amsterdam. Leisurely float along through the city and admire the narrow streets and paths. The authentic Amsterdam is full of surprises!

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