Sailing through the idyllic Amsterdam canals is an absolute must-do for anyone visiting this picturesque city. The historic waterways, lined with iconic 17th century architecture are the perfect places to enjoy a spot of sailing and on a summer’s day, you can see crowds of locals and tourists alike, jumping onboard a boat to enjoy this beautiful city. But one way to improve the experience massively is to add a couple of beers (or more!) into the mix.
A booze cruise in Amsterdam is the perfect way to enjoy the city at its best and boarding what essentially becomes a floating bar is a great excuse to enjoy a few beers whilst checking out the world-famous canal belt. Although the canals are busy with a number of touristy canal cruises which involve an audio-guide led journey through the city centre, there’s nothing quite like enjoying the canals of the Dutch city in the way that locals do – with your feet up and an ice-cold Heineken in hand!
For those travelling to Amsterdam on a bit of a budget or trying to make the most of a shorter visit to the Dutch capital, a booze cruise can be a great-value way to combine having a few beers and seeing the best that the city centre has to offer in terms of a bustling atmosphere and historic cityscape. Companies like We Are Amsterdam and Starboard Boats offer these cruises at a great price, including a professional skipper and host and unlimited (yes, unlimited!) beer/wine/soda.
If you want to see the city through the eyes (or beer goggles) of locals, jump aboard a boat, enjoy plenty of Holland’s favourite beer and let the party begin! A booze cruise through Amsterdam is truly the best way to quench your thirst for sightseeing and beer!
Disclosure: This content was created in cooperation with our partner We Are Amsterdam