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Rederij Paping

Open today: 10:00 - 22:00
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“canal tour”(61 reviews)
“electric boat”(18 reviews)
Rederij Paping offers fun and luxurious tours of the canals in a relaxed atmosphere. Skipper Paap will show you the other side of the city of Amsterdam. Our solar powered ship is completely emission-free and one of the quietest rides you'll...more
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Oosterdokskade 5, 1055 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 210 1777
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great evening the atmosphere was wonderful because of the small group and the local knowledge of Captain Pap, he spoke for nearly all of the tour 90 mins. The electric boat felt like it was gliding along the canal on a magic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful Canal Cruise with Skipper Paap on Sunday. It was relaxed, very informative and special. There were only four of us on board so we did not feel like tourists just people enjoying a quiet boat ride and seeing a different side...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Langton16
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a difficult review to write, but as the review should be about the hosts and how they handled the nighttime cruise, I am rating it high. The hosts were very friendly, gave good information of the history of the city as we cruised...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Solarbearz
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great little boat with a very good captain. The smoothness and quietness of the electric boat made this trip quite special. Sitting outside at the back gave us a clear view. Heated seats inside too. Hot chocolate and cream buns as often as you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Westlake_3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was fun. It was not what I was expecting. It is a small boat, the Dutch pastries as advertised were simply a bag of cream puffs that the captain opened and dumped in a bowl. The hot cocoa was welcomed on the rainy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat I was on was a small boat, made for +/- 10 persons which made it very cosy! Because it was cold outside, the plastic windows were closed to protect us from the wind. But that's not all! They had seatwarmers, blankets en hot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our canal tour with our local guide. Was happy to be in our small boat with our personal guide as we passed the many large tours.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our private tour with Pap which gave us the scope to visit areas of our preference.  The boat was immaculate and clean.  Hot drinks aplenty onboard.  Excellent shelter from the elements and adjustable heated seats were superb!  Pap, the owner, was very pleasant and clearly loves...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ah781
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paap was a great captain, local born and raise duty with perfect American English! He was knowledgeable about Amsterdam and very accommodating to make us feel comfortable on our tour. (Even seat warmers!) It was interesting to learn about the boat house life as well!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank franblan_adventures
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Read good reviews and sure we would have enjoyed it more had our "skipper" been the normal, owner of the boat and tour. Deep, I guess is how to spell is, was informative and a bit sour, maybe long day, but couldn't resist sharing his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve B
SkipperPaap, Owner at Rederij Paping, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Dear Steve, We're sorry you had a disappointing experience with skipper Deep. He helped us out when we were preparing for our new baby arrival last August. He's an expert skipper, but our tours are not the right place for political confrontation. Our apologies. If...More

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and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
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of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
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Nani H
6 April 2018|
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Response from SkipperPaap | Property representative |
Hi Nani, Thanks for your message. We have availability tomorrow at 10:30 or 17:00. The rate per hour for 6 people (or less) is €90. We can fit upto 10 people on board. Above 6 it's €15 p.p.h. extra. You can send us an... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from SkipperPaap | Property representative |
Hi Abc155, Thanks for your message. We don't sell Prosecco on board. We do allow you to take beverages and food on board of the tours. At the private tours we have glasses on board. Kind regards, Rederij Paping
Maryann K
2 January 2017|
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Response from SkipperPaap | Property representative |
Hi Maryann Thanks for your message. In april it's usually good weather. We have 2 options for boats. An open boat or boat with roof. There's a price difference (the price upto 6 persons): Open boat €72 per hour. Boat with... More