Captain Dave

Every day an adventure!

Canal cruises amsterdam

like a local

—Explore the canals

Canal cruises amsterdam

Like a local Amsterdam

—Explore the canals

Quick details

Cruise like a local

—explore the canals

Cruise like a local is an incredibly special, cosy tour. You enter our boat as guests and leave as friends.

Just like the locals, we cruise in small groups with drinks and snacks, and good company! Okay, not everyone has a luxury boat. Lucky us!

We give a personable guided sightseeing tour with live stories. We like to share the things we see and admire in the city and urban life. Let your love for Amsterdam grow!

We cruise in the 1928 former Dutch government boat which was used by Presidents, Mayors, and the Dutch Royal family.

Our boat is 100% electric, super comfortable and has a toilet on board. When the weather is nice, we open the sunroof and sliding windows. When it rains, we stay dry.

Should it be a bit chilly we have a heating system and extra blankets to keep you warm.

See you on board!
Cheers Captain Dave


—Enter as guests & leave as friends


outer deck
toilet on board


your captain
your guide
your host


boat tour


90 minutes
non scripted
small group

Why choose


This experience feels very personal. It is like sailing with an old friend. You feel like you are at home in Amsterdam. Lots of fun!

—Most famous boat in Amsterdam
—100% electric, no engine noise
—12 seats
—Toilet on board
—Covered lounge
—Sliding windows
—Sliding roof
—Outer deck
—Heating System
—Extra blankets

—90-minute boat trip
—Tour in simple English, by following everyone closely
—Captain, host, and guide (without fixed script) in one
—Heineken, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee/tea.
*Champagne at extra cost.

Bring a smile and a camera. We take care of everything else!

Departure point
We are waiting for you on the boat «Jonckvrouw» at Prinsengracht 397 Amsterdam Center

Departure time
Your booked time slot

Arrival point
Returns to the original departure point.

—Adult (11+): 37 EUR
—Child (3-10): 29 EUR
—Baby (0-2): free
—Private boat trip: from 185 EUR per hour

If you have symptoms, stay home. We will try to reschedule or offer a full refund.

—We offer both private and small group tours
—We don’t shake hands
—We regularly disinfect the boat
—We have hand sanitizer available

Plan your trip

—Real-time availability

meeting point

—Prinsengracht 397, amsterdam center

What our guests say


captain dave's boat TOURS

—every day an adventure

—canals to ourselves

90 minutes

Daily at 8:00 am

Canal cruises, a must when in Amsterdam! Empty canals, magnificent views. Incl. coffee, tea, juice & a Dutch specialty



—Before the hustle & bustle

90 minutes

Daily at 10:00 am

Cruise the canal before the city gets crowded. Morning cruise with hot coffee, tea, fresh juice & a Dutch specialty



—explore the canals

90 minutes

afternoon and evening

Informative, fun cruise. All-inclusive afternoon/ evening cruise with open bar and bitterballen ( a Dutch snack)



—cruise in style

from 90 minutes

on availability

Cruise with family, friends, or colleagues? Take a Private Tour. Additions to book: Food, drinks, and Champagne

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—Edition #10

90 minutes

Winterfestival 2022/2023

Annual canal event! Enjoy a 1st-class view on the light art. Evening/ morning cruise with mulled wine & hot chocolate!