Private Tour: Zaan River Cruise Including 3-Course Dinner from Amsterdam

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: The Netherlands, North Holland Province, Amsterdam

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  • 4 hours
  • Amsterdam
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Indulge all of your senses during a 3-course dinner combined with a river cruise during this private 4-hour tour that begins and ends in central Amsterdam. Float along the Zaan river as you see traditional windmills in the famous village of Zaanse Schans, then stop for a separate dinner course at three different restaurants along the way. During the boat ride, your local skipper and guide will teach you about the rich history of the Zaan region.

Starting from a central location of your choice at 6pm, your private party will be picked up in Amsterdam and driven to Zaandam where your dinner cruise begins. Sip a glass of bubbly before boarding your open-topped boat and floating through the locks along the Zaan river. Get a unique taste of Dutch country life as you stop for three courses, at three different restaurants, in three different villages. Pass by dozens of windmills along the route from Zaanse Schans back to Zaandam as your skipper and guide spins tall tales of life on the river. After four hours of eating, drinking, and relaxing on your private boat, you will be returned to your original departure point in Amsterdam at 10pm.

  • Dinner - 3-course dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from Amsterdam airport Schiphol has an additional charge of EUR 50,00. If your preferred pick up place is not listed tis will be possible as well. Please contact us.


  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol The Netherlands


  • Passenger terminal amsterdam, Piet Heinkade, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Stephen C

30 Jul, 2019

I was a little concerned that this tour would be a dud, but I was completely wrong! After being picked up at our houseboat in Amsterdam, we went on a pleasant short van ride to Zaan where we boarded a small boat. We then had a great time cruising up to the windmills with two stops for appetizers and then dinner at a lovely local spot. I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. One of the highlights of our trip to Europe.

Jason H

19 Oct, 2017

This was my birthday surprise and it did not disappoint. We met Bart our Captain in Zaandam. he has a lovely boat, with a comfortable cushioned area and a supply of soft drinks/wines and nibbles. We proceeded through the Lock along the river and he explained the industrial and other types of architecture around us. We moored at the restaurant and our chosen starter was brought to the boat which we ate whilst sailing. We then sailed to Zaanse Schaans where he gave a lot of information about the different types of windmills and the area in general.
We then sailed back to the restaurant where we ate our main course - the food was delicious and the location quite lovely. When we were finished we got back into the boat and there were some more drinks and sweet treats for us. The half top had come up on the boat as the evening was becoming quite cool and we saw the sunset and just enjoyed the sailing experience. Eventually we arrived back in Zaandam - the lock by this time was closed so we left the boat and had a short walk through the town to another restaurant where we ate our dessert and had a pleasant time talking to Bart. All in all I would thoroughly recommended this experience and would happily do it again or introduce my friends to this company.

All in all a very pleasurable experience


17 Jul, 2017

The dinner served during the cruise was delicious. The guide was also excellent and knowledgeable about the area we were travelling in. I would highly recommend this tour.

Jerry G

12 Sep, 2016

This was superb! We had an excellent meal and the scenery with the windmills was extraordinary!

Mark H

23 Jun, 2016

This tour was amazing!

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