Private 1-hour Canal Tour

As exciting as it can be to meet new people, sometimes you simply want a more intimate gathering without strangers around. Whether it’s with your colleagues and clients or family and friends, we can help you create a special event. Searching for something romantic? With no one else around to interfere with your quality time together, our Private 1-Hour Canal Tour is perfect for couples as well!

A Brief Description

€ 90

Duration: 1 hour

Availability: daily between 10AM and 10PM


for up to 6 people*:
Weekdays and Sunday € 90
Saturdays € 120

*Extra fee for persons 7, 8, 9, 10 = weekdays €15 p.p. hour / Saturdays €20 p.p. hour

Amount of guests: max 10 persons

Enjoy the Canal Tour of a Lifetime!

Itinerary and Pickup Location

  1. Your skipper will pick you up in the city center at the location of your choice 
  2. You’ll have a special chance to discover the smaller canals of the Jordaan area and canal district 
  3. After the tour, you will be dropped off at the location of your choice

Check out our recommended pick up locations below, click on the toggle. Click on the link to see it on Google maps.

We can pick you up anywhere within the city centre. Perhaps your hotel?  Otherwise we can also recommend the following addresses:

Additional Info

On this tour, you’ll spend 1 whole hour on the water. 

Please dress according to the weather. It can change quickly in Amsterdam, so layers are always best!

The tour will continue in all weather conditions except for strong winds. If you need to cancel, please do so at least 4 hours prior to your tour’s scheduled start time. 

Please make your tour reservation at least 24 hours before your preferred start time. 

What to expect on your tour

On this special Private 1-Hour Canal Tour, you’ll discover the canals of Amsterdam like never before. Join skipper Paap on his legendary cruise through the quaint and peaceful canals of Amsterdam’s beautiful Jordaan area. We can easily adapt the tour to your wishes and needs. 

Perhaps you have a dinner reservation and would like to be whisked away straight from the restaurant after dessert. Or maybe you’d like to stretch your legs at one of the city’s many famed museums after your time on the water. No problem! We can adjust the departure and drop off locations according to your schedule. 

Additionally, if there’s anything specific on your Amsterdam bucket list that you’d like to see, you can discuss this with your skipper. As long as it fits within the timeframe of the Private 1-Hour Canal Tour, we are happy to oblige. This is a wonderful way to make the most of your time in the city with the help of friendly and experienced locals. There is really no other experience in Amsterdam quite like it! You are guaranteed to create lasting memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Our boats are intimate, luxurious, and peaceful, so you can enjoy the city in comfort and style. The Private 1 hour Canal Tour is completely customizable. Your local tour guide boasts more than 20 years of experience and can easily help you create a unique route. 

Our lovely boat is electric, which makes it quiet enough for you to hear the gentle lapping of the water. The boat also features a retractable roof, so you’ll be comfortable whatever the weather. 

A fridge is handily available for your snacks and drinks, which you are welcome to bring on board. With all these fabulous features in mind, it’s no wonder that we are one of the leading companies for boat tours in Amsterdam!

  • Family Owned & Operated
  • Specialized Skipper/Guide
  • Licensed & Insured Company
  • All Major Credit Cards Accepted

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have a maximum of 10 guests per tour. This includes children.

We have a variety of locations where we can pick you up. Please refer to the ‘Recommended pickup locations’ list below for further information.

If your location (restaurant, hotel, museum, home address) is not in the list, you can always ask us for info on the nearest location.

Recommended pick up locations:

Yes, we love meeting your furry friends!

Skipper Paap is in popular demand and we totally understand why!  

However, Skipper Paap cannot be in two places at once. This means that some tours will be guided by one of our other talented skippers. 

Don’t worry, though! All of our skippers are equally skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. You will be in excellent hands no matter who you set sail with on your tour.

1. Do you offer catering on board?

We do not offer catering on board, but you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks for no additional fee. 

2. Are we allowed to bring some wine?

Wine not? Okay sorry. Yes, you are allowed to bring your own food and drinks on board, including wine or beer. 

3. Will you have a wine opener?
Yes, we have a wine opener on board. We always got you covered!

4. Glasses?
We have plastic glasses because glassware is not permitted on board. No need to to bring your own.

5. Will there be soft drinks available?
We may have San Pellegrino or Coca Cola soft drinks on board. As we can’t guarantee what will be stocked on the day of your tour, you are always encouraged to bring your own.

Yes, you are allowed to bring a stroller.

Our boat is very comfortable in all weather and can be closed on all sides.

Additionally, our seats are heated and we offer cabin heating.

If you still wish to cancel despite these accommodations, we understand and will offer you a refund.

Please cancel at least 4 hours before the tour is scheduled to depart.

Firstly, thank you for choosing us to help plan this special moment! We are honored to assist you in planning the perfect proposal.
For proposals, we recommend booking a 1-hour tour. The skipper will pick you and your loved one up at this location: Prinsengracht 397. 
You’ll then sail to a beautiful location where you can carry out the proposal.
We’ll discuss a specific song beforehand that functions as a cue for you to start the proposal. We also offer you a complimentary bottle of Cava to celebrate!
The price of the tour is €90 on weekdays and Sunday. On Saturday, the tour is €120.
We’re also able to provide a bouquet of red roses for an additional surcharge of €25.
Our skipper will also be delighted to photograph the proposal so you can return to this magical memory for years to come! 

Unfortunately, we do not have a wheelchair elevator on board and the boat is not big enough to place a wheelchair.

There are a few steps as you get on the boat that can feel steep to some. We are happy to assist you as you board to ensure that you feel safe.

Depending on the pick-up location, there are likely to be some steps that you’ll need to walk down to access the boat. You can always contact us to request a more accesable pick-up location if needed. 

There are a few places in Amsterdam where you can park. For parking in the city center, the Marnixstraat garage is your best bet. We can even pick you up for your canal tour at a dock located right beside the garage. 

We do not offer catered dinner cruises, but you are very welcome to bring your own food on board. We’ve had guests bring sushi platters, pizza feasts, charcuterie spreads, and more! The possibilites are open to your imagination.  

We have hosted many company tours with great success. There’s no better team-building activity than setting sail on the canals with your colleagues!

Naturally, we offer a tax invoice for your administration. 

Although it’s possible, it would be a very long tour (minimum 4 hours) and quite pricey. We can, of course, discuss this with you if you’re determined! Please contact us directly. 

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