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Canal Company

Address: Weteringschans 26 - 1 hoog, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
Phone Number: 0031 20 217 0501
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Skip the Line
$48*
and up
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Private Tour
$88*
and up
Private Tour: Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise
72%
Ranked #100 of 289 Activities in Amsterdam
Owner description: There's nothing like seeing Amsterdam from the water! Canal Company...
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Hop on Hop off not good if you want to hear commentary. So many people on board talking loudly, commentary could not be heard. No headphones provided. Hop on Hop off probably ok if you just want to go to one place. We boarded at Central Station, hopped off at the Maritime museum, a few stops further along. When we... More 

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

Dear Amaaizeg, Thank you for your review. We value your opinion. We are very sorry about the difficulty in finding the red line stop at the Hermitage. I will share the feedback with the team and see if we can improve our indications on the map. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam. With kind regards, L. Franken More 

Amsterdam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The audio tour is good, too and I recommend this instead of a 2 hr guided tour if you have more than 1 day time

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

Thank you Susan! We are glad you liked it. Have a great day, L. Franken More 

Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The service is good, but the respect of timetable is doubtful. We ran in order to catch the boat on time, but it never come. So we went on feet. The day after the boat arrived in advance. I think if there's a timetable the boat has to sail again only once the last minute of the timing is past.... More 

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

Dear Goldsella, Thank you very much for your review. We are sorry that we weren't able to be punctual. I will share your feedback with the team. Thank you. With kind regards, L. Franken More 

Utrecht
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice way to experience Amsterdam and to be able to hop on and off of the boat. Multi-language tour guide from tape,

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Wesham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Not having visited Amsterdam before we thought that a hop-on hop-off canal boat might be a good way to see the city sights. (We have used the bus equivalent in other cities) It turns out that the city is small enough that it was quicker to walk than to travel by the canal boat, on which you had limited stops... More 

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

Dear John, Thank you for choosing Canal Company and sharing your review with us! We understand your point and we are sorry that you weren't completely satisfied. I will share your feedback with the team. Thank you John! With kind regards, L. Franken More 

Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The best way to have a real overview of the city. With a 24H ticket we travel around and avoid buy a tram ticket. The only thing that need be improved is the translation description of the places. The loader could be replaced by headphones or instead provide information only in 2 languages (dutch and english). In my trip sometips... More 

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

Dear Morais, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the canal cruise. We understand your point, thank you for the feedback. With kind regards, L. Franken More 

Bellingham, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What an outstanding way to navigate the canal districts of Amsterdam, and get a recorded guided tour at the same time. To make it even a better bargain, you can get a hop on/hop off pass for as long as your trip lasts. To make it even better than that, the roof slides back on the canal boat to let... More 

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France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to visit Amsterdam. Taking a canal bus was a wonderful experience and the best way to discover the city. Try it :)

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

Dear Claire, Thank you for your review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed Amsterdam and loved the Canal Bus! Have a a great one, Luca More 

Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Following a booking on the Internet website (first good point for the Canal Company, they take credit card payment, not like their competitors who require payment via PayPal, what if you don't WANT to create an account etc !?), the ticket office is easily accessible. The welcome is... a bit rough and expeditive, but I got my tickets without any... More 

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

Dear Ben, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you find it a good tour. We'll use your feedback for future improvements. We are very sorry that the captain didn't play the French audio. We have a maximum of 4 languages per tour, unfortunately French couldn't fit in. We hope to welcome you on board again and provide... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

I visited Holland International in November 2014. This canal tour provider is the most expensive one, and the second canal tour I have visited. I prefer the lower priced one, docking next to Holland International at Amsterdam Central for three reasons: - Quality of boat and seetings - Amsterdam facts and sightseeings (I got more fun facts as well as... More 

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

Dear Louise, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry about your experience. There are indeed canal cruise companies that are cheaper. The main difference is in our fleet. We have more boats running, with a higher frequency and with optimal 'green' and sustainable engineering. Additionally we also invest in the preservation of the Amsterdam heritage and tourism. We are... More 

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