Amsterdam bucketlist

#Amsterdambucketlist: Go on a boat through the canals

Every Amsterdammer wants to have a boat, or at least a friend that has a boat! It’s the ultimate way to spend a sunny day in the city: cruising the canals while eating, drinking and having good times with your friends.

Your guidebook most likely says you have to do a boat tour on the canals. And I will also say YOU HAVE TO DO THIS. But if you want to do it like a local I recommend you don’t get on one of the typical boat tours that are lined up at central station, I recommend you do it the ‘local’ way. There are two ways how you can see Amsterdam from the water. One is a little bit more adventurous than the other.

Rent a boat and go tour yourself
Be in total control and rent a boat for you and your travelbuddies. I see the Boaty boats on the canals all the time and looks like a lot of fun. The boats are for 6 people and prices start at € 79,- for 3 hours of sailing. The company provides you with a map, tells you what the best routes on the canals are and off you go!
I really want to try this myself. So, as soon I can tick this of my bucket list I’ll update this post

Go on am open boat tour
This is as close as you can get to a local boat tour but still have the luxury of getting sailed around and hearing insights about Amsterdam. I recently took a visitor on the open boat tour of the Canal Company and it was amazing!
You can choose from two tours: the blue route which goes through the canal belt and the green route which covers the old part of the city.
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We did the green rout which took us through quiet residential canals. We also saw the famous musician playing music on his musicboat and even I learned some new things about Amsterdam. See some of the photo’s I took below in the gallery.

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