Morning Cruise

—before the hustle and bustle!

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small group, up to 12
90 minutes
Daily at 10:00 am
coffee/ tea, OJ & pastries
Adult €29, child 3-10 €21

Morning Cruise

—before the hustle and bustle!

The Morning Cruise is a light version of the Early Morning Canal Cruise but still tranquil and beautiful!

The cruise will be fun, entertaining, personal, comfortable, and relaxing. The captain will be your host and guide and give you a unique perspective of the city. Learn about the history and facts you didn’t know.

We cruise in the former Dutch 1928 government boat used by Heads of States, Mayors, and the Dutch Royal family.

Let’s get to know the Amsterdam canals before it gets crowded.

See you on board!
Cheers Captain Dave!


—city coming to life

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covered lounge
open afterdeck
toilet on board


your captain
your guide
your Host


boat tour


small group

Why choose

—the morning boat tour
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The tour is non-scripted what the tour personal and unique. It is nice to be on the water before the crowds. The cruise is peaceful and beautiful, as well as highly informative.

  • Most famous boat in Amsterdam
  • 100% electric, no engine sound
  • 6 love seats, 12 guests
  • Toilet on board
  • Covered lounge
  • Sliding roof and windows
  • Open afterdeck
  • Heating system
  • Heated seats
  • Extra blankets
  • 90-minute cruise
  • A non-scripted guide/ host/ captain
  • Coffee, hot tea, fresh orange juice
  • Small pastries from the local bakery on board

Departure Point
Dock Prinsengracht 579, Amsterdam Center

Departure Time
10:00 am

Return Details
Returns to the original departure point.

  • Adult (11+): 29 EUR
  • Child (3-10): 21 EUR
  • Infant (0-2): Free
  • Private Charter: from 185 EUR

Bring a smile and a camera. We’ll provide everything else!

Plan your trip

—Real-time availability
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meeting point

—Prinsengracht 579, amsterdam center


—ABOUT the morning canal cruise

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In 2017, Captain Dave decided to quit his job, rent a luxury boat and do what he loves most, sailing the Amsterdam canals.

Three years later, he got the chance to buy the former 1928 government boat! We now proudly sail in our first-class boat – The Royal Lady.

Our boat tours are informative, fun, and entertaining and are sure to be the highlight of your visit.

We cruise like a local in a small group environment. Rain or shine!

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