Private Boat Tour Amsterdam (Canals and Combo)

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The Amsterdam canals offer a stunning way to view the city and all of its famous attractions. Cruise down the canal in your own private boat, with your own private skipper, and enjoy a couple of hours of sunshine and smiles. Alternatively, you can fill your day with a city walking tour and end it off with a relaxing canal cruise.

Know before you book:

  • Pick up is at the pier
  • Drop off is at a location of your choice in central Amsterdam
  • A minimum of eight people are required for the cruise
  • New government restrictions no longer permit music played on the canals


  • See the famous sights of Amsterdam with live commentary
  • Enjoy unlimited drinks on board

Boat tours in Amsterdam are a popular way to see the city. Gather your friends and prepare to experience Amsterdam together from the water. You can pick the time of your cruise to be either in the afternoon, after a day of exploring, or in the evening as you unwind (or rev up for a night out). Your private skipper will be ready to meet you at the pier and you’ll spend the next two-hours cruising through the canals.

You can expect to cruise past breathtaking landscapes, so make sure you pack your camera and take advantage of all of the (many) photo opportunities along the way. To keep your bellies sated, and the mood jovial, the cruise also includes some tasty snacks and unlimited alcoholic beverages.

The boat can host up to 34 people (with a minimum booking number of eight people) to enjoy an exclusive party on the canals. So, make sure you bring all of your friends and enjoy the beauty of the Amsterdam canals in a festive way.

There is also the option to book a private walking tour which gives you the opportunity to experience all of the best sights in Amsterdam before finishing off the day by relaxing on a boat cruise down the canal.

Private Amsterdam Boat Tour Prices 2021

If you only want to book the private canal tour for you and your group of friends, you can book the all-inclusive tour for as little as USD $45 per person. If you want a full day of combined tourist activity, the hop-on-hop-off bus will cost you around USD $26.

Climb aboard an open top boat and cruise the canals of Amsterdam on an exclusive and private party cruise. Enjoy the beers, wine and soda on-board as your skipper navigates the canals of the canal belt.
All-Inclusive Private Canal Cruise of Amsterdam
On this customizable private 3-hour walking tour of Amsterdam, see its highlights from a local perspective. Stroll through lively neighborhoods, admire the unique architecture and go shopping at a local street market before finishing with a canal cruise.
Amsterdam Walking Tour and Canal Cruise


The tours are fairly customizable depending on when suits you best. Most of the boat tours start touring along the canals around 9 am and continue doing so until 10 pm.

Best time to go

The best time of the day to go on the cruise is definitely in the evening when the canals are peaceful and the air is still. The canals are also less crowded during this time which makes the experience more relaxing.

Private Boat Tours Amsterdam

The majority of the private boat tours along the canals of Amsterdam are between an hour or two in duration. As the tours are a great way to end the day, we’ve included a combo tour experience where you complete a private walking tour with a relaxing canal cruise.

All-Inclusive Private Canal Cruise

This tour is a great experience for a group of friends wanting to experience a unique Amsterdam attraction in a festive way. With unlimited drinks on board, you can sip on all the beer and beverages while enjoying a cruise along the canals.

Take in the beautiful views of Amsterdam from the tranquil position of the canals. This exclusive private party cruise allows you to marvel at the sights of Amsterdam with a beer, wine or soda in hand. Finished your drink? No problem! Drinks on board are unlimited – and so is the fun!

What we liked: Great if the intention of the cruise is to kick off a party.
  • All-inclusive private boat cruise
  • Unlimited drinks
  • Skipper

  • Transfers
  • Gratuities

Sit back and relax as you enjoy the comfy cushions, unlimited drinks and spectacular views of Amsterdam as you cruise along the canals. This private boat tour in Amsterdam is the ultimate party-starter for you and your group of friends.

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Combo: Private Walking Tour and Canal

Enjoy a completely customizable three-hour private walking tour discovering all of Amsterdam’s iconic attractions from the perspective of a local, before ending the day and a relaxing one-hour boat cruise along the canal.

  • Private walking tour
  • Guide
  • Canal cruise
  • Local taxes

  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

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8.3Expert Score
A private canal tour in Amsterdam is a must when visiting the city. These tours offer you the choice of the best canal experiences.
Value for Money
  • Exclusive cruise on the canals
  • Get to see all the major Amsterdam sights
  • Make your own way to the pick-up point
  • Minimal numbers may apply

Specification: Private Boat Tour Amsterdam (Canals and Combo)


Not Specified


1 to 2 hours


Light refreshments (snacks, beverages, coffee/tea), Live commentary on the boat, Private skipper


Gratuities, Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Meals & Drinks

Drinks included, Light snacks included


Not Provided

Suitable For

Couples, Everyone, Families, Small groups

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    Anonymous – United Kingdom

    Not the best starting location to see much of Amsterdam. Warm beer too!

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    Ana Karen – Mexico

    Poor experience We booked a tour in spanish, but unfortunately the guide spoke very little of our required language. It was hard to communicate with her, and she didn't enrich our experience. All the information that she told us was a poor research, with no accurate context. Also whenever I tried to enrich the explanation, she denigrated my comments and told the other guys something like "no, that's not accurate", and later I head the same thing that I told them but just told in a more poor way (because the lack of spanish). I would not recommend booking a spanish tour.

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    Catherine – United Kingdom

    Excellent tour by Guide Harry. Despite it being a cold, sometimes damp day, Harry provided a very interesting and informative tour which whilst we were cold we did not want to cut short because it was so enjoyable. He did kindly take us to a great cafe for a warm drink during the tour, which was very welcome!

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