7 Best Dinner Cruises In Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Updated 2024

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Amsterdam in the Netherlands is a historic and beautiful city, nestling on a system of canals. Narrow 17th-century gable houses line the canal and streets of the city and many cycling paths make the city the perfect place to explore on a bike. Visit the many museums, including the Rijksmuseum with work by Rembrandt and Vermeer, or the Van Gogh Museum, exhibiting work by this famous artist. Dam Square is an attractive site to visit with a palace and a monument on site. Relax in the fresh air in Vondelpark, with its pretty gardens and an open-air theater. While it is lovely to stroll alongside the canals, it is lovely to view the city from the water while enjoying one of the best dinner cruises in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1. Awesome half-day dinner cruise from Amsterdam (from USD 136.41)

dinner cruise in amsterdam | awesome half-day dinner cruise from amsterdam

Your experience starts with meeting up opposite Amsterdam Central Station before taking a 15-minute drive to the boat. Once on board, you will travel down the Zaan River, passing through the locks at Zaandam and exploring the fascinating industrial windmills along the riverside. You will then stop for a delicious dinner, choosing from a fish, meat or vegetarian menu. Hop back on board the boat to enjoy some traditional Dutch treats along the way as you head back to Zaandam. Enjoy dessert and coffee until your driver picks you up to return you to Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam: Half-Day Zaan Windmill Dinner Cruise

Duration: 4 hour

6 reviews

2. Terrific dinner cruise with Amsterdam Jewel Cruises

Posted by Amsterdam Jewel Cruises - Dinner Cruise Restaurant on Wednesday, 29 August 2012

One of the best and most romantic ways to see Amsterdam is on a quaint, antique riverboat which has been converted into a restaurant. You will be served delicious food as you travel along the city’s canals, including Singel, Keizersgracht, Herengracht, and Prinsengracht. Enjoy beautiful city views from the Amstel River while dining with pleasant background music. You will have a choice of smoked tenderloin, king crab, salmon or crayfish or a delicious vegetarian bruschetta as a starter. Then tuck into Black Angus steak, confit of duck, roasted monkfish, or a delicious yellow curry. The meal concludes with a tempting tiramisu dessert and a selection of cheeses.

Dinner Cruises with Amsterdam Jewel Cruises

Address: Singel 250, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Website: Dinner Cruises with Amsterdam Jewel Cruises

Opening hours: 7.30pm - 10:15pm (daily)

Price: From 120 USD

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3. Romantic dinner date with wine and delicious food

Cruise the canals on a summer evening and combine it with some wine and Dutch cheeses. ?? Tickets: https://bit.ly/32wlZUE

Posted by Stromma Netherlands on Friday, 19 July 2019

Enjoy a magical evening cruise along the canals of Amsterdam including a delicious, four-course meal. Your evening will start with a glass of sparkling wine as you climb aboard the luxurious canal boat. The next two-and-a-half hours are spent in a relaxed manner, dining on a selection of dishes made from seasonal ingredients and freshly cooked on board, accompanied by wine, beer, and soft drinks. Delights to choose from include broccoli tabbouleh, veal escalope, salmon or lasagne, followed by delicious desserts and cheeses. Coffee, tea or fresh mint tea finalize the menu along with a traditional Dutch cookie.

Amsterdam Dinner Cruise with Stromma

Address: Stromma Damrak – Pier 5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Website: Amsterdam Dinner Cruise with Stromma

Opening hours: 7:30pm - 10pm (daily)

Price: 103 USD

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4. Enticing four-course luxury dinner cruise in Amsterdam (from USD 85.95)

dinner cruise in amsterdam | enticing four-course luxury dinner cruise in amsterdam

This luxurious and romantic dinner cruise takes place on a traditional canal boat. Your evening starts at Centraal Station where you head off to see some of the main monuments of Amsterdam. As you enjoy dining on a four-course meal, gaze at the beautiful merchant houses and the former warehouses along the canals and view the Magere Brug, or Skinny Bridge. Listen to commentary as you head through the port area and view Anne Frank House and other famous monuments to history. The meal includes meat, fish and vegetarian options, and the cruise lasts two hours.

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Amsterdam: Dinner Cruise with 4-Course Menu

Duration: 2.0 hour

997 reviews

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Locally Louke

Hi, my name is Louke and I live and work in the historical city of Amsterdam. My style of guiding is custom. That feeling you get from meeting up with a friend that shows you around their city. Obviously, I will take you to see the things on your bucket list and I will help you get the lay of the land and share tips and tricks of how to get the most out of your stay in my city.

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5. Fascinating evening cruise serving delectable pizza (from USD 31.83)

dinner cruise in amsterdam | fascinating evening cruise serving delectable pizza

If you have been looking for an unusual way to enjoy pizza, now is your chance. This fun, 90-minute cruise takes you along the canals of Amsterdam while you tuck into a delicious hot pizza, straight from the onboard oven. While you happily munch away, view the UNESCO World Heritage canal district of Amsterdam from the water. Along with your New York Pizza, you can enjoy an appetizer and drink of your choice before tucking into some delicious Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

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Amsterdam: Evening Canal Cruise with Pizza and Drinks

Duration: 75.0 minute

2019 reviews

6. Splendid Amsterdam burger cruise with unlimited drinks (from USD 46.0)

dinner cruise in amsterdam | splendid amsterdam burger cruise with unlimited drinks

Take a relaxing cruise on an Amsterdam canal boat, passing many of the city’s iconic buildings and sights while tucking into delicious meat or vegetarian burger with all the trimmings. You will also enjoy unlimited drinks, including wine, beer, water, and soft drinks, as you listen to the ongoing commentary about the various attractions are you go sailing past. End the meal with a tempting homemade brownie.

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Amsterdam: 1.5-Hour Burger Cruise with Drinks

Duration: 1.5 hour

552 reviews

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7. Experience an elegant candlelight cruise (from USD 32.0)

This totally romantic option allows you and your loved one a romantic evening on a canal boat, traversing Amsterdam’s canals. As you enjoy wine and candlelight, view the various attractions along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals while also enjoying some tasty Dutch cheese snacks. The boat is comfortably enclosed in glass for an all-weather experience and beautiful views along the way.

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Amsterdam Wine and Cheese Evening Cruise

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

766 reviews

See Amsterdam from a whole new angle

After exploring all the fascinating sights of the city during the day, including museums, art galleries, and other attractions, spend some pleasant time onboard a canal boat, enjoying a delicious dinner or cheese and wine experience on some of the best dinner cruises in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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