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

Historic Boat Tour of Amsterdam Canals

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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
This was such a lovely tour! It was so nice to do a tour of the canals with just my family. Vanessa told us interesting stories as went thru the canals. With her small boat she was able to take us down some of the quieter canals that the larger tour boats can't travel down. Wet had our teenagers and Grandma with us and everyone enjoyed this tour.
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Reviewed by Jami

Highlights

  • See the best of Amsterdam

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Description

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.

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What’s included & not included

  • Tea or Coffee

Meeting point

Embarking dock in front of the Rijskmuseum on the leftside of the bridge (Museumbrug, Amsterdam, Nederland)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (8)

4.5/5

Lovely tour of Amsterdam
This was such a lovely tour! It was so nice to do a tour of the canals with just my family. Vanessa told us interesting stories as went thru the canals. With her small boat she was able to take us down some of the quieter canals that the larger tour boats can't travel down. Wet had our teenagers and Grandma with us and everyone enjoyed this tour.
K
Fun and informative
The historical boat tour was a great orientation to Amsterdam. Our tour guide's enthusiasm and sense of humor brought light to a rainy day. And the boat stayed cozy and dry. The tour balanced historical facts and current events. We would strongly recommend this tour to all!
S
Nikki was a great guide.
Smaller boat allowed individualized tour of the smallest canals. Got all of our questions answered as we toured.
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Tour operated by: Vanessa & team