Exploring Amsterdam aboard a canal boat is an iconic way to see the sights, with myriad tours and cruises plying the 65 miles of waterways that lattice the city. From many spots you can join simple, hour-long cruises with narrators describing points of interest, as well as “hop on, hop off” cruises that make for a fun alternative to bikes or public transport. And in the evenings, a dinner or cocktail cruise can be a romantic way to take in the scenery.
The canals and bridges of Amsterdam are such an iconic thing, and getting to see them up close and personal was wonderful! The homes along the canals, the houseboats, the bridges, the little cafes that sat right on the edge, the bicycles...they all added to that distinct Amsterdam image.