Celebrate any occasion in style.

Meet Tomas, the founder of Smidtje Luxury Cruises. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, a wedding or floating dinner, with Smidtje, anything is possible.


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Who is Tomas?

Got something to celebrate and you wanna do it in style? Tomas and his team are ready to surprise you with their luxury cruises. Smidtje Luxury Cruises was founded in Amsterdam in 2001 by Tomas de Smidt. From an early age, Tomas had a thing for water and sailing. From cleaning pedal boats during his secondary school years to sailing the Amsterdam canals alongside his studies. The freedom of sailing and sociability was his fuel. In 2001, Tomas bought his first boat, ‘t Smidtje, and Smidtje Luxury Cruises was born. Together with his team of local skippers and hosts, they pride themselves on being the best hospitality providers on Amsterdam’s canals. Their secret? Personalized touch and attention to detail. No matter what you’re celebrating, they’re here to make your trip unforgettable.

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“What a great company and staff! thanks to them, we were able to celebrate the most beautiful wedding! They thought of everything and did everything they could to make it the most beautiful day ever for us! And how beautiful it is to get married in the company of your loved ones on the Amsterdam canals! Thank you so much for everything!!!”


– Danny

“We organised a boat trip with this company for my wife’s 50th birthday. From start to finish, they were helpful in the extreme, with ideas for food, where to go, etc.The boat picked us up from our hotel, before taking us on a two hour trip around the canals and river of Amsterdam. The young lady who served the food and drink was very pleasant and helpful, as was the captain who kindly went out of his way to pick two of our parties up who went to the wrong place! There are bigger companies in Amsterdam to go on boat trips with, but I doubt there are better ones.”


– Billy

“I have been on the road with Smidtje before and this time it was again top notch. I regularly organize events and (unfortunately) communication with various suppliers and parties often leaves something to be desired, but not with Smidtje. Everything is super clear and people think along nicely. Our skipper, Dex, also spoke enthusiastically about the city and even managed to point out many nice new things to me as a real Amsterdammer. this way, it remains fun to go out by boat. Definitely worth repeating and recommended to everyone. :)”


– Bianca

WIA Family

Sustainability is a buzzword these days. But to Tomas, it’s not just business, it’s personal. During the lockdown of 2021, I (Alexandra) took up a sustainable tourism project with the city of Amsterdam and had the pleasure of interviewing Tomas. From the get-go, he was open, warm and passionate. I loved the way he views sustainability as a way to give back to the city he was born in and loves. His canal cruise companies were among the first to go green on the waters of Amsterdam and Haarlem. His enthusiasm and collaborative spirit in working with like-minded businesses are infectious. This is why we’re proud to have Tomas and Smidtje on board.

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