Amsterdam Skyline Cruise on Panorama Deck Boat


Embark on a breathtaking journey with the Amsterdam Skyline Cruise offered by Amsterdam Boat Cruises, granting you a unique vantage point to experience Amsterdam’s skyline from the waters of the IJ. Departing from the historically rich NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam North, this 75-minute tour takes you on an immersive exploration of the city’s evolving waterfront. Marvel at the futuristic Eye Filmmuseum, the towering Adam Tower, and the architecturally stunning Eastern Islands, including the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ and the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. Our enthusiastic skipper enriches your voyage with stories and insights about the sights you encounter. Whether basking in sunlight on the panorama deck or savoring snacks and drinks in the luxurious indoor space during colder weather, this cruise presents the modern and historical juxtapositions that define Amsterdam today.

What you'll see

Departure location: NDSM Wharf, Amsterdam North.
Return location: Same as departure location.
Tour duration: 75 minutes
Departure time: 12:00
Tour type: Amsterdam Canal Cruises


Your architectural and cultural voyage begins at the vibrant NDSM Wharf, a testament to Amsterdam’s rich maritime heritage. As you step aboard our state-of-the-art cruise ship, prepare to be whisked away into the heart of Amsterdam’s contemporary urban landscape. Initially navigating through the concealed waterways of the Amsterdam harbor, our journey soon opens onto the grand IJ river. Here, the modern marvels of the city sprawl along the waterfront, revealing themselves one after another. The striking silhouette of the Eye Filmmuseum and the imposing stature of the Adam Tower symbolize Amsterdam’s leap into the future, while the historical essence of the city remains palpable. The architectural elegance of the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ denotes Amsterdam’s cultural sophistication, juxtaposed against the bustle of the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, a hub for global explorers. With live commentary from our enthusiastic and knowledgeable skipper, learn about the contemporary landmarks dotting the skyline, as well as the stories that breathe life into these structures. Choose to experience these wonders from the open panorama deck, offering unobstructed views under the sky, or find solace in the luxurious interior with refreshing drinks and delightful snacks at hand. As the skyline of Amsterdam unfurls, this 75-minute cruise promises not just sightseeing but an enlightenment to the city’s architectural advancements and its enduring connection to the waterways. An ideal experience for anyone looking to gaze upon Amsterdam from an extraordinary perspective.
Raster effect view

What's included


Not included

Reservations details

Capture the essence of Amsterdam’s evolving skyline on a memorable 75-minute cruise with Amsterdam Boat Cruises. Departing from the historic NDSM Wharf, this tour is a must for anyone eager to experience the city’s architectural marvels from a unique perspective. Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled departure and consider the convenient ferry service from Amsterdam Central Station for easy access. Elevate your Amsterdam visit with unparalleled views and insightful commentary — book your Skyline Cruise today.

Important Information:

  • Unfortunately, our boats and buses are not wheelchair-accessible
  • Pets are not allowed, with the exception of assistance dogs
  • Enjoy our 24-hour free cancellation policy
  • Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point on time for your reserved departure
  • Live guide in English and Dutch; audio guide in English, Dutch, French, Spanish, and Italian
  • Compatible headphones required for the audio guide on your smartphone
  • Please refer to our FAQ section for additional details and answers to common questions.

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