Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam

Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam has been around since 1950 and has become an icon among boating companies. Lovers Amsterdam offers a broad range of canal cruises, tailoring their products to ever-changing customer demand. Currently, these are the most popular canal cruises by Lovers;

The vessels from Lovers Amsterdam have a recognisable orange-grey colour and the logo of Lovers Canal Cruises. The boats are well-maintained and comfortably heated when it’s cold.

Lovers canal cruises logo

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The canals have always played a crucial role in the history of Amsterdam. A canal cruise is the perfect way to explore the Amsterdam canal belt comfortably, during any time of year. Enjoy a Lovers boat tour in summer and enjoy the sun or go in wintertime when the lights of Amsterdam are beautiful and warm. It’s a convenient way of sightseeing in Amsterdam. Explore this bustling capital from the water and relax as you sail through the beautiful canals and past iconic sights. Think of the Anne Frank museum, the Red Light District or the Heineken Experience, all must-sees! You can also put a cruise on your list of things to do in Amsterdam with kids, as it’s great fun for both young and old. If you’re looking to take your cruise to the next level, you can also consider the option of a private boat ride.

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Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam FAQ

Where do the boats depart from?

The Lovers boats depart from the Prins Hendrikkade docks. This is just a mere 4-minute walk from the Amsterdam Central station. If you exit the station in the direction of the city centre, keep right. Pass the tram stops, cross the bridge, and find the Lovers Cafe on your right-hand side.

Why should I pick Lovers Canal Cruises and not one of the other boating companies?

Although there are companies that offer cruises similar to the cruises of Lovers, we found the following perks of booking a Lovers canal cruise;

  1. Lovers is the only company with an indoor facility – the Prins Hendrikkade dock in front of Amsterdam Central Station features a nice cafe where you can comfortably wait inside for your cruise to depart while enjoying a beverage or making a sanitary stop.
  2. Lovers allows you to secure a timeslot online and has frequent departures – especially handy if you don’t like waiting or are on a tight schedule.
  3. Lovers offers a variety of different cruises including options with food and drinks and different boats
Lovers canal cruises cafe - prins hedrikkade amsterdam
In the Lovers cafe, you can  enjoy a beverage and comfortably wait inside for your cruise to depart

Are there toilets aboard the canal cruise boats?

Yes, 90% of the canal cruise boats are fitted with an onboard toilet. Cruises that feature food and drinks use boats are guaranteed to have an onboard toilet. For the standard 1-hour cruises, most vessels will have an onboard toilet, although it cannot be guaranteed.

Is there heating on the boats?

Yes, the standard (covered) canal boats are fitted with heating. This ensures comfortable cruises in the cold winter months. The temperature is controlled by the captain, upon request, it can be slightly adjusted.

Can I visit a Lovers cruise with impaired mobility?

Probably, yes. To board the ship, you have to go down three small steps, which is doable with assistance. Make sure to ask for assistance, when necessary, staff will be happy to help. Unfortunately, the vessels do not facilitate wheelchairs.

Lovers boarding steps
Boarding the ship goes by three small but steep steps down, feel free to ask for assistance

When do I receive my tickets and how long does it take?

After paying for your tickets, you should receive them within minutes. If not, please make sure to check your spam folder first.

How long in advance do I have to be present for my cruise?

It is recommended to be present at your departure point at least 30 minutes before departure.

How do I pay online for my tickets?

Payment can be made through credit or debit cards, and bank cards. All payments are encrypted and secure.

How do I contact Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam customer service?

You can reach customer service at [email protected].

Does Lovers Canal Cruises offer any discount codes or promos?

Yes, Lovers Canal Cruises offers discounts and you can use them when you book your tickets by clicking the blue button on our website.

Why is the company called Lovers?

The name of the company isn’t just as romantic as it seems at first glance. The last name of the company’s founder was “Lovers” and the company was named after the founder. In Dutch, the name is also pronounced differently from the English word lovers, instead, it’s pronounced as “Low-vers”. discount codes

Occasionally Lovers Amsterdam offers a Lovers canal cruise discount code. If so, we will post them right here! It’s worth mentioning boating company Lovers is owned by  Tours-Tickets. Therefore all of the Lovers cruises can also be booked on their website, use the Lovers canal cruise discount code below to get an attractive discount!

Redeem our exclusive discount code ‘THINGSTODO10’ now on either or to get 10% off on selected cruises.

Amsterdam Light Festival

Lovers Canal Cruises is an official partner of the Amsterdam Light Festival. Every year, Amsterdam becomes beautifully illuminated during this festival. It is possible to admire these light arts from the water and Lovers Canal Cruises offers different types of cruises aimed at showing visitors the best of the Amsterdam Light Festival. Each year, the festival has a theme and provides an avenue for 30 artists from different parts of the world to showcase their artworks.

Dinner Cruise: Great food and getting to know the city

Combine a delicious dinner with a canal cruise with this Lovers Canal Dinner Cruise in Amsterdam. A boat trip is an ideal way to discover Amsterdam and this Lovers canal cruise is very special. During the Lovers canal cruise you get to enjoy the culinary delights of chef Frans Kelders. A four-course menu is served where you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian. There is a special children’s menu for the kids and all drinks are included in the price.

During this unique Lovers Amsterdam Dinner Cruise you will get to enjoy sights and sounds of Amsterdam from the canals. Admire the beautiful historic buildings, exceptional churches and picturesque bridges along and over the canals. The Lovers canal cruise lasts for more than 2 hours so that you have all the time to enjoy the delicious dinner and to take in all the sights. The boat departs from the Prins Hendrikkade behind Amsterdam Central Station during the summer season daily at 8 p.m.

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Lovers Canal Cruises is located in the centre of Amsterdam and is easily accessible by public transport. Consult for the fastest route from your departure point and the current departure and travel times.

By car, the location of the Lovers dock is not so easily accessible. Traffic is usually busy and parking availability is limited and expensive. If you plan to come by car, we recommend planning a parking location upfront or allowing extra time. Alternatively, you can also park elsewhere and use public transport to Amsterdam Central Station.

Prins Hendrikkade 20B
1012 TL Amsterdam
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +31 (0) 20-2143111 (reachable by phone between 10:00 and 16:00 on weekdays)

Lovers Canal Cruises Amsterdam Reviews

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No smoking

Cruise was alright, but smoking was not allowed


Captain did great!

Our captain did great! Came up with some fun facts apart from the standard audioguide. The 60 minutes flew past, could have been a bit longer for us!


Nice cruise

Cruise was cool, wine and cheese were good, but the seats rather small


Its amazing

The tour is pretty good and you see loads of the Amsterdam canals



When you love waiting, long queues despite your reserved time slot or you love looking at water without boats, buy a ticket for lovers canal cruises. You van look at Amsterdam central station for hours


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