Due to the Corona crisis we can not carry our maximum amount of guests. The max now is 6 guests!

Custom Cruise Amsterdam

  • Capacity
    Max 10
  • Duration
    Your choice
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With our custom cruises, you can enjoy your favourite food, music, and more as you sail through Amsterdam’s historic canals!

Choose your itinerary- Want to visit specific neighbourhoods or canals or sail past your favourite building? Whether you prefer to see all of Amsterdam’s most famous landmarks, avoid the downtown hustle and bustle by keeping to the city’s quieter areas, or enjoy a bit of both, we’ll work with you to plan your perfect itinerary!

Choose your food and drinks- We can customise our food and drink menu according to your tastes. For a casual option, choose a fruit and cheese platter or a selection of traditional Dutch snack foods, or plan a full meal by candlelight for more formal occasions. For drinks, you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a hot cup of coffee or tea from our on-board bar. We can even stop at your favourite restaurant or cafe during your cruise! Let us know if you have any specific requests or needs.

Choose your ambiance - You also have the option to select your own music, flowers, decorations, entertainment, and more! We work with many different collaborators in the Amsterdam performing arts community, so let us know if you’d like to enjoy a live music or theatre performance during your cruise. Celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or another special occasion? Request a custom flower arrangement, handcrafted by Vaartuig’s co-owner Matilda, or any other decorations for your event.

Choose your services and activities- Our captain/tour guide offers tours in English and Dutch, but you are welcome to request a language interpreter if you’d like to learn all about Amsterdam’s history in French, German, Russian, or another language. You can also request a professional photographer for a souvenir of your unforgettable cruise! On a warm day, why not stop for a picnic, or even for a swim in the Amstel river? Let us know if you have any special requests for your tour!

Important notes about our custom cruises:

  • As with our other cruises, dogs are allowed, so feel free to bring your furry friend!
  • Please send all of your food, entertainment, and other requests at least 1 week before your cruise date, so we’re sure to have enough time to prepare every detail of your tour!
  • Please note that we do not host adult entertainment events on our cruises.

Our reputation

Top captain and boat

"Very nice and well kept boat with a captain/guide who loves his city and loves to share his knowledge of it: what do you want more? Lovely expérience."

Roberto G
Highly recommend

"We loved this boat trip. The best one we have done in Amsterdam and all because of Brian. Was a lovely host/captain, we had such a cool time. Would book it again for sure, highly recommend. Amazing experience and wonderful trip"


"Very informative relaxed cruise. Lots of information from an enthusiastic local. The boat has some roof which was great as it was a very hot day so nice to spend some time in the shade. Another great point - the boat is electric!!. No noise, and no fumes."

Rupert Gunstone

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