Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals - in Amsterdam - LikeALocal Guide

Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals


25 EUR

See the best of Amsterdam from its historic canals, as you relax on board a 100-year-old traditional Dutch boat. Follow in the footsteps of Rembrandt and get to see the iconic painter's favorite streets and neighborhoods. Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and stroopwafel.

Duration: 1.2 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Dutch,
  • German


  • See the best of Amsterdam


Climb aboard a 100-year-old traditional Dutch canal boat, grab a complimentary beverage, and prepare to see Amsterdam's best sights from its best vantage point – on the water! You'll learn about the life of Rembrandt as your skipper guides you on a uniquely intimate tour of the Dutch capital.

If you want an authentically Dutch experience, look no further than this deluxe canal tour. Unlike other watery Amsterdam cruises, you'll be riding in style on a boat normally only available for private tours.

Built in 1915, your quirky saloon boat only holds 12 passengers, so it's a world away from the tourist-packed cruisers you might see clogging the canals. It's also much more maneuverable, meaning you can squeeze down the smaller canals which are strictly off-limits to the big boys.

And forget pre-recorded audio guides, your seasoned skipper is also an expert on Amsterdam's history. You'll learn all about Rembrandt's life and work as you glide past the streets he used to walk down 400 years ago.

What’s included & not included

  • Tea or Coffee

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Meeting point

Embarking dock in front of the Rijskmuseum on the leftside of the bridge

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (5)


Missed the tour
I was at what I believed to be the right location for the start of the tour, at the correct time.

But there was no one there, and unfortunately my phone did not have service so I was not able to call or text to find out where I was supposed be (or if the tour had been cancelled).

I'm sure the tour was great, but please give better information about the meet up location.

(The attached photo is the meeting location, according to my reservation confirmation)
An insider's tour through the Amsterdam canals
Vera gave us a fantastic tour across the canals of the Amsterdam city centre. She had great stories, anecdotes and information about the city that you can only really get from a local.

The boat was a brilliant, 100 year old vessel that was very comfortable and came equipped with drinks and refreshments. My guests loved it and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to try something different from the regular canal tours outside Centraal Station.
Take It From A Local, This Is THE Boat!
I live in Amsterdam and have been on many boat tours. After discovering this tour during the Lights Festival in December, we keep coming back with our visiting friends and family to explore the canals with Vera. She makes the experience so special and the boat is gorgeous too!
Best boat trip ever!
We had a 2 hour lovely tour in the Amsterdam canals. I felt like a celebrity as lot's of people took pictures of the boat (and us)- no surprise as this is really the cutest boat in the canal. It is over 100 years old and the schipper shared the history with us which is fascinating. Best thing: it's all electric which is so soothing and quiet cruising the canals. Highly recommended

A lovely way to see Amsterdam!
We had a lovely afternoon on the Delphine, with Vanessa as our skipper. Really intimate and informative. And because the boat is smaller than most of the more commercial vessels, we got to explore canals that the usual boat tours can't get to. Highly recommend.
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