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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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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
$37.19 per adult
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Five star
Very nice tour, Bert gave us alot of information and could answer our questions about Amsterdam. Would recommend!
Sofia_T, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

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Great time!
Jeff_T, May 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
The captain was amazing! Very knowledgeable and hospitable. The boat was very clean and comfortable. The other guests were fun to hang with as well! I give a 5 star for sure, but one draw back for me, I don’t like beer or wine; I booked this tour as the pics showed spirits but this tour did not include any. Did not distract from my time though, still fun!
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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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Five star
Sofia_T, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Very nice tour, Bert gave us alot of information and could answer our questions about Amsterdam. Would recommend!
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Perfect way to see the city
Patrick_C, Jun 2022
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise Including Pizza and Drinks
Perfect way to see the city while eating. It was a very relaxing experience. The crew were very considerate of our comfort and knowledgeable about the city.
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Relax and Sail
Wendy_S, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Scenic sail through the canals of Amsterdam. Smooth & comfortable. Captain Jack was funny & informative. He even gave us a restaurant recommendation, which was deeelicious!
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A must when in Amsterdam
Divya_K, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
This tour was everything I expected and much more Captain Jack is a true gem! That guy knows how to keep his audience engaged and really hits the right spot with his sneaky humour while doing a great job of a guide This was a 90 minute tour and it still fell short Definitely recommended!
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Best Boat Tour of the Canals Ever
Steve, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
It was great. Great narration. Great snacks and refreshments. And lots of fun!! We saw more of Amsterdam than ever before!
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Fab night
Jacky_K, Jun 2022
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise Including Pizza and Drinks
The experience was well organised the crew were all very friendly and the pizza was better than expected . All in all a great experience
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Great tour to take!
Barbara_S, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Bert was a fun tour guide and we enjoyed this canal tour. We took it first thing into the city and it was a great start to our trip.
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Fun late afternoon activity
Nancy_M, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
Great overview of city architecture and city history with a fun/sarcastic guide. We would recommend it to others.
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Best Amsterdam canal tour
Mike_A, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
What a fantastic tour. We had Bernie who was kind, funny and full of knowledge on Amsterdam. The boat was exactly what we wanted, open not more than 20 people, very comfy with umbrellas for rain or shine. Drinks from water to sodas to wine and beer. Cheese, crackers, cookies, it was so professional! The day was gorgeous, we timed it perfectly as our first tour of the morning after our flight and it started our day out perfectly. Great job Captain Jacks!!
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LOVE THIS TOUR
sharonh, Jun 2022
All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
We had the best time on this canal cruise in Amsterdam. There a lot to choose from but I'm glad we chose this one as it was so relaxing and so much fun. We travelled with Captain Albert around the canals who kept us safe while telling us interesting stories about the city and the canals. We enjoyed a beer and a wine along with all the other guests who were so friendly too. Highly recommend this tour to all. Do it on your first day as it is a great orientation to the city.
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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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