We have some frequently asked questions and answers listed below, but if you have questions that are not answered on this site, please feel free to sent us an email or to give us a direct call.
UPDATE JANUARY 2021: We follow the official guidelines from the Dutch government. This means that unfortunately, we can not welcome you onboard at the moment. We expect to start with our tours again in April. More info about the Coronavirus in the Netherlands: www.amsterdam.nl/en/news/coronavirus-infection-amsterdam/ from this page you can also reach information from the government of The Netherlands, as well as from the mayor of Amsterdam.
On our Facebook page, we post frequently short stories and worth knowing about the Vecht region. For a quick image overview of the Vecht river region, please take a look at our Pinterest page. Just do a search with Facebook or Pinterest using as keyword 'Vecht-River-Tours'.
On our tours, your group will be the only customer. Vecht River Tours offers guided tours for private parties only (up to 4 persons). We offer your private party a seamless combination of a customized guided tour with a local guide by private car and boat including a tasty dinner, lunch, or high tea.
You can expect an off the beaten track boat tour. The river Vecht is like a pearl necklace with various smaller and larger pearls of different colors. Medieval Castles, old windmills, historical river estates, romantic gardens with tea domes, traditional drawbridges, industrial heritage... All of this and more can be found along the river.
Your host/guide speaks the following languages: English, Dutch, German and Italian*. (* please notify us upfront if Italian)
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 a visit to Slot Zuylen (still a lovely hidden gem) or maybe you want to visit the unique Healey sports car museum, or maybe you want to follow the trail of your ancestors in this area. To give you an idea about 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 typical local sightseeing like the UNESCO Dutch defense water line, and/or want to 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.
We are happy to adjust the pick-up/drop off location in greater Amsterdam or Utrecht at your convenience. Same for the departure/return time.
We perform our cruises with classy, wooden half-open boats made for smaller private parties which we can accommodate in a comfortable way. The classical semi-open boat has a top that can be fully opened with 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.
If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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.