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Private canal cruise on small historic boat provided by Rock That Boat

Private canal cruise on small historic boat

Private canal cruise on small historic boat
4.5
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£308.43
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About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 48062P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional art historian guide • Bottled water • Coffee and/or Tea • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
90–120 minutes
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please get in touch for the correct pick-up time & venue.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional art historian guide • Bottled water • Coffee and/or Tea • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please get in touch for the correct pick-up time & venue.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
90–120 minutes
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
No baby stroller
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Canals of Amsterdam
    Herengracht
    Magere Brug
    Amstelveld
    Amstelsluizen
    Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
    Reguliersgracht
    Anne Frank House
    The Jordaan

4.5
20 reviews
Excellent
17
Very good
1
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
1

Vera Louisa A
1 contribution
Highly recommended
Jul 2019 • Couples
Perfect Amsterdam canal area trip...informative & fun. Pick-up at hotel L'Europe went very smooth. Lovely small classic boat.. Well equipped with coffee , wine, blankets, flowers.
Written 9 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard M
Issaquah, WA3 contributions
Very personal adventure
Jun 2019
Skipper Hans and historian Vanessa were wonderful. The 100 year old boat is beautiful, neat and tidy. We were given a personal tour of the canals in Amsterdam and Vanessa pointed out many beautiful homes and their history. Wonderful experience with great people.
Written 19 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Richard thank you so much for your wonderful review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your evening. Good luck with the cruise these coming weeks! Hope to see you again one day. Many thanks Vanessa
Written 19 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Charles S
Petoskey, MI5 contributions
Interesting Canal Cruise
Jun 2019 • Friends
We toured some of the canals of Amsterdam on a private tour. Our captain, Vera, was very knowledgeable about Amsterdam and the history of The Netherlands, and provided a very interesting commentary during the cruise. The private cruise was really nice because we could easily interact with Vera and ask her questions.
Written 16 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Charles thank you so much for your positive review. We will pass this on to our skipper Vera who will love to hear your feedback. Hope to see you again one day! Vanessa
Written 17 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shannon
3 contributions
Excellent Private Boat Tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband and I truly enjoyed the private boat tour. It rained on and off on our tour, and we loved having the covered boat with windows. We could pop open the little windows open to take a photo, but we stayed warm and dry in the boat. There were several boats around us that didn't have an enclosure and their guest looked miserable. Additionally, the small size of this boat allowed it to travel along smaller canals, which the bigger tour boats could not go. Our guide was fantastic and even recommended dinner at an awesome Indonesian restaurant. would definitely recommend!
Written 13 June 2019
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Dear madame thank you so much for your lovely review....we know it has been raining a lot over the last days so I am very happy you still enjoyed the tour so much. We hope to see you again one day! Many thanks Vanessa
Written 14 June 2019
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DLSSMSPLSDDS
Dallas, TX62 contributions
Terrible Private Boat Tour in Amsterdam
May 2019 • Friends
To begin with, I had to turn my phone on as Vera was late and it was not at all clear or obvious where they would pick us up - so an additional $10 cost. We were supposed to be out 1.5-2 hours and we got back at 1.25 hours and the next group was waiting and angry that their trip was 15 minutes late. We were not offered ANYTHING to eat or drink (as described in the booking) and we did not see or hear about most items described in the booking. Although it describes that the boat is heated, there wasn't any heat on while we were on it and we were freezing - even the captain had a coat and gloves on. The captain was on her phone a lot and we had to pull information out of her. There were several other beautiful small boats that picked up at this same dock - I would recommend you try them before booking this one. This is our first booking with "WithLocals" - we have used "Tours by Locals" for years and have done dozens of bookings through them and have NEVER been disappointed. I, personally, will not use With Locals again. Historically, we are 20%+ tippers on private excursions - this one got ZERO tip - especially as we were rushed off the boat to pick up the next crew. I rely on reviews when booking international tours, so I felt responsible for writing a true one about our experience.
Written 11 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Dana I am very sorry to read your review especially since we only have 5 star reviews as you might have noticed. We do not recognise your comments and we are very proud that all our other guests are always happy with our service. Just to clarify a few of your comments for other guests which will be reading your negative review: * The Historic Boat Tour you booked is a 1,15 hour tour so you got 10 minutes more than expected. You would have paid a lot more if you would have booked a 2 hours private tour including unlimited (alcoholic) drinks. * There are always non-alcoholic drinks on board on a tray, in the morning there is also a Nespresso coffee machine for our guests. It is true that people very often serve themselves but the driver always offers drinks before departure. We want the driver to focus on guiding and cruising. There is no extra hostess on the Delphine as the boat is too small so therefore we encourage people to drink what is on the tray. * May is normally a warm month in the Netherlands. If it is colder than normal we have 12 blankets onboard, in your case 12 blankets for 2 persons. We do not understand why you did not take any of these blankets or asked the skipper to turn on the existing heating if you were freezing. You were only 3 people in a small old boat so communicating can not have been difficult in a small surface. * Delphine is one of the most beautiful boats in the city as you can see in the pictures. Mentioning in a review that there are many other beautiful boats in town is not a very fair comment whilst reviewing a service. Maybe you like modern boats more than historic boats from the early 1900's but we prefer not to enter into a taste discussion. * The route which we cruise in the canals is always passing the main historic sites mentioned in the description as the whole canal area is a UNESCO MONUMENT so it is very unlikely that you did not see any sites. We do understand that writing a review when having a bad experience is necessary but we are sorry to say that we believe that there have been some misinterpretations from your site. If guests are very unhappy with our service we prefer to discuss this in an honest and open way and even propose to refund you your money if that gives you a better feeling.
Written 11 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MHE-fr
Hauts-de-France, France1 contribution
Informative & high class!
May 2019 • Business
Dedicated skipper with a good story!. She showed us all the unusual small canals. Take this tour at dawn or in the evening.. ..very romantic! Delphine is a comfortable classic boat ( I believe early 1900)
Written 1 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear MHE thank you for your positive words ! I will also pass this review on to our skipper Vera. Many thanks Vanessa
Written 2 June 2019
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Maria N
8 contributions
Very private tour on a beautiful small boat through historic Amsterdam
May 2019 • Family
It was a suprise tour for my boyfriend´s birthday. And what a beautiful surprise it was - also for me. We had a very special private tour with a very skilled and knowledgable and funny captain Vera on old little „Dolphine“. Thank you so much!
Written 18 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Maria thank you so much for your nice review and great to hear that the birthday surprise was successful! I wish I had taken a picture when you passed (with the roses)....will do so next time :). Hope you enjoyed Amsterdam! Many thanks & safe trip home Vanessa
Written 19 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aisyahsafiyyah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia18 contributions
perfect cruise for first time amsterdam visit
We book through email and everything went smooth till the cruise day. our skipper nikki very nice , knowlegable, and kind. the boat is cute and classic.
Written 5 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Aisyah thank you so much for your positive reaction. I will also pass this review on to Nikki! Hope to see you again.
Written 8 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sharon G
Sutton Bonington, UK17 contributions
A Wonderful Evening
On Saturday night we held a drinks party for 35 people onboard The Lounge to celebrate our son’s 21st Birthday.
We had a wonderful evening, everything was perfect and cherished memories were made.
Many thanks to Vanessa for making all the arrangements. Rock That Boat are highly recommended.
Written 27 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Sharon thank you so much I really appreciate your positive review! And I am even more happy that your son's birthday was a memorable evening....what an important day for you! It all looked great and I hope his friends had a great time at Plekk as well. Will see you soon hopefully! Many thanks Vanessa
Written 27 January 2019
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Ed E
Steamboat Springs, CO13 contributions
Fran & Ed's great trip
Sep 2018 • Couples
We spent 2.5 hours with Vanessa and had a wonderful trip. Vanessa is a real pro and helped us learn so much about this great city. Highly recommend this trip!
Written 29 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Ed & Fran thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope to see you again one day.
Written 1 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amsterdam from another amazing perspective
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Superb Boat Tour
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OK tour
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Mohiniyattam
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Team Building
This organisation is fantastic, the ladies organizing it are excellent and very very friendly and very well organis
GoMum
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Dream553868
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Really, Really nice!
Well maintained all wood 103 year old boat. Lots of character. Refurbished to electric motor. Hans was a truly ente
Christopher M
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Lovely boat tour
Our guide was friendly and enthusiastic. We greatly enjoyed his commentary on the history of the canals and the dev
Simone v
Simone v
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Great experience!
My friends came to visit me (I’m a local) and we did this boat tour and we’re all happy with the choice! Very kind
Gabrielcardona
Gabrielcardona
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Best time in Amsterdam
Experiencing a Canal cruise is one of the best way to visit Amsterdam and we had a terrific time with a charming ca
MJR86
MJR86
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Amazing
Arrived in Amsterdam in afternoon and took this canal ride as introduction. Couldn’t have been better!! The small b
carolebutler
carolebutler
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Marriage proposal
Cannot recommend this company enough, very professional and helpful. At very short notice we contacted Vanessa abou
ginaforneris
ginaforneris
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Fantastic Ride!
The historic boat is so picturesque and very cool. The ride was quite relaxing and we got to see a lot of the city.
Isaac L
Isaac L
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AMAZING
We took a boat tour all around Amsterdam and it was amazing. Our guide, Vera was extremely knowledgeable and quick
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