Boat trips by Locals

Boat Blue in Green

Amsterdam is beautiful. Especially from the water. A canal tour is one of the top attractions of Amsterdam. We offer you a personal canal tour with live narration by the skipper (no headphones necessary). We sail with small boats (10-20p) and tell the real story of the city. We take time for you and you’ll see the best spots of Amsterdam. You will see places and hear stories we also like to hear. Not the standard cassette tape narration.
Every tour is different as we offer you a personal approach. Skipper Paap, Mark, Rob, Cynthia, Brian, Paul and Jan love to improvise, so every tour is unique. Our (Dutch) skipper is your guide. Our trips are 90 min.
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The Festival of lights

From November 30, 2017 until January 21, 2018, Amsterdam will be admired in full color. Light sculptures from artists around the world will break up the clouds from the dark days before Christmas. As previous years we will sell tickets for this event. Only €30 per person (includes a warm drink). We have heating on board.
Book the Light Tour now!

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What our guests are saying about us:
“I can’t wait to get back in the ‘Dam to take a tour.”

 “My folks are coming over in early June. We’ll definitely take a ride.”


 “I had a 2 hour tour with Cpt. Paap at sunset in Amsterdam canals and in the harbour part of the city. It was awesome, the boat is very quiet spacious although we were 12. Paap is very knowledgable about the history of the city and especially of the canals. I would definitely recommend this for anybody who wants a more authentic experience of the canals with a very friendly guide!”

“Dar una vuelta por los canales con Paap en su barco electrico es una expereriencia fantastica que recomiendo a quien quiera conocer Amsterdam de una manera especial!”