Boat tour through the old Harbour

(68 reviews)
Central Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
45 mins

About the tour

Join me on the water from the Amstel River towards the old Amsterdam harbour to learn about the Dutch shipping and trading industry in the Golden Age. What were the ships belonging to the Dutch India Company like? Why not visit a replica and see for yourself! Finally, learn how the harbour has modernized but still proudly holds onto its sailor roots.

Meet your local guide


Lee was born into a Dutch family but grew up mainly in Toronto Canada. Trained as a ballet dancer, she left the stage to travel and work around the world, having visited over 100 countries so far. She has been working as a professional Amsterdam guide and boat captain since 2009, and loves to share her knowledge of Dutch history, fun anecdotes, and importantly, of where the best food is!

Lee has been guiding since Aug 2009

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Trish D.

03 March 2021

OMG what a beautiful way to spend an hour. Such a peaceful, calm tour, looking at Amsterdam from a whole new angle. I love Lee's tours, on land or water. She and Mark (and Pixie the dog) make a great team on the boat trips. I loved every minute. Looking forward to the next one.

Babs H.

02 March 2021

Excellent gentle, slow boat ride along the canals in Amsterdam with Lee and her boyfriend who's name I'm sorry I can't remember and Pixie her dog! Such a lovely calm, educational ride. Thanks so much

Sandra o.

02 March 2021

Excellent boat trip on the canals of Amsterdam

Rachael B.

02 March 2021

you can never go wrong with a sunshine boat trip!

Sandie W.

02 March 2021

Thank you both for your boat ride. It was so lovely to ride along with you. A totally different perspective to see Amsterdam from the canals. It was weird tracking you on the map and looking at the blue routes! Gorgeous little doggy too - so well behaved. Thank you again.

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