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Amsterdam Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amsterdam Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

Amsterdam Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) Tours and Activities

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Amsterdam’s Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)—a charming 17th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site—is probably best known for its picturesque canals. Comprised of three rings of semicircular waterways that are bisected by smaller canals radiating from the middle, like the spokes on a very Dutch bicycle wheel, the Canal Ring is crisscrossed by hundreds of bridges which connect these Dutch Golden Age islands.

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Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

Open boat tour - All drinks included - 60 Minutes - Live guide

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The best way to explore the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring is indisputably by boat. Get a different perspective of the Dutch capital while avoiding the crowds on land during this relaxing canal cruise that, unlike other similar tours, includes unlimited Heineken beer, wine, and soft drinks for a budget-friendly price. Plus, several departure times throughout the day mean you can slot the cruise into almost any schedule.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.24
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$26.24

Private 1.5 hour Canal Tour in Amsterdam with your Loved One
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Private 1.5 hour Canal Tour in Amsterdam with your Loved One

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Relax after a busy day of sightseeing on an evening cruise of Amsterdam’s historic canals. Take in views of the historic waterways by night, travelling through areas including the UNESCO-listed Canal District and De Wallen, and benefit from a customizable itinerary according to the group’s interests. Gain insight into the landmarks and routes from you local skipper, and choose a tour time that suits your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.26
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Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Family Canal Cruise

Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Family Canal Cruise

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Explore the canals of Amsterdam on a boat cruise that takes you past the top landmarks in this beautiful city. Hear informative commentary from the captain during your tour, which can be customized to your interests. Soak in the sights and charms of the canals while learning about the Dutch capital’s history and modern-day attractions. This relaxing tour provides a perfect introduction to Amsterdam and gives you tips on places to visit later on your own, plus it is longer than most canal tours of the same nature.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$78.26
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$78.26
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Amsterdam Small-Group Canal Cruise Plus Snacks and Drinks Winter/Light

Amsterdam Small-Group Canal Cruise Plus Snacks and Drinks Winter/Light

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Want to see the sights of Amsterdam from an open boat, yet avoid the tourist crowds? Step aboard a single-mast sailboat known as a sloop, and relax in the comfort of a spacious vessel where numbers are limited to just 12 people. You’ll sip drinks from an open bar, enjoy unobstructed views of the city, and sample classic Dutch treats like “bitterballen” as you cruise.
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  • 2 hours
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$60.97
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$60.97

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise with Live Guide

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise with Live Guide

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The combination of foot, bike, car and bus traffic on the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam can be overwhelming, so experience Amsterdam in peace from the water. Experience the city’s waterways from a unique vantage point on this canal tour while a local guide gives you insight on the history and architecture of this beautiful city. Get a great price when you book this cruise online.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.26
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Sebi Boat Tours

Sebi Boat Tours

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Get the inside scoop on the Dutch capital on this canal boat tour led by native Amsterdammers. Soak up city sights as you cruise through Jordaan, De Wallen, and more, before stopping off for authentic Amsterdam snacks and a complimentary coffee. Benefit from your small-group guide’s personalized attention and make the most of your time on this intimate-but-efficient half-day excursion.
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  • 2 hours
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$55.99
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide.
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  • 1 hour
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$16.11
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 1 hr with Audioguide

Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 1 hr with Audioguide

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From the peaceful atmosphere of a luxury, glass-enclosed boat, enjoy the highlights of Amsterdam along its UNESCO-listed canals during this cruise. Hear narrated commentary on the sites along the way, including the Anne Frank House, the Golden Bend, the National Maritime Museum, and the Skinny Bridge. With a variety of departure times available, this picturesque and comprehensive overview by water is easy to fit into your day of sightseeing.
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  • 1 hour
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$20.14
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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)

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$40.28
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The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat

The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat

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Cruise Amsterdam’s scenic canals in a fully electric boat, while your hosts give you a glimpse into modern Dutch life. Enjoy an open bar with local goodies like craft beer, wines, and nonalcoholic beverages. A snack platter with fruit, cheese, cookies, and sausages is also provided. This peaceful, scenic cruise is a great choice for first-time visitors and those who want to escape the crowds on land.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.30
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$63.30

Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise

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Cruising around Amsterdam’s canals is a quintessential experience for visitors to the city. With this tour, see the city at its most magical as you set sail on an evening cruise. Glide past the lively waterfront bars and cafés, spot illuminated landmarks such as Amsterdam Centraal Station and the Anne Frank House, and admire the glittering city skyline from the water.
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  • 1 hour
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$16.11
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Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Head to Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold, where you’re treated to a welcome drink plus two Smirnoff cocktails or Heineken beers — your choice —while relaxing in a frosty bar where everything, even your drinking glass, is made of ice! Continue this totally ‘cool’ experience by taking a canal sightseeing cruise on a luxury glass-topped boat. It’s the best way to see Amsterdam’s top highlights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.84
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1,5 hours Amsterdam Rickshaw Tour

1,5 hours Amsterdam Rickshaw Tour

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Ideal for first-time visitors, this private 1-hour rickshaw tour showcases more of Amsterdam’s highlights in less time. With your driver-guide leading the way, you’ll travel along Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals, explore the grandiose Museumplein, and admire the dynamic architecture of Concertgebouw. See, too, the picturesque Jordaan district, home to the Anne Frank House, and reflect on Amsterdam’s history at the National Holocaust Memorial. This private tour is limited to two travelers.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$178.38
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Amsterdam Pizza Cruise With Drinks

Amsterdam Pizza Cruise With Drinks

While you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Amsterdam canals for an hour and a half, you can choose which freshly made pizza you want! Would you like a pizza with meat, fish or a vegetarian? There is something for everyone. To complete your delicious dinner, there is also a homemade delicious brownie waiting for you! You will leave the DamTours boat completely satisfied with a full belly.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Scenic highlights of Amsterdam 3 hours bike tour

Scenic highlights of Amsterdam 3 hours bike tour

Exploring Amsterdam’s history by bike gives you a chance to cover much more ground than you would on foot. This private bike tour is an ideal choice for those who want to orient themselves to the city. Customize your tour to the sights on your itinerary, or let your guide choose the highlights. Bike at a relaxing pace and enjoy a personalized tour.
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  • 3 hours
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$230.17
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$230.17
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic Van Gogh paintings, Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum attracts lines often in excess of two hours. Beat the crowds with this priority admission ticket that also includes an Amsterdam canal cruise, during which you get unobstructed views of the city's waterside attractions. This stress-free combo ticket is an ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time in the Dutch capital.
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  • 3 hours
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$42.39
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$42.39

Private Amsterdam Walking Tour

Private Amsterdam Walking Tour

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Gain an intimate glimpse of Amsterdam on this small-group walking tour, led by an experienced guide. Discover city highlights and hidden gems such as the Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, Oude Kerk, as well as plenty of locally loved cafes and learn more about the city’s history and culture as you explore its picturesque streets on foot.
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  • 3 hours
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$144.72
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$144.72
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Small-group Dutch Food and History Walking Tour in Amsterdam's Jordaan Area

Small-group Dutch Food and History Walking Tour in Amsterdam's Jordaan Area

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Don’t waste time trying to hit the Dutch food hotspots alone, only to end up in tourist traps. Instead, join this comprehensive, intimate, and off-the-beaten-path food tour through the historical Jordaan district, during which you stop at eight distinct locations. Listen as your Amsterdam-local guide explains each foodstuff—such as Poffertjes (pancakes) or Gouda cheese—as you go.
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  • 4 hours
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$109.33
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NEW: 1,5 hour luxury canal cruise starting from Rijksmuseum

NEW: 1,5 hour luxury canal cruise starting from Rijksmuseum

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Get yourself comfortable in our beautifully-designed boat named the MANA. She is fully electric to take you along the canals of Amsterdam for a clean and quite tour. There is a fully equipped bar on board where you can order from a wide variety of drinks, for example local beers, fresh cocktails and hot chocolate. As we are a small company, our tours are personal and we can guarantee a high quality. The skipper and hostess are passionate about the city and love to tell you all about it during the live guided tour. Don’t hesitate to ask questions along the way. See you on the water!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$40.28
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Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

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See Amsterdam from a perspective often missed by visitors on a boat cruise through the canal. In addition to frame-worthy views of the city’s banks, the tour features commentary and anecdotes about landmarks seen along the way, from the hip Joordan neighborhood to a canal once painted by Claude Monet. A small group size ensures an personal experience and plenty of time for questions.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
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$62.15
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$62.15

Amsterdam Pizza Dinner Cruise Including Drinks

Amsterdam Pizza Dinner Cruise Including Drinks

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Glide through the canals of Amsterdam on a dinner cruise that features great views of the illuminated city. Learn about Amsterdam’s history and culture from your onboard guide as you dine on a original New York pizza accompanied by beverages such as beer, wine, soft drinks, and water. Top off your meal with a delicious brownie as your boat winds through the picturesque waterways of the Dutch capital.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$39.70
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Amsterdam Canals Small-Group Boat Tour with Captain Jack

Amsterdam Canals Small-Group Boat Tour with Captain Jack

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Join me on a journey to explore Amsterdam over the canals with a maximum of 6 guests at a time. All cruises are captained and guided by myself Boudewijn Metzelaar aka ¨Captain Jack¨ for those that are unable to pronounce my impossible Dutch name :-) We will sail on a fully electric luxury salonboat. There is comfortable seating for each guest indoor and outdoors, whatever the unreliabe Dutch weather may bring you will be comfortable onboard the ¨Drift Away¨ A full array of (alcoholic) drinks and delicious snacks are included. Feel free to enjoy yourself with the beverages, there is a bathroom onboard! I am not only an Amsterdammer by birth, I am one by heart. Through my diverse upbringing en life choices I have developed a unique perspective on Amsterdam which I really enjoy sharing with others. The small scale of maximum 6 guests allows for an intimate and enjoyable level of conversation during the cruise.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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$63.30
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$63.30

Light‌ ‌Festival‌ ‌Boat‌ ‌Tour‌ ‌in‌ ‌Amsterdam‌ -‌ ‌Private‌ ‌Cruise‌
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Light‌ ‌Festival‌ ‌Boat‌ ‌Tour‌ ‌in‌ ‌Amsterdam‌ -‌ ‌Private‌ ‌Cruise‌

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Imagine sailing on Amsterdam’s canals on a private boat tour with your partner. You see the iconic canal houses and bridges. You hear the sound of the water against the side of the boat. You are also witnessing over 20 light artworks from up close. Every year in winter 20 light installations are scattered across the canals waiting to be discovered. Will you explore them with us? This private tour on Amsterdam’s canals on a quiet, heated boat will give you a front-row seat to the 10th annual Light Festival. The artworks are best viewed from the water. The edition in 2021 is the most varied yet, featuring the best sculptures from previous years. This boat cruise helps communicate the message of the pieces. Your guides have a background in art and personal contact with some of the artists featured in the past 5 years. See the festival the best way possible and hear an insider’s perspective only available to Romantic Tour Amsterdam. This tour is ideal for couples or groups of up to 8.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$285.42
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Private Amsterdam Booze Boat

Private Amsterdam Booze Boat

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1.5 hours cruise with an open Dutch bar (unlimited beer, wine, and soda). You can drink in a bar in any city in the world, but for a true Amsterdam experience, you can’t do better than a boozy canal cruise along the world-famous waterways, taking in the sights with a cold beer in hand. Enjoy a real Amsterdam experience with a private boat hire for you and your friends or family. With an open bar that includes unlimited beer, wine, and soda, you can take in the breathtaking sights of Amsterdam's canals on a brand new boat. This cruise is also available for groups of 10 people and under - just book for 10 and arrive with less
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.53
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Amsterdam Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Amsterdam Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Amsterdam Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) costs USD 11.51. Guided Amsterdam Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) tours start around USD 11.51 per person.
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