Captain Jack Canal Tour: Amsterdam at its Best
Captain Jack Canal Tour is a sailing experience you will never forget! You will glide through the Amsterdam canals, pass under humpback bridges and marvel at the canal mansions. An open electric boat cruise is relaxing and the best way to make the most of your city trip to Amsterdam. This is holidaying at its best, no large crowd struggling to secure window seats as is often the case on regular boat trips. Captain Jack Canal Tour makes your trip a personal experience. This is the perfect outing for you and other tourists, you and your family, you and a small group of friends, you and your lover or just for you!
Captain Jack Canal Tour
Captain Jack Canal tour means seeing Amsterdam canals in an electric open boat. You will have unrestricted views from wherever you sit; this in contrast to the regular canal cruises where you sit in rows behind each other like in a bus. Sipping a cold drink and enjoying a Dutch snack, you can take in the beauty of Amsterdam. You will feel the wind through your hair and the sun on your face while you admire the gables and the splendid scroll work and ornamentation decorating the mansions. If the weather is rainy, the skipper will provide a canopy so that you will not get wet and your view not restricted.
Tip: Book your Canal tour with Captain Jack online in advance!
Mansions and Canal Houses
A Captain Jack Canal Tour is an experience not to be missed! The most beautiful and coveted canal houses are along Herengracht. Some canal houses are owned by banks and companies that have their offices in these luxurious mansions, others have been converted into apartments. Many canal houses have double staircases leading up to the front door. There is often a small door on street level that gives access to the servants’ quarters. After your Captain Jack Canal Tour, you may like to see the inside of a canal house: are the rooms very big, what was the kitchen like, where was the master bedroom and where did the servants sleep? Visit the Willet-Holthuysen Museum for a glimpse of life in a canal house.
Captain Jack Canal Tour offers a ninety-minute trip at €25 per person. There are no hidden costs. The skipper knows Amsterdam and its history like the back of his hand. He will show you the best sights along the Amsterdam canals and tell about the rich history of the city.
The starting point of the canal tour is very central and it is easy to get there. Captain Jack’s boat is moored in front of the Rijksmuseum, address 1 Museumbrug. Facing the museum, the boat is on your right. There are several departures a day, look at the website to see what dates and times are still available. The tours are very popular so it is best to book immediately when you have decided on a date and time. Tours are in Dutch and in English.
Costs: Adults: € 25
Children (4-11) € 20
Children under 4 free of charge
All ages are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Duration: 90 minutes
Including: skipper and guide.
Bar: Heineken beer, wine, water and various soft drinks and snacks