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Private boat tour Amsterdam

Private boat tour Amsterdam: stylish sailing through the historic city

Are you getting married or would you like to celebrate an anniversary with family and friends? Are you planning a business meeting or company outing with colleagues? Do you receive a business relation who you would like to show Amsterdam from the water? Then a private boat tour through the canals of Amsterdam offers you plenty of atmospheric options! Our private boat tours take place on boats that are exclusively available for your group. You will sail comfortably, dry and warm on one of our beautiful, luxury boats through the canals of Amsterdam. A professional skipper will pick you up at any desired boarding location and you will sail privately through the historic center of the city. Of course a cruise on a private boat through Amsterdam isn’t complete without tasteful drinks and bites. From simple snacks to an extensive dinner, everything is possible!

Experience a classic ambiance during a private boat tour

Why would you like to rent one of our classic private boats? Because Amsterdam will look extra special. From the water, in the classic ambiance of one of our private boats, the rich history of this metropolis can be seen even better! Just like the merchants of the past, you will see the many historical sights pass through. The warehouses, VOC ship The Amsterdam, the Weeping Tower, the Westerkerk, the Old Church, the Anne Frank House and many more. Our private boat tours in Amsterdam are almost silent because the boats are equipped with electric motors.

A private boat tour: experience Amsterdam in your own way

The most beautiful sailing routes are only known by experienced skippers. They know the intricate system of the canals so well, that you have a wide choice of inspiring private cruises aboard of a private boat of Amsterdam Boattour. Our captain takes you along the most special buildings and neighborhoods during the Berlage route, the Plantage route, the Rainbow route or the Western Islands route, for example.

Private boat hire: do you have your own destination for your private boat tour?

Do you have a good idea for your private boat tour? Amsterdam Boattour will be happy to cooperate. Our private boats can sail almost anywhere and moor at various boarding locations inside and outside the Canal District. This way you can quickly reach your desired destination. You can then continue to celebrate in a cafe, escape room or club. Amsterdam Boattour takes you there.

What sights can be seen from your private boat?

It is not without reason that Amsterdam is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. During your private boat tour in Amsterdam, you will also pass century old buildings and modern architecture and monuments. Take your private boat to various sights such as:

  • The IJ
  • The Central Station, Filmmuseum Eye, the A’DAM tower
  • VOC ship The Amsterdam and the Weeping Tower
  • The Java-, KNSM- & Borneo-islands
  • The Red Light District and the Old Church
  • Bartolotti House
  • The House with the Heads
  • The Oudezijds Kolk (for the narrowest and smallest sluice)
  • The Jordaan
  • The Plantage neighbourhood

Your private dinner boat: a culinary experience through the canals of Amsterdam

Our private boat rental options guarantees enjoyment! You can make your private boat tour truly festive with tasty bites and drinks or a complete three or four-course menu on your own private dinner boat. Amsterdam Boattour provides various packages with exclusive food and drinks. The dishes on the private dinner boat of Amsterdam Boat Tour come from the best restaurants in Amsterdam. You have a wide choice of different wines, cocktails, champagne, fingerfood, snacks, lunches, high teas and dinners.

Private boat rental: which private boat would you like to hire?

For which type of group do you want to hire a private boat? For a group of friends, your family, team or company? We offer suitable private boat hire in Amsterdam for all occasions and groups. Amsterdam Boat Tour offers three exclusive saloon boats. The Marjet is suitable for twelve passengers, the Valerie for 19 passengers and the Roos for 50 passengers. The private boat Marjet in particular has the characteristic style of the Amsterdam School as you encounter it at Central Station in the Grand Café Restaurant 1st Class and the royal waiting room.

Saloon Boat Valerie - Amsterdam Boattour


  • With a duration of 75 minutes the longest canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • Comfortable covered and heated boat
  • Available every day of the year
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Audio available in 15 languages
  • Discount for online booking
  • Pricing and package deals


Single ticket: € 16,- 
Children under 5 on lap: free
Children 5-12 years old: € 7,50
Group discount (> 10 pers.): € 13,50 p.p.

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Attention: tickets are being sold with the booking system of our partner Blue Boat

Modern well-kept private boat

Renting a classic private boat is only a pleasure if there is enough comfort. Certainly old boats with history are often drafty and cold. Fortunately, you always hire a private boat at Amsterdam Boat Tour that has been completely modernized. The wide windows offer plenty of views over the city but are double-glazed and therefore perfectly insulated. The heating on board makes sailing possible in all seasons. The windows on the Valerie and the Marjet can go out completely. These private boats are often opened completely in the summer. The toilet is of course also an important facility.

All facilities fully aboard on a private boat

Whether it is your birthday party, bachelor party, anniversary, wedding or team outing, the private boats from Amsterdam Boattour are made and well equipped for this. Although all boats are unique, they all have the modern facilities that you can expect at this time. The Marjet, the Valerie and the Roos are equipped with the following facilities:

  • Experienced skipper
  • Hostess (optional)
  • Various catering options
  • Heating (suitable for 4 seasons)
  • Mood lighting
  • Sound system
  • Toilet

Why would you like to rent one of our classic private boats?

Because Amsterdam will look extra special during a private boat tour. Enjoy this metropolis from the water!