Amsterdam has a unique charm. The city’s old row houses which line the historic canals are accented by thousands of bicycles and a subtle upbeat personality. We’ve treated ourselves to a short Amsterdam weekend vacation a number of times and we never grow tired of the city. There are so many great restaurants and eateries in Amsterdam you shouldn’t ever grow hungry, but if you’re looking for something slightly different, maybe brunch on the canals is for you.
Gs restaurant offers both a delicious brunch and a tour of Amsterdam via the canals. We met the crew and hopped on their boat at Keizergracht 198 which is directly next to the Homomonument. We were joined by a number of other young groups of excited brunch goers which added to the fun.
Gs’ brunch boat menu is small but every dish we tried was very good. They do offer a larger selection in the restaurants in Amsterdam but have the smaller menu on the boat. We tried the banana waffles and eggs benedict and they were outstanding!
Brunchers are given their choice of one beverage included in the price–bloody mary seemed to be the correct choice.
Our canal cruise lasted about 2 hours and we stayed within the city, traveling up and down the narrow waterway while we ate. It happened to be very windy but there wasn’t any discernible rocking so people prone to sea sickness should be fine.
Our experience was good. We enjoyed the food, the music and the vibe was upbeat. Everyone on the boat seemed to be enjoying themselves and positivity is contagious. The staff was friendly and attentive. We would definitely recommend Gs brunch boat for tourists or locals as something different than the norm.
Gs Brunch Boat departs 3 days a week, all year long. We joined them for their 10:00 time on Saturday and it was the perfect ending to our weekend in Amsterdam. The cost is €39,50 per person including a brunch plate and drink of choice. For additional drinks there is an extra cost. The brunch boat tours the canals of Amsterdam for just about 2 hours.
Thanks to Gs A Really Good Place for their “homie discount” on the brunch boat! Of course, all opinions of Gs brunch boat are entirely our own!