the best boat tours in Amsterdam

Amsterdam boat tour & canal cruise

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back on the canals the 29th of March 2019

 
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Amsterdam Boat Tour

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Amsterdam Boat Tour

Join our boat tour and escape the hectic Amsterdam street life while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere on the best canal cruise in town. Don't miss this opportunity to see and experience Amsterdam from this unique and magnificent view.

Enjoy a fantastic open boat tour and intimate adventure of Amsterdam's stunning canal system. On our boat tours and canal cruises, we sail through the inner city’s dazzling canals and explore the peaceful smaller waterways throughout the city.

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scheduled boat tours & Canal Cruises

The Amsterdam old city center boat tour last roughly 90 minutes.

Operates from 29th of March through November.

Daily departure times mostly at 11:45, 13:30, 15:45 and 17:30. Check booking system for daily availability.

Max 12 passengers/customers per boat trip.

The cost is 18 € per adult, 16 € per student and children up to 12 years old cost 14 € p/p.

The Captain speaks English and Dutch

Our meeting point centrally located in Amsterdam

Boat tour bookings can be made through the bookings page, by email or phone outside of boat tour hours

Alcoholic and soft drinks are available for purchase on the boat, but feel free to bring your own drinks along on the boat adventure.

daily scheduled boat tours 

Amsterdam Old City Center Boat Tour

On this fantastic boat trip, we cruise through the oldest part of Amsterdam, better known as the Red light district. We'll explore the eastern city center and the harbour area with the elegant replica VOC ship at the maritime museum and modern architecture at Nemo. We then cruise through the peaceful and green Plantage area where we see Windmill "De Gooyer" and cruise along Entrepotdok with beautiful old warehouses, houseboats and the Artis Zoo. Other sightseeing highlights along the route are the  Amstel river with the famous bridges; Magerebrug (skinny bridge) and Blauwbrug, and the interesting historical building De Waag on the Nieuwmarkt. On this canal cruise we also tour through the delightful and tiny canals of the Kromboomsloot and Kloveniersburgwal where the Zuiderkerk creates one of the city's many stunning canal views which can only be truly appreciated from the water.

Normal departure times: 11:45, 13:30, 15:45 and 17:30 from our Meeting point.

Tour Meeting point

 Amsterdam Boat Adventures Meeting Point is on the Amstel # 51 C, right by the public pier located outside the Hermitage museum, as depicted on the photo above. Your friendly Captain will be awaiting you at the small open boat 10-15 minutes before the boat tour starts.

The meeting point is very close to the Rembrandtplein where lots of trams stop and the Waterlooplein where there’s a Metro station.

 

 

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Amsterdam Private Boat tours

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Amsterdam Boat Adventures offers private boat tours and canal cruises. Our 2019 season begins March 29th.

The minimum time needed for a private Amsterdam boat tour is 60 min.

The recommended duration for a private boat cruise is 1,5 - 2,5 hours.

The cost is 150 € per hour

Language options; English or Dutch

Many different routes and options in or around Amsterdam.

Available for 1 to 12 passengers.

We sell drinks onboard the boat at reasonable prices but you are also welcome to bring your own drink and snacks onboard.

Custom made boat tours available and special stops possible.

We accept special private boat tour bookings through email.

We also have 2 set private tour options for sale directly through our bookings page.

Private Boat Tours & Canal Cruises

Our private boat tours are the perfect option if you prefer an exclusive canal trip, like to have the boat all to yourselves and want to experience Amsterdam’s amazing canals on a super comfortable and silent open boat.

Amsterdam has lots of wonderful and unique routes through its extensive canal system and on our customised private boat tours we can explore the inner-city canal belt and/or the less touristy areas of Amsterdam, so that you can discover the diversity of our beautiful and intriguing city.

Amsterdam Boat Adventures is here to help create the perfect canal cruise to suit your specific wishes. Our Captains are also guiding and depending on your wishes, they can give commentary and make the cruise into a guided tour or if you wish to do more socializing with your group, then that’s also possible and we can cruise through the stunning canals while you have a great time with your group

Amsterdam Boat Adventures private tours are excellent for small company outings, Stag or Hen celebrations, romantic proposals and friends or family gatherings. If you like to arrange a special adventure through Amsterdam canals, then send us a message or email and we’ll do our best to customise the boat tour according to your wishes and plan the perfect route just for you.

If you are looking for ideas or inspiration for a private boat tour, then we have created two amazing routes and you can read more about them here. These private boat tours are for sale directly through our online bookings system, where you can book our popular “Old City Center Boat Tour” or the “Amsterdam famous Canal Belt Tour”. Both these boat tours will use our normal meeting point as pick up and drop of point and they have set bookable times. The tours last about 90 minutes and cost 225 € (plus bookings fee). These canal cruises are ideal for last minute private boat tour bookings, simply click book online now! and see what’s available today or later in the year.

 
 
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Private Canal Boat Tours

"Discover the Best of Amsterdam"

We have created 2 unique canal cruises through Amsterdams canals, that we believe show the very best that Amsterdam has to offer. These boat tours can be booked as private tours through our online booking system or by email request.

 

Amsterdam Old City Center Boat Tour

On this fantastic private boat tour we cruise through the oldest part of Amsterdam, better known as the Red light district. We'll explore the eastern city center and the harbour area with the elegant replica VOC ship at the maritime museum and modern architecture at Nemo. We then cruise through the peaceful and green Plantage area where we see Windmill "De Gooyer" and pass Artis Zoo. Other sightseeing highlights along the route are the  Amstel river with the famous bridges; Magerebrug (skinny bridge) and Blauwbrug, and the interesting historical building De Waag on the Nieuwmarkt. On this boat cruise we also tour through the delightful and tiny canals of the Kromboomsloot and Kloveniersburgwal where the Zuiderkerk creates one of the city's many stunning canal views which can only be truly appreciated from the water.

Duration: 90 minutes & Cost: 225 €

 

Amsterdam famous Canal Belt Tour

On this excellent private boat tour we cruise through the inner city’s magnificent canals and discover the famous UNESCO heritage canal belt, which comprise a network of canals to the west and south of the historic old town. We'll cruise along the Singel, Herengracht, Keizergracht and Prinsengracht and the many sights they have to offer. We'll also explore the peaceful smaller canals in the Jordaan area, where we cruise through the Bloemgracht and Lauriersgracht, so you really can experience this unique neighbourhood with it's tiny houses with their historical stone plaques (gevelstenen) and cute bridges. On this private tour you'll also see the Amstel rive and Skinny bridge, Anne Frank house, Westerkerk, 7 bridges, Munt tower, floating flower market and the dancing houses. 

Duration: 90 minutes & Cost: 225 €

 
 
 

about Amsterdam Boat Adventures

Amazing Amsterdam Boat Tours and Canal cruises

We offer boat tours, canal cruises  and adventures through Amsterdam's beautiful canals, and we love to cruise through the small canals where the big boats can't go. Your friendly captain will show you some of the unique and tiny waterways with their crooked old buildings and lovely bridges, while telling you about the many sights and giving you lots of tips on how to make the most out of your visit to our captivating city.

We are a small family run company and about to start our second season giving boat tours in Amsterdam. Our canal boat is a super comfortable, modern, electric and silent, open boat that can fit up to 12 people. We also offer private boat tours for a more custom made experience. Reservations for the best canal cruise of Amsterdam is open from April till around mid November. Contact Us now for more information on our amazing Amsterdam boat adventures.

 
 
 
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CONTACT US

We are closed for the Winter season and will be offering private boat tours from end of March 2019

If you have any question about our 2019 canal cruises and boat tours through Amsterdam or any special wishes for an unforgettable private boat tour then send us a message and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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