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Canal Company

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Address: Weteringschans 26 - 1 hoog, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031 20 217 0501
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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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Canal Bus through Amsterdam

An excellent way to spend a day exploring Amsterdam. You can use a all day or 24hr ticket to travel many of the main canals of the city getting on and off at will. However do not... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

An excellent way to spend a day exploring Amsterdam. You can use a all day or 24hr ticket to travel many of the main canals of the city getting on and off at will. However do not be tempted into buying a ticket online despite apparent reductions as the tickets are cheaper from the booths at the many stops across... More 

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Suffolk, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We used the canal bus to have a leisurely trip around the canals, and to get to various points of interest - it included the red, orange and green lines. There was sufficient commentary to tell us where we were and what to look for, and was well worth the money. Certainly not boring - what do people expect?!

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welling
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We often use hop on off buses when on city visits so this offered a nice alternative given the traffic issues and poor road bus option. The info given on the speaker was interesting and informative enough for us. The stops are well placed and the service is quick with friendly drivers. Recommend it if you like to watch the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We thought it would be a great idea to take the Canal Bus around Amsterdam on the first day to check out the sites we would want to visit while there. Since we were staying near the Anne Frank House we hopped on at that stop. My Aunt started to nod off after the first 5 minutes so we got... More 

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

Dear ShesSavvy, Thanks for your review. Good the hear that you like the idea of our Canal Bus to check out different sites of the city. That’s exactly the idea of the Canal Bus. We are sorry however that we did not totally match your expectations. We of course can’t tell if you hooped on the wrong boat or if... More 

Chamonix, France
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261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Difficult to choose one canal company from another - all seem to offer the same sort of thing. I chose this company and its 100 highlights cruise which lasted an hour. I was bored after 20 minutes. The commentary is barely audible over the captain's radio and the noise from the engine and even when you can hear it, it's... More 

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

Dear Simonp, Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear that the 100 Highlights Cruise did not match your expectations. About the audio problem: in about a month our app will be launched where you will be able to pick your language of choice. This solves most of the problems you encountered, sorry you had to miss it.... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Very nice experience even though it was cold outside. I liked the comfy couches and heating particularly. Definetely recomend!

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had a great time for all three days in Amsterdam, but the open boat tour was a terrible experience. Our trip started with a scandal as one couple didn't move to different sits first time as the "captain" requested, so he took it as a personal offense and started shouting at them to get out of the boat. This... More 

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

Dear MyTripMax, Thank you for your review. Good to hear that you liked Amsterdam and the views of the city. We are sorry that we did not get back to you via mail. At this point we like to make an apology for your experience on our open boat, the Canal Hopper. This is not the way a we treat... More 

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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 

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