Touristy? Certainly. But still worth it … Cruising the canals. Take a cruise on the canals of Amsterdam. A very different way to explore the city. The boats are naturally packed with tourists, but (usually) in an hour you see the city in a fun way, and will tell you all about the history and you’re warm and dry. Right across from the Central Station you will find the tour company Lovers boat trips for around € 16 per person. If you walk a little further on the Rokin, you will find several companies side by side and you can compare departure times and prices. Sometimes you can pick one up for a few euros cheaper.