If this is in your budget, I would highly encourage you to take a private boat tour with Capt Reinhard Spronk. His boat is absolutely beautiful and he is a great tour guide. We had a small group of just four and it was definitely a highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. He guided us through the canal Festival of Lights and talked about other points of interest along the way. We unanimously agree that we would take another cruise with him the next time we are in Amsterdam - because it was that GREAT! We had a lovely selection of cheese, meat and nuts as well as a fully stocked bar. Don't miss an opportunity to have your own private boat tour of the Amsterdam canals. Reinhard is a top notch host and very easy to communicate with for planning purposes.