x2 LEEMSTAR AMSTERDAM is a passionate boating company. We are specialized in operating small groups on exclusive distinctive boats. All our cruises are live guided by our professional captains in English.

Hi, until APRIL 7 we only operate private cruises due the COVID-19

Please click here to book a private cruise

Or give us a call on +316 166 166 90 if you want to cruise today or tomorrow


All other cruises are bookable for after April 7. You can book your cruise and plan accordingly.

If somehow your not able to join the reserved cruise you will get a full refund. No discussion needed!

We hope to welcome you wehen things get better!

Looking for a last minute reservation? Click here to see our complete product overview and book directly online! If you want to book a private cruise for today or tomorrow, then please contact us on +316 166 166 90 or fill in the form by clicking this button. Then we'll try and book you in!

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Good to know about Leemstar Amsterdam Cruises


– Our partly enclosed Classic Launch boats and the Cabrio Cooper are available for Shared and Private cruises.

Discover Amsterdam in a small intimate setting. Minimum 2 and maximum 10-12 guests.

– All boats drive electric and have heating and blankets. Fixed or pop up roof. So always dry and warm!

– Learn more about Amsterdam through dialogue while enjoying good company and a drink.

Leemstar is the best choice if you like to cruise on “One of a kind” exclusive boats.

See more on our 90 minutes Leemstar cruise. This is one of the few cruises which also take you to the open water. Click to see our route!

– Our local professional captains provide live guided cruises.

– During the booking proces you can upgrade your cruise with drinks and bites.

See you soon!


A tip from other travellers: It’s best to do a cruise on one of the first days during your stay. It helps you to get your bearings!

Some guests say it was the highlight of their trip!


See our complete product overview and book directly online! If you want to book a private cruise for today or tomorrow, then please contact us on +316 166 166 90 or fill in the form by clicking this button. Then we'll try and book you in!




  • We offer stylish, exclusive & more informative cruises!
  • That’s why we prefer to do 90 minute cruises instead of 60.
  • We use one of a kind ships, they distinguish themselves from the mainstream and most have historical value.
  • The captains are locals and prefer to operate in a personal setting and like to engage with the interests of our guests. Small groups, more information and the option to zoom in on subjects.
  • You will see more then the city centre. We visit the old city but you will also see more modern architecture & developments.
  • We have several options for several prices!
  • We are a bit more expensive but guests who joined us found it value for money.
  • This is the way to go if you’re looking to cruise in a comfortable way. Without being part of a big crowd.
  • Join one of our cruises and have a wonderful experience!
  • If needed there’s heating and or blankets onboard. Open boats have umbrella’s and blankets. 


Leemstar Amsterdam
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Jacob H
Jacob H
21:14 20 Mar 20
I had booked a private night time cruise on the 1928 Saloon Boat so I could have a romantic night to propose to my... fiancé. Arnout was a wonderful captain gave us a brief history of the city and the canals before our cruise began. He went above and beyond to make sure that our experience was perfect for our special night. The boat was beautiful and elegant. I had purchased champagne, roses, and small bites to be on the cruise for the special night that were displayed beautifully on the boat when we boarded. The canals at night time were beautifully lit up and calm. It made for an extremely romantic night for the proposal. My fiancé had no clue that it was coming but it was an experience that we will never forget. I highly recommend Leemstar if you want to be on the most beautiful boat with the best cruise experience.read more
Nick Murphy
Nick Murphy
11:32 29 Jan 20
Great tour! We really enjoyed our early evening cruise with a lovely host.. a fascinating experience. The next day we... kept pointing out all the things we had seen on the tour. Definitely would recommend.read more
Dito Calderon
Dito Calderon
05:51 09 Jan 20
Fantastic tour! We booked last minute to take a canal tour at night during the light festival just before New Years. ... The intimate size of the tour was a perfect balance of relaxing, fun, and educational. We were able to talk to others and still have our time as a couple. A lot of history, very entertaining and a must do activity in Amsterdam!!read more
Ali Hindy
Ali Hindy
09:29 02 Jan 20
Great, sophisticated tour guide with an amazing knowledge about the city. Easily the best part of my visit to... Amsterdam. 10/10 would recommend. Amazing.read more
Innes Macleod
Innes Macleod
20:08 07 Dec 19
Perfect moment... Booked last minute but super easy.. Lovely boat, super trip.. 12 max so unlike some of the mega boats... where you feel like sardines... Brilliant host and great information, highly recommended!read more
Richard Kirsch
Richard Kirsch
17:30 05 Nov 19
My wife and I just returned from taking a 90-minute cruise on Leemstar Amsterdam's beautiful 1928 Saloon Launch Boat.... Our gracious host Arnaut(Arnold) made our experience really wonderful. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and quite funny. We learned about the history of the city, how the Dutch incredibly reclaimed much of the Netherlands back from mother nature, and got a full tour of the entirety of the canal system! Refreshments were lovely and the boat is so cozy- its absolutely perfect! Highly recommend! Worth every euro!read more
John Culver
John Culver
12:59 09 Oct 19
I can tell you that, without being on any of the other canal tours, this will be the best that you can choose. Very... informative, small group canal tour. We booked the 90 minute tour and it was every bit of 90 minutes, and maybe a little longer. Lots of history, interesting facts, and immediate answers from our guide/Captain Arnold. Book this tour!read more
Mitch Lacey
Mitch Lacey
16:19 31 Oct 18
We found Leemstar via google search. Did some quick research, looked good and saw the "we're on whatsapp" note. I was... in Austria. Quickly added the number, found Arnout, had a great chat over dinner the night before and booked a sunset cruise for two people the following night. All in all, it was one of the best experiences we have had as a couple. Great conversation, got to see a bunch of cool stuff (sunset is the best time to go out), had some snacks and a glass of wine. I highly recommend Leemstar for your Amsterdam canal experience.read more
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If you want to book a private cruise for today,

then please call to +316 166 166 90.

Then we’ll try and book you in!


Leemstar stands for:

+ stylish & Exclusive amsterdam BOATS







All Saloonboats have heaters and blankets on board.

The Cabriolet Cooper boat has blankets, rain cover and a heater.

The Open Coehoorn has blankets and umbrella’s if needed.

All boats can operate all year round!  

We are looking forward to welcome you on board!


we operate :

open boats

Partly enclosed Saloon boats


Shared cruises



All cruises can be booked directly online. If you are looking for a last minute private cruise then please last me on

Tel: +316 166 166 90 

For Private or special tailor made cruises in future feel free to contact us by filling in the Bookingform.

Or book the Starlet Saloon Launch Boat for a private cruise online.