Canal Hopper Amsterdam

An Amsterdam canal ride on an electrically-powered canal boat.

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Go for a spin on the hop on, hop off Amsterdam Canal Hopper and get just THAT bit more out for the city than sitting in an ordinary canal boat. Due to its size this canal boat is not only more manoeuvreable but also incredibly cosy. Sit and relax, stand to take in the view, chat to your neighbour or listen to the captain’s stories - anything goes on the Canal Hopper. And because it’s electrically powered, it’s environmentally firendly, too. The Canal Hopper comes in two sizes: a 12-person and a 35-person boat. These boats can be rented for private events and canal cruises through Amsterdam.

The Canal Hopper departs regularly between 11:00 and 18:00 every Friday to Sunday during the months of March to October. In July and August and during holiday periods the Hopper sails on every day with fair weather. Departuredays are subject to change depending on the weather.

    Departure times

    • The Canal Hopper departs regularly between 11:00 and 18:00 every Friday to Sunday during the months of March to October. In July and August and during holiday periods the Hopper sails on every day with fair weather.
    • On the 26th of April (Kings Day) the Canal Hopper is not running.

    Departure locations

    • The eco-friendly canal boats depart from the ECO Tours Pier No. 6 on the Damrak.
     

    World Heritage Cruise (blue line)

    This canal cruise takes approx. 75 minutes and departs from the Leidseplein, from which it sails to the bustling Jordaan area. Near the Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House, the boat turns onto the 17th century canal belt - listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The canal houses are spectacular, each one more beautiful & stately than the next: so much to see!

    Hidden Treasures Cruise (green line)

    Discover the old centre of Amsterdam with its quaint lilttle alleys. During this canal cruise, which lasts approx. 75 minutes, you’ll be able to enjoy the view of historical buildings like the Rembrandthuis, the Oude Kerk, the Schreierstoren and the Waag. You’ll sail past the Waterlooplein and under the Skinny Bridge from which you’ll be able to see the Hermitage Museum. You’ll also sail right through the Red Light District!

    • Guide on board

      Guide on board

      The skipper will act simultaneously as your captain and as your guide and will tell you many an Amsterdam tale about all of the city’s highlights the cruise takes you past

    • Warm weather means boating weather

      On a warm, sunny day nothing could be more fun than renting a canal boat and sailing along the canals of Amsterdam.

    • Eco-friendly boating

      The Canal Hopper is electrically powered and as such is environmentally friendly.

    • Come rain, snow or sleet...

      The Canal Hopper was made to stand the rain. And it should it rain, the skipper will put up a hood over the boat so you’ll be able to sail on unhindered.

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