Hop-on Hop-off boat tour with private guide Yvonne


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Inform me about the age of your (grand)children so I can adapt your tour. I have a lot of experience with children and tours with children.

Friendly: No.
You can do this tour if you are able to get in and out of the boats (4 steps) and walk for short distances.

Please let me know in advance if any member of the group has special walking needs, I adapt your tour as it is a private tour.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Dutch (fluent), French (basic), German (conversational), Spanish (advanced)

4 h - See Amsterdam from the water in combination with private walking tours

A perfect combination of a canal cruise and a private walking tour!

A hop-on hop-off cruise is a great idea if you do not want to walk a lot or if you are not able to. You experience Amsterdam from the water while the boat cruises along the beautiful canals. You will see magnificent churches, former merchants houses and numerous bridges. The boats run on eco-friendly natural gas.

During our tour we can make some stops at interesting areas, such as the world famous Canal District, Waterloo square, Anne Frank house, Red Light District, or see one of the beautiful courtyards. I love to share my knowledge of the history and show you less known places. And as a local I like to tell you about living in Amsterdam nowadays.

Of course you can taste Dutch delicacies!

I am looking forward to meeting you!


-Meeting you in the lobby of your accommodation or other agreed meeting point
-Short walking tour to a boat dock close by our meeting point
-Canal cruise through the world famous canals of Amsterdam, on board multilingual commentary is provided by the boat company
-During your boat cruise we can make 1 or 2 stops, we will walk along points of interest and I tell you more about the neighborhood
-Walking to the lobby of your accommodation or we can end on a central location.

Suggestions for stops:
*Jordaan neighborhood, you can see the outside of the Anne Frank house and a picturesque former working class area.
*Waterloo square, see where Rembrandt lived and worked, the former Jewish quarter and the Amstel river with the Skinny bridge.
*Old town with the Oldest Church, narrow streets, a hidden church, Red Light District

The route of the sightseeing tour with canal cruise boats will be planned by me according to your wishes, your starting time, meeting location and the schedule of the boats.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: In front of the Amsterdam Visitor Information Center which is the white building opposite Amsterdam Central Railway Station. I will have a ToursByLocals sign with me. *Please inform me about your flight number/train or cruise ship arrival time if you arrive on the same day of your tour*

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 4 hours

*Please write me a message if a starting time is not available, if you like a different type of tour or if you prefer a tour for more people. If possible I will try to start your tour at the time of your preference and send you a link to a customized tour.*


canal cruise boat and walking

What’s Included

Other: -Meeting you in the lobby of your accommodation or other agreed meeting point
-canal cruise with the hop-on hop-off boats for all the travelers booked on this tour
-4 h private city tour including my services, personal assistance and knowledge as a local tour guide
-Itinerary based on meeting location, starting time and schedule of the boats
-At the end of your private tour I walk with you to the lobby of your accommodation or I can give you suggestions what to do after your tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euro - I recommend to have some cash for a snack or drink.
-Our local currency is the Euro, US dollars are not accepted. -Major credit cards can be used if the cards have a chip.

The amount of local payments depends on your personal expenses.

What’s Extra

Other: meals & snacks, personal expenses

If a taxi/public transportation is required, extra charges will apply. Contact me to send you a quote with a customized link.


-I do not own a car and offer only tours within the city of Amsterdam. I can accompany you traveling by public transport or taxi.
-I do not guide within museums.
-Guiding in the Anne Frank house is not allowed.

A Recent Review of this tour

This is a great tour. You get to see the city from a local perspective and understand the culture. AMAZING tour guide. Yvonne is the BEST!!!! Amsterdam has so much to offer. Can't wait to go back. I highly recommend this tour to anyone going to Amsterdam for the first time. Big thumbs up!!!
Angel Serbia

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