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Address: Weteringschans 26 - 1 hoog, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 217 0500
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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There's nothing like seeing Amsterdam from the water! Canal Company...

There's nothing like seeing Amsterdam from the water! Canal Company organises distinctive and innovative programmes on and around the Amsterdam canals. With a diversity of labels - including Canal Bike, Canal Bus, Canal Hopper, Amsterdam ECO Tours, Holland International Canal Cruises and Gray Line Amsterdam - Canal Company is market leader on the Amsterdam canals.

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Different way to see the sights.

Did the round trip canal tour to mainly get out of the cold. But we really enjoyed it. Some of the sights we had already seen on foot, but this gave us a different perspective... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
marinegirl55
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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Anderson, SC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an 8 hour layover and decided to take the Canal tour to make it easy and also keep us out of the cold because of the weather that day. We had an awesome time!!! The tour was very punctual and drivers very courteous and the detail in the landmark descriptions was very interesting! Amsterdam was beautiful and we... More 

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Police, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Canal bus is really a good idea for sightseeing Amsterdam even at winter time. I recommend the option " hop in hop off"

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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did the round trip canal tour to mainly get out of the cold. But we really enjoyed it. Some of the sights we had already seen on foot, but this gave us a different perspective and the commentary was really interesting. Forget hiring a bike and get on a boat!

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Thank marinegirl55
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was an excellent way to see the city, the commentary on the boat was very interesting and informative. The boats came along on a regular basis so we never had to wait too long.

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Thank Karen F
Gouda, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have used our hop-on hop-off tickets to be able to see Amsterdam from the canals and get further than we would have been able to do walking. The seats were comfortable, and the information that was given was interesting, but not so loud that we couldn't relax or talk ourselves. It may not be the fastest way to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and good amount of info on the tour. You can get on and off in the day as you like and the boats are frequent.

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hop on hop off Canal Bus is a convenient way to visit quietly all the main spots in old Amsterdam. The first stop is very conveniently located in front of central station. Frequency is good. Comments are interesting and multilangual. The smartphone app (comments gps activated in any of 6 languages) is working flawlessly. Boats are covered in case of... More 

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Thank Michel C
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used a 24 hr hop on hop off ticket and found it an ideal way to travel between the various tourist locations. The boats were clean warm and punctual with the on board commentary providing a relaxing way of seeing the architecture of the city.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very positive experience with the canal bus. Managed to see all of the main sites and the boats come frequently. The staff was friendly :)

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took this tour with my Niece, Marcella (16) and my nephew Marlon (13). We took it for the Light Festival. What a fun experience, the entire tour was fun and the view was just perfect. This was my 6th time in Amsterdam and I cannot get enough of its beauty. We took this tour at night, the weather was... More 

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