Private Boat Tours Amsterdam & Private Dinner Cruise | Grachtenfahrt - Boatboys

Private Boat Tours Amsterdam & Private Dinner Cruise | Grachtenfahrt - Boatboys

Private Boat Tours Amsterdam & Private Dinner Cruise | Grachtenfahrt - Boatboys
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About
I am Carl, 34 years old and have quit my job in the media industry to become a captain in the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. As a local, I have in-depth knowledge about the city and its hidden gems - come on board of our floating monument from 1912 and enjoy the city from the water.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Why book with Private Boat Tours Amsterdam & Private Dinner Cruise | Grachtenfahrt - Boatboys
  • Dutch • German • English
  • Professional tour guide
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Huub
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Last week, on my birthday, my wife and I (and our 2 sons >20 years) had a great dinner experience on the beautiful boat of Carl. We live in Utrecht, we've been in Amsterdam for a few times, but this was a new and great concept - a two hour cruise through the canals of Amsterdam, stopping at two restaurants (you can choose them a few days before the trip): the first restaurant for the starter and the second for the main course. The waitress of the restaurants brings the food to the boat, so you eat it on the boat, while Carl is telling interesting things about Amsterdam. Carl was a great host, the food was very very good. Highly recommend this trip, also for people who have been in Amsterdam before, it's a new experience.
Written July 6, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time and leaving us a review and celebrating your birthday with us with a private dinner cruise. We hope to welcome you soon again on board of private boat Undine!
Written September 28, 2020
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Ciara M
Dublin, Ireland50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Three of us took a two hour private boat trip with starters and main courses delivered from canal side restaurants (Restaurant Black and Restaurant Red) and it was magical. The dining area of the boat is enclosed so we had no weather issues and the food was excellent. Lobster was delicious and the sharing rib eye was one of the best I have have had. There is a short wine list and beers/soft drinks available to purchase on board and Carl was a very charming host. I would highly recommend this for a memorable Amsterdam experience.
Written August 4, 2020
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Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the private boat tour on our classic saloon boat Undine. We hope to welcome you soon on board again!
Written August 18, 2021
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Robert Layson
Richmond, VA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I had a great experience with Boatboys! Even before the tour, they were responsive and helpful to questions I had prior to booking.

The boat was very clean and the tour was exceptionally cozy because it was private- unlike the other tour boats where there would be 20+ strangers on board with you. I went in January but they have heaters and can put a cover on the boat so you can still go even if it's cold or raining outside. I also learned pretty cool things about Amsterdam while enjoying this experience.

I would definitely recommend splurging for a private tour with Boatboys! Will definitely book with them again!
Written January 26, 2023
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We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful experience on our private boat and have enjoyed the amenities on board. We appreciate that you took the time to leave us a review and hope to welcome you another time on board in the future! Have a wonderful day.
Written January 29, 2023
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october-road
Park City, UT72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
There are some experiences that exceed expectations and make a trip feel unforgettable. Our private tour with Carl was just that. It was very personalized—-even agreed to pick up up at a location closer to where we happened to be walking, and dropped us off literally in front of our hotel! The ride was so smooth and comfortable and we could not have had a better time. The communication was top tier. Sometimes I get nervous booking things internationally, but everything was so straightforward and easy. I feel so lucky that I found this small company! We are returning to Amsterdam this Christmas—I just booked our hotels, and I will be rebooking another cruise within the week!
Written September 25, 2023
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Your review is so appreciated and its amazing to read that you want to cruise with us again during Christmas period! We can not wait to welcome you on board again and to make it another memorable private dinner cruise on our saloon boat! Thanks for highlighting that you were satisfed with our customer service too - we indeed try to be on top of our emails and customer requests :) Looking forward to welcome you soon on board again.
Written October 2, 2023
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Ernesto M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend this private boat tour. The service was impecable from the moment I asked for information, through to the booking process and more importantly on the day of my engagement. They helped me to make it perfect and I'm grateful for the care and dedication. We used them as a private boat for two (gay couple) but if I go back to AMS I would no doubt book it for a group and include food. Having enquired and compared to other companies I have to say this was definitely the best decision. Thank you so much boat boys!
Written December 27, 2023
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Dear Ernesto, we are glad to hear that this engagement was a full success! We certainly were honored that you have chosen us for this special occassion. Thank you again and all the best for you in future :)
Written March 28, 2024
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Jeff_in_Ohio
Mumbai, India29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Boatboys couldn’t have provided a better experience, beginning with their historic, perfectly maintained saloon boat, through their wonderful tour of the city and wrapped in their welcoming and friendly manner. I wanted to introduce a friend to the magic of Amsterdam - the Boatboys made it more fun and informative than we could have expected. We are telling our friends NOT to miss a canal cuise in Amsterdam with the Boatboys.
Written April 19, 2023
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Dear Jeff, we are excited to hear that you have enjoyed the private canal cruise with us so much! We would be happy to welcome you soon on board again - was a pleasure meeting both of you!
Written April 19, 2023
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Julie P
Guernsey, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We couldn’t have asked for more.. it was a fantastic experience. I had friends over from Australia and they had the best snap shot of Amsterdam. The boat was beautiful and the food amazing as we floated, ate and sipped our wine through the history and beauty of this wonderful city. Thank you Carl, a wonderful host.
Written November 1, 2023
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Thank you a lot for this beautiful feedback! It is great to hear you had such a fun time on board of our private canal boat and enjoyed the catering options as well! Have a wonderful day, we hope to welcome you back in future.
Written December 20, 2023
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Ron
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Fantastic Boat tour of Amsterdam. Carl was phenomenal in providing us a very informative guided tour with all the details of the different things we were seeing. He was extremely knowledgeable and had many great anecdotes of the different sites. Since there was light rain and the temperature was cold, we viewed the sites from the covered area of the boat which has really large windows and the heater was turned on. Truly a fantastic trip with all the comforts you can think of. Carl also has a very well stocked bar with al the different spirits, wines, soft drinks and coffee. Rain or shine, this boat tour is a great way of viewing Amsterdam. And because it is a smaller boat, you can travel through many of the smaller canals which the larger tourist boat tours cannot do. Thanks Carl for a great boat tour.
Written October 20, 2022
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Dear Ronald, we appreciate you took the time to leave us a review on here. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour to the fullest and had a great time on our private historic canal boat Undine. We hope to welcome you soon again on board. All the best from Amsterdam!
Written October 21, 2022
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DJS
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Couldn’t have asked for any better customer service throughout the whole process !
Carl was an amazing host, so knowledgeable on the light tour ( Anyone thinking of doing this I would highly recommend ! ) , and even a complimentary drink upon arrival.
Thank you so much guys for making the evening so special.
Written December 16, 2023
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Wow thats a lovely feedback to receive! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are always trying to give our best customer service and tour on board and I am happy to hear that we fulfilled your expectations!
Written December 20, 2023
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Jonathan
Dallas, TX2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We're all aware of travel difficulties in Europe. I missed a connecting flight because my first flight was late. Robertino at amsterdamprivateboat.com was the most unhelpful customer service I have experienced in a long time. I tried to work with him to reschedule a tour, but he wouldn't budge. I was in another country and couldn't get to Amsterdam for several days. Given Robertino's unwillingness to offer decent customer service, I suggest you book your tour with another company.
Written August 30, 2022
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Dear Jonathan, thank you for taking the time and leaving a review. We are sorry to hear that you experienced our customer service like this even though we did reschedule you last minute (less than 24 hrs before the tour start) due to your missed flight. Even though the booking you made was clearly marked with the terms and conditions "non-refundable less than 24 hrs before tour start". Unfortunately you couldn't make it to the second tour date either and we did not have any availability anymore for your suggested 3rd tour date. The voucher and discount code we offered for a future tour was unfortunately also rejected from you - but the offer is still valid should you wish to experience our privat boat in Amsterdam in the future. We see that you have rather chosen to leave us a review here and have tried to file a chargeback claim with your bank (your bank has declined the claim). Have a nice day and thanks again for helping us to improve our services. Br Robertino
Written September 21, 2022
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