Cruisin’ AMS

Posted by on November 20, 2013

Just in case you’ve never heard, Amsterdam has quite a lot of canals. Shocking, right?

City Center Canals

City Center Canals.

Getting out onto the water is a great way to explore the city, second perhaps only to buying a bike and blending into the city on two wheels. Below you’ll find some details on how to get yourself onto the water. For now, Amsterdam’s canals:

New Church in an Old City

New Church in an Old City.



Riding out to the Ij Brewery

Riding out to the Ij Brewery.

Night at Nieuwmarkt

Night at Nieuwmarkt.

A Home WIth a View

A Home WIth a View – Amsterdams Houseboats.

VOC Reborn

VOC Reborn.

Bright Light Red Light

Bright Light Red Light.

Traffic on the Canals

Traffic on the Canals.

Golden Light on the Grasshopper

Green Light from the Grasshopper.


Both of my trips through Amsterdam’s canals were as a photographer working with GetYourGuide. The Amsterdam Cocktail Canal Cruise was a pretty nice experience but is a bit pricey for shoestring travelers. Though not quite so atmospheric, the City Canal Cruise is a more budget-friendly option at around 15 Euro. Alternatively, round up some friends and head out to Westerpark, to rent a boat starting from 79 Euro for three hours of self-guided cruising through town. Just outside of Westerpark are several grocers who sell beer and wine.

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