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Singel Canal
Singel Canal

Singel Canal

Singel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The basics

A canal cruise offers a great introduction to Amsterdam’s Canal Ring and visitors have many options, including hop-on hop-off boat tours, sightseeing cruises, and evening food and wine tasting tours. Visitors looking to explore Singel on foot or bike won’t want to miss the world’s narrowest house at Singel 7 and Amsterdam’s oldest and widest bridge, the Torensluis.

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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House
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Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise - Live Guide - from Anne Frank House
$20.81 per adult
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Flagship Canal Cruises
The captain, Bram, and his mate, Prim, were great. Very knowledgable with the history. Well worth the time!
Monette_R, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

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Best canal tour
Dawn_M, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Excellent tour. Clean and fully stocked, water, beer, wine, cheese and other snacks. Liked the smaller group. We had an absolutely gorgeous sunny day which made being on the small open boat perfect. The bigger boats could not go down all the canals that a smaller boat could I will say those on bigger boats did not look as happy and relaxed as we did (and had no snacks or beverages)Without hesitation would recommend 100%
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Very Enjoyable
Ian_T, May 2022
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise Including Pizza and Drinks
Nice Pizza and wine. Waited about 20 minutes for pizza but it was ok. Had some more wine and the cruise went longer anyway!
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Fabulous Family Fun
Suzy_U, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
We thought this was the best trip on the canals by far. With Captain Albert. Cannot find website to rebook
star-5
An exceptional experience
Deborah_B, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
A spectacular experience, full of interesting history, gorgeous sights, and a delightful, relaxing cruise with wine and light snacks. Highly recommended!
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Good value
Richard_B, May 2022
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise Including Pizza and Drinks
Good commentary in English, lovely hot pizza, plenty of drinks with excellent service. Very enjoyable 1.5 hour cruise. Good value for the price.
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Beautiful sites of...
Lea_E, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Beautiful sites of Amsterdam, and we gained a better understanding of the canal system. Really interesting to see the city from the perspective of the water. The houseboats were incredible and interesting. Perhaps went on half an hour too long.
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Wonderful way to see and learn about Amsterdam!
April_R, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Such an interesting tour! We learned some really interesting things about Amsterdam. The view of the city by boat is amazing!
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A must !!!!!
Marissa_C, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
I was traveling solo and had the most amazing time. It’s a great chance to learn history and enjoy the beauty of the canals. I wish they had a 3 hour one. It flew by!!!!
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My wife & I thought the...
James_D, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
My wife & I thought the canal cruise by the substitute, Admiral Bert, not only enjoyable but very friendly & one of the best attractions! Admiral Bert was very knowledgeable & and had many stories about the canals of Amsterdam. 5 stars!
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Lovely evening
Natalie_R, May 2022
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise Including Pizza and Drinks
Check in was at a different pier than the instructions said, but fortunately I asked before joining the long wrong queue. Once on board, the staff were friendly and informative. We were a chatty group of 10, but they managed us well. Pizza was hot and tasty. The canals are lovely so whichever cruise you choose the views are great.
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Excellent!!
PatriciaKeefe_D, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Tour guide was wonderful! Snacks and drinks were perfect. Boat was beautiful and just the right size. Group was wonderful. Felt like a more personal cruise with friendships . Wonderful way to see Amsterdam. A must!:)
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Great experience! I definitely recommend!
Joshua_L, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
The tour with Captain Jack was very fun. He included a good mix of history and casual conversation in the tour. He makes the tour a lot of fun and the food and drinks were a nice touch. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone. It is enjoyable for adults and is also family friendly.

Things to know before you go

  • See the sights of Amsterdam from its famous canals on a sightseeing cruise.
  • Cycle or walk the entire length of the Singel Canal as it is just over a mile (1,600 meters) long.
  • The Singel Canal is home to the famous floating Bloemenmarkt flower market.
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How to get there

The Signel Canal stretches in a semi-circular arch from the IJ Bay near Amsterdam Central Station to the Amstel River at Muntplein Square. The Signel is the first canal you’ll reach when walking south into the city center from Amsterdam Central Station. The Singel is often confused with the Singelgracht, which is the outermost canal in the city center.

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When to get there

Amsterdam’s canal network is an important mode of transportation so it is always open. Summer is the best time for cruising around the canals and enjoying the outdoor terraces at the canal cafes. The holiday season is also a great time to visit, when you can enjoy an evening cruise during the annual Festival of Lights.

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Bloemenmarkt Flower Market

The Bloemenmarkt is the only floating flower market in the world and a monument to the days when sailors would sail in from the Amstel River to sell flowers directly from their boats. Besides flowers, the shops also sell flower bulbs, gardening essentials, and affordable souvenirs. If you plan to take bulbs home with you, be sure they have a customs cleared stamp on the packet certifying the bulbs for import into your home country.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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