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Address: Weteringschans 26 - 1 hoog, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 217 0500
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Description: 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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Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off

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Nice way to get around in Amsterdam - the slow way

I used the 24 hour ticket to do a full circle in two days. If I would have had more time I had used the ticket to do more of the tours offered. For me it was a nice way to get... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We were going on a 4 day visit to Amsterdam and needed an efficient way to move around and see the canals and sights. My wife has difficulty walking long distances, so we needed transport. We chose the Hop-on-Hop-off Canal Bus rather than the open top sightseeing bus because it seemed to have more stopping points and would probably be... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I used the 24 hour ticket to do a full circle in two days. If I would have had more time I had used the ticket to do more of the tours offered. For me it was a nice way to get some first impressions of the city and the Dutch or Amsterdam way of life and some ideas what... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed using the Canal Bus to get around Amsterdam. It was relaxing and enjoyable way to cruise around the canal. Downside - there was a GayPride festival on the day we used the bus so most of the canals were closed off. The new route was nowhere near where we wanted to go so we had to change... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Although we were in Amsterdam for the worst storms in years stopped the boats (and the trams) with trees falling in the canals, we enjoyed 48 hours of gentle touring round, getting on and off the boats on two of the three routes (we didn't have time for the third one even in two days). The seats put you disappointingly... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff at the Leidse Square office provided the 48 hour 'open ticket' which allowed us to start our tour the moment we set foot on the ferry at 14.00 - this meant we could spread our travel over three days more effectively. We travelled on all three routes and used the ferry as a pleasant place to rest after... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It was awesome. We had a lot of fun and have seen Amsterdam. I would recommend anyone to take the tour.

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Baltimore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It started with trying to find the correct kiosk at central station - using the company map. After 3 kiosks we finally found the right one- better signage would help. At one stop, Captain said I could get water at the sales counter. While waiting at sales counter (Riks Museum) for help (clerks very rude) captain left without me -... More 

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Maryville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We caught a boat not far from the Anne Frank House. Tour was about 1.5 hours and our guide was really funny. The Boats4rent kept crashing into the cruise company boats, which was great entertainment. All the larger boats are difficult to back up - so we always had the right of way. Request a boat without the glass enclosure.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Quite difficult to find the pick up spots as we weren't familiar with Amsterdam. Nice ride once on board

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The canal bus with all its lines (red, yellow, etc...) Let us see all that we wanted to see in the small amount of time we had. Where the canals could not go, we could get off at the closest drop off point, and just walked to it. Very convenient, and frequent! :)

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Dear Frankie, Thanks for your review We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Canal Bus. Good to see you appreciate the hop on hop off concept and got to know Amsterdam a little better! More 

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Address: Weteringschans 26 - 1 hoog, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 217 0500
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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