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