Experience Amsterdam’s allure by luxury canal cruise

A canal tour is a not-to-be-missed way to experience Amsterdam. The city’s magical views look even more intense from a boat. During a private boat tour, you can enjoy these views and hear the stories behind them from your knowledgeable and personable guide.

For this tour, we use a majestic classic saloon boat. It still has its authentic vibe, while modern comfort has been added. The motor is electric, for a silent and clean ride. With cold weather, the heater keeps you comfortably warm. On warm days, the windows can be opened. While the skipper takes you along scenic routes, the guide has got all the attention for you. During the tour, you can enjoy drinks and bites.

This luxury boat tour is one of three boat tours we offer. For a more ‘local experience’ you might like the most common Amsterdam boat, a small electric sloop. With this tour, your skipper is your guide as well. The third option for a boat tour is with a Plastic Whale sloop. These boats are made from plastic, fished from the Amsterdam canals. There are fishing nets on board - while sailing around the city, it’s a fun additional activity to fish even more!
See our website for a more detailed explanation of the different private boat tour options we offer.

How to book the Private Luxury Canal Cruise

This Amsterdam canal tour is a private tour by Amsterdam Odyssey. We are a small scale company for private tours in and around Amsterdam. A canal tour takes about 1,5 hours. We always adjust the starting point and exact route to your wishes and itinerary. You can book our canal tour via this link or by email to tours@amsterdamodyssey.com.

About Amsterdam Odyssey

We, Hanneke and Eva, both born & raised Amsterdammers, are friends since we met at university. Eva is an anthropologist and teacher of social sciences. Hanneke is a film scholar and an art history teacher. After having worked as guides in several other contexts, we started our own private tour company in 2016. In 2018, Huibert and Irina have joined the team. Huibert is a designer, historian and author of several books on Amsterdam. Irina is a very experienced museum and family guide. We love to create customized tours beyond mass tourism, giving you a meaningful experience and an actual connection with Amsterdam.