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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 (81)


for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
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.
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)

This operator has 41 reviews for other tours


It was great, highly recommend
I booked the tour as a Christmas present for my boyfriend and we were more than satisfied! Chris, a very nice and friendly local, picked us up near our hotel and we saw all the highlights of the light festival. Chris told us interesting facts and the warm blankets kept us warm. Definitely worth it, especially if you want to have a more special boat tour!
Worth it - forget the other boat tours
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
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.
GREAT day on the canals!
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
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!
Wonderful canal tour
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat 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!
Great way to see the City and the Lights!
Chris lead an awesome tour throughout the canal system. He definitely knows all the canals by the back of his hand and had a fair amount of fun facts about Amsterdam as well. The boat was a smooth, albeit chilly, ride in the evening, but we dressed extra warmly and it really wasn't that bad! Chris was also very timely with pick-up and drop-off. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. It was one of the highlights of our time in Amsterdam for sure!
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