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Cultuur Ferry

See Amsterdam through different eyes with Cultuur Ferry as your guide. The hop-on hop-off ferry takes you through the cultural heart of Amsterdam, passing by well-known and hidden gems of the city. Foam is part of the Cultuur Ferry route.

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About Cultuur Ferry

The Cultuur Ferry is an authentic experience, offering visitors an original way to enjoy more than 30 cultural hotspots in the area. With docks only a short distance from the institutions, visitors can easily hop on and off to explore museums such as the National Holocaust Museum, The Grachtenmuseum and Foam. The tour takes 1 hour and 40 minutes, with a historic sloop departing 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 to get on and off and which museums to visit. The Cultuur Ferry is suitable for all ages.

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Hop off at Keizersgracht to visit Foam.

Ticket sale

The Cultuur Ferry operates Thursday through Sunday from April to October, 9.30 to 17.30 hrs. Adults pay €28 for a ticket, which includes being accompanied by a museum guide. This ticket allows passengers unlimited use of the hop-on-hop-off service for 24 hours. Children up to 4 years old sail for free, and there are reduced rates for older children. Holders of a VriendenLoterij VIP card receive a discount, and Amsterdam City Card holders can board for free.


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