Insider's Guide to Amsterdam

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise

Board a private boat for an intimate 2-hour cruise along Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals. Customize the route to your preferences and see famous waterfront attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and the Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug). Enjoy snacks and drinks as you enjoy the views and learn about the sights from the knowledgeable skipper. Take an afternoon or evening cruise, and choose a drop-off point that's convenient for you.


  • 2-hour private Amsterdam canal cruise
  • Ride along Amsterdam’s picturesque canals aboard a small private boat
  • View famous waterfront sights including the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and the Skinny Bridge
  • Customize the route to your interests and see the sights that interest you most
  • Enjoy commentary from the skipper while savoring snacks and drinks on board
  • Choose an afternoon or evening sightseeing cruise

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise

See the sights of Amsterdam during a private canal cruise

Head to the pier opposite the Rijksmuseum to meet your skipper and board your small private boat. With just you and your private party, float effortlessly along Amsterdam’s scenic UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals on your afternoon or evening sightseeing experience.

This private cruise lets you customize the route to your interests. Pass by the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, Skinny Bridge and the Amstel River, as well as any other attractions you like such as Mint Tower (Munttoren), St Nicholas Church, the Golden Bend, Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis), National Monument, Albert Cuyp Market and the old city gates. Enjoy plenty of great photo opportunities as you cruise past the beautiful gabled houses and traditional Dutch houseboats that line the banks of the canals.

As you cruise, enjoy snacks with wine, beer or soda on board. From the opposite end of the boat — ensuring your privacy — your skipper offers commentary about Amsterdam’s history, architecture and the main attractions you pass by.

After an hour on the water, simply let your skipper know where you would like to be dropped off in the city center.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This trip was absolute fantastic. Verry nice and helpfull Captain. He was a verry well known Guide in Canals atea, explained verry well about all our questeions. The boat was was also verry nice. Amstel
We were only 6 persons on this trip, it is absolute recomended to have a private canal sightseeing trip


4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

A fantastic way to see Amsterdam on Del Amstel and the six in our party recommend this tour.
Our guide and captain, Hans, took us where we wished to go and spent time in areas that interested us.
Hans also suggested some interesting canals.
The drinks and nibblies were included and made the tour extra special.
Hans' commentary and knowledge was excellent. Well worth it.

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