Amsterdam Mini Cruise | Free Canal Cruise + Drink

See Amsterdam as it should be seen, from of the city’s 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site canals. We’ve teamed up with Lovers Canal Cruises to offer you a free canal tour and a drink in Amsterdam’s oldest bar, Café Karpershoek, with your mini cruise.​​

  • 2 nights onboard in an en suite cabin
  • Up to 5 hours in Amsterdam
  • Return coach transfers to Amsterdam (approx. 40 mins)
  • Free 1 hour canal cruise per person worth up to £11
  • Free drink in Amsterdam’s oldest bar (either beer, wine, gin or soft drink)
Your time onboard

A maritime experience

Our fantastic onboard facilities mean your journey to Holland flies by. With 4 restaurants, plus a limited edition Pop Up restaurant serving monthly-changing menus, as well as 4 bars, you’re spoilt for choice! 

Plus, pre-book your meals and save compared to onboard prices. There’s also a cinema, casino and onboard shop for you to enjoy at your leisure, as well as arcade games for the young at heart. Head back to your cosy cabin before a day of exploring.

Onboard facilities​

Cruise through the capital

Cruise through the capital

The Dutch capital boasts over 100km of canals, around 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. Discover it all from the comfort of a Lovers canal boat. Cruise past the 17th century merchant’s houses with their gabled rooftops, underneath the famous Skinny Bridge, past breath-taking architecture and countless historic monuments. GPS audio guides are also available in English and departures take place every 20 minutes so you’re never waiting too long for the next one.

Amsterdam's oldest bar

Amsterdam’s oldest bar

Sit back with a drink in Amsterdam’s oldest bar, Café Karpershoek and enjoy a taste of the city’s rich heritage and the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. 

Founded in 1606, it is a traditional brown café and was originally a stop for sailors and has kept the original style of interior, right down to the sand on the wood floor for picking up chewing tobacco. 

With your voucher you can choose from a glass of beer, wine, gin or soft drink and sit back as the bartender tells you the history of the fascinating bar.​



You’ll see many of Amsterdam’s top sights from your canal cruise, but after your tour, take time to discover the rest of the city’s delights. Wander int​​​o Vondelpark and take in 47 hectares of natural beauty. Hire a bike and see the rest of the city on 2 wheels, whether that’s cycling through the art district of Jordaan, or pulling up to a boutique shop that caught your eye in Nine Streets. There are also countless museums and galleries throughout the city. The Anne Frank museum and the Van Gogh museum being just 2 amongst over 50.

Amsterdam travel guide

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Want to stay longer?

Book our cruise & stay for up to 3 nights in a hotel of your choice booked separately. Alternatively, with our hotel break​ book you can enjoy 1-3 nights in a carefully selected city centre hotel.​

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It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years. ​​​