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The Ultimate Canal Cruise

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by James & Geertje

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Dutch

What you'll do

Welcome aboard Airbnb's original Amsterdam Canal Cruise!

We invite you for a 2 hour all-inclusive adventure aboard one of our personally restored, yacht quality, boutique electric boats.

With our main focus on quality, we keep to a small group of guests to ensure a spacious and personalised premium experience.

This cruise is perfect for couples, small groups of friends, families and solo travellers. Please note we only allow over 18's on this tour, our Premium Amsterdam Canal Cruise is a perfect tour for families with younger children.

During The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise you’ll be presented with an extensive selection of Dutch snacks, to match our high-end open bar with seasonal local craft beers from various Amsterdam breweries, handpicked quality wines, soft drinks and juices.

We will share plenty of fun facts about Amsterdam, but will not overwhelm you with too much information and constant talking, like a typical tour might leave you more exhausted than when you arrived.
Our aim is to leave you relaxed, well informed and fully content. Seeing many of our guests ending the cruise with new found friends validates this for us.

Depending on the time of year, we switch things up a little and add those special extra touches to make our cruises even more fun and to complement each of the seasons we enjoy here in our beautiful city!
Welcome aboard Airbnb's original Amsterdam Canal Cruise!

We invite you for a 2 hour all-inclusive adventure aboard one of our personally restored, yacht quality, boutique electric boats.

With our main focus on quality, we keep to a small group of guests to ensure a spacious and personalised premium experience.

This cruise is perfect for couples, small groups of friends, families and solo travellers. Please note w…

James & Geertje's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Dutch Snacks/Borrelhapjes
    A taster platter with Dutch snacks will be s...
  • Drinks
    Open bar with seasonal craft beers, a wide selection of wines, many soft dr...
  • Transportation
    Stylish and sustainable
    Sit back and relax in style aboard our electri...
From $53
/ person
Thu, Apr 22
$66 per person
$66 per person
Fri, Apr 23
$66 per person
$66 per person
Sat, Apr 24
$66 per person
$66 per person

Meet your host, James & Geertje

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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We, James & Geertje; a young UK/Dutch couple & owners of Pure Boats, began working with Airbnb as the first selected Amsterdam Canal Cruise Company.

We pride ourselves with uncompromised quality throughout our personally restored electric boats, as well our service and providing the finest food & drinks to enjoy while exploring our favorite routes.

We created this fun experience to share our love of the enchanting Amsterdam canals, showing off the hidden spots around the city.

We have recently introduced a few of our local expert captains & friends, to look after some of our trips so we can keep our service at it's best

We also love to arrange private cruises and give recommendations on all the hot spots, new and old, to make the best of your visit.
We, James & Geertje; a young UK/Dutch couple & owners of Pure Boats, began working with Airbnb as the first selected Amsterdam Canal Cruise Company.

We pride ourselves with uncompromised quality throughout our personally restored electric boats, as well our service and providing the finest food & drinks to enjoy while exploring our favorite routes.

We created this fun experience to share our love of the enchanting Amsterdam canals, showing off the hidden spots around the c…
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Where you'll be

We adapt each cruise to suit the time of day to best enjoy the lighting throughout the city, focusing on the hidden hotspots of the city. Some of our favourite places; include the peaceful canals of the Jordaan, the tranquil Prinseneiland and the quaint canals of the oldest district in town. We always make a complete loop of the city, passing many historic landmarks; Anne Frank House, Skinny Bridge, Amstel, 7 Bridges, de Wallen and many more
Julia
September 2020
I had a great time on the boat end really enjoyed the lights of the bridges turning on in the evening. I also enjoyed the cheese and meat board and the drinks. I can definitely recommend the tour!
Szabolcs
August 2020
James was an awesome host, we really enjoyed the time. Showed the city from the water, told the tales and was really attentive. Highly recommended :)
Georgia
August 2020
This experience was more than unique! I chose it cuz it was my dad's birthday and he used to be a sailor in his youth and ofc this was the perfect gift for his birthday. The host helped us making this gift for my dad and he enjoyed it till the last second. A cruise like this is a must if you visit Amsterdam!
This experience was more than unique! I chose it cuz it was my dad's birthday and he used to be a sailor in his youth and ofc this was the perfect gift for his birthday. The host h…
Adrienne
August 2020
This was a wonderful tour and experience. I’ve been to Amsterdam several times before this visit and it was a unique way to tour the canals in a much less touristy way. It felt personal and private. I would highly recommend!
Michelle
August 2020
Highly, highly recommend! We had a great time and will absolutely do this again when visiting Amsterdam. So relaxing and very nice to be in a small group.
Ada
August 2020
Truly a magical experience! Amazing food and great company, such a wonderful way to get to know the city on our first day!

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Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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 10 guests ages 18 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

Camera

Warm Jacket & scarf