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Canal Company

Weteringschans 26 - 1 hoog, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
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Owner description: There's nothing like seeing Amsterdam from the water! Canal Company organises distinctive and innovative programmes on and around the Amsterdam... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bali
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We tried this company and were pleased to find that the boats were electric and on top of which were small, not large river cruisers with automated guides. The Captain, Nicolai, was extremely knowledgeable, stopped when we wanted to take photos and was ever so obliging. The best value tour of the whole trip. Thoroughly recommended

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Bovallstrand Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

great way to see the city with it´s beautiful canalsystem, hop on hop off. All interesting cites easily reached by a nice peaceful way to travel around. A bit crowded at the boats sometimes though.

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Stavanger, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The tour was worth the time we enjoyed the Highlights day cruise. Informative info along the way and interesting to know the history on the different districts. Lovely scenery throughout the 1 hour or so tour. Large windows easy to get a few good pics! Would recoomend

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Canal Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you on board. We hope to welcome you back :) Regards, L. Franken More

Xenia, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The open boat, 75 minute tour is the way to experience the canals! Smaller boats float along the canals, and the knowledgable guide discusses the history of canals and Amsterdam. The boat skipper was friendly, and he even took a few minutes to recommend other places to see in the city. Definitely consider an afternoon tour in the open boats!

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Canal Company, responded to this review

Dear sir/madam, Thank you for your review, we are happy you enjoyed the open boat tour! It was a pleasure to have you on board. Have a great day! With kind regards, L. Franken More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The views were nice but we could not sit at our own table which kind of ruined it for us, especially due to the people we were sat next to. The pizzas were small and said how much they cost on the box (€5) which, considering the price of the cruise seems stingey. Also the unlimited alcohol is a joke.... More

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Canal Company, responded to this review

Dear ZVDT, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the views of Amsterdam from the water. With regards to the seating, we understand your point. We always try to give private seating to as many people as possible, unfortunately this was not possible in your case. Also,... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very disappointed with this experience. Purchased a day ticket and spent 30 min queuing for a boat only to be told that the boat was full when there was clearly about 10 seats free. had to change my plans for the day which resulted in not being able to do all that I had planned for the day. Complained to... More

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Canal Company, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review. We appreciate it that you took the time to share your experience with us. We are very sorry that we weren't able to be punctual at that moment and we find it odd they you couldn't go on board with 10 available seats. Could you send me an email with more specifics about... More

Toronto, ON
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137 reviews 137 reviews
41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were told that the canal cruise was an absolute must when visiting Amsterdam so, we did this our first day there. We used Canal Company and bought the one time cruise instead of the hop on/hop off (https://www.canal.nl/en/canal-bus) It was just over an hour to do the loop and it had a generally informative guide recording.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Bought 3 adult tickets at €22 each and promptly got on green line and cruised around. Scenery is lovely and taped guide ok and certainly gives overview of city. It is however annoying to stop for 20mins plus at one stop. We disembarked at central station and as we had purchased a day ticket thought we would use again to... More

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Canal Company, responded to this review

Dear ElleBee, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor about our Canal Bus. It's a pleasure to read the compliments you mentioned about the lovely scenery and the audio-guide. We are aware that there have been some moments of unpunctuality of the Canal Bus and we are sorry it wasnt' as convenient as it should... More

Taipei, Taiwan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I bought the canal bus ticket and hopped on Green line at Rijkmeseum at 10:20 on Aug. 21, the blonde lady captain gave me the best experience in this country. She shared the stories along the way, about the buildings and history, even stopped shortly at famous spots for us to take photos. She also cared about the nationality of... More

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Canal Company, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive experience on the Canal Bus with us. What a nice compliment, we are glad that our captain shared one of the many beautiful stories of Amsterdam. We hope to welcome you on board again in the near future! Thank you very much! L. Franken More

London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The 'Hop on Hop off' canal boats are a great way to see the city. The boats were comfortable, easy to access and leave, all but one of the several boats I used had a functioning WC. They ran to time. The recorded commentary was interesting and some of the captains added further information. My only criticism is that some... More

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Canal Company, responded to this review

Dear David, That's a great review. We are happy that you enjoyed our Canal Bus. We understand your feedback and we will take it into account in future map printing. Thank you again David and we hope to see you again on board in the near future! With kind regards, L. Franken More

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