Opening hours on Ascension and Pentecost:

  • Thursday, May 9, we sail at 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20, we sail at 1:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
  • Monday, May 21, we sail at 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

When booking, please enter under comments what time you would like to sail.

City tour

Boat tours in the city of Groningen

Departure times today
Cruise through the city's canals
Discover Groningen from the water
Unique experience
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 will pass beautiful bridges, ancient towers and medieval patrician houses. During the cruise you will receive information and facts in different languages. The perfect way to really get to know the city.

Enjoy food and drinks on board

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 min before sailing
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


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

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

Patrick Sommers
Fun cruise through the canals of Groningen

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

Susan Blom
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
Great experience

Nice to see Groningen from the water 👍.

Maarten van Es
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
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.



12 years and older
€ 17
From 4 to 11 years of age
€ 10
As of 20 people
€ 14,50

*fers from a minimum of 10 people

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are the boats wheelchair accessible?

Our boat the"Wonderlaand" has an elevator and is therefore accessible for weelchairs. Would you like to use this? Please contact us!

Can I buy refreshments on board?

On all our boats you have the opportunity to purchase refreshments.

Is there a toilet on board?

We have a toilet on all of our boats except our open boat the"Pronkjewail.

What is the price of a canal cruise?

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

Do you get information about the sights during the cruise?

There will be information about the sights you will see while sailing. This information is available in several languages. 

Are children between 0 and 3 free of charge?

Yes children from 0 to 3 years old can board free of charge. There is a special price for children aged 4 to 11.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes dogs are allowed on board. You do not have to pay anything extra for this.

Is the boat heated?

Yes all our boats are heated, except of course our open boat "The Pronkjewail".

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Cruise through the city's canals
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€ 28
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€ 33
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from €32
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