Amsterdam Flower Market Istock

Cultural Travels from Home: Amsterdam by Boat

Monday 31st October 11.00AM

All aboard for a unique tour as we enjoy a canal tour of Amsterdam led by our expert guides, broadcast live from their private boat!

We will learn how and why the canals were developed, how they were significant within Europe at the time, why they are so narrow and what they were used for in the past. We will also find out what they are used for today, from tourism and commercial transport to fishing, and yes, even swimming! Our cruise will pass along the Singel canal where we see its narrowest house followed by Rembrandt's lawyers' residence and then the home of Captain Frans Banning Cocq, the main character in Rembrandt's Night Watch. From there, we will head along the beautiful Brewer's canal and head towards the Prinsengracht, which is full of beautiful house boats. We then enter the quaint Jordaan district, which used to be a polluted neighbourhood but is now one of the most sought after residential quarters. All in all this should be a beautiful, informative and very relaxing way to enjoy the city, from your armchair at home!

Our website is being updated. We will send an email as soon as booking opens - join our mailing list or click "follow" on our Facebook page for immediate updates.

Amsterdam Flower Market (Image Credit - Pidjoe)


Further Information

Thank you so much for organising all of these excellent Cultural Travels from Home. It is wonderful to be transported to so many far away places.”

Mrs M Gibbons

Read more testimonials and comments


  • Cruise along the famous Amsterdam canals from home!
  • Live, guided tour with expert guide
  • Viewable from anywhere in the world
  • Interactive - live Q&A throughout the tour


  • Price:
  • Venue: See Further Information
  • Lecturer: Lee


Booking is currently unavailable.

If you have any questions regarding the course or booking please send us an email

Recommended Reading

Visit the AHF bookstore for a list of recommended books and products to accompany this course/event.


Print details

Email details to a friend

Become a Friend of AHF

Enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including prize draws, special events and priority booking

More Info

Loyalty Scheme

Enjoy a gift selection of fine wines for every 4 tours you book with us

More Info

ahf on facebook

Discuss AHF events online and get to know other members

More Info