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Islands and Canals

During this cruise we combine the beautiful old city with modern architecture on the islands of the Eastern Docklands. It’s a spectacular tour along the best of two worlds; alternating new and less known parts of Amsterdam with the intimacy of historical buildings and warehouses along old canals.

Islands and Canals
  • From €565,- excl. VAT or 10 persons
  • 1.5 hours sailing with an exclusive private boat
  • Including specialized proffessional guide
  • Start and end vicinity CS Amsterdam
  • beautiful boat trip through historic and modern Amsterdam

We leave from Central Station and then sail to the Eastern Docklands with the former harbour islands. Here modern architecture attracts international attention. From the water we have a magnificent view of the colourful houses, small canals and impressing new buildings of this former harbour area.


Then we go to older parts of Amsterdam, via century-old islands and canals we sail past impressive canalhouses, old warehouses and houseboats. During this second half of our Islands and Canals cruise you'll enjoy beautiful views of historic Amsterdam.

Of course your guide will give you extensive information about all the sights along the route.

Not only the view is amazing, 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 (on beforehand) 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 tailormade offer| Rates are excl.touristtax, excl. 9% VAT
Languages Dutch, English, German.
Place of departure The boattrip 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
Particulars Only available for private groups. It is not possible to join other groups on an individual basis.
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
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)