Western Islands by Boat

Western Islands, Amsterdam, Netherlands
45 mins

About the tour

Mark takes you on his boat through the Western Islands with its 1600s warehouses and beautiful small wooden drawbridges. He gets a friend to drive so he can concentrate on camera work and talking about what is going by. These islands are a real hidden gem, almost overlooked by time as they were cut off from the city by the railway lines built in the 1800s. They are a sleepy enclave, right in the centre of the city but hidden away and there is no better way to see them than by boat. There are so many interesting views of houses with jetties and little parks backing straight on to the water, invisible from the street. The old warehouses of this area have been renovated and repurposed into apartments with glorious views over the canals of the islands. Not only houses, but classic old barges find new life here. Mark worked on some of the old barges moored here and will explain the mechanics of those when you pass by.

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 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.

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