Our preferred canal tours


A visit to Amsterdam is not complete without a canal cruise. We have selected the best companies that offer great value for money - from luxury private cruises with captain to easy going boat rentals where you can be the captain for your party!


Blue Boat - Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Blue Boat Canal Cruises Amsterdam


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Blue Boat is without a doubt one of the most versatile canal cruise companies around. No matter what your demands are, you will find a well equipped boat that suits your needs. Blue Boat offers two well located departure locations: right across the HardRock Café and right across the Heineken Experience (both on the Stadhouderskade). The popular City Canal Cruise, now available for only 14 euro p.p., is made with a luxurious boat and guides you along the many city highlights. A very relaxing and fun way to discover Amsterdam! Looking for something special? We're glad to say there are numerous options, such as the Valentine's Day Cruise, Kids Cruise, Hard Rock Breakfast and Canal Cruise and the Sushi and Canal Cruise.

Check out the website of Blue Boat Canal Cruise for all options now!


Rederij De Jordaan - Private Canal Cruise

Saloon boat rental Amsterdam


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If you're looking for an exclusive cruise through the Amsterdam canals, Rederij De Jordaan is the perfect choice for you and the people you want to celabrate life with. This family driven business is owned by captain Reinhard Spronk and his wife Miloe van Bodegraven, who is better known as the Singing Captain. The two saloon boats are just as characteristic as Reinhard and Miloe. The Farahilde, built in 1908, has teak slated benches with neat leather cushions, a fixed sun deck and rain cover and an electric motor. This former notary boat can accommodate 1 - 10 passengers (12 with children). Antoher true beauty is the Welmoed, built in 1932 and completely renovated by Reinhard and Miloe. This saloon cruiser accommodates 1 - 12 passengers and  offers lots of character thanks to the oak floor, heating and leather upholstery. For more details and booking visit the website of Rederij De Jordaan


't Smidtje - Canal Cruise Events

Rederij 't Smidtje Amsterdam


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In the 15 years that 't Smidtje organises Amsterdam canal cruise events, the company has built a great reputation. Wether you're planning to organize a private party on an open boat or a luxury cruise with one of the traditional saloon boats or city tenders: 't Smidtje is there for you. This company takes pride in being a reliable and progressive partner for both private parties and businesses. All boats are electric powered, resulting in a sustainable and extremely quiet drive. Check out their website for package deals and an overview of their complete fleet. 

Visit the website of 't Smidtje

Aemstelland Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Aemstelland Rent a houseboat
Discover Amsterdam from te best way and enjoy the breathtaking views on board of our private classic salonboats. The captains speaks fluent English and can show you the highlights like Anna Frank House, Amstel and IJ river, central station, the main canals with 17th and 18th century merchant houses and the Jordaan area
Rederij Aemstelland offers this unique service, our classic boats are suitable for 2 - 50 persons and are equipped with luxury seats, toilet, central heating, aft dek and a fully stocked International bar. Perfect in combination with a luxury 3 course a la carte dinner, several bites or exclusive high tea. 
We are available from 9AM - 11PM for last minute cruises and transfers on +31 (0)20 4229222 or check our website www.aemstelland.nl



Boaty - Self driven electric boats

Self driven boat hire amsterdam


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Do you like to-be in control and be the captain on your own ship? Well, look no further. Rent your own electric boat in Amsterdam with Boaty Rent a Boat and go wherever you want. You decide for how long you want to rent it, wher you want to go and where to stop during your tour. Boaty offers both completely open boats and partially covered boats. And they have the best boat rental rates inAmsterdam. (Is driving your own boat difficult? Not at all. Boaty provides clear and personal instructions on driving your own boat on the Amsterdam canals. You only need to bring great company, some food & drinks, and sunscreen and/or an extra jacket - depending on the weather.That's all!

Check all details on the the website of Boaty Rent a Boat.



Rock That Boat - Boat events Amsterdam

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Rock That Boat is an Amsterdam based company that offers full service boat events. They are rated 18th out of 82 canal cruise companies in Amsterdam by Trip Advisor. It is a great choice if you are looking to cruise the canals in an open lifeboat with a small group of guests. If you are visiting Amsterdam with a much larger group it's safe to say that this is one of the most versatile shipping companies for all boat events in town. You don't have to worry aboat anything, thanks to the great network of canal boats, skippers and catering services.

For more information check out the website of Rock That Boat.



Rederij Paping - Amsterdam Canal Tours with Love 

Paping Canal Tours Amsterdam


Paping Canal Tours Amsterdam LogoSharing the love for Amsterdam with our guests. That's the mission statement of this small family driven company. The solar powered canal boat is driven by captain Paap, who shows you places he would like to see and tells stories he would like to hear. So no standard tape playing the same old song, but a personal approach of a true Amsterdam lover who even lives on a houseboat. Paap is known for his improvisations, you can be sure that every canal tour is unique. The boat is a new luxury covered solar powered ship.  Come aboard and enjoy an unforgettable tour and be amazed by the 17th century UNESCO world heritage site that Amsterdam is. Interested in a personal, private and unique canal tour?

Book now with Rederij Paping Canal Tours



De Nederlanden - Business and party cruises


Coming to Amsterdam for business or to celabrate with a larger group, than 'De Nederlanden' is the right shipping company for you. With their vast fleet of magnificent ships they can accommodatie groups of 10 to 175 persons, depending on your needs. You can put your own canal cruise experience together, with lots of options when it comes to catering and entertainment. If you want to take it easy and let De Nederlanden arrange all this, the company offers very convenient All-Inclusive-Charters with your needs in mind.

For all details, check out the website of De Nederlanden



Boats4rent – rent your own canal boat

Boat4rent boat rental Amsterdam 

Boats4rent logo Boats4rent has self operated boats for a maximum of six people. You don’t need any license or experience to rent these boats. Boats4rent provides a personal instruction, a good map with suggested routes and life vests.  Boats4rent is located at the popular Westerpark, very close to the most beautiful canals of Amsterdam. They offer great value, with rates from euro 79,- all-in for a three hour rental.

For more info and bookings please check out the website of Boats4rent Amsterdam


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