Enjoy Amsterdam in a private boat!

Discover Amsterdam’s Past and Present

Welcome on board one of our daily private or shared cruises. Cruising along the historic 17th century canal rings of Amsterdam is one of the most memorable ways to experience the city’s fascinating sights. Our boats are electrically driven and comfortably equipped so that you will have the best experience cruising through the world-famous canals. If you like, our captains will provide you with interesting insights into Amsterdam’s past and present, if not, that’s ok too and you can just sit back and enjoy the scenery. We offer flexible times on our private boats and catering ranging from snacks to dinners so, just let us know what you would like and we’ll arrange the perfect cruise for you and your guests.

"Nette Aftekening van d'Oude en Nieuw Roojingh der Stadt Amsterdam", Olfert Dapper, 1663

Historical Amsterdam map by Olfert Dapper, dating 1663


Treat yourself to a private cruise on a small boat. You’ll love it! Go when and where you want. Our experienced skippers are the perfect guides. Pick-up times are flexible. We have boats to accommodate groups of all sizes. Whether it’s just sightseeing or a cruise complimented with a lunch, dinner or snacks, it’s all possible with us.


Did you know that Amsterdam has more than 100 kilometers of canals and 80 bridges? Or that we have more bicycles than inhabitants? Our captains will point out many more interesting facts as you cruise through the historic canals.


Not ready to rent a private boat? We offer shared cruises every day on our classic boats. See our tickets page for all current available tours. Let us show you the highlights of the historic canals of Amsterdam from the comfort of our classic boats.


Choose from salon-boats, open sloops and many other classic boats

Talk to us and let us know what kind of boat or cruise you are looking for. Our experienced team can recommend the perfect boat for your occasion. Let us advise you on everything from catering to boarding locations and cruise routes to ensure your day is a success. All of our boats meet local licensing and insurance requirements.


Do you have a special occasion coming up?
Our team has years of experience on the canals and can help you create the best day ever!

Contact Us

Amsterdam Boat Center

Singel 315

Telephone: +31 (0)20 428 27 25
Email: info@amsterdamboatcenter.com

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We are located in the center of town on the Singel.
Our office is a 10-minute walk from Central Station or 3 minutes from the Dam square.

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