Boat tour in Amsterdam with your own private group | High-end “Lexperience” on the water

Guided private company boat trip on the canals and on the rivers IJ and Amstel

Great hotspot in Amsterdam for starting your boat trip, taking a picture at the city windmill, skating along, playing Jeu de Boules, having a coffee at the new water terrace and enjoying each others' company

This is a great starting point for your guided private boat tour in Amsterdam. You do not see it on the picture, but it is next to the city windmill of East AMS. :)

For the private Amsterdam boat trip you can choose between a private local guide on a classic saloon boat or for a barge; an open, however comfortable boat.

We are specialized in international companies based in Amsterdam or in tourist and foreign corporate groups, because of our international background in tourism and group guiding.

Lex and the City has started it’s guiding on private boats on river Seine in Paris a long time ago. We have also been active in other countries.
You can feel our international spirit and we speak 4 languages: French, German, English and Dutch. (If desired spoken mixed up during one single Amsterdam boat tour. )

However we are locals and Lex and the City is a dutch tour company; meaning we have been living and guiding here for a very long time.


An example of a private boat tour in Amsterdam for both a local and international company

Private boat tour starting in East Amsterdam with local guides from Lex and the City for EY Ernst & Young - May 2019

Private boat tour starting in East Amsterdam with local guides from Lex and the City for EY Ernst & Young – May 2019 – Tour guide: Tijs

The track with the private boat started in East Amsterdam, next to the Windmill, at Mooie Boules and Kop van Oost.
It finished next to Central station. (Oosterdokseiland; nice area.)
Drinks were included, as was our private guiding on the canals and on river Amstel.

People from the offices of EY in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam had gathered to discuss business, however to mingle and relax afterwards as well (On the water with us). The review of EY of the company trip is to be found beneath.

This is a typical corporate group client for us, as we have a tour company background in Paris and the owner of Lex and the City, Lex van Buuren has studied European Tourism Management on the Bournemouth University.
So with Lex and the City you have 4 languages on board to choose from: French, English, German and Dutch. (In the case of Lex van Buuren himself he even has done boat trips speaking those 4 languages mixed up. :p)


Relaxed approach of the private sightseeing boat track over the river IJ, the canals and the river Amstel

So great to sail around this so-called Oosterdok area – Amsterdam center. (And we do; hopefully with you. :))

Starting at the windmill in East, we will first discover the Oosterdok area. Sailing further in the direction of the Marine area and Nemo. Than south heading for Blauwbrug and Herengracht. And so on. A lot highlights together. :)

The last part of the private boat sightseeing outing we will fill up with the (new) treasures along the river IJ: Eye, Adamtoren, Westerdok, Maritime terrain, Muziekgebouw….adding some “New Amsterdam” to it.

Or, if you finish at Oosterdokseiland, we will finish with a round, including the library (OBA), Maritime area, Nemo, Amrath “Amsterdam School” Hotel…
It is a safe idea: we are already there and still can have as much guided boat groupfun as is possible within our time schedule.
If you desire, we will walk your group to the restaurant afterwards and tell something on the way on the street if one desires that. It is an example of the way we personalize your company outing.


On the day itself it might also be necessary to change things because of traffic, temporary regulations etc.
We know what is your aim and it is up to us reach it for you.
And as “Lexperienced guides” we have got stories on every stretch.. These guides also will make the time on board interesting.
Route proposal on the map for a 2 hour boat tour in Amsterdam


Hotspot for start private boat trip in Amsterdam | In East AMS | Molen de Gooyer | Kop van Oost

Having a drink “on the water” at “Kop van Oost”; East Amsterdam; with the group and private tour guide Lex van Buuren.

Starting your guided private boat tour in East Amsterdam is cool, modern en relaxed.

We propose to start the private boat guiding in Amsterdam-Oost. As you might have seen on this website East Amsterdam is one of our sightseeing specialties.
The new terrace at Kop van Oost is pretty cool.

We have been sitting there lately with a group of Internations expats for which I have organized a tour as well.

Here is the picture. me in front on the right.


Review from Ernst and Young after their guided boat outing in Amsterdam

Guided boat tour for EY with Lex and the City in Amsterdam - Outing for colleagues Paris, Bruxelles and Amsterdam

One of the three “EY barges” – East Amsterdam, next to the city windmill. Guide: Hans

Hi Lex,

Thank you so much for the organization guides and tour route for us. I have received positive feedback about the boat tour.  Some about the highlights, that the English level is good, nice stories and good sense of humor.

Especially thank you for being flexible and responsible. We are sure that your contribution added up to the people experience and they have learnt more interesting facts.

Best regards,
Ruzana Gareeva | Manager EY


Want to chat offline with Lex and the City about sailing in and around Amsterdam with your international group? That is OK.

Windmill de Gooyer - Copyright picture Lex van Buuren - Lex and the City is specialist for both private local guiding on the water AND for East Amsterdam

Lex captured his favorite city windmill after the thunderstorm | June 2019

Start your private company cruise in Amsterdam East – Lex and the City is specialist for both private local guiding on the water AND for East Amsterdam. (C) picture by Lex van Buuren. – Click on the picture-after-the-storm for his role in East-AMS.[/caption]

Yes, We’d love to discuss the sightseeing route & the private boat guiding in Amsterdam over a cup of tea with you or your colleague in your office, to talk the outing over.
Our pleasure.

I gladly offer that to you als an extra, in my case Lextra, service. ;)

We have strong links with two good boat companies (One with barges, the other with classic saloon boats) to talk about the kind of equipment we need and they have.

Boat tour for groups with a Frenchspeaking tour guide on the canals and rivers of AmsterdamAbout our local Amsterdam guides:

The men and women are part of our team and/or have their own guiding service as well and they are of a high level with a lot of “Lexperience” (in our case that is the appropriate word).
We have an extended network in Amsterdam because of our pretty long history with tours for groups; an example of a Lex and the City free publicity article in “Rush on Amsterdam” in 2006.

I know you expect that as a firm who plays on a good level itself in your own sector.


Costs and payment of a private barge tour or guided sightseeing tour on a classic saloon boat

Als je gaat varen door Amsterdam met je groep, dan kun je een stop maken bij Werf Kromhout

A classic saloon boat could be used for your private guided boat tour. Picture by Lex and the City @ Werf Kromhout. 

After listening to your dreams, conditions and questions on sailing in and around Amsterdam, we will tell you the price of the sightseeing.
The price of the company outing consists of two parts: the guiding itself and the organization of the boat trip. It is EUR 195,-, including 21% VAT.

Payment of your private guided boat tour in Amsterdam over invoice; easy does it.

We are used to work for- and with- national & international companies.
Since 1998 we have been involved in corporate & private group sightseeing tours in both Paris and Amsterdam.
Clients of Lexperiences 

Have a nice day,
Fijne dag (= Dutch)


Contact for a guided private boat tour in Amsterdam for a company or family or group of good friends.

Lokale privé stadsgidsen van Lex and the City in Amsterdam

Local private AMS city guides Lex van Buuren & Bob Maas with son Linus in the Skylounge with view over Amsterdam – event: expedition Oosterdok 2019

Call, app or mail Lex and the City for your guided private boat tour in Amsterdam, Personal City Guide: + 31655337726 | lexperiences@lexandthecity.nl

And possibly learn more about local private guide Amsterdam Lex van Buuren.

Let’s talk about sailing in and around Amsterdam with your group. A private guided city cruise on the water :)

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Boat tour special in Amsterdam: DJ Lextase on board | Lounge or party on the river

Lex van Buuren is the mobile "DJ Lextase". Heer on the boat on river IJ in Amsterdam during a group boat tour for expats

Mobile “DJ Lextase” during an expat boat tour on river IJ, Amsterdam, a few years ago, together with DJ Eric so fine from Groningen.

Do you like the idea of a mobile DJ during your private party or lounge boat tour in Amsterdam?

DJ Lextase can entertain your group on river IJ, river Amstel and Markermeer.
For a dinner & dance party. And possibly with lounge music as well. 
DJ Lextase has been educated by DJ School Amsterdam and has gained his first DJ Lexperiences with corporate boat tours on the river Seine in Paris.

The 1st possible start of the private party boat trip is behind the central station of Amsterdam. The boat can go both directions: either direction West (direction IJmuiden) or to the East (Amsterdam Docklands, Oranjesluizen, Markermeer)
The second possibility for a party or lounge boat cruise is boarding opposite café Hesp, a place where we have been organizing a lot of (sportive) private group outings over the years. This is the river Amstel; heading for the South.
(Basically you have to leave town in order to be able to organize a party-boat tour for a group in Amsterdam.)

Boat track of 1.5 hours through the canals of Amsterdam for a

private group in a saloon boat

This map shows a track on the canals of Amsterdam with a private saloon boat we have guided for a private, German-speaking group in 2019.


Tour guide in Amsterdam for (L) expats as well.

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