Amsterdam Dutch Wine and Cheese Candlelight Cruise

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Amsterdam Dutch Wine and Cheese Candlelight Cruise
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Sit back and relax on a 1,5-hour candlelight cruise along Amsterdam's famous canals, the perfect way to unwind from a day of sightseeing or set the mood for a romantic night. Aboard a glass-enclosed boat, cozy up with your special someone while enjoying a glass of wine and cheese and admiring fantastic waterfront views. This is an unforgettable way to experience Amsterdam's UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals!
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In Brief

Amsterdam, Netherlands
1 hour 30 minutes
Free snacks included
Free drinks included
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Important InfoInfo
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Pass By: Centraal Station, Stationsplein 9, 1012 AB Amsterdam The Netherlands

Amsterdam Centraal (Dutch pronunciation: [ɑmstərˈdɑm sɛnˈtraːl]; abbreviation: Asd) is the largest railway station of Amsterdam, Netherlands. A major international railway hub, it is used by 162,000 passengers a day,[1]making it the second busiest railway station in the country after Utrecht Centraal and the most visited Rijksmonument of the Netherlands.[2][3]

National and international railway services at Amsterdam Centraal are provided by NS, the principal rail operator in the Netherlands. Amsterdam Centraal is the northern terminus of Amsterdam Metro Routes 51, 53, 54, and stop for 52 operated by municipal public transport operator GVB. It is also served by a number of GVB tram and ferry routes as well as local and regional bus routes operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS.

Amsterdam Centraal was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers and first opened in 1889. It features a Gothic, Renaissance Revival station building[4] and a cast iron platform roof spanning approximately 40 metres.

Since 1997, the station building, underground passages, metro station and the surrounding area have been undergoing major reconstruction and renovation works to accommodate the North-South Line metro route, which was opened on 22 July 2018. Amsterdam Centraal has the second longest railway platform in the Netherlands with a length of 695 metres.

Pass By: Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam The Netherlands

The museum is dedicated to maritime history and contains many artefacts associated with shipping and sailing. The collection contains, among other things, paintings, scale models, weapons and world maps. The paintings depict Dutch naval officers such as Michiel de Ruyter and historical sea battles.

The map collection includes works by 17th-century cartographers Willem Blaeu and his son Joan Blaeu. The museum also has a surviving copy of the first edition of Maximilianus Transylvanus' work, De Moluccis Insulis, the first to describe Ferdinand Magellan's voyage around the world.

Pass By: The Amstel, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Amstel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑmstəl]) is a river in the Netherlands which flows from Nieuwveen to Amsterdam, where it meets the IJ bay. The city of Amsterdam took its name from the river.

Pass By: Skinny Bridge, Magere Brug, 1018 EL Amsterdam, 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

Pass By: Stromma Netherlands, 37 a Prins Hendrikkade, 1012 TM Amsterdam The Netherlands

Tourist company Stromma Netherlands (formerly Canal Company) has been part of the Swedish Stromma Group (Strömma Turism & Sjöfart) since 2016. As part of this group, Stromma Netherlands has been active in shipping and tourism for over 200 years. With a long history in Amsterdam, starting with Rederij Bergmann and Meijer’s Rondvaarten (in the 1920s), we grew from the oldest and largest shipping company in Amsterdam into an international tourist business. Stromma Netherlands carries the brands 'Canal Tours Amsterdam', 'Canal Tours Utrecht', 'Hop on-Hop off', 'Amsterdam Excursions' and 'Amsterdam Pass'.

Pass By: Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, 1018 EJ Amsterdam The Netherlands

Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam. The museum is located in the former Amstelhof, a classical style building from 1681. The dependency displayed small exhibitions in the adjacent Neerlandia Building from 24 February 2004 until the main museum opened on 19 June 2009.

It is currently the largest satellite of the Hermitage Museum, with a total area of 12,846 m2 (138,270 sq ft)[6] and fits with the museum's plan to make its collections accessible to more people.[7] The exhibition area covers 2,172 m2 (23,380 sq ft) and is contained within two large exhibition halls and smaller exhibition rooms. The remaining space holds lecture halls, offices and staff accommodations and a restaurant

Pass By: Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht 263 - 267 museum entrance Westermarkt 20, 1016 DK Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Anne Frank House (Dutch: Anne Frank Huis) is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Pass By: Singel, Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Singel is a canal in Amsterdam which encircled the city in the Middle Ages. It served as a moat around the city until 1585, when Amsterdam expanded beyond the Singel. The canal runs from the IJ bay, near the Central Station, to the Muntplein square, where it meets the Amstel river. It is now the inner-most canal in Amsterdam's semicircular ring of canals.

Pass By: Houseboat Museum, Prinsengracht 296 K, 1016 HW Amsterdam The Netherlands

A houseboat (different from boathouse, which is a shed for storing boats) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power. Float house is a Canadian and American term for a house on a float (raft); a rough house may be called a shanty boat.[1] In Western countries, houseboats tend to be either owned privately or rented out to holiday-goers, and on some canals in Europe, people dwell in houseboats all year round. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, Amsterdam, London, and Paris

Pass By: A'dam Lookout, Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam The Netherlands

A’DAM LOOKOUT is an observation deck with an unrivalled panoramic view of Amsterdam. You’ll see the city’s historical centre, its pulsating port, the unique Dutch polder landscape and you’ll spot the famous canals which belong to the UNESCO world heritage list. Complementing the experience is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition about Amsterdam’s history and culture. A’DAM LOOKOUT is located on top of the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam North.


  • Transport by glass-enclosed boat
  • Glass of wine or soft drink
  • Dutch Cheese selection
  • Nuts and other snacks


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional surcharge during Amsterdam Light Festival

Departure Time

8:30 PM

Departure Point

Damrak 5, 1012 LG Amsterdam, Netherlands

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • The city will be spectacularly lit up during the Amsterdam Light Festival from 28-11-2019 through to 19-01-2020. A small surcharge of € 6,- in addition to the regular ticket price is applied during this period, as this cruise sails through the festival area
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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 exactly what I wanted! The wine kept flowing, the cheese was good and the canals were beautiful!
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
Very nice great crew Viator does not provide any information of departure locations you need to run around and find it not good customer service
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
Scheduled this excursion for first day in Amsterdam. We really enjoyed the experience. Great to see the city by canal at night. Plenty of wine to go with the cheese.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
The beautiful scenery in Amsterdam was just a side benefit to this amazing experience on the cruise. The crew was very friendly and professional, the cheese was delicious and the wine kept pouring! Thank you for such a beautiful and unforgettable evening!
• Submitted 25 Sep 2019
A great first evening in Amsterdam. The staff did not know much about the wine and cheese but they did know how to pour wine.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2019
We had a very nice time on the cruise. The crew was efficient, knowledgeable and personable. There was no limit to the amount of wine you can drink. The wasn’t much candlelight as sunset is so late this time of year.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Cruise was lovely staff really friendly the cheeses delicious and there was no shortage of wine which was topped up regularly. An excellent way to see this beautiful city.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This cruise was amazing, snacks were great and the crew kept the wine flowing!! We ate before the cruise after reading the other reviews, we suggest it also!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had a very nice time on the cruise. The wine was very good and the cheese was excellent. The crew was extremely attentive and gave background and several of the sights we saw. The boat was great but if we would do this again I might look into an open boat.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Nice evening on the canal. Boat was clean, very organized. Very nice cheese selection and they kept the wine coming if you wanted it. Serving staff was friendly and attentive. Boat was covered which was nice on a colder evening in May. Not a ton of information about the city or canals but pretty views and easy to see everything. Recommend it
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Only disappointment was I thought we would be going by points of interest like Anne Frank House and Red Light district
• Submitted 28 Jan 2019
We had alot of was plentiful and the cheese and snackes were perfect..highly recommend. Easy to.find right outside Central station.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2018
Great wine paired with great cheese. Everything was wonderful. Seeing all the canals at night was beautiful.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2018
Staff friendly. Relaxing. Highly recommend taking this tour. Good selection of cheeses, wine. My wife and I set with a couple from Spain.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2018
Beautiful tour of the cities canals... Very well done and very informative.
• Submitted 26 Jun 2018
Amazing, definitely worth doing.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
Would highly recommend this tour. City by boat is great at night. The tour guide was great and the steward kept pouring the wine. It was probably one of the most interest tours we did at night. Just to sit back, relax and watch Amsterdam go past. Seeing the house boats at night was great. Would do it again next time I go to Amsterdam.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2018
Great tour with wonderful views, good food/wine and interesting history too. Don't eat before hand cause there's a lot of cheese and wine.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2018
Great wine, great cheese, great ride. Guide was friendly and the ride was peaceful and relaxing. Sat at a 4 seat table which was originally a lil bit of a downside but we loved our table mates so much we all went out after. Definitely recommend.
• Submitted 11 Feb 2018
Beautiful evening tour along the canals. Good wine and cheese selection and the wine refills were plentiful. There were only two of us, so we were seated with another couple and had a delightful evening. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Very glad we took this tour.
• Submitted 13 Dec 2017
This was a great canal tour. The cheese was tasty and the wine didn't stop flowing. My boyfriend and I went as a romantic date night, but there were also groups of friends, old couples and a mom and son duo. We enjoyed this cruise and I would recommend it!
• Submitted 28 Oct 2017
I can tell you if your looking for an amazing experience going thru the canals at night this is your trip wine and cheese and more ........ laughs,,,,, history,,,,,, just wonderful
• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
Awesome evening shared with old and NEW friends. Seeing the lights of Amsterdam while cruising the canals was beautiful. The wine was freely poured and the cheese was so good.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
Great way to se the city at night. The canals are so pretty with the lit up bridges. Wine and cheese was good as well.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2017

In Brief

Amsterdam, Netherlands
1 hour 30 minutes
Free snacks included
Free drinks included
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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