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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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Rented a canal bike (pedalo) for an hour

We rented a canal bike for an hour, going from leidsplein to westerpark. It was a work out and quite scary trying to navigate around the boats who show no mercy! However it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We rented a canal bike for an hour, going from leidsplein to westerpark. It was a work out and quite scary trying to navigate around the boats who show no mercy! However it was great fun and on a sunny day a lovely way to see the city from a different point of view.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

nice trip with the canal boat. showed us all the boats from sail. nice captain and good sitting arrangements

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

Dear Andy, Thank you for your review We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the SAIL cruise. We hope to see you back at the next SAIL in 5 years! Enjoy your day More 

Geneva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Nice cruise but really unable to understand what guide was saying so quickly became boring. Open boat is small and this was good.

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

Dear Beat, Thanks for your review We are glad you enjoyed the open boat with us. I’m surprised you were not able to understand the guide. This is the first time I hear about a certain problem. It’s important to us that our guides speak proper English. We will look in to this, so we can offer our skipper a... More 

Police, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My grandfather came first and only time to visit Amsterdam for a weekend. The whole weekend was wasted because of terribly unprofessional service from Canal Company. We had to come back several times because despite having bought ticktes for certain time there were no places on the boat since they sold them to someome else in the meantime. Terrible comunication... More 

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

Dear Diana, Thanks for your review We are very sorry to hear about your experience with us. I’m not sure what went wrong. Could you please contact me at online@canal.nl about this subject, so we can work this out? More 

Okehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We chose the open boat tour. There were about 10 of us in the boat with our guide. Really relaxing, the guide was very informative and invited questions. Really interesting and good views too.

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

Dear CMCCC, Thanks for your review We are happy to hear that you had a good time at the open boat. We hope to see you back ones again! Have a nice day More 

Mainz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really convenient way of going around the city. Spend almost the whole day changing different lines. We were 5

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

Dear Viktor, Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the Canal Bus. Good to hear your group of 5 where happy to spent the whole day with us. Have a nice day More 

Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We bought 48h tickets for the Hop On Hop Off-Canal Bus and we had a very nice time exploring beautiful Amsterdam per boat. We joined all 3 lines/routes and enjoyed every single ride, the boats and the friendly drivers (particularly the cool, funny and friendly young woman-driver... btw great to see women do this job as well nowadays). One little... More 

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

Dear office_vrw, Thank you for your review We will share your review with the skippers team. I’m sure they will be happy to read about your experience. Thanks for the feedback as well. We will take it with us to improve our product! Have a nice day! More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Boat tours were very relaxing and pleasant, particularly on our rainy day - they offered a warm, informative haven for us:) FYI - I purchased tickets online and picked them up at end of day. I expected there would be evening tours, but no tours were available - tickets became active at pick up not start of cruise - this... More 

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Deinze, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

three different lines, 16 possible stops, hop on hop off, close to a lot of interesting things to see, clear time schedules. Do you want more ?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Perfect tour. 75 minutes to see Amsterdam canals, old town small canals and also larger ones. Very good tour guide, kind and well prepared. It is a must do in Amastardm.

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