Seeing the canals of Amsterdam is a unique way to take in the history of a fantastic city without dealing with cars, buses, and bikes.
The riverboats are centrally located just outside of the Centraal train station – you can’t miss them. Each of the riverboats has a guide who explains the different areas of Amsterdam, points of interest, and history of the city and country.
Riverboats are located immediately outside the Amsterdam Centraal train station; you’ll see no less than a dozen different riverboat tours ranging in price, duration, and routes.
Tour prices are between €10 – 35 (USD 11-40) depending on the route and duration chosen. Trip times vary dramatically (20 mins up to hours)
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I found the boat tour pretty cool (mainly because I was jet-lagged asf), and I had plenty of opportunities to snap some decent pictures of the city. It’s a touristy thing to do but a great way to see the city from a unique point of view.
On my subsequent trips back to Amsterdam, I was able to explore the city on foot – it’s a lot better, but you have to deal with traffic.