Canal cruises by

Captain Dave

Every day an adventure!

Canal cruises amsterdam

About us

—Cruise differently

Canal cruises amsterdam

About us

—Cruise differently

about Captain Dave Amsterdam —The Official 2022 / 2023


We are a team of fully licensed captains with one thing in common; we are storytellers and love to share our passion for the city, the canals and Amsterdams’ life in a lively way.

Our vision

There are many boat companies in Amsterdam to choose from. With them everything is fixed; one hour, one tour, one script. Here’s where we differ; our tours lasts 90 minutes, our guide is unscripted, our itineraries are flexible and our tours fun!

Our mission

We want our guests to connect with the city like we do. That’s why we tell our own stories, share the things we admire and belief in.

Reviews for Captain Dave Amsterdam -The official
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Captain Dave’s specialty is the morning.
“You can always wake me up for an Early Morning cruise. So unique.”

Hi, my name is Dave born and raised in Amsterdam. I live with my wife, son, and daughter close to the Jordaan.

At the end of 2017 I decided to quit my job, to rent a luxury boat and to do what I love best, cruising through the Amsterdam canals.

What started with one cruise grew into a small company with a dedicated team. In 2020 I had the opportunity to take over the workflow of—not just any boat, the Jonckvrouw, a 1928 saloon boat with a story.

Our canal cruises are informative, fun, and entertaining, sure to be the highlight of your visit. We cruise like a local in a small group (up to 12 guests). Rain or shine!


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Why choose captain dave's cruises

—our boat experiences are


toilet on board


your captain
your guide
your host


boat tour


90 minutes
non scripted
small group

come and join us

Tour differently —go with Captain Dave Amsterdam