Private Boat Tour Amsterdam

Private Boat Tour Amsterdam – What’s That Like?

For a private boat tour with no other guests on board, there are three options:

1. If you’re seeking a customized boat tour and/or want to accommodate a large group on a single boat, then renting a private boat with a skipper is your best option. The skipper can pick you up and drop you off at your preferred locations. On board, you can enjoy catered food and drinks. The duration of the tour is flexible, and you can even choose the route if desired. Below are our recommended private boat tours.

2. For a luxurious private boat tour experience, please explore our Luxury Private Canal Cruise section.

3. The most budget-friendly option is to rent a self-drive boat. However, this option comes with a few limitations: these boats are small, a skipper is not provided, the location is fixed, and catering is not included.

Private Boat Tour (Large Boat with Skipper) – the Pros:

  • Just your group on board
  • Flexible in duration, routes and stops
  • Many catering options

Private Boat Tour (Large Boat with Skipper) – the Cons:

  • Not allowed to drive yourself
  • Relatively expensive for small groups
  • Difficult to organise on short notice

Private Boat Tours Amsterdam (With Skipper)

‘Marie Zurlohe’: classic, elegant boat for special occasions

‘Marie Zurlohe’: classic, elegant boat for special occasions

Are you looking for an exceptionally beautiful boat for an intimate and well-organized cruise with a maximum of 12 people? Then Marie Zurlohe is the perfect choice for you. On this elegant lady of age (over a century old), you’ll cruise the Amsterdam canals in utmost style, whisper-quiet, and with excellent service. It’s ideal for a lunch or dinner with colleagues or business guests. Or privately, if you have something truly worth celebrating!

To Marie Zurlohe for special occasions
Large Canal Tour Boat Anna Maria

Large Canal Tour Boat Anna Maria

Anna Maria is the perfect boat for a large group canal tour. Up to 60 people can enjoy drinks at the bar and food varying from snack to exquisite diners. Of course this boat has a toilet, a heating and music on board. A great feature is the flexible roof, which allows for open air boating when the weather is nice.

To Anna Maria large canal tour boat
Most economic private canal tour for max. 10 people

Most economic private canal tour for max. 10 people

For a private canal tour with a maximum of 10 people, this deal gives you excellent value for money, personal service and great flexibility. You can choose the starting and ending points of your trip. Based on these and the duration of your trip (most popular: 1.5 hours), the skipper of this electric boat will plan the best itinerary and guide you through the most beautiful canals. Thanks to the clever design of the boat—with a flexible cover—your tour can take place in any weather. And last but not least, this tour includes some drinks along the way!

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‘Suzanne’ Private Boat Tour

‘Suzanne’ Private Boat Tour

The Suzanne combines the design of a vintage saloon boat with the materials, practicality and comfort of a newly built boat. The hull is made from blank aluminium and the propulsion is electric. The roof has a very clever construction. It allows for an open roof when the weather is nice, and in case of rain the roof will close so all (max. 24) passengers stay dry. This is the only saloon boat that does not require a minimal rental period of two hours and lets you bring your own food and drinks. The Suzanne has a toilet, heating and music on board.

'Suzanne' Private Boat Tour
‘Sloepvrienden’ Private Boat Tour

‘Sloepvrienden’ Private Boat Tour

This sturdy, newly built aluminium lifeboat offers excellent value for money for large groups (maximum 43 people). Although the boat has a partial cover, you may cancel for free of charge in case of rain. Catering is provided for on demand. Alternatively, it is also allowed to bring your own food and drinks, which is rather exceptional. There is a toilet on board.

'Sloepvrienden' Private Boat Tour
Canal Barge Bota Fogo

Canal Barge Bota Fogo

The Bota Fogo is a renovated classic barge. This is the perfect boat for drinks or dinners with large groups (up to 75 people). It has a large covered salon, with a roof that can be opened in good weather. Additionally, there is a kitchen, bar, and toilet on board.

Bota Fogo Canal Barge