Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

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Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum
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Amsterdam is best viewed from the water. On this 75-minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best of our historical city. It offers you the best views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals, and will also show you the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become.

The Rijksmuseum'scollection features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch.

Your ticket for the Rijksmuseum is a ticket with a timeslot you chose while making a reservation. You can ONLY enter the museum at this specific time. Changing your slottime is NOT possible.
Your City Canal Cruise is an "OPEN TICKET".No timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next available boat at one of the 2 docks of Blue Boat Company

Your voucher will be scanned at Rijksmuseum. You can redeem your canal cruise inside the ticketoffice of Blue Boat Company where a timeslot will be assigned.
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In Brief

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Country:
Netherlands
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
From Monday till Sunday
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Rijksmuseum's internationally revered collection features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’, which takes pride of place in a beautifully lit hall allowing visitors to enjoy every tiny detail

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Boat Company, Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam The Netherlands

Amsterdam is best viewed from the water. On this 75-minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best of our historical city. It offers you the best views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals, and will also show you the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. You’ll come across new architecture and bridges, showing a city that is rooted in history but continues to develop and change.e Boat Company

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Westerkerk, Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Westerkerk was built between 1620 and 1631 in Renaissance style according to designs by architect Hendrick de Keyser (1565-1621). He is buried in the church he designed earlier: the 'Zuiderkerk'. The building of the Westerkerk was finished and completed by his son Pieter de Keyser (1595-1676) and inaugurated on June 8, 1631. The church has a length of 58 meters and a width of 29 meters. The high nave is flanked by the two lower aisles. The three-aisled basilica has a rectangular plan with two transepts of equal dimensions. As a result, the plan for this church was given the form of two Greek crosses connected with each other.[2] (a patriarchal cross).

Several older churches in Amsterdam, such as Oude Kerk and Nieuwe Kerk, were originally built before the Reformation and were converted to Protestantism during the Reformation in 1578. The Westerkerk was one of the first purposely built Protestant churches. The Noorderkerk and Zuiderkerk preceded the Westerkerk. Today the Westerkerk remains the largest church in the Netherlands that was built for Protestants, and is still in use by the PKN (Protestantse Kerk in Nederland)

Pass By: Magere Brug, Kerkstraat Nieuwe Kerkstraat, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Magere Brug (English: Skinny Bridge) is a bridge over the river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It connects the banks of the river at Kerkstraat, between the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht.[1]

The central section of the Magere Brug is a bascule bridge made of white-painted wood. The present bridge was built in 1934. The first bridge at this site was built in 1691 as Kerkstraatbrug and had 13 arches. Because this bridge was very narrow, the locals called it magere brug, which literally means "skinny bridge". In 1871 the state of the bridge had deteriorated so much, it was demolished and replaced by a nine-arched wooden bridge. Half a century later, this bridge also needed to be replaced. Architect Piet Kramer made several designs for a steel and stone bridge, but the city decided to replace it with a new bridge that looked the same as the previous, only slightly bigger. In 1934, that bridge was demolished, and replaced by a redesign made by Piet Kramer. The last major renovation was in 1969. Until 1994, the bridge was opened by hand, but is now operated automatically.

Use of the bridge has been limited to pedestrians and cyclists since 2003. The centre-part is opened many times, daily, in order to let river traffic pass. The sightseeing tour boats are low enough to pass underneath the bridge when closed. The bridge is decorated with 1,200 light bulbs which are turned on in the evening.

Pass By: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel), Canal Ring (Grachtengordel), Amsterdam, North Holland Province

The Grachtengordel (known in English as the Canal District) is a neighborhood in Amsterdam, Netherlands located in the Centrum district. The seventeenth-century canals of Amsterdam, located in the center of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in August 2010.[1] The Amsterdam Canal District consists of the area around the city’s four main canals: the Singel, the Herengracht, the Keizersgracht, and the Prinsengracht. From the Brouwersgracht, the canals are generally parallel with one another, leading gradually southeast into the Amstel river.

Many of the canal houses in the Amsterdam Canal District are from the Dutch Golden Age, 17th century. Many of these buildings, however, underwent restoration or reconstruction in various centuries, meaning that these building display many different architectural styles and facades

Inclusions

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Rijksmuseum
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Boat Company
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

1: Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, Netherlands
2: Stadhouderskade 550, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
3: Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a non-refundable booking
  • Wheelchair seats need to be reserved. Please call 0031 20 679 13 70
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Your ticket for the Rijksmuseum is a ticket with a timeslot you chose while making a reservation. You can ONLY enter the museum at this specific time. Changing your slottime is NOT possible.
  • Your City Canal Cruise is an "OPEN TICKET".No timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next available boat at one of the 2 docks of Blue Boat Company
  • Your voucher will be scanned at Rijksmuseum. You can redeem your canal cruise inside the ticketoffice of Blue Boat Company where a timeslot will be assigned.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

It was easy to get in , you have to be on time . The museum is amazing , you have everything there .
• Submitted 06 May 2019
Both activities were very good and Skip the line at the Rijksmusem essential
• Submitted 04 Jul 2018
We did the canal cruise upon arriving on an overnight flight exhausted and confused, the canal cruise was perfect for overview a nice relaxing moment. It gave us a really good orientation with how to proceed with our vacation. Skip the line tickets for Rijks was a MUST. We saved so much time!! Highly recommend this or any with additional skip the line tickets!
• Submitted 10 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
Excellent tour, headphones and commentary and then the museum afterwards
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
A great way to see the city, however I was not over impressed with the Canal Cruise pre-recorded commentary, I thought it a bit corny - but no problem, each to their own
• Submitted 04 Nov 2017
Very easy check in experience and pretty comfortable boat. The tour is automated, although the boat captain added a factoid or two that were interesting. The recorded tour is informative, but the little audio play they act out on the tour is pretty silly. It's a good amount of time, and the skip the line Rijksmuseum tickets are great. We had a rainy day, so the boat was only about half full it's covered with an open space out back if you want to go outside. I recommend taking any snacks and water you might need with you. It's not a long time, but it was helpful to have a little snack and some water.
• Submitted 27 Oct 2017
Enjoyed the tour!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
Very well done tour of the city by boat. Then nice jump to front of the line at the Rijksmuseum, which is a must see. Everyone should start their visit to Amsterdam with a canal boat ride.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
Great
• Submitted 23 Sep 2017
Can't wait to cruise Amsterdam's canals again. The museum building itself is a treasure, the treasures inside are eye-boggling!
• Submitted 23 Sep 2017
Very good cruise around Amsterdam. Skipping the line at the museum was a good time saver.
• Submitted 22 Sep 2017
The best way to see the city is by canal boat. The museum audio tour was fantastic.
• Submitted 21 Sep 2017
We loved the HOHO canal boats. With the Skip the Line tickets, we had no wait getting into any museums. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2017
The Skip the Line Rijksmuseum was absolutely wonderful - well worth the cost and is one of the best things in Amsterdam. The cruise was o.k.- couldn't hear the talk for more than 50 of the time and when we did hear it, it was cutesy conversation between the captain and his wife- obviously pre-recorded, but still dumb.
• Submitted 30 Aug 2017
This trip offered both options we really wanted to do. The museum was exceptional, but for us on a Saturday, too crowded. To be expected. The cruise was great too, only complaint was we had to wait in line twice, first to get the voucher and again to board the boat. Fortunately, after I asked, the boat staff let us skip the 2nd line for an official voucher when it took more than 10 min to board the boat and it had room and was leaving. That was a welcome time saver. Nice overview of both locations.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
A very enjoyable and informative canal tour. The Rijksmuseum is amazing to say the least!!!! Our group did the museum first then the canal tour, which worked well after all the walking. I took someone's advice and started on the second floor of the Rijksmuseum - great decision!
• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
Beautiful views of Amsterdam on comfortable boat, Rijksmuseum is fantastic, need to go back as there is so much to see.
• Submitted 18 Aug 2017
The canal tour is a great way to get an overview of the city. The guide was informative and the recorded narrartion vey helpful. Worth the price just to avoid the lines at the Rijksmuseum. The ticket was not for a specifc time, making it convenient to go at our leisure and enter immediately.
• Submitted 11 Aug 2017
Great tour, getting to experience the beauty of Amsterdam on the Canal Cruise and then skipping the line at Rijksmuseum, one of the best collections of art in the world, was outstanding!
• Submitted 10 Aug 2017
It was Hotel close...it was Fun and Informative. The Rijksmuseum was Fantastic!!!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
Great canal tour ending at the museum....could have spent the whole day at museum
• Submitted 05 Aug 2017
This is a great tour! You can do the tours in any order you want, the canal cruise is lovely and takes you by all of the important and beautiful sites along the water to plan your visit by deciding you want to go back to tour. And the Skip The Line at the Rijksmuseum is a wonderful advantage ... you can avoid the long line, see the majestic art and not have to waste your valuable vacation moments standing waiting!
• Submitted 03 Aug 2017
Must spend time at the Rijksmusem and skip the line tickets are worth it. We spent over 4 hours there and only got through one floor. The audio is worth the cost. The best canal tour we took. Blue company is great. The one recommendation we would have is better directions with a map on how to find the ticket office.
• Submitted 13 Jun 2017

In Brief

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Country:
Netherlands
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
From Monday till Sunday

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