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Leemstar, Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Prinsengracht, 1016 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Wonderful Cruise

Great experience. Felt more personal in a small boat with a smaller group. Captain Andrew was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bethany H
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Excellent canal cruise

I have previously taken the "big boat" canal cruises, and the Leemstar is FAR better. There were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
space_mom2010
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Leemstar Canal Cruises provides in 100% electric canal tours with personal atmosphere and local knowledge! All this on our luxurious classic saloon boat (heated) which is 100% electric. It's a Tesla on the water where you can walk around in! A floating living room which cruises you along the beautiful sights in Amsterdam. The local skipper gives you the best introduction to Amsterdam... During this cruise you will see more then just the city centre canals.. This cruise varies in classic and more modern parts of the city and shows a bit of the recent developments in Amsterdam. Max 12 persons. So no crowded/massive tour boat. Engage in dialogue and learn lot's of things about Amsterdam! Saloon boat Leemstar is also available for "Private" and small group tours. In price it doesn't differ that much and it's a great experience. Avoid the crowd! Travel the canals in style and enjoy the hospitality of a local... Meet as strangers and depart as friends. Cruise with Leemstar!
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Prinsengracht, 1016 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience. Felt more personal in a small boat with a smaller group. Captain Andrew was very knowledgeable of the city and fun.

Thank Bethany H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have previously taken the "big boat" canal cruises, and the Leemstar is FAR better. There were only 6 people on our boat, and Jack (the captain) was wonderfully entertaining. He shared alot of interesting facts and we could ask any questions. SO MUCH better...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 3 days of exploring Amsterdam on foot, we decided an evening cruise would be a great way to end our visit here. Leemstar did not disappoint! For starters, the boat is beautiful. It’s clean and comfortable, equipped with pillows and blankets, and has inside...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt. Jack, as he’s called because his Dutch name is too difficult for English speakers, provided a very nice overview of the Canal Zone on our 90 minute cruise today. He is a wealth of information, seems honest about when he may not know an...More

Thank Ryan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly the best canal cruise in Amsterdam! After doing some searching on the web looking for a small tour with an informational guide, I found Leemstar and couldn't be more thankful that I did! It was my family's first time in Amsterdam and this was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This relaxing canal tour is the more comprehensive of the two canal tours we took during our visit since it covered both the east and west sides of Amsterdam. Arnout provides a nice perspective as a long-time local resident. It is easy to book by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a late afternoon cruise and selected the smaller open air boat which was def the way to go. Great boat -electric so no loud motor and pretty new. Captain Jack was very nice and outgoing and full of lots of knowledge including historical...More

Thank melishore_10
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely small covered boat is good for warm sunny days. The owner clearly loves what he does, and he mixes history and humor well. Our only suggestion is that he add a sturdy step of some kind to assist with boarding and disembarking as the...More

Thank Dellinda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening cruise with our informative, personable, and entertaining captain. Loved the open air small boat. We were all over 60 years and he went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and answered all our questions. We would...More

Thank Carole C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat is quiet and lovely and our guide was entertaining and informative. I took one of the big boat options on a previous visit and learned my lesson. I highly recommend this company

Thank Laura B
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Chanel J
18 June 2018|
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Response from Beth W | Reviewed this property |
Email Arnout, the boat’s owner. You can find his contact info on Leemstar website. Tell him preferred days and times and he will work with you. You do not pay til cruise is over. Enjoy!
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LVE2GO
5 June 2018|
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Response from Walrus05 | Reviewed this property |
you can email or call them for the reservation, pay on arrival.
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23 May 2018|
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Response from ellenhud1 | Reviewed this property |
$45.00 per person + any tip you wish tho give.
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