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Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

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9.50 EUR

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.

Duration: 1 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Dutch,
  • German
Tour by Chris

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  • Enjoy an ice-cold drink while cruising along Amsterdam’s canals
  • Get a complete introduction to the city, from its famous sights to its hidden gems

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After I pick you up from your requested departure point, we’ll set off on a pleasant journey through the centre of Amsterdam.

You’ll get a complete introduction to the city, from its famous sights (the Red Light District, Anne Frank House, the I Amsterdam sign, the Heineken Brewery, the Rijksmuseum, and the Royal Theatre Carré, among others) to its hidden gems.

We’ll cruise down the canals on my personal, well-maintained 20 ft. boat, including those that are too narrow for the big tourist vessels to access.

The atmosphere is very laid-back, so just relax and enjoy an ice-cold drink as we sail through both the historical and contemporary districts. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take photos.

Feel free to bring your own food and drinks. There’s a big cooler on board to keep your drinks ice cold, as well as several Fatboy beanbags. Cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are also available for an extra fee.

My boat is an open sloop and is in very good shape. The maximum capacity is 10 passengers.

This tour is exactly the same as my 2-hour boat tour, just shorter and a little less comprehensive. You can read additional positive reviews on the 2-hour tour page:

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What’s included & not included

  • Skipper
  • Fuel
  • Departure point of your choice
  • Arrival point of your choice
  • Big bucket of ice
  • Big Fatboy beanbags
  • Clean and warm blankets
  • Safety equipment
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (available for an extra fee)

Meeting point

Keizersgracht 157, 1015 CL Amsterdam

Reviews from travellers (84)


Great private boat tour in Amsterdam
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
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!
Best tour!!
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
Top experience
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
Best thing we did in Amsterdam. I could not have fallen in love with the city more. Thanks Chris.
For boyfriends 30th
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
Chris was really friendly and so easy to get on with, he was fun and we had a great time on the boat trip! Would 100% recommend a tour with him. Thanks again Chris :)
Zoe and Dan
Private Canal Tour
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
Going on Chris’s boat was a complete joy, he takes you all over the city, many places where the big tourist boats can’t go. It felt like we were hanging out with a friend rather than a tour guide.

This operator has 41 reviews for other tours


for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
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
Great day, great guide
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
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!
Nice guy, fun tour
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
Fun time, nice guy, good tour, comfy boat.
Chilled vibe but interesting!
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