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Architecture cruise The New City

Our architecture cruise 'The New City' explores the newest developments along Amsterdam’s waterfronts. Bit by bit Amsterdam faces its waterfronts again! Already you can enjoy architecture of many Dutch and international architects.

Architecture cruise The New City
  • From €565,- excl. VAT or 10 persons
  • 1.5 hours sailing with beautiful private boat
  • Including architecture guide
  • Start and end vicinity CS Amsterdam
  • Unique architecture program

There is a wealth of old and new architecture by many different architects to admire. An amazing mix of housing, businesses and recreational facilities has been created.

Sailing to the east of Amsterdam to the Eastern Docklands, you'll soon see a some highlights; Jo Coenen's public library, the new head office of Booking (still under construction), the beautiful Scheepvaarthuis (an early example of the world famous Amsterdam School architecture style), old warehouses and landmarks like the Muziekgebouw and Hotel Jakarta.

We will sail along characteristic projects such as the Silodam with the grain silos, the colourful container building of MVRDV architects and the 90 meter new landmark the Pontsteiger building. Opposite the former woodharbour of Amsterdam – now a lively new residential district – is the booming new cultural hotspot the NDSM-wharf. Eye-catchers on this northern riverbank are the EYE film institute and the A'DAM tower.

You'll not only enjoy the view, the boat is also beautiful! We sail with an elegant classic salon boat. There is a bar on board (prices of drinks are comparable with those in Amsterdam cafés) and there is a wide choice of snacks that you can order if you wish.


Price from €565,- + vat / 10 pers.
Rate 1- 10 pers: €565, - | 10 t/m 20 pers. € 795,- | Additional persons up to 25 €18,50 p.p. | >25 persons custom made offer| Rates are excluding touristtax, excluding 9% VAT
Languages Available languages: Dutch or English.
Place of departure The boat trip starts and ends close to Central Station Amsterdam. Other departure places are possible against extra charges.
Time of departure All days of the week, starting times in consultation.
Duration starting at 1,5 hours, starting and ending Central Station.
Just right for our group!
The reactions of the participants were unanimous; they all loved it. Especially the amusing way in which the information was brought was appreciated very much. I consider this a great compliment! After the boattrip we had a nice dinner. Just right for our group! Thanks very much and maybe till some other time...... Mw. Meinders
Wonderful and expert (guiding)service
Again many thanks for the wonderful and expert (guiding)service during our boattrip yesterday! Also the members of our residents' committees have had a fantastic afternoon and were really enthusiastic. Dhr. Klooster Woningstichting Eigen Haard
Interesting for everybody!
We really enjoyed the architecture excursion through the Eastern Docklands. Our group of architects, urban planners, traffic experts and engineers had an informative but also very pleasant afternoon. According to us this excursion is not just for experts but is also very nice and interesting for everybody else.T. Douma / Gemeente Sneek
You get to parts of Amsterdam you wouldn't normally go to
More than two interesting, entertaining and informative hours!! You get to parts of Amsterdam that you wouldn't normally walk to. It was very relaxed walking and listening to the guide. Also the organization by Local Experts was spotless, to the point without surprises. Don't hesitate to book a guide for say 2 hours and you really experience the city in a completely different way! J. Capoen (November, 2013)