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Rederij Paping

Willem de Zwijgerlaan 256, 1055 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 53897887
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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 experience. It is fully equipped with ten comfortable seats, fridge, stereo and optional roof. Special outside deck for smokers. We work on appointment. Please contact us before you drop by. You can choose between private and shared canal tours. Our shared tours are named Boat Trips by Locals. Please check our website for more details.
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Willem de Zwijgerlaan 256, 1055 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 6 53897887

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time with Paap telling us all sorts of anecdotes about the Amsterdam Canals. Small boat, (seats about 10) rather than the monsters - he was able to circle back if something caught our eye, the huge tour boats are nowhere near as...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved this canal tour. It was informative and friendly. We learnt so much more about Amsterdam. Kids and parents loved it. We booked another tour as well and this one far exceeded the tour provided by a major company.

Thank bronwyncarnes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently booked for our family of 4 to take a private canal tour for 2 hours. Guide was on time and very knowledgeable. We went from tiny canals to open water near the cruise ships. We brought on some wine, fruit and cheese without...More

Thank jhamm01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 90 minute canal trip was wonderful. Our skipper was knowledgable and friendly, and the boat small enough to fit in the smaller canals. We only had 5 people total so plenty of room to move around for photos. The weather was perfect, an added...More

Thank MariaRDH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a private canal tour. Captain Rob was great! They picked us up in a location close to our hotel. This was very handy as we were traveling with our littles (3/8). It was the perfect amount of information during the tour. The boats...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boat captain never tired of us bombarding him with questions. Tour was personalized to give the 10 year old a special time. We never expected to see zoo animals! The boat was clean and quiet. The service was punctual and affordable. Viewing the city from...More

Thank 838,383
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I contacted Rederij Paping in the morning to arrange for a boat tour later that afternoon. Captain Pap was able to accommodate us on short notice, with no deposit necessary. The docking point is in De Wallen, close to the Oude Kerk. The boat is...More

Thank S B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a boat tour at short notice, and this one was ideal. Run by a local firm with an experienced guide, the tour was on time and friendly with plenty of space in a comfortable, half covered boat. Customers are free to bring their...More

Thank redletterday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great tour with a very comfortable boat. The clear wind screens were perfect to block the cold wind while still being able to see the sights. There was plenty of room for our group of four to spread out. Be sure to...More

Thank cajundiver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great boat trip with a real 'live' Dutch guide – much better than a boring recording from an ear-piece. He was happy to take questions, and chat. The relatively small group (10 people) made it very pleasant and relaxed. It was a...More

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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Maryann K
Happy New Year's! We are looking to do a canal cruise either afternoon April 3 or April 4th for our family of 4 and would prefer to have just our group. We will be trying to book tickets for a museum but cannot reserve until first week of February. Is it too chilly for a canal cruise this time of year? Thanky you. M
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
We will be spending our last night in Amsterdam on Sunday, October 9th and would be interested in a sunset evening cruise. We have 4 American adults in our group and would be interested in a private tour. We, as noted by others, would be open to going with other guests. We'll be staying at Moevenpick in Amsterdam. Will you be available? We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you1
19 September 2016|
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Response from SkipperPaap | Property representative |
Hi Miami010, Thanks for your request. We have availability at Sunday October 9. The price for 4 persons for a 1 hour private canal tour is €72,- If you want to place a booking, please send me an e-mail at... More
Ed B
HI, We are looking for a trip, prefer late evening, if available, for two of us. We are not adverse to joining others, if that works, too. We would like September 11 or 12, if possible. Would you please be able to tell us approximate cost? Thanks for your help. Ed and Cyndi
21 August 2016|
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Response from SkipperPaap | Property representative |
Hi Cyndi, Ed, Thanks for your request. I am available both days you're in town. Shall we start the tour at 21:00? The total price of eight private tour will be €72 per hour. If you like to book, please let me know where we... More