Coffeeshop Boat Tour 2019-02-06T19:21:04+01:00
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Coffeeshop Boat Tour

Many coffeeshops in Amsterdam are located on the beautiful canals. The Coffeeshop Boat Tour will educate you on the history of coffeeshops in Amsterdam and their culture and heritage. In Amsterdam we have 165 canals totaling 75 kilometres. The oldest Amsterdam canal is the Oudezijds Voorburgwal in the red-light district and was built in 1385. With more than 1500 bridges, we can safely say that Amsterdam has more bridges than Paris. Amsterdam is known globally as the Venice of the North.

Amsterdam has about 120 canal cruise operators, BUT….. There’s no one like us! The Coffeeshop Boat tour is unique – it can be called the Coffeeshop (Private) Boat Tour, as it really is like being on your own private boat.
Your captain will teach you about Amsterdam’s liberal opened-minded approach and the history of coffeeshops. Have a smoke, ride the boat and experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world from a different perspective. While Amsterdam has a tolerant policy towards cannabis, you are generally not permitted to smoke cannabis during a normal canal cruise or on public transport – but you can on The Coffeeshop Boat Tour!

Cruise luxurious

Our Coffeeshop Boat Tour is a highly unique experience. Our convertible boat is heated in winter, stocked with drinks and nibbles and an ever-smiling skipper. Come aboard, smoke, sit back and relax for your private ganja cruise with your partner, colleagues or friends.

–  daily on request

– 2 hours duration

  – € 400.- for 1 to 10 people


Your fluent-speaking English captain will entertain you during the coffeeshop boat tour and steer you to Amsterdam’s best kept secret.  The meeting point is Keizersgracht 102, in front of Rode Hoed at the boat dock. The tour finishes here too.

On the cruise you will see these amazing landmarks:

  • The place where Holland´s biggest drug lord carried out his business

  • The city’s finest coffeeshops

  • The flower market

  • Picturesque canals and canal bridges

  • The Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum

  • Weed garden

  • National Maritime Museum & VOC ship

  • Amazing architecture, leaning houses and lots of houseboats

Cruising the canals by boat is unquestionably the optimum way to experience Amsterdam. Discover the Amsterdam coffeeshop culture with its open-minded people, witness key landmarks and learn about the history of Dutch coffeeshop culture. Sit back and relax – trust us to give you a good time.

Coffeeshop boat tour - meeting point de rode hoed

Amsterdam Coffeeshops Culture

Our meeting point for the coffeeshop boat tour is at Keizersgracht 102, the boat dock in front of the Rode hoed building.

For the full address details, please refer to Google maps at the bottom of this page.

The history of coffeeshops

As the cruise commences we will inform you of the history of coffeeshops and show you where Holland’s biggest drug lord carried out his business.

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Amsterdams best kept secret?

We will make a short 5 – 10 minute stop to show you Amsterdam’s best kept coffeeshop secret. Here you can buy your smoking items, or simply bring your own – it´s up to you!

Flower market.

Tulips from Amsterdam.

Amsterdam = tulips, bikes, weed and canals.

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Amsterdam looks different from the water.

Because you see everything from another perspective, the city looks different. The famous seven bridges in a row.

Holland’s biggest cocaine producer at the start of the 20th century

The Royal House was in fact a shareholder in Holland’s cocaine factory.

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The world-famous red-light district

Amsterdam´s red-light district is famous all over the world. We will make a brief stop here to view a weed garden.

Maritime Museum and VOC ship.

An amazing view from the water.

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Leaning houses.

These houses were originally built on wooden piles, with many houses now leaning to the back, front, right or left. Truly Amsterdam, truly unique.

Coffeeshop Boat Tour Amsterdam FAQ

What time does the coffeeshop boat tour start? 2018-06-13T16:26:14+01:00

Monday-Saturday on demand

How long does the tour last? 2018-06-13T16:27:23+01:00

The whole tour takes two hours inclusive a short shore visit to a small weed garden (on request).

Where does the tour start? 2018-06-13T16:28:23+01:00

The meeting point for the Coffeeshop Boat Tour is at Keizersgracht 102. There is a boat dock in front of the building De Rode Hoed. Make sure you’ll be there 15 minutes before departrure time as agreed.

Where does the tour end? 2018-06-13T16:29:57+01:00

We end up at the same place as where we started but if you wanna leave the boat a bit before, e.g. at central station (which is 5 minutes before arrival time), please tell the captain your wish and see what he can do for you.

Whats included in the tour? 2018-06-13T16:32:11+01:00

21% value added tax and your always polite captain.

Whats excluded in the Coffeeshop Boat Tour? 2018-06-13T16:33:48+01:00

Consumptions, your smoke stuff and the 3 euro entrance per person for the weed garden visit (only if you want).

What if it rains? 2018-06-13T16:35:04+01:00

Glad that we have a convertible boat, we will use the roof to protect our wigs.

How do I get my tourticket? 2018-06-13T18:33:58+01:00

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher/invoice. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show to the skipper.

When to book this tour? 2018-06-13T16:38:01+01:00

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (12:00 local time) if there are still places available.


Can I book lastminute? 2018-06-13T16:39:23+01:00

You can always try and give us a shout or send a whatsapp, but no guarantee of course.

How do I get my tourticket? 2018-06-13T18:33:58+01:00

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher/invoice. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show to the skipper.

How to book? 2018-06-13T16:40:49+01:00

To reserve the Coffeeshop Boat Tour, please contact us by whatsapp, to check if there are still places available.

Can I buy a tour for someone else as a gift? 2018-06-13T16:43:03+01:00

Sure! First contact us to see if our captain is available. If so, please enter the people’s information on the page instead of your own.
In the payment section, enter your own billing information so that the transaction is successful.

How can I Pay? 2018-06-13T16:44:12+01:00

Our webpage offers an easy and intuitive reservation service. You can pay securely online using several creditcards, Sofort or iDEAL.

Is my payment secure? 2018-06-13T16:45:35+01:00

Yes, our online payment system is 100% secure and encrypted to protect it against fraud and unauthorized transactions. We never have access to your credit card or bank details

Is it possible to do a private tour as a (small) group, couple or individual? 2018-06-13T16:47:44+01:00

Yes, it is. Please contact us by email to check if we have left any empy hours in the agenda. The price for a private tour is always 400 euro, no matter if you come with two or ten people. But private is private, no other people.

Is it possible to do the join boat tour as a couple, individual, or small group? 2018-06-13T16:50:41+01:00

Yes it is, please contact us by whatsapp to check if there are any places available

Can I reschedule my booking and if so, how? 2018-06-13T16:52:19+01:00

Yes you can, till 72 hours before. Please contact us by email or whatsapp

What is the cancellation policy? 2018-07-31T12:51:00+01:00

You can cancel your booking free 24 hours before the start.

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