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Private Amsterdam boat tour with captain

Our private Amsterdam canal cruise boat

  • Accommodates 30 people
  • The boat can be open or covered
  • Includes a local/experienced captain
  • Flexible boarding locations available
  • Additional options: open bar and snacks

Private Canal Cruise Rates

  • 1.5 hours – starting from €292.50
  • 2 hours – starting from €390.00
  • 3 hours – starting from €585.00
  • 4 hours – starting from €780.00

We are required to charge a tourist tax of €2.50 per person.

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Private Canal Cruise in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats

A private Amsterdam canal cruise offers an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a private boat with friends, family, or colleagues. Our captain will show you the city’s most beautiful spots while you experience the authentic Amsterdam with snacks and drinks.

  • Private Canal Cruise Amsterdam
  • Experience the authentic Amsterdam
  • Includes a local/experienced captain
  • Accommodates 30 people
  • The boat can be open or covered
  • Available from a minimum of 1.5 hours
  • We pass by several highlights
  • Includes explanations of the sights
  • Additional options: open bar, snacks
  • lexible boarding locations available
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Highlights during the private Amsterdam boat cruise

We create a beautiful route along Amsterdam’s most iconic canals, passing by numerous highlights during the private canal cruise in Amsterdam. The captain provides additional information about the sights along the way. Do you have a specific route in mind? We are happy to discuss it. We are eager to contribute to making your day even more impressive. Potential sights along our route include:

  • Canal Belt (Grachtengordel)
  • Anne Frank House
  • Oosterdok
  • Harbor
  • Amstel River

Canal Motorboats private boat advantages

Canal Motorboats offers many advantages when you are looking for the best private boat tour in Amsterdam. Did you know that Canal Motorboats is the oldest boat rental in the city? We have been around for a reason!

Private boat trip with food and drinks

Make your private boat trip in Amsterdam extra special with our additional options for food and drinks. Choose, for example, an open bar and enjoy refreshing drinks on board. For lovers of local food, we offer a delightful assortment of bitterballen. Prefer something else? No problem, we’ll arrange it.

Private cruise in Amsterdam with good and bad weather

Discover the charm of the Amsterdam canals, regardless of the weather, with our private canal cruise in Amsterdam. Our specially designed boats ensure that you can fully enjoy the Amsterdam canals, whether the sun is shining or not. In sunny weather, the boat is open, and in bad weather, we close the roof.

Flexible boarding locations available

We offer various boarding locations scattered throughout the city, allowing you to depart from a location that best suits you and your guests. Check below our fixed boarding locations. Prefer to board elsewhere? No problem. Contact us, and we’ll arrange it.

  • Koepelkerk/Singel
  • Central Station
  • Herenmarkt

Local and experienced captain

Our experienced captains are familiar with the canals as true experts. Their extensive knowledge of the city and its history ensures that your private boat tour in AMsterdam not only runs safely but is also informative and interesting. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and be inspired by the stunning surroundings and highlights along the way.

Prefer to join us on our public canal cruise boat?

In addition to private cruises in Amsterdam, we also offer public canal cruises. We start from Amsterdam Central and cruise for about 1 hour past several highlights in Amsterdam Centre. You can easily buy a ticket for this cruise online. Want to know more?

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Our private canal cruise boats with a captain can be rented starting from £292.50 for 1.5 hours. This depends on additional preferences such as catering and activities. The IJdok boat accommodates up to 30 people.
  • 1.5 hours - from €292.50
  • 2 hours - from €390.00
  • 3 hours - from €585.00
  • 4 hours - from €780.00

The private canal cruise boat (IJdok) can accommodate up to 30 people.

You can choose from 3 boarding locations for the private canal cruise boats (30-person IJdok boat):
  • Haarlemmerpoort, Amsterdam
  • Koepelkerk, Amsterdam
  • Herenmarkt, Amsterdam

You can choose from several additional options when you rent the IJdok, our private canal cruise boat:
  • Open bar (beer/wine/soft drinks)
  • Bitterballen (Dutch snack)
  • Plastic fishing
  • Alternative boarding location

We can sail past various highlights, such as:
  • Grachtengordel (Canal Ring)
  • Anne Frank House
  • Oosterdok
  • Harbor
  • Amstel River
If desired, our captain can provide explanations along the way about what you will be passing.

No, unfortunately, playing music is never allowed on the Amsterdam canals. This is determined by the municipality.

The IJdok boat (30-person private canal cruise boat) can be both open and closed. We always check the weather forecast first.

It is not allowed to bring your own food and drink during a private canal cruise (the IJdok boat). You can have us arrange food and drinks for you. (Except on King's Day and Gay Pride, then it is allowed to bring your own food. However, drinks will still be arranged by us.)
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