Your private guide: Chris

About Chris

  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Languages: English, Deutsch, Nederlands
  • Response time: less than 8 hours

Because of my fascination for history, especially the history of Amsterdam, I can tell you everything about the city.
From the first structures in the old city to the most contemporary architecture at the Oosterdok.

Besides that I can show you the way to the finest restaurants, nicest bars, best clubs and the most cozy areas which stays hidden for the most visitors.

I love to help you getting the most out of your Amsterdam visit.

Hope to see you soon in our historic, magical city.

From Amsterdam with love...
Chris.

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Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

Chris was a great host. He was really flexible and provided us with the perfect tailored tour of Amsterdam's beautiful canals. He has all the trimmings you need - ice, champagne glasses etc and is more than happy to adapt his commentary to the level you want! Really great. We will use him again when we have more visitors!

April 21, 2017

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

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April 18, 2017

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

Had a great time with Chris, he picked us up on time at a place of our choice and brought an ice bucket, ice and glasses for the champagne we took on board. Took us away from the usual tourist routes and showed us some interesting places. Would definitely recommend, a great way to see Amsterdam!

April 17, 2017

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

Was a perfect afternoon boat ride with my family, Chris was very informative and ready to answer all questions, yet fun and relaxing. Sun was shinning, beer was flowing, couldnt ask for a better afternoon.

April 12, 2017

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

By far the best way to tour Amsterdam City Center is thru the canals. To really enjoy it I highly recommend Chris and the tour he can offer you. Chris was quick to get back to me via message to arrange the tour and answer any questions we had. He arranged to pick the two of us up at a dock close to were we were staying. From there he leisurely boated ue thru the canals givng us a wonderful tour. He was very knowledgeable with the history and and pointed out many sites along the way as well as answered our numerous questions. Chris even supplied drinks. Would highly recommend, lots of fun with a great guy. Fred and Kathy

April 8, 2017

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

My wife and I had a private boat tour with Chris. Chris arrived on time at the arranged location with a very clean boat. Chris was a very nice and informative guide. Throughout the tour he provided information about the city and answered our questions very professionally. I would l highly recommend Chris and his boat tour, it was the highlight of our visit. Thanks Chris and thanks for the tip on the pizza place, truly fantastic

Charlie

April 5, 2017

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

Myself and 7 friends went on a beautiful boat trip with chris on the 25th March '17. He was lovely and showed us all the sites that normal boat tours wouldn't have. The price for 2 hours was VERY good and next time i'm in Amsterdam I will be booking a trip with Chris again :)

March 29, 2017

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

Great trip Chris was ace and would definately reccomend

March 26, 2017

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

Fascistic trip we had one to many beers before we were to meet got lost, but Chris came to pick us up in a new spot was so helpful will be doing it again when we return

March 20, 2017

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

We took a 2h tour through the channels with Chris with our two kids and it was an amazing experience. It´s really by far much better than going on one of the regular tourist boats! :-)

March 15, 2017

Amsterdam Private Boat Tour

Chris was great fun, had the local knowledge and was more than happy to answer any questions we had. Allowed for a couple of stops along the way too when we needed them. Great afternoon!

March 6, 2017

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

So my best friend and i planned a trip to Amsterdam. We went in January during the light festival. (Amazing) We wanted to do a canal tour so had a look online. There are loads of tours on different boats but we wanted a private tour. We had a looked on line and found Chris. He already had good reviews so we booked a tour with him on our first night. Chris was quick to confirm the trip and was easy going with pick up place, which turned out to be up the road from our hostel -bonus as not knowing the area we didnt want to be late or miss it. The private tour is more expensive yes but it is so worth it. It was literally just us and him on his beautiful, well kept, opened topped boat. Chris was very welcoming, friendly and such great fun. We had the best time. Chris's english is great and his knowledge of the area is superb. He told us about all the good places to go and pointed them out along the tour. He always made sure we were warm and kept our drinks topped up. (Which he provides, unless you have a personal preference then bring that your self) Captain always derseves another drink so make sure you return the favour and keep him topped up! Lol We learnt alot about Amsterdam and saw the beautiful place that it is from the canals. Other canal tour boats we saw were very jealous of our set up and the fun we were having. We were so lucky with the weather, it was dry, still and the water was calm. We saw all the of the light festival, which was amazing and a big highlight for us! Our canal tour was meant to be as it rained the next couple of days. I can not recommend Chris enough. We would do it over and over again, just for his company. We loved it! So Thank you Chris! See you next time :) Much love, Faye and Becky :)

January 31, 2017

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

Why cramped into a boat with 100 other strangers while you can have your own private boat and guide? Chris took us through the canals and showed us all the Christmas Lights. He even provided warm blankets and drinks! I am so glad that I booked the tour with Chris. Highly recommended!

January 23, 2017

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

We had such a fun time with Chris. He was so friendly on the phone when we were lost trying to find the dock. He even worked around some weather issues to make sure we picked the right time for our ride. He was very knowledge about the city and history and made the whole experience memorable. Seriously, seeing amsterdam from the water is the real way to experience it. So beautiful.

January 23, 2017

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

This tour was great, we saw everything from the comfort of a private boat and enjoyed beverages along the way. He took us everywhere and told great stories about the city. Will absolutely do this again! Thanks for a fun time, Chris!

January 20, 2017

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

What service! Chris found a dock very close to our hotel, sent us directions in advance, met us there right on time, and took us on a customized tour of the whole city in his boat. My wife and I had an absolute blast laughing and taking photos. The people sitting in silence next to strangers on the large tourist canal boats looked jealous of our setup. Chris is informative, funny and laid back. I would highly recommend a tour with him to anyone visiting Amsterdam.

January 5, 2017

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

Chris was a fantastic tour guide on our canal cruise, and though we enjoyed Chris’ knowledge and company during the Lights Festival, Chris would be a great host on his lovely boat at any time and for any occasion! Highly recommended!

January 2, 2017

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

We met Chris for a light festival tour our first night in Amsterdam. Chris is like the fun uncle that your kids adore. He was relaxed and totally laid back. He showed us all the sights and had a ton of interesting information. I booked a daytime canal tour with another company later in the trip but that was totally unnecessary given how comprehensive Chris' tour was. Would definitely use him again next time in Amsterdam.

January 2, 2017

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

Chris showed us the highlights and did that in a very relaxed way. We have seen many objects and Chris told us about the history of the buildings along the tour. Although it was cold and misty, we had a marvellous tour sitting under and on the blankets that Chris provided. All and all it was 1½ hour fun for all of us. Thanks, Chris

December 30, 2016

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

Everything wored fine, Chris picked us up from a convenient location of our choice.
He prepared everything, blankets, drinks, nice lighting, special preparations for us to take pictures of the Amsterdam Light Festival and he also thought about the best route in terms of traffic and the excitement curve. We totally recommend doing a tour with Chris - a real "Amsterdam original". Thanks again skip, you made us a tour to remember!

December 22, 2016

Theme Canal Cruise on Private Tour Boat

Chris was a great host for our group, his trip through Amsterdam was amazing!

August 25, 2016

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

We had a fantastic tour with Chris. Very personable as our party of 5 were the only ones on the boat which is small (takes 10-12 I think max) and open. We were very lucky with the weather and Chris was very entertaining. He also was very good with email communication.

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

Chris was fantastic and gave us a great tour that won't be forgotten. He was waiting right at our agreed meeting spot and the boat was wonderful :). We saw amazing sights and had a fantastic time, he made sure of that. Will be looking forward to the next time we can cruise with Chris!

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

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Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

Chris gave a terrific tour of the light festival, as well as a bit of history about the city from the canals. He picked us up very close to our airbnb apartment and dropped us off near a fantastic local restaurant that he recommended for dinner. My husband, daughter and I were exhausted since we had just arrived in Amsterdam that morning, and I felt like Chris didn't overwhelm us, but instead gave a sort of laid back tour. In his smaller boat, we didn't get caught up in the "traffic jams" along the canals with the other tour boats. The light festival has some really interesting and fun installations - too bad it's not year round! Even so, I would definitely recommend a boat tour with Chris - it's an awesome way to see the city.

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

Chris is a really good and flexibel host. He knows a lot about Amsterdam, and you can ask about anything. I'm Dutch myself, and even I heard a lot of new info (in Dutch). You can even ask for recommendings, when you don't really know Amsterdam that well. The blankets on board also came in really handy.
He also volunteers for making pics. He also knew some background info about the art(ists) at the Light Festival.

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

We had a really great time! The boat was very comfortable and Chris told us lots of interesting things about the sights along the way. Best way to see Amsterdam!

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

We had the best time with Chris on his boat during Amsterdam light festival! So many questions answered by him about his country! We laughed so much and covered a beautiful area! Nice wine and cold beers! Would recommend this to all tourists! Unforgettable experience!!!! Thank you Chris!

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

Dear Chris took us on a ride through the canals, to see the art of Amsterdam Light Festival.

The tour itself is nice, going by boat at night, seeing all the lightsculptures alongside the canals. Some are over the canals, so you look up when you pass underneath them. Really lovely! Much more special than just walking the illuminate route.

Boatman Chris is a very energetic and enthousiastic man. We were filming for our vlog channels, and it was no problem to go back, or stop to make better shots. He really wants you to have the best time and takes a close look on what he can do to accomplish that.
All together it was a great combination between getting to know him a littlebit and enjoying the beautiful things we saw.
There were drinks and laughs, it is definitely a great experience!

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

Chris was a wonderful guide and his boat is simply amazing. Though the weather during the tour was not the greatest we had great time.

Highly recommended! Simply amazing experience with the best shipper.

Amsterdam Light Festival - Private Boat Tour

Chris was an absolute star!! He picked us up on time and was a great tour guide, very easy to get on with and a good laugh! Lovely boat with blankets and ice bucket for beer. Nothing is too much trouble for Chris and is open to doing or going anywhere you please. This really is the best way to see amazing Amsterdam! See you for another boat ride next time we're visiting, CHEERS CHRIS!!

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