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by Thérese leBon on Amsterdam Boat Company

We’ve had a wonderful trip. Teally awesome. We’ve seen the whole city of Amsterdam and I became a real Captain!

Thanks Captain Ron!

by Ben Coates on Amsterdam Boat Company

Met z’n vieren hebben wij Amsterdam verkend. Om alles goed te zien loop je jezelf een ongeluk. Daarom de tweede dag de Amsterdam Boat Company gebeld! Niets is deze mensen te veel. Zij pikken je op, waar je maar wil. Hebben ons de mooiste plekjes van de stad laten zien. Weten bijna van elk huis wel een verhaal. En leren je nog zelf varen ook. En dat is minder eenvoudig dan je denkt. Het was een geweldige ervaring. Wij hebben het al over gehad om het volgend jaar weer te doen.

by Alain Clark on Amsterdam Boat Company

100% fan of captain Ron! Wonderfull tour and ( almost ) everyting by ourselves. I am a Captain now!

by Jan de Bont on Amsterdam Boat Company

Het moest er toch eens van komen, het maken van een grachtentocht. Maar mij krijg je niet in zo’n plastic rondvaartsigaar met 80 man en uitleg vanaf een cassetterecorder. Blij dat wij de Amasterdam Boat Company hebben gevonden! Superaardige kapitein, die alles van Amsterdam weet. En hij leert je ook echt varen! Eerst wat theorie, dat zelf varen op een rustig stukje en als dat goed gaat de grachten op. Met de kapitein naast je. COOL!!!

I booked a Saturday boat trip with Ron as a birthday surprise for my husband and since we also had friends from out of town visiting it was the perfect way to show off the city of Amsterdam from its best side. Ron was the perfect tour guide and we had a great time aboard his beautiful boat. Apart from seeing the main sights of Amsterdam, Ron also took us into the more quiet canals and we had a sunny afternoon on the water including the observation of a few "wild" animals. Who needs to go to Africa to see the big 5 if you can sail past the Zoo in Amsterdam. :-)It has been a true pleasure for us to spend time with Ron and I can highly recommend to book with him (especially as you also get a chance to learn how to drive the boat yourself).

by The best way to see Amsterdam! on Amsterdam Boat Company

We were interested in seeing Amsterdam by canal. Since we are experienced boaters, we wanted our journey to be as personalized as our own boats trips without the hassle of dealing with maps and hazards. What we got from Captain Ron and Georg was phenomenal. We viewed all the tourist spots and neighborhoods. We were able to traverse canals too narrow for the tour barges. We also went out into the port area and were able to see the newer additions to Amsterdam. A couple of the intimate moments of the tour were Captain Ron's saying hello to a friend who was leaning out a window and having Georg introduce us to a local beverage. We were thrilled to get to experience Amsterdam both as a tourist and a local. We're already planning another visit and boat ride!

by Randynator on Amsterdam Boat Company

Awesome experience!! My girlfriend and I were on a citytrip through Europe. We had a great experience this week when we sailed through the canals of Amsterdam with the Amsterdam Boat Company on a private tour. Our captain was Ron who knows all the good spots in Amsterdam. From the Anna Frank House, Heineken experience, the red light district and so many other beautiful places you should visit when you are in Amsterdam. We got a glimpse of some animals in the Amsterdam zoo Artis (some giraffes, an elephant and zebras). It was a unique experience. And I loved the opportunity to navigate the boat. The boat is perfectly suitable for the, often, shallow water. We would like to thank Ron for this amazing day. He was very friendly and I recommend everyone to take a tour with him on his boat. Have fun!

Kind Regards,


Perth Australia

by Maury Y. on Amsterdam Boat Company

My family and I are so happy that we met the you and Georg. Of all the wonderful days we had in Amsterdam, the day we sailed with you was by far the most special. Your warmth, friendliness, and expertise made the day one that we will never forget. From the vantage point of your boat, we experienced Amsterdam and beyond in ways that were unknown to us. Eddy truly enjoyed her piloting lesson and also opening the lock. This added to all the unique experiences she encountered this summer in Switzerland and France and it was one she never expected. I am very glad to have so many photos and videos, to enhance our conversations and memories of that day.
We hope to be in Amsterdam again and we will be sure to contact you. And if you are ever in New York, please be in touch with us.

by Karen Bittner on Amsterdam Boat Company

Highlight to our Amsterdam trip!!
Our family of 4, 2 adults and 2 boys, ages 11 & 13 spent nearly the entire day with Captain Ron and his guide Georg. We wanted to see the canals, but had a whole day, so Ron suggested we also visit Zaanse Schans. He was so easy to work with and so flexible. He picked us up at our hotel and off we went. We went through the canals, learning about the city from the water. When it was appropriate he let our boys skipper the boat, which was a real thrill for our city kids. We saw such amazing architecture along the way. Ron is such a nice guy, when we passed a boat that lost power, he pulled over and towed him. When we arrived at Zaanse Schans, they recommended a lovely place for lunch and gave us more than enough time to explore the village and have lunch. On the way back he suggested a wonderful restaurant in Amsterdam and made the reservation for us. This was our last day of our European vacation and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect way to see the city.

Ron and Georg are friends from high school, and you feel like you are riding with your Uncles. They were wonderful with our kids and we highly recommend them.

What an amazing experience it is to look at Amsterdam from the canal perspective. And even better it becomes if Captain Ron is showing you around! A great boat with just the right size to be able to go through all the tunnels. A great humourful captain who gives a great training to steer the boat as if you were a captain yourself. I would recommand everybody to book this tour.

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