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Captain Jack makes Amsterdam great again!

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Boudewijn

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

My home - My ship
I will welcome no more then 8 guests onboard my ship "drift away", the only fully solar powered commerical boat in Amsterdam with zero emmision.

Due to the unique custom design of the vessel in height, width and draft we can sail even through the smallest of canals. Most boats can't go there so this is what we are going to focus on. Intresting fact: the boat was designed and built by the co-founder of the Dutch equivalent of Facebook.

Lets introduce one to another and have a conversation. Amsterdam has enough moral controversy. I like to hear what you think and what do you want to know more about? There is no limit to the conversation. Feel free to ask me anything to your intrest....
I have plenty of intresting insider information to share with you, factual but brought with a healthy dosis of humor ;-)

This tour is not meant for everyone but if you like us to meet as strangers; let me show you the canals, have an intresting conversation, pour you a drink (probably one to many) and have a decent laugh. We will enjoy the moment and depart as friends. This is it!
Other things to note
- Glass windows for great visibilty
- Wifi hotspot onboard
- Phone chargers and outlets available
- Ipad with city map for live tracking
- Indoor heating
- Baby Alpaca blankets for aft deck
- Spacious toilet
- 9 indoor & 6 outdoor seats on 8 guests
My home - My ship
I will welcome no more then 8 guests onboard my ship "drift away", the only fully solar powered commerical boat in Amsterdam with zero emmision.

Due to the unique custom design of the vessel in height, width and draft we can sail even through the smallest of canals. Most boats can't go there so this is what we are going to focus on. Intresting fact: the boat was designed and built by the co-founder of the Dutch…

Boudewijn's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    I serve savoury snacks such as dutch cheese with local mustards, a selectio...
  • Drinks
    My open bar has by far the best selection of premium quality booze and othe...
From $47
/ person
Mon, Apr 12
$59 per person
$59 per person
Tue, Apr 13
$59 per person
$59 per person
Tue, Apr 13
$59 per person
$59 per person

Meet your host, Boudewijn

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 201 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I'm Boudewijn. My given name is as Dutch as my upbringing is "Amsterdams". Can't pronounce it? Try saying "bottle of wine" very fast or just simply call me Captain Jack!
I was born and raised on the Prinsengracht, with heritage dating back to the late 1500's. Since being a young boy I rowed, swam, sailed and even drank the canal water. During my university years I was a captain for a few of tripadvisors best. Since last year I am in business for myself with my own boat and operating license. The canals are my home. With the "Drift Away" we sail solar powered 100% electric. All cruises are always captained by myself. You book my boat and me, not my boat and a monkey ;-)
Hi, I'm Boudewijn. My given name is as Dutch as my upbringing is "Amsterdams". Can't pronounce it? Try saying "bottle of wine" very fast or just simply call me Captain Jack!
I was born and raised on the Prinsengracht, with heritage dating back to the late 1500's. Since being a young boy I rowed, swam, sailed and even drank the canal water. During my university years I was a captain for a few of tripadvisors best. Since last year I am in business for myself with my own boat and operating li…
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Where you'll be

We will sail a custom route through the smaller canals. I'll show you the hidden gems and intresting historical sites. Typical tourist areas will be mostly avioded, yet we will pass the main great sites such as seven bridges and dancing houses.
Justin
August 2020
Captain Jack is a consummate professional with formal hospitality training, but a down to earth and very welcoming personality. His boat is very comfortable and his priority is always making sure you’re having a good time. Never one to shy away from conversation, Captain Jack will regale you with colorful tales from the sea and the city, including Olde Amsterdam, the way it once was. Come for the open bar, stay for the bitterballen!
Captain Jack is a consummate professional with formal hospitality training, but a down to earth and very welcoming personality. His boat is very comfortable and his priority is al…
Aaron
March 2020
Captain Jack was a great host! This was such a great way to explore the canals of Amsterdam in a smaller setting. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to learn more about the city from a unique perspective that you wouldn’t be able to find from a larger tour group.
Captain Jack was a great host! This was such a great way to explore the canals of Amsterdam in a smaller setting. We would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to lea…
Alex
February 2020
This is a must do boat ride through the canals if you’re looking for a beautiful boat with a personalized experience. Boudewijn is a well educated, well spoken, Dutch native that has well balanced perspective on his hometown. We learned new things, saw new places, and had some great surprises along our trip that we never had seen coming to amsterdam over the past ten years. Awesome tour!
This is a must do boat ride through the canals if you’re looking for a beautiful boat with a personalized experience. Boudewijn is a well educated, well spoken, Dutch native that h…
Sara
December 2019
This was such an incredible experience! I specifically was searching for a small group/private evening boat tour that was heated which is what led us to Boudewijn, and the experienced was above and beyond what we could have ever expected. Not only is he friendly and accommodating, but we felt right at home from the moment we got on board. This boat is perfect for colder temps but would be so great when the weather is warmer and next time I’m in Amsterdam I will definitely be seeking out this experience again! We were a family of 5 and each of us loved every minute.
This was such an incredible experience! I specifically was searching for a small group/private evening boat tour that was heated which is what led us to Boudewijn, and the experien…
Leslie
November 2019
Amazing experience! He told us really interesting stories and he had a lot of knowledge on Amsterdam. He made us good drinks and we told stories and had fun the entire time. He answered all of our questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a unique canal experience.
Amazing experience! He told us really interesting stories and he had a lot of knowledge on Amsterdam. He made us good drinks and we told stories and had fun the entire time. He ans…
Juliana
November 2019
We had such a great time through the canals of Amsterdam, full of stories and laughs with a very fun dutch!! I would definitely make it again :)

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Only if all passengers agree, smoking of all sorts is allowed in outside area on the aft deck

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