If you’re looking for a unique and memorable way to experience the beauty and charm of Amsterdam, look no further than Floating Amsterdam. This company offers canal tours on board their luxurious and eco-friendly electric boats, which are equipped with comfortable seats, blankets, pillows, and a fully stocked bar. You can choose from different routes and themes, such as the historical tour, the romantic tour, or the cheese and wine tour. Whatever your preference, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the city’s landmarks, bridges, and houseboats, as well as entertaining stories and insights from your friendly and knowledgeable captain.
Say cheese… and wine!
I had the pleasure of joining Floating Amsterdam for their cheese and wine tour last week, and I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of my life. The tour started at their dock near Central Station, where I was greeted by their staff and offered a glass of prosecco. I boarded their beautiful boat, which was spacious and cozy at the same time. The boat had a glass roof that could be opened or closed depending on the weather, and a sound system that played relaxing music. There were only 12 guests on board, which made the tour feel intimate and personal.
Facts and anecdotes
As we sailed along the canals, our captain told us fascinating facts and anecdotes about Amsterdam’s history and culture. He pointed out famous buildings and monuments, such as the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, and the Skinny Bridge. He also explained the significance of the canal rings, which were built in the 17th century and are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He was very friendly and funny, and answered all our questions with enthusiasm.
A gastronomic delight
The highlight of the tour was the cheese and wine tasting.The cheese came from a family-owned company that has been making cheese for over 100 years. The cheese wasn’t that old luckily. We sampled six different types of cheese, ranging from mild to mature, each paired with a matching wine. The cheese was delicious and creamy, and the wine was smooth and fruity. We learned about the cheese-making process and how to appreciate the different flavors and textures. It was a gastronomic delight!
The tour lasted for 90 minutes, but it felt like it flew by in no time. I was sad to leave the boat, but I was also happy to have had such an amazing experience. Floating Amsterdam made me fall in love with Amsterdam even more, and I can’t wait to go back and try their other tours. If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing way to explore Amsterdam’s canals, I highly recommend Floating Amsterdam. Youwon’tregretit!