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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)


Private Boat Tour with Chris
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
My husband, son, and I were in Amsterdam for 3 nights and had booked a private boat tour with Chris through We had no trouble finding the meeting place that he gave us. In fact, he was the first person I bumped into at that place, not realizing it was him! I was rather jet lagged, as we had just flown to the city that morning from the United States, and we were in need of coffee. He kindly directed us to the nearest place to get some while he patiently waited for us, then we proceeded to take the most relaxing and enjoyable canal cruise.

Chris' boat is smaller, so can fit down the narrower canals that the bigger tourist boats cannot. This allowed us to see more of Amsterdam by canal than we would have otherwise. Chris is very knowledgeable about the city and the buildings, and we learned a lot while cruising with him. He even explained why the tiny and very narrow building in my photo is like that!

If you're looking for a more intimate setting for a canal boat tour, Chris is your guide!
Great Evening Cruise
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
Chris did a great job showing us the beautiful sites of Amsterdam by night. He even managed to find a few places I hadn't seen before!
Fantastic Chriss
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
I wanted something special for me and my wife. I booked Chriss and that boattrip was the top of or visit to Amsterdam.
Chris was great!
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
Chris was great and very friendly, picked us up right outside of our hotel and we had a very comfortable and enjoyable ride. Thanks Chris
Best Trip ever
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
Chris was great. Showed us hidden neighbourhoods which we would Never have seen by ourselves. Was entertaining and a quite cool local.

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The perfect way to spend a few hours in Amsterdam!
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
This was a great trip, Chris was really friendly and so knowledgeable. We've been to Amsterdam many times but Chris took us to some places that we didn't even know existed and onto some of the smaller canals that we've never seen by boat before. The boat itself was really well stocked with beer and soft drinks and was very comfortable.

All in all, we had a great time with Chris, he made it so enjoyable so we'll definitely be taking a trip with him next time we're in Amsterdam and we recommend you do the same, you will not be disappointed!
Cool outlook of Amsterdam
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
Totally different perspective on a smaller boat into smaller canals and the weather was great too. Kris all thumbs up for the 3 of us
Cool guy made our trip special
What a night. There wasn't anything that was too much trouble for Chris. Our tour was fantastic the best we've ever been on. In the past we have used bigger boat companies, so we were so taken aback by how much better it was being given in a smaller open boat with the friendliest and very knowledgeable guy that is Chris. He pinked us up a few doors away from our house which waz fab. You really should try this experience of seeing the light festival up close and personal at a slower relaxed pace not fighting for a good view. We couldn't stop smiling thank you Chris we will see you again next year!
Chris was fantastic and gave us a great tour that won't be forgotten. He was waiting right at our agreed meeting spot and the boat was wonderful :). We saw amazing sights and had a fantastic time, he made sure of that. Will be looking forward to the next time we can cruise with Chris!
We had a fantastic tour with Chris. Very personable as our party of 5 were the only ones on the boat which is small (takes 10-12 I think max) and open. We were very lucky with the weather and Chris was very entertaining. He also was very good with email communication.
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