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The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat
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Overview

Cruise Amsterdam’s scenic canals in a fully electric boat, while your hosts give you a glimpse into modern Dutch life. Enjoy an open bar with local goodies like craft beer, wines, and nonalcoholic beverages. A snack platter with fruit, cheese, cookies, and sausages is also provided. This peaceful, scenic cruise is a great choice for first-time visitors and those who want to escape the crowds on land.
  • Scenic cruise on Amsterdam canals
  • Learn about the Dutch lifestyle
  • Small groups—maximum of sixteen (16) people
  • Open bar and snacks included
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Snack platter
Unlimited drinks (open bar)
Professional guide
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Snacks
Bottled water
Alcoholic Beverages
Gratuities
Keizersgracht 106 , Keizersgracht 106, 1015 CV Amsterdam, Netherlands

We start the cruise at the dock across from the building at Keizersgracht 106 where you can also find our office. Please be at the dock about 5 minutes before departure time, since we cannot wait for late arrivals.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 year
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum cruising age is 14+
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Maximum group size is 16 guests
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pure Boats
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat.
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What is the social distancing policy during The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Best way to see the city! Highlight of our trip!
Hillary_K
, Aug 2022
Our captain was funny, knowledgeable, and personable. The setting on the boat allowed and encouraged you to make conversation with the other people onboard. The beer, wine, and snacks provided were amazing! The boat was extremely nice and not overcrowded at all. The absolute best way to see the city ! If we had time we would have taken another tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Hillary, Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are always happy to hear that our guests had great time with us on board. We hope to see again in the future! Cheers, Pure Boats team
star-5
Perfection
Adeline_K
, Aug 2022
Just what I needed - Engaging guide, comfortable boat, good drinks, tasty nibbles. What more is there to say ?
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Adeline, Amazing to know that you had a great time with us. Thank you for your review. Regards, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Fun Introduction To Amsterdam
Doug_S
, Aug 2022
We had just arrived in Amsterdam and thought the canal cruise would be the way to start our trip--and it was! Our guide, Mischa ("Mouse") was excellent. He was personable, funny and full of information. We were traveling with another couple and they totally agreed that the cruise was a great introduction to Amsterdam. Mischa's enthusiasm and levity was contagious and everyone on the boat had a great time. The free-flowing wine, beer and munchies also added to the good time!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello Doug, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad to see you had an amazing time cruising with us! We are always striving to provide the best experience for our guests. We will also let the captain know of your lovely words! Looking forward to welcoming you on board our cruises again in the future! Best regards, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Great Tour of the Canals!
Shannon_L
, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful experience! Hans, our captain, was knowledgable and very nice. Snacks and drinks on-board were very good. Even though it was raining, the boat was covered and we were nice and dry. We got a great view of the canal sights. We would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi there, Thank you for you great review. We are glad to know that you still had a good time while cruising with our amazing captain Hans even though it was raining. Cheers, Pure Boats Team
star-5
We loved everything about it!! A perfect canal ride.
James_C
, Aug 2022
This canal cruise was perfect!! Our guide Klaas was fantastic, both humorous and knowledgeable. Each couple received a personal platter with cheese, meat, crackers, fruit and cookies. The beverage selection was excellent, something for everyone, and there was plenty to have as much as you would like. The scenery was gorgeous, and the ride was very relaxing and more enjoyable than our walking tour. We found it to be one of the best ways to see Amsterdam.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi James, thank you for your lovely review. We are glad to hear that Klaas did a good job cruising you around our beautiful Amsterdam. Cheers, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Perfect to See Amsterdam
Janene_C
, Aug 2022
The canal cruise was an amazing way to see Amsterdam! The atmosphere was so fun and the captain shared great stories that helped explain the history of the city. The operator offered to adjust our departure time to ensure that we would have a covered boat, which was very much appreciated when rain rolled through. Highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Jenene, Thank you for your review, we are happy to know that we did a great job at accommodating you because of the rain. Regards, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Lovely Night in Amsterdam!
Margaret_C
, Aug 2022
The captain, Tom, was a wonderful guide. His pleasant and knowledgeable manner were only eclipsed by the beauty of his boat and the lovely charcuterie platter, flowers, wine, etc. This cruise was our favorite experience in Amsterdam. Thank you Tom!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi there, Thank you for your review, we are happy to know that you had an amazing time with our captain Tom. He will be happy to know that you had a great experience. Cheers, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Best tour ever
cv4kxmbqvy
, Jul 2022
Outstanding tour and guide, beautiful boat, one of the best tours we have ever been on. Wonderful snacks and drink. We would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi there, We are glad to know that you had an amazing time on our cruise. Thank you for finding time to write this review. Regards, Pure Boats Team
star-5
The best
Michael_H
, Jul 2022
The best canal cruise bar none. Unlimited alcoholic drinks and nice snacks. Great tour and boat. Just do it. Worth it
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi there, Thank you for your review. Glad to know that you enjoyed our open bar and snacks. Cheers, Pure Boats Team
star-5
No wonder it’s number 1!
Julie_M
, Jul 2022
The boat was luxurious, the food and drinks were delicious and the skipper ‘Mouse’ was both engaging and entertaining, with an excellent informative cruise. Would do it again.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Julie, Thank you for your amazing review. We are glad to hear that you had a great time. Cheers, Pure Boats Team
star-5
A must do
Lisa_S
, Jul 2022
Seeing the city from the canals was amazing. The boat we were own was electric motor so no gas smell. Our captain had many interesting facts to share about the city and its history. Highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Lisa, We are glad to know that you enjoyed your cruise with us. Thank you for your review! Cheers, Pure Boats Team
star-5
ABSOLUTELY the best of the Amsterdam Boats Tours!
Taylor_D
, Jul 2022
James was absolutely amazing and this tour is definitely the best! Number one, the boat is SUPER NICE. You pass a lot of other boats on the tour and everyone is super jealous because this boat is definitely the nicest most beautiful one! They also capped it at around ~14 people I want to say? So it was super intimate. my husband and I had our own space and snacks but were also able to make super fin new friends. Next, the snacks are delicious - cheese, fruits, meat... gourmet! The drinks are flowing for sure - and are high quality (trust me... I'm a bit if a snob!) Lastly, James did a great job explaining history and pointing out structures throughout the city. I cannot recommend this trip more highly and I sincerely am so thankful for our time!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Taylor, Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are so happy to know that you had great time while cruising with us. James will be happy to know about your experience with him on board. Cheers, Pure Boat Team
star-5
The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise
Terry_S
, Jul 2022
Pick up point was a walk from our hotel. Trip started on time and was very enjoyable. Our "Captain" and guide was very skilled and informed. Snacks and beverages provided were good and plentiful. Operator was willing to stop and let use off so our walk back to our hotel was much shorter. Would recommend this tour to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Terry, We are glad to know that you had great time with us on board. Thank you for your review. Cheers, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Great ship, great captain, great fun!
Roberta_S
, Jul 2022
We had a group of five go on this boat tour. First of all, compared to some of the other boats headed out, I was really delighted with how comfy and well appointed ours was, and it was a comfortable way to have a beautiful tour of the city. There were ample snacks provided and all the wine we wanted. Charming and funny Captain Klass added to the experience, making it both entertaining and informative. Def recommend!"
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Roberta, Thank you for your review, we are glad to know that Klaas did a great job while cruising you around Amsterdam. Regards, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Great small group tour!
Alexandra_W
, Jul 2022
We were really happy with this experience with Pure Boats and would definitely book again. Our guide, Misha, was friendly, informative and funny - and a great captain. The boat was super nice (a lot nicer than many of the other boats we saw going down the canal). They also did a nice job preparing plates of meats, cheese, crackers for each couple - so no one had to share with people outside their group or touch other’s food. Nice selection of drinks too. So glad we did this instead of the giant boats that pack people on. Definitely worth spending a little extra money for the experience. Highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi there, Thank you for your review, we are glad to know that you had great time on our cruise. We will let Mischa know about your good words. Regards, Pure Boats Team
star-5
You must do it!
Jose_A
, Jul 2022
Great laid back guide, good wine priceless views. Highly recommend 7 -8 people max . Much better than the cheaper options.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Jose, Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so glad to see you enjoyed your time a board our cruise! We are looking forward to welcoming you again! Best regards, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Great cruise
RobertS_S
, Jul 2022
The boat was very comfortable. The driver/guide informative and funny. The ride was smooth and relaxing. It was a great experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi there, Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate you finding time to write one. Cheers, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Spectacular! Top-Notch! Not-to-miss experience!
Laura_G
, Jul 2022
Wonderful experience! Top-notch captain, beautiful boat, delicious Dutch crudite platter and lots of wine and beer. Can’t wait to come back and do it again.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Laura, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to know that you wold like to come back on our cruises. Looking forward welcoming you back! Kind Regards, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Wonderful experience!...
Annette_W
, Jul 2022
Wonderful experience! Best way to see Amsterdam! James took great care of us and we learned a lot about this beautiful city. Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Annette, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate you finding time to write one. Cheers, Pure Boats Team
star-5
Five star experience
Michelle_H
, Jul 2022
This canal boat trip was the absolute highlight of our stay in Amsterdam. We got lucky with both the tour operators - Micha and Tom - as well as a gentle breeze that followed us throughout our ride. The boat was stunning; probably the nicest looking out of the numerous tour vessels we have seen on the canal, and the quality of the snacks and wine/beer/soda was excellent. There were even fresh flowers on board. In total, there were 16 passengers including our party, but it did not feel cramped as everyone had enough room. You will converse with others in the group as it’s inevitable on a small craft, and be aware there may be families traveling together, so if you are into a romantic voyage you may want to consider a private booking. No surprise that this is rated as the number one experience in the world according to Trip Advisor. It’s definitely for everyone at any age.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi there, Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are glad to know that you had a wonderful time with us on board. We will let Mischa and Tom know about you review. Hope to welcome you again on our boats. Cheers, Pure Boats team

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