Take a canal cruise and float leisurely along the canals and under the bridges and admire the unique architecture and street life.
Amsterdam is often referred to as 'Venice of the North'. 100 km of canals (grachten) divide the city into smaller islands, connected by beautiful historic bridges. The most famous canals are the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. They form the unique ring of canals, the Canal Belt (Grachtengordel) of Amsterdam, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A canal tour is a great way to view the city from a different angle. Daytime canal cruises and evening canal cruises (or candlelight cruises) operate throughout the year. If you're more a romantic type of traveler you should go for a candlelight cruise in the evening. Reservations are not required for individuals for regular daytime tours.
Prices of simular canal cruises that are offered by different shipping companies vary from approx. €8 for children and €16 for adults for a daytime cruise to approx. €75 for a luxurious dinner cruise.