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Private Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Stylish sailing through Amsterdam with a private canal cruise

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 canal cruise through the Canal District offers you plenty of atmospheric options!

Private boats exclusively for your group

Our private canal cruises take place on saloon boats that are exclusively available for your group. You will sail comfortably, dry and warm on one of our beautiful, luxury saloon boats through the canals of the capital. 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 private canal cruise isn’t complete without tasteful drinks and bites. From simple snacks to an extensive dinner, everything is possible!

All facilities aboard during a private canal cruise

Whether it is your anniversary, wedding, birthday party, bachelor party or team outing, the saloon boats from Amsterdam Boattour for private canal tours are all fully equipped. All boats are unique and they all have modern facilities. The Valerie, the Roos and the Marjet are perfectly suitable for a private canal cruise and are equipped with the following facilities:

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

Private canal tour: which classic boat would you like to rent?

Amsterdam Boattour offers suitable classic private boats for any groups or occasion. For a private canal cruise we have three different exclusive saloon boats. So for which type of group do you choose private canal boat hire? Do you prefer a private canal boat tour for your team, company, your family or a group of friends?

The Valerie is suitable for 19 passengers, the Roos for 50 persons and the Marjet for twelve passengers. The 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. So private canal boat hire always means sailing in a great atmosphere!

Saloon Boat Valerie - Amsterdam Boattour


  • Comfortable covered and heated private boat
  • 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.

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

Experience a classic ambiance during a private canal cruise

Why would you like to rent one of our classic saloon boats for a private canal tour? 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! You will see the many historical sights pass through, just like the merchants of the past. VOC ship The Amsterdam, the warehouses, the Westerkerk, the Weeping Tower, the Anne Frank House, the Old Church and many more. Our private canal cruises in Amsterdam are almost silent because every boat is equipped with an electric motor.

Private canal boat hire: reach your own destination

The private canal boats of Amsterdam Boattour can sail almost anywhere. They also moor at various boarding locations inside and outside the Canal District. In this way you can quickly reach any desired destination. You can then continue to celebrate in a club, cafe or escape room. So do you have a good idea for your private canal cruise? Amsterdam Boattour will be happy to take you there.

Private canal cruise Amsterdam: enjoy a culinary experience

You can make your private canal tour truly festive with a complete three or four-course menu or tasteful bites and drinks. We provide different packages with exclusive food and beverages. The dishes served during private Amsterdam canal tours, come from the best restaurants in the city. You have a wide choice of different cocktails, wines and champagnes, snacks, lunches, fingerfood, high teas and dinners.

Get more information about private canal cruises

An Amsterdam private canal cruise? Contact us to discuss the options. Request a free quote with your personal wishes via the contact form. Making a reservation is very easy via our website. Together with you, we ensure a pleasant, customized private canal cruise. In the contact form you can indicate which saloon boat you want to hire. Just enter the number of people and the date and times. We will receive your request immediately and will contact you as soon as possible.