City tour

Boat tours in the city of Groningen

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Cruise through the city's canals
Discover Groningen from the water
Unique getaway
An experience for everyone
Historical tours
Audio guide in several languages

Boat tour through the city of Groningen

Admire the city's history in a unique way! Through the historic canals, you can admire the beautiful bridges, ancient towers and medieval patrician houses. During the cruise, you will receive information and facts in various languages. The perfect way to really get to know the city.

Enjoy food and drinks onboard

We always have several drinks and snacks on board (each season a fitted specialty beer). These are not included in the price. Would you like a small lunch? If so, please let us know while booking!

City Boat Tour Details

About the sailing
Duration: 1 hour
Sailings from 10 people (max. capacity 130 people)
Embarkation 15 minutes before departure
Prices do not include refreshments and/or catering
Departure is at the opposite of Groningen Central Station
About the boat
Hybrid boat
Toilet on board
Dogs allowed
*changes reserved

Reviews

Fun activity for the whole family

The city tour is a very fun activity to do with the family. In one hour you sail through the canals of Groningen and get info on the different sights. The drinks were well taken care of. Definitely recommended! Not only for people outside the city of Groningen, but also as city dwellers we found it very fun.

Marlies van Gelder
Would recommend even to locals and residents!

"The perspective from the canal is very different and the history about sights you may have never even noticed before only makes the city more beautiful and interesting."

Sanne van Renesse
What a fun way to explore the city of Groningen!

"Great service and helpful staff! We had a great time."

Patrick Sommers
Great experience

Nice to see Groningen from the water 👍

Maarten van Es
Fun sail with good information

"For a weekend in Groningen, I would recommend to do this first. You get information about the things you 'must' see."

Herman van den Donker
Sightseeing from the canals of the city Groningen

Fun way to see more of the city and its surroundings! From the water :) Also suitable when it drizzles, which is nice in the Netherlands. All kinds of stories are told.

Maybach M
Fun cruise through the canals of Groningen

"With snacks and drinks on board. Everything well taken care of, nice atmosphere on board!"

Susan Blom
Very nice boat ride

"Really an enjoyable cruise around the canals where you have a different view of Groningen from the boat. The boat was comfortable with a glass roof, drinks and snacks available to purchase and a toilet on board.

David Horne
Fun cruise to discover Groningen

"During our city trip in Groningen we wanted to discover the city in a quiet way. From the only canal Groningen has, it's a great way to take a one-hour canal cruise with the canal company."

Aleida1989

Rates

Adults
12 years and older
€17
Children
From 4 to 11 years ofage
€10
Groups
As of 20 people
€14.50

*fers from a minimum of 10 people

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there life jackets on board?

All of our seat cushions serve as life preservers. For the open boat, we have children's life jackets available.

Are the boats wheelchair accessible?

Our boat the 'Wonderland' has a lift to get on board with a wheelchair. Do you wish to use the lift? Then please take a moment to contact us!

Can I buy refreshments on board?

You have the opportunity to buy refreshments on all of our boats.

Is there an audio guide on board?

During the boat tour, there will be an audio guide telling you about the sights you are passing. This guide is available in several languages.

What is the price of a boat tour?

The price for adults is €17, - p.p., for children aged 4 to 11, this is €10, -. Children under 4 do not have to pay.

How long does a city boat tour take?

The city boat tour takes approximately 60 minutes.

Can you bring your own drinks and food on board?

No, unfortunately, you are not allowed to have your own drinks or food on board. Of course, it is possible to order dinner or lunch. Please check out our menu! Would you like to have lunch or dinner on board? Please let us know in the reservation request what you would like to have.

Is there a toilet on board?

We have a toilet on all our boats, except for our open boat the 'Pronkjewail'.

Do you have to pay for children between 0 and 3 years old?

No, you can bring children aged between 0 to 3 for free. The special price for children aged between 4 and 11 is €10.

Is there heating on board?

Yes, all our boats are heated, except, of course, our uncovered boat “De Pronkjewail”.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, dogs are allowed on board. You don't have to pay anything extra.

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