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Early morning— Canals all to ourselves

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 2381 reviews.Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Captain Dave

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in German, English, French, Dutch

What you'll do

Be the Only One on the Amsterdam Canals

We will have an exclusive Morning boat tour through the Amsterdam canals before the city comes alive. Discovering the stillness of the canals while enjoying the early morning fog, the singing birds, and the beautiful morning sun.

In the early morning, the reflection of the houses accentuates in the canal water, like a natural mirror creating a dreamlike reversed image of reality—an incredible sensation.

We offer an Early Morning boat tour at 8 am (90 minutes) and 10 am (75 minutes), including food & drinks: coffee, tea, fresh orange juice, and small pastries on board.

PRIVATE TOURS on request. Private boat tours are also available in the afternoon and evening, including Prosecco, beer, and bitterballen (beef and vegetarian). Please send a message to info@captaindave.nl with your wishes.

Your captain will be the host and guide in-one and give you a unique perspective of the city in a beautiful all season fully electric saloon boat—toilet on board. The boat is for any weather conditions comfortable. Rain or shine!

See you onboard!
Captain Dave

#captaindaveamsterdam

Cruise like a local — Morning boat cruise Amsterdam — Be The Only One on the Amsterdam Canals
Be the Only One on the Amsterdam Canals

We will have an exclusive Morning boat tour through the Amsterdam canals before the city comes alive. Discovering the stillness of the canals while enjoying the early morning fog, the singing birds, and the beautiful morning sun.

In the early morning, the reflection of the houses accentuates in the canal water, like a natural mirror creating a dreamlike reversed image of reality—an incredible sensation.

We offer an Early Morning boat tour at 8 am (90 minutes) and 10 am (75 minutes), including food & drinks: coffee, tea, fresh orange juice, and small…

Captain Dave's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Small pastries brought to us in the morning by the local artisan bakery—glu...
  • Drinks
    Coffee, Tea and Fresh Orange Juice
  • Tickets
    Choose your Amsterdam Boat Tour Ticket: 8:00 - 9:30 am Early Morning Cruise...
  • Transportation
    The boat is intimate and very comfortable; windows can be open, the roof ca...
From ﺩ.ﺇ129
/ person
Wed, Aug 5
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Join 4 other guests
ﺩ.ﺇ165 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ165 per person
Wed, Aug 5
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
ﺩ.ﺇ129 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ129 per person
Thu, Aug 6
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
ﺩ.ﺇ165 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ165 per person

Meet your host, Captain Dave

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 2381 Reviews
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Hi, here Captain Dave, father of 2 and born and raised in Amsterdam. A fully licensed captain, passionate about the canals, and curious about the past. I am knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining.

My team and I love to show you our passion for Amsterdam and share the amazing views in the early morning. To be the only one on the canals is a wonderful sensation you have to experience.

Thanks to our guests;
—we have over 2500 5-star reviews in total
—we are listed in Airbnb's Top 5 of Best Rated Experiences Worldwide
—we are Award Winner 'Boat Tour of the Year 2020 for Amsterdam'

See you onboard,
Captain Dave Amsterdam

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Hi, here Captain Dave, father of 2 and born and raised in Amsterdam. A fully licensed captain, passionate about the canals, and curious about the past. I am knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining.

My team and I love to show you our passion for Amsterdam and share the amazing views in the early morning. To be the only one on the canals is a wonderful sensation you have to experience.

Thanks to our guests;
—we have over 2500 5-star reviews in total
—we are listed…
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Where you'll be

We start our boat tour at the Herengracht, crossing the three main canals with their luxury 17th-century houses. We stop by The Seven Bridges for a stunning photo opportunity, we go on the famous canals and enter the small canals where the big boats can't come and more. Because we are non-scripted guides, we decide our route based on the group composition and the time of day. Whichever way we choose, there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 2381 reviews.

Nikita
July 2020
This is a rare opportunity to experience the Amsterdam canals with peace & quiet. Our host was Captain Marnix and he was friendly & funny. He gave personal insights along with the history of the sights which was really interesting . Add on top of that, fresh coffee, orange juice and croissants- a great way to start the day!
This is a rare opportunity to experience the Amsterdam canals with peace & quiet. Our host was Captain Marnix and he was friendly & funny. He gave personal insights along with the…
Marleen
July 2020
Super leuke, gezellige en enthousiaste tourgids. Dave zorgt ervoor dat je je volledig op je gemak voelt en op een erge comfortabele manier de ins-en-outs van Amsterdam ontdekt!
Brendan
July 2020
L'un de nos meilleurs souvenirs d'Amsterdam, et sans doute l'une des meilleures façons de découvrir la ville ! Tout au long de la croisière, Captain Dave nous a livré une vision unique et personnelle d'Amsterdam et de ses canaux, agrémentée par de nombreuses anecdotes (toujours intéressantes) ainsi que son humour et sa gentillesse. Nous avons eu la chance d'admirer des lieux magnifiques, et même de piquer une tête dans l'eau fraîche d'un canal ! Si vous ne devez faire qu'une croisière à Amsterdam, je vous conseille celle-ci :)
L'un de nos meilleurs souvenirs d'Amsterdam, et sans doute l'une des meilleures façons de découvrir la ville ! Tout au long de la croisière, Captain Dave nous a livré une vision u…
Evgeniya
July 2020
The trip was really cool. We were lucky we did the trip at 8 am and me and my husband were only two guests. Captain Dave tells interesting things about Amsterdam. He offers coffee, tea, croissants. For us it was just perfect
Artur
July 2020
We had a 8:00 am tour with Dave and it was really worth to stand up a bit early. It was just awesome to go through the channels so early in the morning without any other boats. Dave is an excellent host, he told us a lot of interesting things about Amsterdam and showed us very nice places.
We had a 8:00 am tour with Dave and it was really worth to stand up a bit early. It was just awesome to go through the channels so early in the morning without any other boats. Da…
Julie
July 2020
Superbe expérience sur le bateau de Dave. Nous avons découvert une autre facette de la ville d'Amsterdam, avec des points à la fois historiques, politiques, architecturaux ... Loin des bateaux à touristes bondés, nous avons navigué vers des lieux calmes où nous étions les seuls. Bienvaillant et passionné, Dave nous a rapidement mis à l'aise et nous a même réservé quelques surprises.
Superbe expérience sur le bateau de Dave. Nous avons découvert une autre facette de la ville d'Amsterdam, avec des points à la fois historiques, politiques, architecturaux ... Loi…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

We are knowledgeable but won't give a masterclass in history. The tour will be relaxing, informative, and fun. We cruise like a local in a small setting with plenty of photo opportunities.

What to bring

Bring a smile and camera. We'll provide everything else!