See the canals of Amsterdam in style!
Why would you take a bus if you can get a limousine? We offer luxury tours on our solar-powered and covered ships that are – because of the retractable roof – perfect both for rain and shine.
Even better, because of our company motto of remaining accessible to everybody our pricing is very affordable. To give you an example, a shared 90-minute tour can be had at €25,- per person.
Not bad, right?
Check out our booking page to see what kind of tours we offer. Or you can read on to find out a little bit about our boats.
Our ships are Duffy boats which we had custom built and imported from the US. We went through that extra trouble because they’re just perfect for the canals of Amsterdam.
What makes them so special? They:
- Are incredibly comfortable. What’s more, they’re very social. In the front, there are ten seats around a central table so that you can have a conversation, share a snack and enjoy a drink. On one of the boats there is even a balcony on the back where you can go if you want to snap that perfect picture or are just too excited to sit still.
- Are fully electric. One of our boats also has solar panels. We care about the environment. After all, we’re Dutch and we know the power of the sea. But that’s not the only advantage of having an electric boat. Another big one is that they barely make a sound. That means you can listen in on Dutch street life and have a normal conversation instead of having to scream to be heard over the whup whup whup of the motor.
- Are very maneuverable. These ships turn on a dime and they’ve got particularly low roofs. And that matters in the canals of Amsterdam, where the bridges are low and the canals narrow. For this reason, we don’t need to stick to specific routes and can instead pick you up where you like and go where we want.
- Have retractable roofs and windows. And that’s useful in a place like the Netherlands, where the weather is as indecisive as a child with a €10 euro bill in a toy store. But we don’t have to worry about that. If it rains we put up the roof and slide in the windows. If it doesn’t, then you get to sit in the sunshine. We even have heating and blankets!
- Are personable. The boats fit 10 people comfortably and give you a 360 degree view of your surroundings. In this way, you can easily share with the rest of the passengers what you just spotted. It also makes it incredibly easy to ask questions of the skippers as he or she is at most just two arm’s lengths away.
Our Boats the “Blue in Green” (left) and the “Gordita” (right).
We have six fully-trained skippers who know the canals so well that joining them on the boat is like slipping into your favourite comfortable shoes – soft glorious bliss. They will gladly tell you about the colourful history of this unique city.
Their names are:
- Paap (He is also the owner. Read his story!)
Please note, though you’re free to request a skipper we can’t guarantee they will be available for the date you specified. We hope you can understand.
Food, drink and smoking
We have a fridge on board, so feel free to bring food and drink to relax by as you cruise through the World Heritage canal district. Do make sure that you also bring cutlery, plates and cups. We do try to have these on board, but sometimes they run out. Besides, if you bring your own then we’ll use less plastic. And we’re all for that! Do note, for safety reasons we don’t allow glass on board.
If you’ve booked a private tour, you can also request at any time that we make a stop at a supermarket to pick up (more) supplies.
You can smoke on board, though please be considerate to other people on the boat if you’re on a shared tour. Ask them if they’re okay with you smoking and offer to go onto the balcony if they object. If that’s still not okay, please wait till the tour is over.
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