30 Best Amsterdam Activities 2019 - Best Tours in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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10 EUR

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

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Booked by 300 people!
Experience Amsterdam in the best way possible: from the water! Relax with a drink on board a comfortable private boat sailed by a dedicated local skipper.
Booked by 300 people!
From
10 EUR
Amsterdam All-Inclusive 2-Hour Canal Cruise
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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60 EUR

Amsterdam All-Inclusive 2-Hour Canal Cruise

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We’re excited to invite you on an all-inclusive journey aboard our fully licensed, super comfortable, classic electric boat so that you can enjoy Amsterdam's canals like locals. A professional captain, craft beers, organic wine, soft drinks, local snacks, and good vibes await you!
From
60 EUR
Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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35 EUR

Private, Professional & Fun Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

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Take home some extra special souvenirs of your time in Amsterdam! Your personal photographer will capture stunning photos of you as you explore the city’s local charms, with memorable Amsterdam locations as backdrops.
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35 EUR
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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19 EUR

Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour

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Booked by 102 people!
Experience Amsterdam in the best way possible: from the water! Relax with a drink on board a comfortable private boat sailed by a dedicated local skipper.
Booked by 102 people!
From
19 EUR
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour with Drinks Included!
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
37 EUR

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour with Drinks Included!

(7)
Just Booked!
Have the ultimate Amsterdam experience: admire the city from the water! We own a luxurious historic 'saloonboat' and can show you all of the highlights. This boat can be open in the back or fully covered with heating! During the tour we’ll serve beer, wines, soda and water (all included).
Just Booked!
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37 EUR
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
Tour ∙ 1.2 hrs
 ∙ From 
29 EUR

Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals

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See the best of Amsterdam from its historic canals, as you relax on board a 100-year-old traditional Dutch boat. Follow in the footsteps of Rembrandt and get to see the iconic painter's favorite streets and neighborhoods. Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and stroopwafel.
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29 EUR
Amsterdam City Centre: a short self-guided city discovery game
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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3 EUR

Amsterdam City Centre: a short self-guided city discovery game

What do you, Indiana Jones and a scientist have in common? That’s right, curiosity and a thirst for discovery. Solve a trail of riddles and unlock Amsterdam's secrets.
From
3 EUR
Dutch Wetlands Canoe Safari from Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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68 EUR

Dutch Wetlands Canoe Safari from Amsterdam

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Get back to nature on a guided canoe tour of the Dutch wetlands just 15 minutes from Amsterdam. This active safari will introduce you to fascinating plants and birdlife, and take you on a journey through unique landscapes, past floating villages, and to a charming island for a picnic lunch.
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68 EUR
Memorable photo shoot with a pro photographer in Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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65 USD

Memorable photo shoot with a pro photographer in Amsterdam

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How would you like to have some beautiful professional photos to show to your family and friends once you come home from your once-in-a-lifetime vacation? Our friendly professional photographers are here to help.
From
65 USD
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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40 EUR

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Guided Tour

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After an extensive 10-year renovation, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has reopened its doors to the public. Discover 17th-century Dutch Masters including Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and many others on an enthralling two-hour tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
From
40 EUR
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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40 EUR

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour

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Attracting 1.3 million visitors each year, the Van Gogh Museum is one of the most visited museum in the Netherlands. Having sold only one painting during his lifetime, Vincent left a legacy of over 200 masterpieces, here to be admired.
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40 EUR
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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40 EUR

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Guided Tour

The Stedelijk is Amsterdam’s museum of modern and contemporary art and design. Recently reopened, it houses a vast collection of works by big names including Mondriaan, Pollock, Picasso, Kandinsky, Cézanne and Warhol among countless others.
From
40 EUR
Dutch Countryside Bike & Boat Tour from Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 4.5 hrs
 ∙ From 
55 EUR

Dutch Countryside Bike & Boat Tour from Amsterdam

Discover the beautiful Dutch countryside on our entertaining half-day boat tour! See famous villages in the Waterland area (Broek in Waterland, Zuiderwoude, Holysloot and Uitdam) and explore the oldest peatlands in the country.
From
55 EUR
Private Photo Session in Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
65 EUR

Private Photo Session in Amsterdam

You’re on vacation. You’re looking for a new experience. You might have something to celebrate. You book a session with a local photographer. You go home with 70+ professional images to cherish and remind you of your trip.
From
65 EUR
Windmills Small Group Tour from Amsterdam
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
 ∙ From 
79 EUR

Windmills Small Group Tour from Amsterdam

Experience the iconic landscape of fishing villages, windmills and craftsmen’s shops on a 5-hour small group tour from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside.
From
79 EUR

Customer feedback about Activities in Amsterdam

Rating 4.8 based on 164 reviews

A totally alternative view of Amsterdam
I have always been very sceptical about boat tours in different cities, because they always look so commercial & touristic. The boat ride offered by Chris is totally opposite – a super relaxed way to cruise around Amsterdam and see the local life in a totally different perspective.

Besides being able to see the buildings in a much better way than walking or on bike, you can also see a lot of things happening in that vibrant city – from people shooting wedding photos on the bridges, to locals and/or tourists cruising on the canals with their friends and family, to seeing the life going on in the boat houses.

I'd say it's one of the must do things in Amsterdam and I would recommend Chris to everyone.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
GREAT day on the canals!
Booked a 2hr cruise with Chris, my husband, myself and our two children (5 and 3) were on the cruise. It was an unseasonably HOT day and Chris came prepared with sunscreen! He was amazing with the children and provided as much historical commentary as we would have wanted. He had drinks on board for a very reasonable price and we brought our own food. He took pictures as often as we asked/wanted. Overall, 6stars! I would take cursing with Chris anyday over being packed in a larger tour boat.... Especially when cruising with children, unobstructed views and some room to stretch out (along with drinks and food)! Cruise with Chris, you won’t regret it!
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
Wonderful canal tour
Chris treated us to a fantastic tour of Amsterdam. It was a sunny day, quite cool (ice was forming in some places!) but we stayed warm with the help of blankets and laughter. If you want a private boat on the canals, this is the way to go. It's a different perspective from the water, and much more personal than a big tour boat. Plus you can ask Chris about the things that you are most interested in seeing and doing, favorite restaurants, bars and activities. We brought some of our own drinks, and were happy to have his cooler full of beer and wine when we ran out. Cheers to Captain Chris!
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
Highlight of the trip!
Boat trip was beautiful - a definite highlight for our whole group of 6 - and Chris was not only helpful and knowledgeable but also just a fun person to spend an hour or so floating down the canals with! He made the whole process very easy and was able to enrich the trip with facts about the city and locals-only insider info. He gave us a great recommendation for a bar and restaurant and was even able to drop us off near where we were staying. I'd absolutely recommend this to anyone visiting the city. Great value for cost.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
Great day, great guide
We had a beautiful time with Chris. We were looking for something mellow and not so touristy and it fit the bill perfectly. We got to see some canals where the big boats wouldn't fit. Chris told about the city, offered to take a photo of us and gave us some recommendations for the city (only when we asked, nothing unsolicited). He was easy to communicate with and arrange the pick up and drop off points. Thanks Chris!
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I got this trip as a surprise for me and 3 friends for a joint birthday thing, it was the highlight of all of our trips in Dam!! You get to see the hidden bits of Amsterdam and always felt very safe. The ice bucket was very useful and we brought our own bread and cheese etcand alcohol on board. Chris was very relaxed and answered any questions we had- he made the trip very enjoyable!! Thank you sooo much
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
AMAZING EXPERIENCE
I wanted to propose to my boyfriend while in Amsterdam and was fortunate enough to find Chris. He was very kind and communicative and helped me come up with a clear plan. It could not have gone any better and now we’re engaged!
Chris was the perfect amount of informative, funny, and charming. I highly recommend his boat ride.
Also, Amsterdam at dusk into the night is nothing short of magical.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
Lovely tour of Amsterdam
This was such a lovely tour! It was so nice to do a tour of the canals with just my family. Vanessa told us interesting stories as went thru the canals. With her small boat she was able to take us down some of the quieter canals that the larger tour boats can't travel down. Wet had our teenagers and Grandma with us and everyone enjoyed this tour.
Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals
Highlight of Amsterdam visit
Amsterdam Canals tour is an amazing experience and even better when you have a boat for just you and your friends/family. The view is amazing and the sunset was just glamorous. Besides, Chris was a really friendly guide and drove us to some hidden gems as well as famous places. It was for sure the highlight of our Amsterdam visit.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
Don’t hesitate! This is the boat you want :)
Carl was an amazing host. He made me and my friends feel at ease and made the entire experience perfect. He offers great local insight to Amsterdam and some interesting history along the way, but clearly reads the group and delivers whatever will make the trip most enjoyable for everyone. Cant recommend it enough.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour with Drinks Included!
Great experience!
Chris was a fabulous guide and is extremely knowledgeable about the city. Seeing the city from the water gave us a beautiful perspective of our surroundings. Our family loved the private canal tour and we were so thankful to not be on one of those crowded tour boats. Highly recommend Chris!!
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
Worth it - forget the other boat tours
Forget the other "main" boat tours in Amsterdam. Chris and his tour is a great alternative to see the city in your own time and company, while feeling like a local. Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to avoid the more touristy activities in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour
Great private boat tour in Amsterdam
Chris was a great tour guide. He took us to places that the larger canal boats just can't access (because of their size). This gave us a closer look at how the locals live and play in Amsterdam. Excellent overall experience, highly recommended!
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
Great 2h tour on the canals with Chris
My friend and I booked a private tour on the canals with Chris and got to see parts of Amsterdam from the water, that we have never seen before. Would highliy recommend the boat trip and Chris is a great captain and guide.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
Wonderful! Thank you, Chris!
Super fun and super interesting!
If you’re considering a boat tour, do it with Chris! He showed us the true beautiful Amsterdam! Thank you Chris and thank you “Like a Local”!
:) :)
Till the next time... Proost 🍻 !!!
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
Awesome time!
Chris is an absolutely great guy and we really enjoyed our tour. A couple of our party were running over 30 minutes late due to issues with the tram, and he waited and still gave us over a full hour of our canal tour.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
The best Canal Cruise !!
Everthing was great, the boat, the tour, i learned a lot of new things about Amsterdam, its history and present challanges ... good bier, good food and Captain Tony was fun, nice and answered all the questions !!
Amsterdam All-Inclusive 2-Hour Canal Cruise
Its was great
Its was even more fun than expected! The captain was kind and welcoming, and he made sure everyone had fun. It was e very nice and comfortable boat with good snacks and drinks. I would definitly do it again :-)
Amsterdam All-Inclusive 2-Hour Canal Cruise
Wonderful experience!!!
From the boat ride to the scenery everything was amazing including these great guys. They were really helpful with our travel and history questions. We will definitely bring our friends next time we visit.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour with Drinks Included!
Fabulous way to see Amsterdam.
Loved the boat trip. Chris was a great host and his knowledge of the city is extensive. He kindly brought lots of ice, beer and water. Very convenient pick up and drop off. Would definitely use him again.
Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

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