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Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Tour
In December is the start of the most amazing and beautiful festival in the world. The Amsterdam Light Festival. You will be indulging yourself in an almost Disney-like Winter Wonderland. In a beautiful cosy boat you will experience the Amsterdam Light Festival. The boat is fully covered and has nice comfy pillows and blankets. So rain and cold are covered. And for sight the sides can be fully opened but also half opened on the spot. An unique way to experience the Amsterdam Light Festival. It is a 75 minutes cruise. No more tickets or in need of a private cruise? Contact me with a DM! Also when you are looking for a day cruise! There will be a lot more than 12 guests on the boat. This is a tour combined with a bigger company. They are rated as the number one day cruise worldwide. But that also means that there will be more people on the tour. This will be an amazing tour but it is not a small group tour. Other things to note Weather conditions in wintertime can be cold and wet. The boat will have a cover, but is not heated. We have blankets. There is no toilet on the boat! The cover is most of the time sufficient to have a great experience. But possibility exists that visibility can be limited due rain
Cozy & Fun Canal Tour
Welcome aboard! Get comfy and relax on our well-equipped, 100% electric boat. Enjoy a drink of your choice and a classic Dutch snack while we take you on a 60-minute tour through the oldest and most beautiful parts of the city. During your canal cruise in Amsterdam, our hosts will share local tips and must-sees, as well as stories and history about our city. You will get to see hidden gems and spectacular canals that other big boat tours just can’t reach. We offer a variety of drinks on board, including wine, prosecco, hot chocolate, gluhwein, beer, and more! (some are seasonal). Please message Pochani directly if there is no availability, for private tours, other times and/or personalized requests.
The Million Tulips & Windmill Tour
**Afternoon & Private Tours possible too** (Maximum 6 people per tour. Keukenhof Tulip tickets NOT included. I can provide Express Lane tickets) - We meet at Café Kobalt, Singel 2 (5 min from Central Station) - We will start at the Keukenhof Gardens where we can enjoy 7 million flowers and smell the most intoxicating scents. - After we will go the area of ​​the windmills where we will visit a windmill inside and experience the intimidating power of the wind. - We do a cheese tasting of 20 different flavors of cheese; where your imagination stops is where this cheese farm creates a new flavor…. - We visit a wooden shoe workshop and see what happens when you blow into a wooden shoe ;-) All this intertwined with many historical stories, fun facts and personal stories. Please note: The flower fields OUTSIDE the Tulip Gardens usually ONLY BLOOM IN APRIL. In May they start clipping them. INSIDE the Tulip Gardens there ALWAYS be tulips until May 7th.
Tip-Based Walking Tour of Amsterdam
Discover the fascinating history of the most liberal city in the world with the Nr 1. Best Rated Walking Tour in Amsterdam! On this unique tip-based tour * you will discover how freedom and tolerance shaped the city and its people throughout the ages. Your super-local guide will combine beautiful sightseeing with exciting storytelling and cover everything you need to know about Amsterdam in one tour: history, modern life, culture, art, fun facts, and personal stories for a unique insider’s perspective on life in Amsterdam. Be prepared to challenge all your preconceived ideas about this city because after this tour you will never look and think of Amsterdam the same way. “From the Red Light District to the evolution of Amsterdam as the global center of world trade in the 17th century, its transition from a republic to a monarchy, the tragedy of the Nazi occupation, and its enlightened and effective attitude to drug control, your guide will stitch these diverse items together with humorous personal anecdotes and insightful commentary. on the underlying social and cultural mores of the Dutch people”. *Tip-based walking tour means you can join this tour almost for free (you will only be charged the tourist tax & booking fees) after which you can tip your guide what you think the tour was worth!
Award Winning All Inclusive Canal Cruise
The official award winning luxury canal cruise! We are so happy to announce I've been officially awarded "the best of the best" Travellers Choice award 2022. The Friends and Family boat tour. With a fun group (20) on a full electric boat, you will even see and hear more than on those glass busses. During summer time we use an open boat, during winter time a closed/covered boat. You will go on the most relaxing, comfy and fun family and friends boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam. But not just any boat ride. You will be indulged with stories, history and humor. But besides that, you will also be meeting guests from all over the world. And they all speak English. Get to know France, India, Spain, Andorra, Italy , US and so much more while your at it. It will be the experience of a lifetime. I am a 100% sure you and your family and friends will have a great time. You will love it! Note: - No more tickets or in need of a private tour, contact me first I can always arrange something. - This is a relaxing canal tour, not a booze-cruise Other things to note All ages are welcome. There is no toilet on the boat. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking or own beverages allowed. Cancellation due bad weather is a possibility.

Explore Amsterdam-Oost by boat

The Ultimate Canal Cruise
Welcome aboard Airbnb's original Amsterdam Canal Cruise! We invite you for a 2 hour all-inclusive adventure aboard one of our personally restored, yacht quality, boutique electric boats. With our main focus on quality, we keep to a small group of guests to ensure a spacious and personalised premium experience. This cruise is perfect for couples, small groups of friends, families and solo travellers. Please note we only allow over 18's on this tour, our Premium Amsterdam Canal Cruise is a perfect tour for families with younger children. During The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise you’ll be presented with an extensive selection of Dutch snacks, to match our high-end open bar with seasonal local craft beers from various Amsterdam breweries, handpicked quality wines, soft drinks and juices. We will share plenty of fun facts about Amsterdam, but will not overwhelm you with too much information and constant talking, like a typical tour might leave you more exhausted than when you arrived. Our aim is to leave you relaxed, well informed and fully content. Seeing many of our guests ending the cruise with new found friends validates this for us. Depending on the time of year, we switch things up a little and add those special extra touches to make our cruises even more fun and to complement each of the seasons we enjoy here in our beautiful city!
Canaltour Beautiful Open Electric Boat
You can board on various days on various times at the Oosterdok (located 200 meters East of Central Station) in front of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. After some instructions we will sail off in the direction of the river Amstel where we will turn onto the Gentleman's Canal (1612) to discover some of the most beautifully decorated canal houses. Halfway we will be turn onto one of the smaller canals while passing some of Amsterdam's most beautiful bridges. We go onto the "Prinsengracht" famous for the clocktower and Anne Frank House. Via the Amstel river we will pass by landmarks such as the city hall and opera house, the Munt tower and Heineken's own Hotel De L'Europe. We will pass through the most famous red light district of the world and finish were we started at the Oosterdok enriched with pleasure, knowledge and new friends. Other things to note Please follow the instructions of the skipper given at the beginning and during the tour. There are drinks on board at an affordable price. Private tours can be catered with food to your request. Wearing a mouth mask is obligatory.
Early Morning Canal Cruise with Captain Dave
Small-Group — More Exclusive — Non-Scripted Early Morning Canal Cruise —Start the day spectacular with a morning canal cruise with Captain Dave and experience the magnificent views you only can see in the early mornings. We offer an Amsterdam Early Morning canal cruise at 8 am and 10 am (90 minutes each) including coffee, tea, fresh orange juice and chocolates. Optional add-ons: small baguettes to your personal likes. Your captain is your host and guide in one, giving you a unique perspective of the city in our former Dutch Government boat from 1928 —clean toilet on board. The boat is 100% electric and for any weather conditions comfortable. Rain or shine! See you onboard! Captain Dave Other things to note We are experts but do not give a masterclass in history. The tour will be relaxing, informative, and fun. We cruise in style with small groups (max 12 p) and create many photo opportunities. —Award Winner Best Boat Tour Amsterdam & # 5 best-rated Airbnb Experiences Worldwide
Cruise like a local —with Captain Dave
Cruise like a local in the former Dutch Royal King's boat from 1928. The showpiece of Amsterdam! We are going to have a canal cruise that is personal, fun, and ideal for small groups up to 12 including drinks! —Exclusive and personalized boat trips Every boat cruise in Amsterdam sails a fixed route and talks about Amsterdam according to a fixed script. WE DO THAT DIFFERENTLY. We decide per group which route suits best. In addition, our tours are non-scripted and therefore never boring. It is also easy to follow for guests who do not speak English well. One thing is certain; each tour is unique. —Like locals Cruise in style is an informative, fun, and entertaining cruise for everyone. Just like the locals, we cruise in small groups and good company! You come on board as a guest and leave as a friend. —Start time and duration We have scheduled boat tours from 8 AM till 10 PM each lasting 90 minutes of fun! —-Availability Do you want to sail on a different day or time? Or celebrate a special day? Let me know; we can always organize a private boat tour for you. —Rain and sun! Our boat is 100% electric, super comfortable and has a toilet on board. The boat has sliding windows, a sunroof and even an open aft deck. Should it be a bit chilly, we have extra blankets to keep you warm. I'll see you on board! Captain Dave My Insta #captaindaveamsterdam
Amsterdam Booze Cruise with Unlimited Drinks
Explore the beautiful canals of Amsterdam on a luxury boat cruise with a fully stocked bar and drinks onboard. Drift through Amsterdam's canals on a boat suitable for all weather conditions. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city's most iconic monuments and memorials.

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Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Tour
In December is the start of the most amazing and beautiful festival in the world. The Amsterdam Light Festival. You will be indulging yourself in an almost Disney-like Winter Wonderland. In a beautiful cosy boat you will experience the Amsterdam Light Festival. The boat is fully covered and has nice comfy pillows and blankets. So rain and cold are covered. And for sight the sides can be fully opened but also half opened on the spot. An unique way to experience the Amsterdam Light Festival. It is a 75 minutes cruise. No more tickets or in need of a private cruise? Contact me with a DM! Also when you are looking for a day cruise! There will be a lot more than 12 guests on the boat. This is a tour combined with a bigger company. They are rated as the number one day cruise worldwide. But that also means that there will be more people on the tour. This will be an amazing tour but it is not a small group tour. Other things to note Weather conditions in wintertime can be cold and wet. The boat will have a cover, but is not heated. We have blankets. There is no toilet on the boat! The cover is most of the time sufficient to have a great experience. But possibility exists that visibility can be limited due rain
Amsterdam Booze Cruise with Unlimited Drinks
Explore the beautiful canals of Amsterdam on a luxury boat cruise with a fully stocked bar and drinks onboard. Drift through Amsterdam's canals on a boat suitable for all weather conditions. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand and discover some of the city's most iconic monuments and memorials.
Cozy & Fun Canal Tour
Welcome aboard! Get comfy and relax on our well-equipped, 100% electric boat. Enjoy a drink of your choice and a classic Dutch snack while we take you on a 60-minute tour through the oldest and most beautiful parts of the city. During your canal cruise in Amsterdam, our hosts will share local tips and must-sees, as well as stories and history about our city. You will get to see hidden gems and spectacular canals that other big boat tours just can’t reach. We offer a variety of drinks on board, including wine, prosecco, hot chocolate, gluhwein, beer, and more! (some are seasonal). Please message Pochani directly if there is no availability, for private tours, other times and/or personalized requests.
The Million Tulips & Windmill Tour
**Afternoon & Private Tours possible too** (Maximum 6 people per tour. Keukenhof Tulip tickets NOT included. I can provide Express Lane tickets) - We meet at Café Kobalt, Singel 2 (5 min from Central Station) - We will start at the Keukenhof Gardens where we can enjoy 7 million flowers and smell the most intoxicating scents. - After we will go the area of ​​the windmills where we will visit a windmill inside and experience the intimidating power of the wind. - We do a cheese tasting of 20 different flavors of cheese; where your imagination stops is where this cheese farm creates a new flavor…. - We visit a wooden shoe workshop and see what happens when you blow into a wooden shoe ;-) All this intertwined with many historical stories, fun facts and personal stories. Please note: The flower fields OUTSIDE the Tulip Gardens usually ONLY BLOOM IN APRIL. In May they start clipping them. INSIDE the Tulip Gardens there ALWAYS be tulips until May 7th.
Shaker Cocktail Club, learn how to make cocktails
Welcome to the Shaker Cocktail Club, You are just at two steps away from realizing your dream to become a master of Mixology! Throughout the 2-hour class, we will talk about mixology, only talk ? No, I will also teach you how to make two delicious cocktails, we will make them step by step together and you will be enjoying your creations! During this masterclass, everyone gets to use their own “bar station” stocked with all the equipment needed to create excellent cocktails - shakers, strainers, muddlers, jiggers, etc. meaning everyone will make their own cocktails at the same time! Using all the bartender’s material will not be a mystery anymore! ⇨ Instagram : @shakercocktailclub What’s included? - 2 hours of masterclass with a professional bartender - 2 delightful cocktails - All the ingredient and all the material/Person - A journey through the world of cocktails with the history of mixology and many anecdotes - All you have to know to create your own cocktails at home (the technics and some tips) Ready to join the Cocktail Club? Let's shake together!
Tip-Based Walking Tour of Amsterdam
Discover the fascinating history of the most liberal city in the world with the Nr 1. Best Rated Walking Tour in Amsterdam! On this unique tip-based tour * you will discover how freedom and tolerance shaped the city and its people throughout the ages. Your super-local guide will combine beautiful sightseeing with exciting storytelling and cover everything you need to know about Amsterdam in one tour: history, modern life, culture, art, fun facts, and personal stories for a unique insider’s perspective on life in Amsterdam. Be prepared to challenge all your preconceived ideas about this city because after this tour you will never look and think of Amsterdam the same way. “From the Red Light District to the evolution of Amsterdam as the global center of world trade in the 17th century, its transition from a republic to a monarchy, the tragedy of the Nazi occupation, and its enlightened and effective attitude to drug control, your guide will stitch these diverse items together with humorous personal anecdotes and insightful commentary. on the underlying social and cultural mores of the Dutch people”. *Tip-based walking tour means you can join this tour almost for free (you will only be charged the tourist tax & booking fees) after which you can tip your guide what you think the tour was worth!
Award Winning All Inclusive Canal Cruise
The official award winning luxury canal cruise! We are so happy to announce I've been officially awarded "the best of the best" Travellers Choice award 2022. The Friends and Family boat tour. With a fun group (20) on a full electric boat, you will even see and hear more than on those glass busses. During summer time we use an open boat, during winter time a closed/covered boat. You will go on the most relaxing, comfy and fun family and friends boat ride through the canals of Amsterdam. But not just any boat ride. You will be indulged with stories, history and humor. But besides that, you will also be meeting guests from all over the world. And they all speak English. Get to know France, India, Spain, Andorra, Italy , US and so much more while your at it. It will be the experience of a lifetime. I am a 100% sure you and your family and friends will have a great time. You will love it! Note: - No more tickets or in need of a private tour, contact me first I can always arrange something. - This is a relaxing canal tour, not a booze-cruise Other things to note All ages are welcome. There is no toilet on the boat. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No smoking or own beverages allowed. Cancellation due bad weather is a possibility.
Bill's Bike Tour - Top Rated and Safest Amsterdam Bike Tour
For the full 4 hour experience check airbnb.com/experiences/314651 Hi friends! Let me start by saying good job and well done. You found the top rated and safest bike tour in Amsterdam! During 2 hours of nonstop fun on a typical Dutch bike you will be fully immersed in the local Amsterdam biking culture. In this unique bike tour you will escape the crowded city center and explore Amsterdam through the eyes of your local hero Pim (Bill in English). Bill will show you the Amsterdam people from Amsterdam like (rather than what the big tour operators focus on). You will bike along a carefully selected route of pretty precincts, calm canals, neat neighborhoods, quiet quarters and daring drawbridges. We will make frequent stops and showcase house boats, leaning houses, repurposed industrial buildings, typical Amsterdam architecture and chocolate tasting. This once in a lifetime biking experience typically centers around what Bill looks for himself when he travels: a fun, light hearted, authentic experience with friends for a day, away from the tourist mayhem and the familiar tunes of the big tour operators. Instead, Bill tells original stories based on his personal experience living in Amsterdam. Biking along the hidden gems of Amsterdam, Bill reveals the secrets of Dutch liberalism and Amsterdam culture. Are you ready to meet the real Amsterdam? Hop on and join the ride!
Cultural tour of Amsterdam by tram/walking
As your tour guide, I will take you to see many of the interesting areas of the city, including areas most tourists don’t know about. We will explore Amsterdam, and if you like we can do a private canal cruise or tour another Dutch city. I am also more than happy to tailor the tour to your interests! This is a tour for you! I will make suggestions for places to visit along the way, but if there’s anything else you’d like to see instead, feel free to let me know. My job is to provide a fun and memorable experience. This tour can be whatever you want it to be! Also if you have a different preferred start time, for the tour, please let me know! When speaking or meeting with you, I will discuss my total price, which will include taxes and fees and all public transportation, all of which will depend on what kind of tour you would like to take. After the tour, you are allowed to keep your public transportation passes for future use. They don’t expire until 24 hours after the first time you use them. If you want to go outside of where GVB Amsterdam has Service, additional fees will be mandatory. I can offer you a 40% discount on the NS train unlimited # of clients! Apart payments can be made to me through Credit card, Revolut, or Cash. Other things to note This price includes all taxes and fees required by Dutch law.
Afternoon Organic Dutch Cheese Tasting
Slight change: Marcel, the cheese shop owner, will run the tastings for the next couple of months... He usually has help in the shop, but he might have to step away from time to time to tend to a customer... But don't worry, you'll have wne and cheese! (Plus, I always allowed time for the guests to chat amongst themselves, so the actual difference is very little). The rest is as in my original description below: Let me tell you the story of the Dutch via their cheese. Organic cheese that is. During my afternoon cheese tasting you'll sample six organic Dutch cheeses, accompanied by other organic nibbles, and organic wine or beer. And a little bonus at the end of homemade Amsterdam chocolate. The tasting takes place in a beautiful wine-and-cheese shop in the trendy and quiet Amsterdam Zuid district. It's just minutes from the touristy centre but with a much more peaceful vibe. The tasting is for 10 people max and we all sit around a communal table, giving it a relaxed and social atmosphere. I'll put Dutch cheese into its historic and cultural contexts and explain about the individual cheeses themselves. The tasting takes about 60 minutes, but the event runs longer as by the end people are usually chatting quite freely or asking me about local tips.
Paint & Sip
Meet with like-minded people, sip your wine and enjoy painting in a relaxing atmosphere at our painting studio in the centre of Amsterdam next to Oosterpark. What makes it unique to paint at my studio: -Everyone is welcome; the ones who would like to paint as a hobby, benefit from the therapeutic side of painting as well as the ones who would like to become artists and follow the sessions in long term to learn essential painting techniques. I offer an organic and free space to learn from your own experiences and from each other with the guidance of an art teacher who has official training and long experience in the field. What is our concept: -You will learn some basic techniques for drawing and painting. The lesson will be tailored to your level and interest. Everyone will get tips and feedbacks individually. So it’s suitable for absolute beginners. What we are going to make: -You can work experimental, abstract, bring examples/photos you wish to paint or reproduce/interpret artworks done by other artists. You will receive a wide selection for both beginners and advanced. All the art materials are provided at the studio; canvases (24x30cm), colours (acrylic, watercolour, oil colors), brushes, palettes, paper, pencil, cleaning equipments, aprons to protect your clothes. There is no additional payment reflected.
Tulip Fields of Holland Tour
Seasonal all inclusive experience. Only 6 weeks is the flowering time of hyacinths, daffodils and tulips! Book now to see endless rows of flowers that bloom only in March and April. The small group experience feels like a private tour. We come at places where no tourbusses can come. Also we will visit a tulip bulb farmer and we can walk in between the fields. When the group is complete, we do a short introduction. From Amsterdam we drive west to the bulb region. Through rural roads we see the flower fields left and right. We stop a few times to take beautiful pictures. On the way I tell stories about the tulip fields and how the farmers grow them. We are going to places where no tour busses can come! Halfway we have a coffee stop with Dutch apple pie at a unique place. From there we drive back through the tulip fields to Amsterdam. Water is available in the car. Coffee and apple pie is included Best time to view the fields 7th - 30 th of April.
City Game The Mystery of A Secret Sender
The Mystery of A Secret Sender is a treasure hunt based on a real story from Amsterdam's history. An occult group has challenged you to uncover the identity of one of their most famous members. During this self guided experience, you will follow a treasure map and a series of clues left in an ancient book in order to unlock the lock box and discover his real name. You will pass by the major historical sites of the city on the 2.5km trail, solve puzzles, and learn about Golden Age Amsterdam. Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery? You'll have to play to find out! Other things to note All bookings are private. You will play with your own group - if there are other people they will play separately. We don't recommend playing alone. Part of the game goes through the Red Light District. If you would like to play at a time that isn't listed, just contact us. Great for groups, great for teams and great for team-building! Large groups will be split into teams of 5 players who will then compete against each other.
Mindful Tea Ceremony with Food Pairing & Zen Meditation
You are invited to experience an ancient, mindful and unique Tea Ceremony along with a guided meditation in the heart of Amsterdam! Live handpan tunes is possible. For the tea ceremony (‘Cha Dao’), your host Leila will present specially selected premium tea and guide you through a Gongfu-style ceremony that cultivates mindful process and fluid flow in a harmonious atmosphere that brings us together, and improves your taste bud and senses, health and soul. What's in it for you? - 1 hour interactive Tea Ceremony - Carefully selected high-quality tea - Delicious & fresh sweets/treats to pair with your tea - Guided zen meditation with a peaceful music journey You will experience and learn about: - Art of drinking tea as an everyday social interaction and the rich history/wisdom behind - How to select and appreciate tea for different occasions and seasons - Discovering the secret of harmonious living through Yin Yang/Five Elements balance/Dao (the way of nature) The history of tea and the ceremony is more than 5000 years old. There are many historical, regional, and cultural aspects to learn from. We hope to share them with you through this special way of meditation. For those who seek to slow the clock and slow down your busy life, this Tea Ceremony will be a great way to start a mindful lifestyle. For more info, feel free to check my IG @LeilArts_TeaCeremony
Tulip Fields and Windmills near Amsterdam
When you think of Holland, you think of tulips. During this tour you will see it in person. With an experienced tour guide by your side. Tulips, Hyacinths, Daffodils and Crocus fields as far as the eye can see. First we meet at meeting point near Amsterdam central station. From there on we'll drive in a very spacious MPV (8 seats available) to the beautiful Tulip fields area and then We will visit my favourite and secret spots where no tourbuses can come by. Of course we make stops, take pictures, make selfies and enjoy the incredible views. Next we will visit a cheese farm where you'll learn about Dutch cheese and we could also taste some of their best cheese. When we had enough cheese we will visit a wooden shoe factory to see how do they do it (the making of wooden shoes). After that we will go to the 17th century Windmills where you'll be transported back in time. Finally I will bring you back to the meeting point in Amsterdam. P.D This is a tour that is not offered by any tour company. If you have any special wish or request I'm always happy to help and to see the possibilities, so please just ask me via airbnb.