Boat Amsterdam
Boat Amsterdam
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11:15 AM - 8:45 PM
Monday
11:15 AM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
11:15 AM - 8:45 PM
Wednesday
11:15 AM - 8:45 PM
Thursday
11:15 AM - 8:45 PM
Friday
11:15 AM - 8:45 PM
Saturday
11:15 AM - 8:45 PM
Sunday
11:15 AM - 8:45 PM
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60 MINUTE CANAL CRUISE €22,50 ALL DRINKS INCLUDED - LIVE GUIDE. Do you want to have a breathtaking view of the city whilst hearing about its impressive history and enjoying yourself with a nice, cold Heineken? Join us for a canal cruise on one of our completely electric and silent boats! We have small open boats! What we offer: - 60 minute canal cruise - All drinks incl: Heineken Beer, wine and soda's - Personal attention from our live hosts/skippers - A true Amsterdam experience! Our boats are designed to give you a comfortable, relaxed and magical experience on the water. Don't spend your time and money on a boring tourboat where you are cramped on busseats with an outdated recorded audio tour and without drinks. Join us and relax on our cushions whilst enjoying your free drinks on board. During the tour we have a young and enthusiastic hosts telling you about the rich history of Amsterdam, if you have questions please do not hesitate to ask them.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Andy G
Bournemouth, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Booked online, arrived at the jetty and checked in with the lady 'by the bicycle', very easy, no hassle at all.
Boarded the boat, option to sit undercover in the front 2/3 of the boat or in the open, we sat at the back in the open. Blankets are provided, so nice to snuggle under in the cold weather (website seemed to suggest heated seats, not sure ours were heated but it didn't matter, warm enough under the blankets).
Driver (who's name I have completely forgotten, sorry) was a lad in his 20s/30s, spoke good English, very knowledgeable and chatty. We were there at the time of the city Lights Festival, so he described each installation, while also giving plenty of detail about the parts of the city we saw, history, stories, etc. The other crew member, Kim, served us drinks all evening, red/white wine, hot mulled wine, beer, teat/coffee, hot chocolate (I think). Again, really friendly and knowledgeable. All in all a top experience, I'd say we enjoyed it more than the generic daytime tours with their, less personal, recorded descriptions.
Oh, and there's a toilet on the boat too... number 1s only, no number 2s :-D
Written January 8, 2020
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Thank you for your kind words! Especially your last comment made a large smile appear on my face, indeed otherwise other guests will have a problem :). Hope to welcome you again in the future for a personal canal cruise in Amsterdam!
Written January 19, 2020
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Lexie
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I’ve done a few boat tours in Amsterdam and this is by far the best value for money. The tour is an hour long and all drinks are included (choice of beer, wines or soft drinks). Our guide Ramone was great and entertaining and told us some cool facts about the city, but you also got to sit back, drink and take in the city without too much of a guide. We also did The Flagship tour which is more expensive for the same route but you have to pay for drinks and the staff were not as chilled or friendly. Thanks Ramone, we had a great time on your boat!
Written August 9, 2020
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Dear Lexie, Thank you for your comments. We always try to be at our best. we wil forward you kind words to Ramon.
Written August 12, 2020
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jogeromin
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My sister and I did this tour as part of her 40th birthday celebrations. It was a cold, wet January night but we still had an awesome time.

The jetty was easy to find and the staff member there told us where we could find a nice bar for a beer as we had arrived too early for boarding. Once aboard we were given blankets, ponchos and a cup of hot mulled wine which was excellent.

The trip was a good length and took in heaps of the sights and the light festival. As it was raining lightly, we opted to sit outside with our ponchos on so that we could still get a good view. Sitting inside would seem the sensible thing on a night like that but the roof of the boat would have made it very difficult to see anything outside through the wet plastic.

The only minor downside to this tour was that us and some others sitting at the back couldn't hear a word the tour guide was saying. He was pointing out the sights and telling the group about the city but we couldn't hear any of it. The weather didn't help of course.

Overall, great night - would definitely do it again!
Written February 11, 2020
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Thank you for your kind words! Hope that we may welcome you on board once again in summertime!
Written February 19, 2020
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Gymshark 007
London, UK145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
I’ve been on many tours with BoatAmsterdam and I travel to the NL every few weeks and always try to take in a relaxing boat tour. The staff are always friendly and welcoming, they will give assistance and recommend local places to eat or visit for newbies to Ams. My tour last week I went with a friend who had never done a canal tour and he enjoyed it so much we did two in a day!!!! My only concern on the tour was that we were not social distanced enough as we had people sat directly to our right but everyone else was spaced apart it just needs more proactive enforcement. The drinks included are a bonus and soft drinks are available as I saw someone left a comment moaning it was only alcohol which is NOT true!!! Can’t wait to come back
Written August 2, 2020
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Libby Walton
Palmerston North, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We booked this canal boat cruise. I was freezing at the time, but thankfully most of the boat was covered and they provided blankets, and unlimited drinks, that included hot chocolate & mulled wine, so I was able to thaw out enjoy it.

The young captain Dex, and lovely Sanne providing drinks, did a great job of pointing out the many intresting places of the city and related facts, in a casual, interactive way, that made the whole experience relaxing and interesting.

Written March 8, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words about our crew and the tour! Happy to welcome you on board another time!
Written March 11, 2020
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Mark F
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I can’t understand why so many visitors flock to the huge glass covered boats with canned amplified narration when they can just as easily enjoy a much more personal and intimate small open boat tour like this. We booked a weekday afternoon tour and were the only passengers aboard, so we got a private tour! The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, the ride comfortable, quiet, and smooth (it’s electric), and the unlimited drinks welcome. Though the boat is small, it still has a bathroom! If you’re looking to get drunk and yell for as cheap as possible, then the big party boats may suit you, but if you want to appreciate this magnificent ancient city like a local, you won’t go wrong with Boat Amsterdam.
Written May 13, 2022
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Ray D
Bristol, UK218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We were awfully lucky to be able to have gone on our trip. I’d booked 10 of us onto a cruise day before the city went into lockdown and everything closed. There were supposed to be 30 in total for our cruise but the rest didn’t turn up so we had the boat to ourselves. The free drinks were great, lots to choose from. If you drank heavily the night before you ,any not get your money’s worth, purely down to us being lightweights! The driver and the guide were friendly and informative. The only thing we struggled with is when we arrived outside the museum there was nothing informing us we were in the right location. A sign would have helped. Overall a top attraction.
Written April 24, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review and elaborate description of your experience with us! Hope that you will join us again in the near future for a cruise along the canals of Amsterdam!
Written June 5, 2020
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Robbie O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We booked this as a group of five. We were greeted by friendly staff and helped onto a lovely boat and there was about 10/15 other people. Recommend going in the evening as the lights and views of the city are magical. Our two tour guides were excellent and really friendly and informative. Everyone in the group had an excellent time and there was free Heineken, red/white, mulled wine and soft drinks/hot drinks.
Written January 12, 2020
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Great to hear that you had an amazing time on board! Hope to see you again on one of our boats for a canal cruise in Amsterdam!
Written January 19, 2020
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Louise N
Swanley, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The tour guide was lovely and so knowledgeable and he was more than happy to keep refilling your drink as soon as you finish. With the unlimited alcohol this cruise was great value for money and we all had a great time.
It’s a smaller boat than some of the larger companies which made it much more personal and enjoyable.
Written February 10, 2020
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Dear Louise, Thank you for your kind words! Great to hear. Hope that we may welcome you on board another time!
Written February 19, 2020
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JMcManus_11
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Just completed a 70 mins canal tour. We can’t recommend it highly enough. Although very cold, blankets and heated cushions were provided and drinks were included within the price. Our party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed the flowing mulled wine. Willem, our guide and Captain was wonderful. Friendly, knowledgeable, informative, with a sense of humour! An excellent trip. Highly recommended. It was far more than a sail to see the light festival. We learned a lot about the history of the city and seeing the beautiful buildings lit up at night was an absolute delight. THANKYOU Willem and assistant.
Written January 1, 2020
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Dear JMcManus_11, Wow, your kind words have put a smile on my face! I am thrilled that you have enjoyed your experience with us, and I will definitely share the compliment with our captain Willem. We hope to welcome the six of you again on one of our boats! Kind regards from Amsterdam, Julia from Team BoatAmsterdam.Com
Written January 3, 2020
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