Private Boat Delphine

Private tours in Amsterdam

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About Us

We organize canal boat cruises on authentic, historic open and closed boats in the canals of Amsterdam.

Our small and charming private boat Delphine (12 persons) departs from the Rijksmuseum dock for a Historic Boat Tour through the 17th-century city center.

If requested, we can also pick you up from your hotel to do the private canal cruise with your own group.

Our big private canal boat Avanti can have up to 40 persons for corporate events or family gatherings.

Our office is at the Prinsengracht 648, and our boat departure address is Museumbrug 1.

Join us on a boat tour today!

- Read about our superb reviews -

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Very Personal Adventure

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. Wonderful experience with great people!

– Richard M, TripAdvisor
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Bateau confortable et charmant

Les explications étaient très claires. Un découverte d’Amsterdam autrement! Vraiment super. Camille connaissais très bien l’histoire de la ville et nous a régalé de quelques anecdotes. Je recommande chaudement, plus intimes que sur les autres plus gros bateaux touristiques.

– Vanessa, Airbnb
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Fantastic !

You should walk in Amsterdam. You should take the tram in Amsterdam. Those of you who are young or just crazy should ride a bike in Amsterdam. But ALL of you should take the boat trip on the Delphine with Vera in Amsterdam! What a fantastic way to see the canals, the “dancing buildings” and hear Vera’s amazing stories and wealth of information about the history of this glorious city. Vera gave Tish and myself that personal touch that stays with you after you get off the boat and head home. The other reviews talk in detail about the food and drinks Vera so graciously offers you. Every word is true! The Delphine is a warm and friendly boat. Vera is too! She provides that something extra we all look for in our travel adventures. Enjoy!

– Joel, Airbnb
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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 and friendly staff and the boat is beautiful and cozy. Thanks again!

– Simone V., TripAdvisor
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Great Breakfast

This is a great canal tour, much better than the usual tourist trap, it’s a must for your Amsterdam visit. Vera is a great host with lots of stories and insights to Amsterdam cultural and history. Included is a traditional Dutch breakfast with history and context old and new. The one and half hours is just right and the boat is lovely. I thoroughly recommend it.

– John, Airbnb
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Super tour en bateau!

Le tour en bateau était super ! J'ai vraiment adoré faire cette activité. C'est une façon originale et conviviale de visiter les canaux d'Amsterdam. Les commentaires sont pertinents et tout le monde est agréable. C'était un super moment, je recommande chaudement

– Camille, Airbnb
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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 development of Amsterdam since the 1300s. The boat was small and cozy. Would book again!

– Christopher M., TripAdvisor
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Jolie balade

Je recommande beaucoup ce petit voyage très sympathique. Le guide était très passionné et intéressant. Le bateau est très charmant. Rien à dire mais juste à faire absolument lorsqu’on est à Amsterdam !

– Katarzyna, Airbnb
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Marriage Proposal

Cannot recommend this company enough, very professional and helpful. At very short notice we contacted Vanessa about trying to privately hire a boat for my son and his girlfriend so that he could ask her to marry him. Magical evening!

– Carole B., TripAdvisor
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Highly recommended

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!

– Vera Louisa A., TripAdvisor
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Excellent Private Boat Tour

My husband and I truly enjoyed the private boat tour. 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!

– Shannon B., TripAdvisor