Historic Luxury Canal Tour Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Reinhard

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English, German, and Dutch
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

I shall give you a 2 hour private historic canal cruise, in the historic Salon Boat WELMOED (from 1932) in which I will take you through the Amsterdam canals telling Amsterdam's history from the year 1270 to 2021, lot's of funny anecdotes, and I will try to answer all and any questions you may have. The best way to see and experience Amsterdam is from the water. Appreciate the canals, locks, century old water management systems, warehouses, churches, houses. Stories about Emperors, visiting Czars, super wealthy local merchants, and also about the common man and woman, the day to day live through the ages. The Historic Canal Cruise --> very likely the highlight of your Amsterdam visit. Hope to welcome you onboard.
Other things to note
One has to be able to step into the boat (no wheel chairs).

"great for dates, great for couples, couple activity, date night, romantic"
I shall give you a 2 hour private historic canal cruise, in the historic Salon Boat WELMOED (from 1932) in which I will take you through the Amsterdam canals telling Amsterdam's history from the year 1270 to 2021, lot's of funny anecdotes, and I will try to answer all and any questions you may have. The best way to see and experience Amsterdam is from the water. Appreciate the canals, locks, century old water management systems, warehouses, churc…

What's included

  • Food
    Old Amsterdam cheese, cashew nuts, tomatoes
  • Drinks
    welcoming glass of champagne incl
  • Transportation
    2 hour private boat

Meet your Host, Reinhard

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 48 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Captain Ryan (Reinhard Spronk) the founder and owner of private historic boat company "Rederij De Jordaan" in Amsterdam, and I have studied History (and Philosophy) at the University of Amsterdam: International Relations at San Francisco State University; and Geography at University College London.
Very much looking forward to personally welcome you on board and show you Amsterdam from the water from an history perspective.
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From $112/ person

$112 per person
$112 per person
$112 per person

Where you'll be

I will cruise the salon boat with you onboard through the 17th century canal ring World Heritage site. notable place:
- Anne Frank House
- churches (Westerkerk, St. Nicolas)
-Amstel river (Hermitage, Royal Theatre Carre)
- Medieval town with Admirality, clandestine churches
- Docklands & Port, Dutch East India Comp

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Nicolette
October 2021
Bellissimo tour in bellissima barca, parzialmente coperta il che non guasta ad Ottobre in Olanda. Reinhard molto preparato e simpatico. In più comunicato con anticipo è possibile di avere un tour “su misura” Consigliato !!
Ash
August 2021
Reinhard was a wonderful host! It was a lovely experience to see Amsterdam (old and new) from the water, and the boat was a treat. He was flexible with our requests and built the tour based on our preferences. Love his stories and insight into the history and present. Would recommend!
Zach
July 2021
100% recommend. It’s a beautiful and comfortable boat, Reinhard is good natured, funny, charming and accommodating, and what better way to spend some time than on the canals? Our group was celebrating a number of things and Reinhard made us feel super welcome and taught us some really interesting things along the way. Thanks!!
Laurent
June 2021
Expérience unique et très agréable avec Reinhard Son bateau est magnifique, bien entretenu, authentique Reinhard est extrêmement courtois, souriant et aime partager ses connaissances de la ville Bref, une expérience à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte en sa compagnie Boissons (vins, champagne...) de très bonnes qualités sont proposées sans supplément
Terry
November 2019
This is a one of a kind small canal boat tour. Reinhard is an exceptional tour guide and really knows his history about The Netherlands and Amsterdam and was able to make it relatable to where we are from NYC. The boat is absolutely gorgeous and the snacks and beverages were an awesome perk!
Valarie
October 2019
Enjoyed the canal tour very much. Reinhard was laid back and easy to talk to, on time, and even dropped us off at our hotel.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.