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Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Experience a canal cruise and the treasures of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum in one day with this money-saving, combination ticket. Drink in the sights of Amsterdam’s UNESCO-protected canals on a 75-minute cruise, passing stately 17th-century townhouses, bridges, churches and tree-lined cobbled streets. Couple your cruise with skip-the-line access to the spectacular Rijksmuseum, a showcase of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present. Breeze past the main entrance lines and explore the collections as you wish, seeing masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ and fascinating exhibitions on Dutch history.
  • Amsterdam canal cruise and skip-the-line admission to the Rijksmuseum
  • Enjoy fast-track entrance to the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national museum
  • Look out for masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Milkmaid
  • Two Amsterdam must-dos in one day, with one great-value, time-saving ticket
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Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Stadhouderskade 550, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a non-refundable booking
  • Wheelchair seats need to be reserved. Please call 0031 20 679 13 70
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Your ticket for the Rijksmuseum is a ticket with a timeslot you chose while making a reservation. You can ONLY enter the museum at this specific time. Changing your slottime is NOT possible.
  • Your City Canal Cruise is an "OPEN TICKET".No timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next available boat at one of the 2 docks of Blue Boat Company
  • Your voucher will be scanned at Rijksmuseum. You can redeem your canal cruise inside the ticketoffice of Blue Boat Company where a timeslot will be assigned.
  • The main rule is to keep 1,5 meters distance where possible.
  • Before departure guests will be asked if they have any health complaints that can indicate that they have Covid-19.
  • Waiting lines can be a maximum of 10 pax long with 1,5 meters distance
  • In our shops and docks, we have disinfectant hand gel that must by applies before boarding the boat.
  • Boats have a maximum capacity of 30 pax.
  • In our boats all tables now have table numbers. Guests will receive a table number when getting on board. The tables in the back of the boat will be placed first.
  • When departing the boat, guests on the tables in the front of the boat will need to depart first.
  • Guests need to remain seated during the canal cruise and are not allowed to walk through the boat.
  • Earplugs and empty F&B packaging needs to be taken off board by the guests themselves.
  • Boats will be cleaned after every canal cruise.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Blue Boat Company

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This activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers.

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  • "It was easy to get in , you have to be on time ." See review


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Amazing experience
, Sep 2019
Vusiting the Rijksmuseum was an unforgettable experience.. seeing all the artwork including The Night watch by Rembrandt and Vermeer's Milkmaid and of course Van Goghs self portrait and Waterloo was incredible, not to mention all the other glorious artworks and exhibitions. The boat ride was very interesting and beautiful as well..the captain gave his takeout on the city's landscape and architecture with a delightful humor. I will definitely come back to AMS and hopefully next time will be with a partner to enjoy a bicycle ride as well.
Not customer friendly
, Jun 2019
The boat was equipped with headphones and you select your language. Poor quality, cut out often, and the staff seemed bored with the whole process.
Cruise/museum ticket not worth the money
, Jun 2019
We were very disappointed in the cruise. The pre recorded audio tried to be entertaining but it wasn't nor was it very informative. We had a bunch of rowdy kids on our cruise which didn't help. The ticketing process to get into the Rijksmuseum was very confusing and there were still several long lines we had to stand in. The museum itself is amazing but now sure purchasing the "skip the line" ticket helped much.
Great experience
, May 2019
It was easy to get in , you have to be on time . The museum is amazing , you have everything there .
Both activities were very good and Skip...
Peter F
, Jul 2018
Both activities were very good and Skip the line at the Rijksmusem essential
A nice, mellow cruise along the...
, May 2018
A nice, mellow cruise along the canals with a final stop at the museum, where you wander on your own. Relatively inexpensive, well worth the money.
Finding the correct boat line was a...
Kathleen S
, May 2018
Finding the correct boat line was a bit of a challenge in an unfamiliar city, but our canal tour was relaxing and informative, and the museum amazing. Well worth doing!
We did the canal cruise upon...
, Apr 2018
We did the canal cruise upon arriving on an overnight flight exhausted and confused, the canal cruise was perfect for overview a nice relaxing moment. It gave us a really good orientation with how to proceed with our vacation. Skip the line tickets for Rijks was a MUST. We saved so much time!! Highly recommend this or any with additional skip the line tickets!
Tour was great, museum was great...
, Feb 2018
Tour was great, museum was great, but I didn't realize I had to pick up my vouchers at a certain location. So, when I got to the museum, I had to pay for tickets anyway. Moral of the story, read and understand the small print.
Did not have a great experience with...
Jeovany Z
, Jan 2018
Did not have a great experience with this skip-the-line tour first, it was not clear from the voucher that we needed to go to the tour company to get our Rijksmuseum ticket. It says that the voucher will be accepted as a ticket, but the museum did not accept it. Big waste of time to then go over to the tour operator, get the ticket, and then you still have to wait in line to actually get into the museum-- all you bypass is the ticket line which is pointless, because you still have to pick the ticket up. The museum itself is phenomenal, and the canal cruise was great too, just be aware that you have to book your canal cruise time as well, you cannot just walk up and present your voucher and hop on a boat.

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