Board the new Amsterdam Skyline Cruise from Amsterdam Boat Cruises and experience Amsterdam's skyline from the IJ River.

The special nature of this canal cruise begins at our sailing location, the former NDSM shipbuilding yard, diagonally across the street from Central Station in Amsterdam North.

The NDSM Wharf is a rugged, adventurous and iconic area on the IJ River. Its free character, post-industrial buildings and creative atmosphere form the backdrop where culture, self-organization and urban development come together.

From our sailing location, we sail a bit through Amsterdam's harbor (where you normally never go) and as soon as we sail up the IJ, we see the futuristic building of Film Museum Eye and the imposing Adam Tower, among others.

We also cruise past the Eastern Islands with the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ and the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam where many large sea cruise ships dock annually.

The modern and new architecture along the Amsterdam IJ is best admired from the water. Our enthusiastic skipper will of course tell you about everything there is to see during the cruise.

In fine weather, enjoy the panoramic deck of the ship, where you have unobstructed views of the Amsterdam skyline. In bad weather, you have the comfort of the ship's luxurious interior, where you can enjoy delicious drinks and snacks.

Did you know:

  • The seaports of IJmuiden (velsen), Beverwijk and Zaanstad belong to the Amsterdam port region
  • Amsterdam port is the4th seaport in Europe
  • The Amsterdam port region has more than 800 port-related companies
  • You can also book a 2-hour harbor tour with us, where an audio guide will tell you everything about the port of Amsterdam and a map of the port with the navigated route is available for free so you can read everything back at home.
  • Amsterdam Central Station built between 1881 and 1889
  • You can then visit A'DAM LOOKOUT after the cruise, where you can enjoy an unparalleled 360-degree view of Amsterdam
  • You can visit the Amsterdam Maritime Museum afterwards

Round trip of 75 minutes

The Amsterdam Skyline Cruise from Amsterdam Boat Cruises takes about 75 minutes including embarkation and disembarkation.


  • A small menu will be available during the cruise, with an assortment of drinks and food.
  • The use and consumption of brought food and refreshments is not permitted.
  • We ask that you be present at our boarding point at least 15 minutes before departure. From Amsterdam Central Station you can take the free ferry to the NDSM wharf (purple line, F4) During office hours the ferry departs every 15 minutes and the crossing takes ± 15 minutes. You will find our ship next to the ferry landing.
  • If you come by car, you will find the ship at MS van Riemsdijkweg thv 45, Amsterdam. Paid parking on the street and a parking lot next to the ship.

Prices and other information

Do you have a discount code?

Discount codes must be entered per person. Do you have multiple discount codes? Then make separate bookings per discount code per person.

Ticket box office price adults: €26.50
Ticket box office price children: €18.50

Online price adult ticket: €18,50
Online ticket price children: €10,50

Other information

  • Free for children up to 2 years of age
  • Receive your ticket(s) directly by mail
  • Including entertainment tax
  • A small menu is available during the cruise, with an assortment of drinks and food items
  • It is not allowed to consume your own drinks or food on board

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