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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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Very good way to get around.

As a family of four we spent a day in Amsterdam. Drove into the city, left the car in the car park on Museumsplein, went to the van Gogh museum, and then spent the rest of the day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Plan difficile à comprendre, bateau en retard, personnel peu aimable The boat was delayed about 30mins!! On the map, the green line should cross the northern of Amsterdam but the boat stopped at the central station. The pilot didn't explain how to change the boat and just told us he should go back to home!!!

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Dusseldorf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As a family of four we spent a day in Amsterdam. Drove into the city, left the car in the car park on Museumsplein, went to the van Gogh museum, and then spent the rest of the day strolling around the city using Canal Bus boats starting from the stop in front of Rijksmuseum, which also sells the tickets. We... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very friendly and helpful staff of the Canal Bus company, as well ashore as on the boats. A real pleasure seeing Amsterdam from the the Canal Bus boat(s), while listening to the information about the highlights along the route. One can hop off and later hop on the company's boat(s) at different stops along the route on the canals. Very... More 

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

Dear Sidney, Thanks for your review We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the Canal Bus and had a great experience with our staff. We hope to see you back any time soon. Have a nice day! More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very friendly staff huge online discount, perfect smartphone app (tour guide) and lots of joy guaranteed with the company boats (we used all lines for more than a 3 hr ride through all the canals) while hopping on and off to visit main museums. The only thing you should take care of is to check the weather forecast for a... More 

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Dear Савчо С, We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Canal Bus. Also good to see you find our recently introduced app well working! Thanks for the review and have a nice day More 

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The hop on hof off boats of the Canal Company are a very nice way to explore Amsterdam. It's a pity that the red line only has two stops.

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

Dear Arjan, Thanks for your review. Good to hear you find our hop on hop off Canal Bus a nice way to explore Amsterdam. I have a small correction to make. The red line has many stops. I think you meant the orange line. This line has indeed only two stops. This line takes a route through a more quiet... More 

Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

over-all a good experience: audio could be louder or maybe provide earphones that plug into individual players for clearer audio; sit in the middle rows, where the roof of boat opens; boats came on time and were not too crowded whn we visited (May 2015).

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

Dear Tracy, Thanks for your review. Good you hear you enjoyed the Canal Bus. About individual audio players, we have an app that provides you with audio, which you can adjust to your own desires. Thanks and have a nice day More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Didn't realy get to use it due to the crazy hours. Amsterdam is an alive city so I assumed the hours of the boat should be longer.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We purchased tickets online, changed the voucher into real tickets and than were exited to visit Amsterdam by boat... When the red line arrived (after 40 minutes waiting) it was full. In ten minutes there would be another boat. But that was a green line, we could not get on. After another 10 minutes (1 hour in total) we asked... More 

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

Dear Liesbeth, We are very sorry to hear about your bad experience with us. It’s true that it sometime might take a while before a specific line arrives. They alternate, as can be seen in the schedule. We understand that it’s must be a big disappointment to find the boat is overloaded when finally arriving. Unfortunately this can happen sometime.... More 

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Afrique du Sud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It 's excellent to visit Amsterdam's canals and you can go in when you want everywhere as you like. Thanks

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

Dear Loulour, Thanks for your review! We are relay happy to hear you find the Canal Cruise Excellent. Thanks and enjoy your day! More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We bought 24 h ticket and rided canal bus one first day with orange line one whole circuit and the other day with red and green. We found stations without problem. Boats came on time (+5min). It is good replacement for trams or buses. You can really see lot of Amsterdam with this canal bus and rest your feet a... More 

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Dear Iva, Thanks for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Canal Bus and find this a good way to rest your feet. Most have been a relaxed boat ride. Enjoy your day More 

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