CULTURE FERRY New hop-on hop-off experience in Amsterdam

Explore cultural treasures from the center to the Plantagebuurt and the Oosterdok

From 25th April the Culture Ferry will introduce a new way to explore Amsterdam, a hop-on hop-off experience over the water and past various cultural highlights of the city. The canal, a collaboration between cultural institutions, including the Rembrandthuis Museum, NEMO Science Museum, ARTIS and other partners, starts from Amsterdam Central Station. An authentic ship from Rederij Mokumboot takes visitors to both well-known and lesser-known cultural attractions in the city, mainly located in the Plantagebuurt and the Oosterdok.

The Culture Ferry is an authentic experience, where visitors can enjoy more than thirty cultural hotspots in the area in an original way. With jetties a short distance from the institutions, visitors can easily hop on and off to explore museums such as the National Holocaust Museum, Het Grachtenmuseum and Foam. The cruise lasts a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes and a historic sloop departs from Amsterdam Central Station every 35 minutes. The museum guides on board tell the history-rich story of the city and the institutions along the route. Visitors can choose when they get on and off and which museums they visit. The Culture Ferry is suitable for all ages.

The Culture Ferry allows visitors to explore the city in a sustainable and relaxing way, as an alternative to using public transport or the car. Michael Huijser, chairman of the Culture Ferry board and also director of the Maritime Museum, emphasizes the importance of sustainable transport and the rich experience that the Culture Ferry offers: The hop-on hop-off connection has been developed by museums and for museum visits. On board the Culture Ferry , new stories and areas are made attractive. Areas such as the Plantagebuurt and the Oosterdok are also opened up , which contributes to the development of these areas and the visit to Amsterdam is spread more widely. Visitors can enjoy historical and cultural discoveries in these areas , with a high concentration of cultural places within easy reach. Water plays an important role in Amsterdam’s cultural heritage, so it is very nice that visitors can now experience culture from the water.”  

The Culture Ferry sails from April to October on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 9:30 and 17:30. Tickets cost €28 per adult, including the museum guide on board. With a ticket, visitors can get on and off unlimitedly for 24 hours. To stay informed of the boat’s location, visitors can download the Culture Ferry app. Children up to 4 years old can participate for free and older children at a reduced rate. People with a Friends Lottery VIP card receive a discount and people with an Amsterdam City Card can board for free. Tickets for the cruise are available through affiliated partners and the Cultuur Ferry website.