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About Vaartuig
Share our enthusiasm as we cruise you to one of the most beautiful cities in the world! We are a married couple that live in Amsterdam with our three kids. We love this city and have lived most of our lives in Amsterdam but also love to travel. We like to find special places or experiences, our selves. We're just not interested in large touristy happenings. And that is what we offer as well. Cozy intermate cruises through the canals of a magical city. Personal anecdotes, historical facts, hotspots, local places etc. on our lovely boat 'Zavi'.
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See Amsterdam from a perspective often missed by visitors on a boat cruise through the canal. In addition to frame-worthy views of the city’s banks, the tour features commentary and anecdotes about landmarks seen along the way, from the hip Joordan neighborhood to a canal once painted by Claude Monet. A small group size ensures an personal experience and plenty of time for questions.
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Adventure Buddies wrote a review Aug 7
Houston, Texas60 contributions23 helpful votes
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Me and my wife did the private dinner cruise and it was absolutely amazing. From our tour guide Brian to the delicious dinner, everything was just perfect. Thanks for a great evening and I highly recommend him as a guide.
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Joe S wrote a review Aug 4
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Very satisfied. Fun, personal, intimate small group tour. The boat was perfect size. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Perfect length of time. As we passed many bigger, more mainstream tour boats, we realized what a great choice we had made. I would highly recommend this tour boat to anyone. It felt less like a tour and more like a friend that took us around Amsterdam in his boat. Also, we were happy to support a smaller, independent setup. Who knows where the money ends up with the bigger outfits.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Laura T wrote a review Aug 1
United States2 contributions1 helpful vote
There are lots of options when it comes to Amsterdam canal tours, but I can't imagine any of them being a better experience or value than this. Brian was a superb host and captain with a deep knowledge of the city, who always managed to keep everything relaxed and interesting. The nearly 2-hour tour really did fly by. The beverages and the cheese and crackers were lovely touches as well. We would absolutely do this tour again if we ever come back to Amsterdam and would encourage anyone else interested in a canal tour to do the same.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Angie T wrote a review Aug 1
Towcester, United Kingdom2 contributions
A wonderful boat cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. We didn’t want an over crowded commercial boat trip and chose Brian’s canal cruise as it was intimate and personal! We made the best choice! Brian was very knowledgeable of the local area and we spent a leisurely couple of hours chatting with our fellow passengers, drinking wine, eating some lovely cheese and crackers (my teenage lad especially)! and, even though it was raining, the views of Amsterdam and places we saw were beautiful! We would not hesitate to book again and highly recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam in the future! Just one thing… what was the name of the cheese?!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Barbara L wrote a review Jul 2022
Fallbrook, California2 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our canal ride with Brian and John. The electric boat was quiet, comfortable, the ride relaxing and Brian and John shared stories of the canals and the history of Amsterdam. While sailing the waterways we passed many large boats packed with people and we were happy to have a smaller more intimate experience. In addition cheese, crackers and drinks were served.
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