Captain Dave

Every day an adventure!

Canal cruises amsterdam

Early Morning
Canal Cruise

—Canals to ourselves

Canal cruises amsterdam

Early Morning
Canal Cruise

—Canals to ourselves
Croisière tôt le matin Amsterdam

Quick details

Early morning cruise

—canals all to ourselves

The early morning canal cruise is an exclusive cruise with quiet canals and magnificent views.

The reflection of the houses creates a dreamlike reversed image of reality —like a natural mirror in the canal water.

My time of day: Cruising in the early morning, it is magical and difficult to explain, join us and feel the magic!

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

The boat is 100% electric, comfortable with toilet on board. When the weather is nice; we open the roof and windows. When it rains, we stay dry.

If it’s chilly, we have heating and extra blankets to keep you warm.

See you on board!
Cheers Captain Dave


—The beauty of the early morning


outer deck
toilet on board


your captain
your guide
your host


boat tour


90 minutes
non scripted
small group

Why choose

—the early morning canal cruise

Why travelers choose this tour? Worth getting up for the 8 am trip! Empty canals! Great photo opportunities!

—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 minutes boat trip
—Tour in easy-to-follow English
—Captain, host, and guide (no script) in one
—Coffee, tea, and fresh juice
—A delicious Dutch specialty

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
08:00 am

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

—about the early morning cruise

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



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