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Glühwein Amsterdam Cruise – Hot Wine

Glühwein is one of the most popular drinks during winter time, not to mention that it is one of the most delicious too! Enjoy Glühwein Amsterdam while sailing.

Glühwein amsterdam cruise

What is Glühwein?

Glühwein is a European tradition dating back more than a thousand years. Spices and sometimes raisins and other fruits are added to red wine and it is “mulled” – brought to a heat and served in steaming cups. This delicious beverage was first popularised by the Romans, who brought it with them as the traveled through the Rhine and Danube. As such, Glühwein has developed a distinct identity and flavour in several European countries. It is now the most well known and famous Christmas drink in Germany, where it is often drunk with a Schuss (shot); you will taste rum or some other liquor.

In the Netherlands this drink is known as “bisschopswijn” (literally “bishops wine”), and is made from either red or white wine. It is the heated with cinnamon, star anise, and possibly sweetened with honey or sugar. The drink mustn’t boil during preparation, because this will cause the alcohol to evaporate – and no one wants that!

What are we going to do?

While you are enjoying your Glühwein, our captain will take you through the most popular canals in Amsterdam, so you can enjoy the beautiful view as well.
What better place for a cruise than Amsterdam? The city has over 100km of canals. These are widely known as Grachten, and the canal ring was named on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010. Not to mention that Amsterdam has over 1,500 bridges and over 90 islands, which creates a beautiful and peaceful image for the city. For this reason, Amsterdam is also nicknamed Venice of the North.

Why the Glühwein Amsterdam Cruise?

This cruise is perfect if you want to enjoy a hot drink on this cold season. You will be able to have a great view and relax while having a good talk with your friends or family. The boat is really cosy and it will guarantee you a good time!


Private Luxury heated boat
Unlimited Glühwein and coffee
Soft drinks, beer Wine and prosecco
Proffessional Skipper with good stories about Amsterdam and the light show

Duration: 1.5 hours
Minimum Group Size: 10
Starting time: Daily on request