Leemstar Amsterdam, classic canal boat, private and small group canal cruises.


Welcome at Leemstar Amsterdam, for small boat canal cruises. Leemstar provides in personal guided small boat canal tours.

If you want to avoid the big boats, spend more time on the Amsterdam canals and are you looking for a more personal guided canal cruise private or with a small group? Come and book a tour with a local guide at Leemstar!

During the Leemstar cruise you will see more then just the Amsterdam city centre canals.. This cruise varies in classic and more modern parts of Amsterdam and shows a bit of the recent developments in the city. The Leemstar cruise is on a privately owned 90 year old Dutch wooden saloon boat (1928) with a silent electric engine which can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests. The Leemstar (almost) always driven by the owner who lives along the canals. He will guide you in dialogue through the city canals and neighbourhoods. Of course the captain also knows all other kinds of information about the Amsterdam. So please ask the guide anything you would like to know and experience (due the small setting) a much more personal and informative canal cruise then other tour operators.

Avoid the crowd! Cruise with a local guide and enjoy the Amsterdam canals in a special and memorable way. Travel the canals of Amsterdam with Leemstar!



Salonboot Amsterdam
Leemstar wooden classic boat
If you want to experience a cruise with Leemstar then please make a choice between a ‘Shared’ or a ‘Private’ cruise:



‘Shared’ Leemstar cruise

‘Shared’ Leemstar cruises take about 90 minutes and have a maximum 12 people on board! With this Amsterdam canal cruise you will join other travellers. You’re welcome to bring your own F&B but you can also order on board. You need to make a reservation by filling in the booking form. You can also call or Whatsapp to +316 166 166 90 for more information.

During the summer there are ‘Shared’ cruises all day and evening available on:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
‘Shared’ Leemstar cruises (90min) are € 45,- p/p. 


 Reservations can be made by checking the availability using the calendar below.
If you don’t find your desired time please fill in the booking form.
Welcome at Leemstar Amsterdam, for personal canal cruises. Leemstar provides in personal guided small boat canal tours. - foto 2
Leemstar Amsterdam, personal canal cruises on the Amstel river with in the distance the “Skinny Bridge”.



‘Private’ Leemstar cruise

Another option you have is to rent the Saloon boat Leemstar  for a private (group) cruise. So if you’re with family, friends or just the two of you this enables you to enjoy a cruise in a private setting with personal guidance of the skipper! Bring along some food and drinks and make yourself at home! Or let us arrange it! I can assure you that a private cruise is a wonderful experience! 80% of our cruises are done in a private setting. Hotel or nearby pick up possible..


Welcome at Leemstar Amsterdam, for personal canal cruises. Leemstar provides in personal guided small boat canal tours. - foto 3
Personal small group & private cruises..


Private cruises start at a rate of € 200,- per hour (All depending on time, duration and # of people) and can be done at any time between 9 am and 22 pm. On private cruises you’re also welcome to bring your own Food & Beverages. But if you would like me to arrange a breakfast/lunch/dinner or something else on board, no problem, don’t hesitate to ask! Please contact me for further information, reservation or last minute options.  Please fill in the booking form . You can also call or Whatsapp to +316 166 166 90 for more information

Make your (group) trip to Amsterdam complete with a private Leemstar cruise!

Please take into account that in the morning and evening there’s less traffic on the water which makes the cruise more relaxing.

Leemstar is looking forward to welcome you on board!


Salonboot Amsterdam
Leemstar classic boat

Departing location

All cruises depart from the pier next the Andaz Hotel, Prinsengracht 587 (Jordaan district / 9 streets area near Leidsestraat). Other locations are possible upon request..


Click the picture to find your way using Google maps..
Welcome at Leemstar Amsterdam, for personal canal cruises. Leemstar provides in personal guided small boat canal tours. - foto 4
Canal cruise pick-up location Prinsengracht


Andaz Hotel
At the Andaz Hotel. Also near the Pulitzer and Dylan Hotel.


Avoid the crowd and enjoy the canals in a special way…Cruise with Leemst✰r and have an memorable time!





Have a glimpse inside the Leemstar cabin!


Experience a one minute cruise online :)


Did you like it? Book a Leemstar cruise during your stay in Amsterdam!

Please fill in the booking form or call or text to +316 166 166 90.