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Amsterdam - Boat tour through the old Harbour

Boat tour through the old Harbour

(147 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

Mary B.

12 April 2021

Fun boat ride!

Ton v.

12 April 2021

Very nice images. And good info.

Susan H.

12 April 2021

A fun tour.

Karen P.

12 April 2021

Beautiful tour. Informative. A little distracting with the camera circling so often and often looking into the light so sites were silhouetted

Judith Ann M.

12 April 2021

Absolutely loved this tour Lee. Thx for a relaxing Sunday start

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