Amsterdam Canal Boat Rides

We are not taking people on our boats (as of January 2013). There's a chance we're done, thanks to the powers that be.

IIf we do again, I'll update this site. Till then, go rent a bike from Mike's Bike Tours, Kerkstraat 134, 1017 GP Amsterdam. It's near the Leidseplein and Rijksmuseum. Here we are on google maps.

Or take a ride through Boom Chicago at Rozengracht 117. They might be next best thing if we're not around.

We at the St. Nicolaas Boat Club of Amsterdam love our boats and we love taking people out on our boats. Come for a ride anytime.

What: It's not a proper guided tour. So come to relax and have a good time. It's a better ride when you bring food and drinks and smokes. We don't sell anything. Our boats are open. Unless it's a heat wave in July, dress warmly! We usually won't go out if it's raining. But we usually have access to weather radar. So we can predict the short- term weather pretty well. Usually.  

Where: Mike's Bike Tours of Amsterdam. Kerkstraat 134, 1017 GP Amsterdam. It's near the Leidseplein and Rijksmuseum. Here we are on google maps.

When: We have no current departure information. Current departure information and the sign-up sheets, usually good for about a week in advance, are available. Weather permitting, we generally run a boat or two each afternoon. The boat rides usually last between 60 and 90 minutes.

How: If you would like to sign up for a boat, follow the instructions in our sign-up area.

Sorry, but you have to go to in person to see the boat schedule and sign up for a ride. Alas, there is no way to reserve boats online or via e-mail. It's just too complicated for us and takes us away from our boats and toward the realm of business.

We're not trying to be difficult, it's just that we have no office much less office help. We have no phone. We have no scheduling meetings. We're not professionals and this isn't a tour-boat business. We're volunteers keeping up a couple of boats. But please don't let this discourage you.

How much: Nothing. But we welcome donations.

For more information about our donation system or if you have some other question, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

To get some idea of our boat rides in action, check out our
pictures, our reviews or this cool Getaway video...

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