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Amsterdam Boat Adventures

The Best Small Open Boat Tours in Amsterdam 

We cruise where the big boats can’t go!

Amsterdam Boat Adventures

The Best Open Canal Boat Tours in Amsterdam

We cruise where the big boats can’t go.

Join our Amsterdam boat tours and escape the hectic city street life, while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere on the best boat tour in Amsterdam. We offer shared or private boat tours on a small modern open boat.

Whether you’re a tourist visiting for the first time or a local looking for a new adventure, Amsterdam Boat Adventures is the perfect way to discover Amsterdam’s charm and beauty.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see and experience Amsterdam from this unique and magnificent view.


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About our Amsterdam Boat Tours

Amsterdam is a spectacular city and famous for its amazing canal network with a stunning 168 canals, beautiful bridges, old locks and thousands of houseboats. The canals truly define Amsterdam’s unique landscape and provide a stunning backdrop to the city’s historical centre. One of the best ways to experience this amazing city and its wonderful sights is of course from the water while cruising down the beautiful canals.

We offer Amsterdam boat tours and canal cruises on a modern, small open boat. Guaranteed small groups as we take a max of 12 guests per tour. The boat is quiet due to it’s eco friendly electric engine, which lets us silently glide through the canals. We also have a fridge on board, well stocked with water, soft drinks, beer and wine. Blankets are available to keep you cozy and warm when it turns cooler.

We love our city and are passionate about explaining the growth of Amsterdam and its history.

We hope to welcome you on board on one of our amazing guided Amsterdam boat tours.

Choose between shared or private Amsterdam Boat Tours

Guest Reviews

Best way to see Amsterdam

Captain Attila is a great guide. He is able to share his extensive knowledge of Amsterdam's history, canals, buildings and personalities in such an engaging, interesting and fun way for all the family. My wife, three sons and I had such a great time - so thank you Attila! The boat is also ideal - electric and comfortable, so you can get up close and into the really interesting and narrower canals too. My family and I strongly recommend Attila and Amsterdam Boat Adventures over the bigger, less personal (and potentially cheaper) boats that ply the canals, where bored faces stare out of the windows at you.

– 328md, TripAdvisor
Best boat ride in Amsterdam!

This was an excellent boat ride. We did the evening tour. There were only ten of us on the boat and our guide was wonderful. It was really relaxing and definitely the best boat ride we took of all the ones we did in Europe. I HIGHLY recommend this company.

– Resort795261, TripAdvisor.
Perfect Way to see the City

This was a perfect way to end our first day in Amsterdam. Jamie was a great guide, shared Amsterdam history, pointed out interesting info about the architecture and houseboats, and made everyone feel comfortable during the 90-minute cruise. There were blankets on board for the chilly night air and cold drinks for purchase. Highly recommend doing this at sunset for the beautiful light on the water and the night lights in the canals.

– Susie L, TripAdvisor
Small and personalized boat tour of Amsterdam’s canals and history.

We had last visited Amsterdam in 2019 and twice greatly enjoyed our small tours through the canals with Jamie. When we returned this June I made it a priority to see if ABA was still in business and was happy to see that they are. The boat is small but comfortable, and the tour is a friendly, informative, funny, and charming view of Amsterdam through its canals. Capt. Jamie and crew are excellent and safe boaters. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are available on board at very affordable prices. The embarkation point is around the corner from the Hermitage Museum (where other, larger boat tours depart). ABA is the perfect size (maximum 12) and vibe for a relaxing but educational slow cruise, day or sunset. Very highly recommend it!

– PGrasso65, TripAdvisor
Delightful 90-minute boat tour

We had a delightful 90-minute tour on a boat that was very comfortable, but small enough so that we got to meet and know the others on board. Cathy, our tour guide and navigator, was very knowledgable, friendly, and accomodating. We learned quite a bit about the history of Amsterdam, the neighborhoods in the city's center, the city's architecture, and the people who live there. Highly recommend!

– John R, Google
Definitely a highlight of Amsterdam!

Atilla was an incredible guide, the tour was relaxing and the boat was comfortable. Ours was sold out at 12 people but it still felt like an intimate experience and we just cruised around in the sun for 90mins! Couldn’t have asked for better :)

– Florence_L, Viator
Book with these guys on your trip- you’ll have a brilliant time!

I booked a boat cruise with Amsterdam Boat Adventures for my Dads birthday based on the great google reviews and we weren’t disappointed! Thank you to Captain Callum for giving us a such a fun, relaxed & informative canal cruise and showing us some fab sights. The small boat was lovely, and it was so nice to be with a smaller group- crusing the smaller, quieter canals. We saw the bigger cruises going past with 20+ people listening via an Audio guide and we were so happy with our choice. So much more personal and a fun experience. Would absolutely recommend! Really great value drinks on board too if, like us, you forgot to pick up before!

– Sarah R, Google