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Leemstar, Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Open today: 09:00 - 23:00
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Best Canal Cruise Ever

Arnout runs a vintage wood boat that seats about 12. The boat is half enclosed in case of inclement... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Susan R
Shell Knob, Missouri
via mobile
A lovely time cruising the canals of Amsterdam!

My husband and I were advised by a friend who had visited Amsterdam to opt for a smaller, more... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jane W
Richmond, Virginia
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Stylish open and closed boat tours, live guided by the local captain. Leemstar Amsterdam provides in 100% electric canal tours with personal atmosphere and local knowledge! All this on our luxurious 100% electric closed and open boats. Tesla’s on...more
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Prinsengracht, 1016 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arnout runs a vintage wood boat that seats about 12. The boat is half enclosed in case of inclement weather,yet has enough outside seating if it is nice out. The atmosphere is very romantic- especially at night. He is very informative and very funny. We...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I were advised by a friend who had visited Amsterdam to opt for a smaller, more intimate canal cruise (as opposed to those on larger boats where it is sometimes hard to hear the guide). Our travel agent suggested Leemstar, which was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really liked the tour and the boat was beautiful. The guide was great. It felt more like a boat trip with a local friend then a guided tour.

Thank Brittanell
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Leemstar are a fantastic operation. From easy booking to a good location, everything in the leadup was well organised. The product itself lives up to the reviews on here - a tremendous combination of canal cruise and guided tour in one. Do yourself a favour...More

2  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great advantage in that there is a covered portion of the boat so advanced bookers don't have to worry about what the weather will be like.

1  Thank wrherman
Reviewed 6 days ago

we could recommend this Cruises. the guide is really good and nice and although the tour in the dark is great. we appreciated the Services and the Little boat for small groups.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this canal cruise on recommendation from friends. It was the 90 minute canal cruise. We loved it. Captain Jack was very personable and knowledgeable. His historical commentary and amusing antidotes made this cruise so enjoyable. This was definitely one of the highlight of...More

1  Thank barbiq53
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must in Amsterdam, the highlight of our trip! Great way to begin your visit to this beautiful city which must be seen from the water. The boat is beautiful and comfortable with both inside and outside areas to sit. The captain is...More

1  Thank GW912013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the intimacy of the older smaller boat. Felt much less touristy! Arnout provides a wonderful experience to see the beauty of Amsterdam by canal cruise and shares great knowledge of this wonderful city.

1  Thank annettejacobs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of four and we prefer small tour groups when it comes to tours. This was perfect for us! The boat was small and beautiful with option of sitting in enclosed window area or open back (depending on how many people are...More

2  Thank ana b
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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
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Laura Lynne T
2 September 2018|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
If you sit in the back which I recommend there are no windows. The back may only hold 4-5 people max. If on the inside of the boat I would answer taking pics is gonna be an issue. Fortunately we arrived before others... More
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!
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.