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 (83)


The best boat tour!
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private Boat Tour)
I’ve been to Amsterdam 4 times and done a boat tour every time. This was by far the best. Chris took us to Some places that the generic boat tours don’t go to. He showed us the real Amsterdam. Highly recommended!!
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!

This operator has 41 reviews for other tours


Great thing to do with friends
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
Had a good time with Chris, maybe explain the "no rule, rules" before people arrive as felt a little nervous that it was not legit to start.
Was great to have a private tour and he took us to areas we might not have seen.
Water and beer on the boat for you for a good price also.
Well worth it
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
We had a great time with Chris as our guide. I could not imagine taking one of those gigantic, tourist trap boats with terrible audio recordings and lifeless guides. Six of us rented Chris’ service for two hours. He picked us up a block from where we were staying, and at the end of the trip, dropped us off near a great bar and restaurant he recommended (the bar was nearly 400 years old) because we wanted to grab a drink and some dinner. You won’t be disappointed!
Great from Beginning to End
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
This canal tour was so great. Chris was knowledgeable, smart, and so much fun. It was truly like our friend from Amsterdam picked us up and took us out in his boat for the afternoon. We even drank all his beer. It was great. The whole process, from booking, to billing, to execution was flawless and stress-free. I'd definitely use "Like a Local" again. And if I ever get back to Amsterdam, I'd look up Chris for another fun boat ride. Thanks for everything.
What was day heerlijk!
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
Wat heeft Chris ons een heerlijke ervaring bezorgd. Het was heel flexibel afspraken maken, de boot wat schoon, en we zijn zeer vakkundig door alle grachten gestuurd. Goede indruk gekregen van Amsterdam vanaf het water!
Very relaxed and enjoyable trip!
for Chris’s tour (Amsterdam Private 2-Hour Boat Tour)
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