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Welcome to your #1 canal cruise company
Experience our city

Spend a peaceful afternoon with us on the canals and experience the city the way locals do. While cruising, our skippers will take you to hidden gems only accessible by smaller boats like ours. Enjoy a glass of wine while our hosts share stories of Amsterdam’s rich past, as well as tips on the best restaurants to check out, local hangouts, and more! Our quiet electric boats ensure guests can relax and soak in all the city has to offer without any distractions. Amsterdam locals love their city and its waterways. After a cruise with us, you’ll know why.

Why you should choose Amsterdam Boat Tours?
  • Service is our top priority
  • Quality in an informal setting
  • Licensed, experienced and enthusiastic skippers
  • Personal approach
  • Professional and reliable
Why you should definitely choose Amsterdam Boat Tours?
  • You are not just a number to us, you are our no.1
  • We have more time slots per day, so you can decide when you want to cruise
  • Our boats go to places the big tour boats can’t
  • We are happy to personalize every experience and tell our skipper/hostesses what you would like to see
  • Comfortable and cozy, but not jam-packed
  • Friendly and knowledgable skippers and hostesses with a passion for history and stories
  • Our main goal is to make sure you have fun and create lasting memories
  •   It’s a fun cruise! You really get to see the city and learn its history, while also enjoying delicious snacks and drinks 🙂

    thumb Cherie

      Do yourself a favor and take this tour. It is of great value. The host and guide was Cedric, he was very knowledgeable about stories of different interesting parts of Amsterdam. He also gave us a ton of recommendations.

    thumb Mohammed

      The canal cruise was great even on a colder day as they provided you with blankets and warm drinks! We were able to learn some new things about Amsterdam and relax on this beautiful cruise 🙂

    thumb Brooke
  •   Had a great time! The host was very knowledgeable about the area! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun informative trip through the canals.

    thumb Seema

      Mooie tocht door de Amsterdamse grachten. Uniek zal hij niet zijn want er zijn er meerdere, goed verzorgd wel. Onze boot was niet helamaal vol en daardoor werd er nog geronseld op de kade, wat te begrijpen is voor de ondernemer, maar persoonlijk minder prettig. ze namen een vruchtje over van een ander, die lekker blowen aan boord, niet geheel geschikt voor de andere gasten. wellicht een aandachtspunt voor volgende trips. De drankjes zijn goed verzorgd en zeker hun geld waard vergeleken met een kale toer. er is nog een typische Nederlandse afsluiting die je als volwassene eigenlijk niet moet afslaan. All aboard!

    thumb Dolf

      A really lovely boat ride with great insights!

    thumb Anna
  •   Beautiful experience!

    thumb Mauricio

      This canal trip was our introduction to Amsterdam on our first day after a 12 hour flight. We were a little lagged so we didn’t want to do much walking - so this was just what the doctor ordered. A great pilot with lots of good stories about the buildings we saw along the way. Lots of fun people
    on the boat with us. Highly recommended.

    thumb Dan

      had a great experience. so good, I'd take friends on it again! great narrative, beautiful scenery. better than I could have expected

    thumb Nathan
  •   It was awesome! They were friendly, their boat was comfortable, and the drinks were good

    thumb Drew

      It was a great experience. Beautiful tour, great story telling, lots of fun!

    thumb Vira

      Very well explained tour. We had a booking issue because we didn’t book private for a party of 6 people and Pochani and Stephen fixed it easily and at no moment were they mad at us. I would recommend this to anyone. Very wonderful people !!

    thumb Viktor
  •   Zeer leuke ervaring, zeker doen als je de tijd hebt.

    thumb Jos

      We had such a great time on our canal cruise with Pochani and Stephan. They had wonderful stories & anecdotes and made us feel right at home almost instantly. Highly recommend!

    thumb Hallie

      A great tour. The boat was really comfortable and the guides were very friendly. It was so nice to be on a small, intimate tour. The drink selection was good and we think the length of time was perfect for our family.

    thumb Elaine
  •   This was a great experience! The captain was super informative about Amsterdam, always made sure we didn’t need anything and answered all of our questions. Finding the meeting spot was also very easy. Highly recommend using this company for your tours in Amsterdam.

    thumb Isabel

      Great tour, funny tour guide

    thumb Jonathan And Lilly

      Great time! It was a beautiful day and an smooth ride. Lots of information about Amsterdam’s history and the city itself. The hosts (their names slip me at the moment - sorry!) were affable and kind. Especially considering another group on the boat decided to make it their own photoshoot/conversation hour. So rude but our guide didn’t let it get to him. It was a lovely evening!

    thumb Michelle
Private Boat Tour
Private Boat Tour

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or just want to spend the day on the water with some friends, Amsterdam Boat Trips has got you covered. We have years of experience hosting all types of occasions and can tailor each tour specifically to your needs. Our selection of boats are perfect for baby showers, proposals, bachelor/bachelorette parties (sorry, no strippers), or even business events. 

Cozy and Fun Canal Tour
Cozy and Fun Canal Tour

Welcome aboard! Get comfy and relax on our well-equipped and 100% electric boat. Enjoy a drink of your choice or a classic Dutch snack while we take you through the oldest and most beautiful parts of the city. During your canal cruise in Amsterdam, our hosts will share local tips and must-sees, as well as stories and history about our city. You will get to see hidden gems and spectacular canals that other big boat tours just can’t reach.

Private Craft Beer Tasting Tour
Private Craft Beer Tasting Tour

Spend an afternoon cruising on the Amsterdam canals while sampling award-winning local craft beers. In partnership with Jopen Brewery, we have brought some of the most popular local beers to the water! Our knowledgable host will lead your group through a guided tasting where they will share brewing insights, palate flavours, and much more.

Private Gin & Tonic Tour
Private Gin & Tonic Tour

This Amsterdam boat tour will take guests through some of the most beautiful canals the city has to offer while serving up refreshing Gin & Tonics. Pick which gins you would like to sample in advance and we will stock the boat with your choices. Our knowledgable host will share some information on each gin and as well as history and stories about the city!

Cheese and Drinks Tour
Cheese and Drinks Tour

Are you looking for a fun and relaxing canal cruise in Amsterdam? Well, this is the cruise for you! Join us on our 1930s saloon boat, the Britannia II, for a one-hour cheese and drinks tour. On this boat, there will be no more than 12 guests, so you will get to cruise in a more intimate setting. Plus there is a bathroom on board!

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