Private Dining
on the Water

Classic Boat Dinners offers unparalleled quality when it comes to private cruises through the beautiful canals of Amsterdam.

Step aboard our classic boats “Kleijn Amsterdam” from 1905 or “De Muze” from 1913, where luxury, comfort, and exclusivity come together to meet all your needs. Our outstanding service during our à la carte lunch and dinner cruises makes all the difference.

Sailing through Amsterdam, enjoying the best that Amsterdam has to offer in terms of cuisine

Breakfast, lunch, high tea, or extensive snack menu – discuss all the possibilities with our captains

  • While you are sailing, the kitchens of the best Amsterdam restaurants are preparing your dinner
  • We pick up your à la carte dishes from restaurants such as Vinkeles (**), Ciel Blue (**), Johannes, and the Amstel.
  • On board, you will find an extensive selection of specially selected wines. And for those who want to enjoy even more, we offer the opportunity to choose wine from our own wine cellar.

Some Experiences

“Thank you for the perfect organization and amazing experience! The beautiful boat, its intimate and comfortable character, and the classy staff with humor, knowledge, and hospitality contributed to an unforgettable afternoon. The fantastic wine list and the possibility of dinner complete the picture. We definitely look forward to doing this again, perhaps with a different route and new stories about Amsterdam from the water.”

“In good consultation, we made a special trip through the beautiful Amsterdam canals. During the cruise and the amazing dinner, I proposed to my girlfriend, to which she immediately said ‘yes’! Everything was prepared to perfection and executed perfectly. The dinner menu was a delight to choose from, and the captain served beautiful wines that perfectly complemented the dishes. We enjoyed a luxurious and well-catered dinner. It was a wonderful experience that we definitely want to experience again!”

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Restaurants where we dock

Get to know our skippers

"Nico Bax is the owner of Classic Boat Dinners and also a captain. Nearly 20 years ago, he saw that there was something missing in the highest culinary segment when it came to canal cruises. His unparalleled network in Amsterdam allowed him to make exclusive agreements with the crème de la crème of culinary Amsterdam. To this day, Classic Boat Dinners remains unmatched as a provider of culinary à la carte dinner tours."

Nico Bax

Captain at Classic Boat Dinners

"Roderick Kluit has accumulated years of hospitality experience in top Amsterdam hotels such as The Dylan. He has been working as a captain for Classic Boat Dinners for over 10 years now. During this time, he has welcomed and pampered guests from both domestic and international backgrounds while they enjoyed their cruises. His knowledge about Amsterdam is extensive, and in addition, you can also rely on Roderick for perfect wine and food pairings."

Roderick Kluit

Captain at Classic Boat Dinners

"Captain Melle Brobbel has been a captain at Classic Boat Dinners for almost two decades. He is known for his extensive knowledge of the history of Amsterdam. Countless Amsterdam anecdotes are part of his repertoire and contribute to an unforgettable experience. Melle previously worked at the Amstel Hotel, where he learned to pay attention to every detail, ensuring that everything culinary is meticulously taken care of as well."

Captain Melle

Captain at Classic Boat Dinners