Ready to book a tour with us? Fantastic!
We offer both private and shared canal boat tours from 10:00 till 22:00 every day of the week. We’ve got a range of different tours available!
To book a tour, just follow the link and click on the book now button.
Want to give a special somebody a tour but don’t know when they’re available? Then why not buy them a gift certificate? Then they can go out onto the water whenever they like.
On what days can you take these tours?
- The private tours and 90-minute tours are available year round.
- The Photo Tour is available only one time this year, on the 27th of September with the photo evaluation the next week on October 4th.
- The Magical Mystery Tour is available this year on September 20th and October 3rd. It starts at 5pm.
- The Meditation & Nature experience will be available throughout the summer.
- The big national festivities in Amsterdam are King’s Day and Gay Pride. in 2018 those will be on the 27th of April and the 4th of August respectively.
You can also check out our Boat Trips by Locals for more tours. There, the available time slots are: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00. Tours are available every day of the week.
Want to check availability? Just click the Book now button below the shared 90-minute tour info. Then you can check what dates are still available on the calendar that pops up.
Note that the Boat Trip by Locals tour is in cooperation with our colleagues from Sloepvrienden.nl.
In January and February 2018 there won’t be any Boat Trips by Locals tours.
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Language of the tours: Our tours are normally in English. Naturally, we’re also fluent in Dutch. We speak a bit of German and Spanish.
Do you have a question? Please don’t hesitate to Contact us!
Some of the time it’s great to be around strangers. But Other times you want it to be a more private affair.
Perhaps you want to see the canals with colleagues or clients. Maybe you want to get together with family and friends.
Or are you looking for a romantic moment with just the two of you?
Whatever you’re after, we can accommodate you. Our boats fit up to 10 guests in comfort and in style. We have space for your refreshments as well as a roof, heating and blankets for the chilly and rainy days (it is the Netherlands after all – where the people are predictable and the weather is not).
The per-hour price for the Blue in Green (our covered boat) is:
- 6 people (or less) €90
- 7 people €105
- 8 people €120
- 9 people €135
- 10 people €150
90-minute Canal Cruise
Don’t mind the idea of sharing with other people? Perhaps you even like the opportunity to meet new people? Then check out our shared 90-minute tours! We’ve got them every day of the week.
To check availability just hit the book now button and consult the calendar.
Don’t worry about being cold. We have a roof, heating and blankets.
The 90-minute tour costs €25 per person.
For more information check out the: Boat Trips by Locals page.
The city is different from the water. Nobody understands that better than a photographer. They’ve developed a special eye for that kind of thing. Want to learn that perspective? Then join us for a special Photo Cruise Workshop!
On this tour, you’ll get professional photography tips and advice from Ariane James (more on her below) as we take you by boat to the city’s special picturesque locations. You’ll also get the inside scoop on the city’s history from local celebrity and boat captain Paap. He’ll explain what makes Amsterdam so unique and how the city became the way it is.
Then a week later, you’ll get together with Ariane James again to evaluated the photos you’ve taken.
The tour includes:
- Canal tour
- Workshop Photography
- Some Snacks
Ariane James develops and organizes all the courses at Fotogram photography school in Amsterdam. Furthermore, she teaches courses focused on practical experience and is the school’s CEO.
Fotogram works close together with the Fotoacademy. In September the MBO educational program from Fotogram, the Fotoschool will start again. Ariane teaches workshops and gives lectures throughout the whole country.
Fotogram opened it’s doors back in 1991 in Amsterdam, while the Fotoacademy started up a few years later. Three years ago they moved to their new address Sarphatistraat 35.
The institute as a whole is recognized as one of the foremost schools of photography in all of the Netherlands. Fotogram offers Photography Courses, while the Fotoschool offers an MBO education and the Fotoacadamy offers an HBO degree.
- September 27, 2017: Photo Cruise Workshop. Address: TBA
- October 4, 2017: Evaluation of your pictures. Address: Sarphatistraat 35 at the Fotoacademie
What to bring:
Photo camera, warm clothing, charged camera battery and a memory card.
The whole package costs €150 per person (Max 10)
Want to book now? Then just follow this link.
Magical Mystery Tour
Love the magic of the water and the stage? Well, then have we got something special for you! Every first Tuesday of the month, we’re offering two unique experiences as one package: A boat tour followed by a VIP ticket to the celebrated Amsterdam Magic Show.
There is no other tour like it in Europe!
Dates and times
* September 20 – with extra comedy acts (starts at 6pm)
* October 3
Starts at 5pm and will last 4 hours.
€47,50 per person for the whole thing. Max 10 people.
For more information about the magic show check out the Amsterdam Magic show page
Meditation & Nature Experience
This one is for those who aren’t just looking to relax on the water but want to take that calmness back with them onto the shore.
We’ll go out with the boat to the beautiful and peaceful Ouderkerk a/d Amstel, where our in-house meditation expert Carla will guide you through several relaxing meditations exercises.
In this way, you’ll be able to tune into yourself and your surroundings.
Meditating on a boat is a unique and playful experience that really has to be tried to be appreciated. The rocking of the boat, the sound of the water and ephemeral nature of the moment combine into a tranquillity you can carry with you for days to come.
To learn more, check out our website at Meditation & Nature Experience.
Interested? Then get in touch via the contact form!
The tour will last four hours.
National festivities tours
During the big festivals like Gay Pride and King’s Day the streets get so jammed with people that it can be overwhelming (and frustrating). So why not skip the madness for a few hours and come on board?
It will add an entirely new element to an already phenomenal party.
We have special prices for these days, so please get in touch via the contact form if you want to know more.
A boat tour is a great present for visitors and people who live in Amsterdam alike. Don’t know when they’ve got the time to go out on the canals? Then give them a gift certificate and they can choose!
You can choose from these options:
Shared 90 minute tours
€25 per ticket per person
Private canal tours
- 1 hour €90
- 1,5 hour €135
- 2 hours €180
These gift certificate allow you to take a maximum of six people out onto the water.
You can redeem these vouchers at our regular opening hours from 10:00 to 22:00. Please check availability.
Note that you can pay using ideal or Credit Card. There is a 2 Euro administration fee.
For more information, please contact us via our contact form.
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