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Leemstar, Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Open today: 09:00 - 23:00

Leemstar, Amsterdam Canal Cruises
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“beautiful boat”(26 reviews)
“canal cruise”(99 reviews)
“captain jack”(21 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Prinsengracht, 1016 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 6 16616690
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Our cruise on the canal was awesome. Highly recommend this trip. History and knowledge of the canals excellent.

5  Thank Corinne G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Overall this tour was what I’d categorize as just “fine”. Nothing bad to say, per se. The tour guide was informative and nice, learned a bit about Amsterdam in the process and got to see the city. That said, the boat is completely closed in,...More

6  Thank Jack K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While on a recent visit to Amsterdam, we decided rather last-minute to do a canal cruise and another member of our group Leemstar and emailed Arnold the evening prior to the day we'd wanted a slot. Low and behold a response hours later at 4am...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a last minute semi-private evening cruise with Leemstar, and it ended up being just my girlfriend and I! Arnold is the owner, captain, deckhand, and tour guide...all in one. He led a great tour--knowledgable and entertaining. This is a far better experience than those...More

1  Thank gregtakayama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Leemstar via google search. Did some quick research, looked good and saw the "we're on whatsapp" note. I was in Austria. Quickly added the number, found Arnout, had a great chat over dinner the night before and booked a sunset cruise for two...More

1  Thank AgileDude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't have been happier with my Leemstar experience. As luck would have it I ended up the only person on board. They offered to move me to the next day to be with more people but since it was my last day in town...More

1  Thank ercarroll528
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had one full day in Amsterdam and decided that a canal boat ride was the best way to see some of the city. We booked the tour one day ahead of time and were quite pleased with the response and directions for where...More

1  Thank Babamiff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous, informative cruise on the Amsterdam canals. The saloon boat owner, Arnold, knows everything re: Amsterdam. The boat seats abt 12 and u can sit inside or out..and have total run of the boat, making it remarkably easy to take photos. We had...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have to do a boat tour of Amsterdam, this is better than taking one of those larger group tours where the commentary is inaudible

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arnold was a great tour guide and host of the Leemstar. I was pleasantly surprised at how great the condition of the boat was in. He offered complimentary soda/water and had alcohol for purchase. You could even bring your own snacks/drinks which I thought was...More

Thank magn0lia88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful boats and friendly/knowledgeable guides.We stayed at Hyatt Andaz and boat was 2 min walk from hotel.It rained some during tour, but boat is covered and warm.Great value for money.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best time with Leemstar Canal cruises back in August. I have since recommended this incredible cruise to two other couples traveling to Amsterdam, who have also thoroughly enjoyed their experience with this fabulous company. The cruise only consisted of my husband and...More

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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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.