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Enjoy a Private tour in the Vecht River area, Amsterdam, the Netherlands aboard our 22 feet Semi-open boat for up to 4 people. Rate as low as €130.00 per person (rates depend on arrangement and number of persons). Rates per person (applicable for bookings with 2 persons): Sunset tour & Dinner Cruise (6 hours) • Adult: €215.00 • Child: €90.00 Afternoon High Tea tour & Cruise (5 hours) • Adult: €180.00 • Child: €70.00 Day tour & Lunch Cruise (6 hours) • Adult: €195.00 • Child: €80.00 What You Can Expect: Sunset tour & Dinner cruise “17th-century summer life along the Vecht river” Starting from your hotel or a central location of your choice in Amsterdam or Utrecht at 16.00pm, your private party will be picked up by the guide in a comfortable car and driven to the Vecht river in order to board a classic open-topped boat. Next toast with a glass of bubbly, and enjoy the next two hours cruising by scenic castles, old draw bridges, and 17th-century river estates with their tea domes and colorful gardens along the route. As your local skipper/guide spins tall tales of life along the river, you will get a good impression of the summer life of the wealthy merchants in the dutch golden age. Next, enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner of your choice at a classy restaurant with a terrace at the river. After this relaxing private tour of 6 hours in total, you will be returned around 22.00 pm to your hotel. Afternoon High Tea tour & Cruise “Dutch Golden age along the Vecht river” Starting from your hotel or a central location of your choice in Amsterdam or Utrecht at 13.00 pm, your private party will be picked up by the guide in a comfortable car. The guide will take you to the river and next via an ‘insider route” along the banks of the river to various tiny villages with old draw bridges and beautiful historical estates. Next board a classic open-topped boat, toast with a glass of bubbly and enjoy the next two hours cruising by scenic castles and 17th-century river estates with their tea domes and colorful gardens along the route. Your local skipper/guide will spin tall tales of life along the river from now and once. Enjoy a delicious High Tea at a classy restaurant with a terrace at the river. After this relaxing private tour of 5 hours in total, you will be returned around 18.00 pm to your hotel. Day tour & Lunch Cruise “Windmills along the Vecht river” Starting from your hotel or a central location of your choice in Amsterdam or Utrecht at 10.00 am (don’t forget your camera), your private party will be picked up by the guide with a comfortable car and driven to Muiden where the river Vecht flows into the IJ lake. After a welcome drink from the guide at an old dutch cafe with a river view, you will be taken, along an ’insider’ windmill route, passing small old villages, to various historical windmills. The miller and guide will explain to you how these powerful machines operate. Following a stop in order to board a classic open-topped boat to enjoy the next one and a half hours cruising by scenic castles and 17th-century river estates with their tea domes and colorful gardens, as your local skipper/guide spins tall tales of life along the river. Enjoy the delicious 2-course lunch of your choice at a great local restaurant with a terrace by the river. After this relaxing private tour of 6 hours in total, you will be returned around 16.00pm to your hotel. What To Expect Onboard: We perform our cruises with classy, wooden half-open boats made for smaller private parties. The semi-open boat has a top that can be fully opened in sunny weather or can be closed in case of unexpected rain. Just relax on the soft pillows with a drink and enjoy the boat cruise with beautiful sights. On the way stop at an excellent local restaurant, with a nice ambiance, a terrace by the river, and tasty food. If you have any questions, we can respond via the GetMyBoat messaging platform before you pay. Just click “Request Reservation” and send us a query for a personalized offer.
Hi, I am a guide with a big heart for the Vecht river region, close to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Born and raised next to the river Vecht and nowadays living in Amsterdam, I have extensive knowledge of both the Vecht region and Amsterdam. I am also a licensed guide skipper on the canals from Amsterdam and started with Vecht River Tours in 2017.
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• If you cancel within 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Frequently Asked Questions: What do you exactly mean with a private tour? We offer only guided tours for private parties (up to 4 persons). We offer your private party a seamless combination of a guided tour with a local guide by private car and boat including a tasty dinner, lunch or high tea. What can we expect to see during the tour and boat cruise? You can expect an off the beaten track tour by private car and boat along the Vecht river with her historical river estates and tearooms, castles, traditional windmills and industrial heritage. The banks of the Vecht river were favored by wealthy Golden age merchants to escape the bustle of Amsterdam. What are the language options for these tours? Your host/guide speaks the following languages: English, Dutch, German and Italian*. (* please notify us upfront if Italian) Can we tailor our private tour? Sure, we like specials!. One size doesn't fit all, so we are happy to modify the tour depending on your wishes. We can tailor the tour to a specific theme of your interest, like maybe the UNESCO Dutch defense water line, or maybe you want to visit the unique Morgan car museum, or maybe you want to follow the trail of your ancestors in this area. To give you an idea of what we can tailor: the times (possible throughout the day), the route by car and boat, the stops, the restaurant visit. If you, for example, want to visit a specific castle, or a windmill, or a typical local sightseeing, and/or skip the restaurant visit, we can arrange that. Just let us know and we will come up with a suggestion to meet your wishes and our possibilities. Can we choose the pickup/drop off location and time? We are happy to adjust the pickup/drop off location in greater Amsterdam at your convenience. Same for the departure/return time. And finally, what can you tell about the restaurants? We have a selection of excellent local restaurants, each with a great combination of nice ambiance and tasty food, and each with a terrace at the riverside. You can compile your own multi-course menu. There is of course also a vegetarian option available. Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.