Amsterdam is technically a city built on water therefore, it didn’t come as a surprise when we heard someone referring to it as the Venice of the North. While you are here, you will be tempted to take a canal tour just as much as you would like to chill at a local cafe. Besides, the canal tour is the best way to explore in and around the soul of this water city. Which by the way, stretches all the way up to a hundred kilometers, connected by over 1,250 bridges. So, during our Amsterdam trip, we hopped onto a glass-topped boat to venture into the 700-year-old water history of the city, located on the edge of the river Amstel.
One of the best tour operators in the city is Rondvaart Koou, a name translated to a boat, round trip. Throughout the year, Rondvaart Koou organizes canal tours that invoke a contrastive perspective on the city. From introducing you to Amsterdam’s grand canals, UNESCO World Heritage sites, to the seventeenth-century architecture, this operator lets you enjoy a dream day within the one hour frame. In addition, Rondvaart Koou features, recorded guided tour in multiple languages for the tourists to get acquainted with the city’s prominent landmarks.
Canal rides are both fun and relaxing, an activity you certainly want to enjoy with your friends and family. Rederij Kooij has been in business since 1922 and has hosted many famous personalities on their boats ever since.
1 Hour Tour Price
Price per adult €10.50
Per Child Price child €6.50
Canal tour with 2-hour candlelight €29.50 per adult and €14.75 per child
Private hire possible for €280 per hour