Amsterdam Private Boat Tour
Experience Amsterdam in the best way possible: from the water! Relax with a drink on a comfortable private boat sailed by a dedicated local skipper.
Duration: 1 hours
Tour by Chris
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Reviews from travellers (39)
More than a business
Chris was great, his boat fitted the 5 of us easily for a nice visit. You are not on a touriste tour, it is like being with a Friend on his boat. Very relaxed, cool... Thanks again Chris
Reviewed by Ali • June 29, 2018
Cris was the top!
I would love to recomend this private boat ride with Cris. We loves it!
Reviewed by Sabina • June 25, 2018
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.
Reviewed by Débora • June 23, 2018
Very nice tour
Chris was a really nice captain, really recomend the tour
Reviewed by Henrique • June 16, 2018
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!!
Reviewed by Chris • May 30, 2018
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.
Reviewed by Martin • May 23, 2018
Weather cancelled our trip
The inclement weather ended altering our trip. We didn't get to take the canal boat tour. Chris assured us we will receive full refund. Due to his busy Sunday schedule we were unable to change our tour.
Reviewed by Marshaa • May 22, 2018
Best part of our trip to Amsterdam!
This was money well spent! Chris was a great guide and we were able to see parts of Amsterdam that the large tour boats don't go to. We had a ton of fun and Chris took great photos of us on the canal. Overall, it was the best thing we did on our trip!
Reviewed by Karen • May 19, 2018
great tour & nice skipper
we did a nice canal tour, chris was quite funny, we enjoyed it 😊
Reviewed by Philipp • April 23, 2018
Best way to discover Amsterdam!
I definetly recommend the trip with Chris to everybody. We had so much fun and enjoyed the incredible beauty of the city without the touristic masses on the big boats but with icecold drinks. If you are even lucky with the weather as we were, this will be your Amsterdam highlight!
Reviewed by Ana • April 23, 2018
Great tour with a true local
Reviewed by Marcel • April 22, 2018
Reviewed by Michael • April 19, 2018
Chris was very helpful and friendly
We took a 1 hour tour with Chris on the 20th of February. We had a great time on the boat. There were many blankets on board although we didn't need any as the weather was sunny. I highly recomment it!
Reviewed by Claudia • February 26, 2018
Chris was friendly and knowledgeable - and a lot of fun! So much nicer than the big boat tours. I pleasant, comfortable evening - even in December cold, Chris had blankets and a warm sense of humor!
Reviewed by JOE • December 27, 2017
Canal boat tour
We booked a boat tour with Chris which was great. Very interesting tour of the canals. Chris brought us to places which are not accessible to the normal tour boats. Whilst the weather did not always cooperate, he ensured we were always comfortable. He also stocks a good range of refreshments. We would have taken a 2 hour option if the weather had cooperated which sadly it didn’t. Will definitely do again.
Reviewed by Ann • October 06, 2017
Perfect weather, perfect tour ...
We, this is me and two of my friends decided to do a private boat tour. We made our booking over "like a local" and choosed a 1h trip through the canals of Amsterdam. The weather was perfect to do so. The pick up point was "cafe brandon" where our guide Chris waited already. We bought some snacks at a supermarket close by and started. Chris is a very nice guy, living in Amsterdam for already 18 years. He has a lot of knowledge about the city and showed us several spots which you can only reach by boat. I really recommend a trip like this if you wanna see the city from a different perspective. We preferred to do a private boat tour because it's way nicer regarding to the fact that smaller boats are able to pass the smaller canals where the bigger tourist boats are not able to pass through. Also you are able to decide yourself what to see and where to go. The price is also very moderate. Thanks to Chris and hopefully till next time :-)
Reviewed by Joan • September 26, 2017
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.
Reviewed by Yvonne • September 14, 2017
Excellent tour with a terrific guide
Reviewed by Henrik • September 11, 2017
Great way to see Amsterdam
Chris is a great guy and very easy-going. He showed us all of the wonderful canals that were not tourist attractions. The boat was very comfortable and plenty of beverages on board.
Reviewed by Barbara Davis • August 22, 2017
Unfortunately, the boat was broken prior to the scheduled time, and Chris tried to get it fix - which was an hour delay. He's ok trying to take us around in the very last hour before the sunset. I was hoping we could start earlier to do 3hr of sightseeing, which would be a great way to start exploring Amsterdam.
Reviewed by Nattanan • August 22, 2017
Private Boat Tour
Chris was great and our canal cruise was awesome. We booked 3 hours and were able to see a lot of Amsterdam. I definitely would use Chris again when we return to Amsterdam. Garry
Reviewed by Garry • August 22, 2017
Chris is a good guy and it's a great way to see the city
Enjoyed a Heineken while riding around the canals is a great experience. Chris took us to less crowded parts of the canals and parts of the city you would never see unless you were on the canal
Reviewed by Russell • August 12, 2017
Reviewed by Garry • June 29, 2017
Private Boat Tour with Chris
We had a GREAT time. Boat was very nice and Chris was a charming local. He showed us places we would never have seen on any other type of tour. Seeing Amsterdam via the water is a great way to see and fall in love with the city.
Reviewed by Julie • June 23, 2017
Chris was great.
Awesome tour. Wish we would have done it for 2+ hours!!
Reviewed by Brandon • June 14, 2017
The only way to have it your way!
So chilled, anything to make it your way. Take what you need on the boat...enjoy..
Reviewed by Amit • June 04, 2017
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.
Reviewed by Kalev • May 29, 2017
Easy going, friendly, and knowledgeable!
Chris had even put a Cananadian flag on his boat, but the beer was local! Thank you for a very nice moment on the waters of Amsterdam. Philippe
Reviewed by Philippe • May 18, 2017
Perfect way to enjoy the city
Me and my 5 friends enjoyed a super-chili Sunday-afternoon with Chris! I would recommend this really to anyone. Chris was an awesome captain and great host. 😍
Reviewed by Oona • May 09, 2017
Great service from Chris and provided a great tour! Really enjoyed the experience and highly recommend it to others visitors to try out.
Reviewed by Intiaz • May 08, 2017
Okay, nothing spectacular
Reviewed by David • April 16, 2017
Chris was very helpful and happy to change our pick up point at short notice. Interesting and informative tour. Very friendly guide.
Reviewed by Ann • March 28, 2017
Pure Local Awssome Guide
We had such a fun time with Chris. He was so friendly on the phone when we were lost trying to find the dock. He even worked around some weather issues to make sure we picked the right time for our ride. He was very knowledge about the city and history and made the whole experience memorable. Seriously, seeing amsterdam from the water is the real way to experience it. So beautiful.
Reviewed by Seena / Withlocals • February 10, 2017
Had a blast with Chris
What service! Chris found a dock very close to our hotel, sent us directions in advance, met us there right on time, and took us on a customized tour of the whole city in his boat. My wife and I had an absolute blast laughing and taking photos. The people sitting in silence next to strangers on the large tourist canal boats looked jealous of our setup. Chris is informative, funny and laid back. I would highly recommend a tour with him to anyone visiting Amsterdam.
Reviewed by Paul / Withlocals • February 10, 2017
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.
Reviewed by Katie Jane • February 16, 2017
A great experience!
Amazing trip, good atmosphere and a good introduction to get to know Amsterdam! Captain Chris dis his job very good! And for sure I would recommend it to all the boattrip-lovers 😍🎇⛵️
Reviewed by Adelisa • February 16, 2017
We had a really nice time enjoying the city views, Chris is very nice, has great knowledge about the city, and does his best so you have a good time, A great experience :)
Reviewed by Céline • February 16, 2017
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