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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 Bike - A Great Way to See the City!

We rented a canal bike (pedalo) with friends and pedalled from Anne Franks House to the Leidseplein. This was a great thing to do, it was brilliant fun and interesting to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Aimee_Boyle
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We rented a canal bike (pedalo) with friends and pedalled from Anne Franks House to the Leidseplein. This was a great thing to do, it was brilliant fun and interesting to see Amsterdam from the water. It was reasonably priced as well, 8 Euro each for an hour and a half (it was a special offer). Loads of other pedaloes... More 

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

Hi Aimee, Thanks for your reaction. We are happy to see you had fun with the Canal Bike paddling through the Amsterdam Canals! More 

Ely, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

On our last day in Amsterdam we thought this would be a great way to get around the city (relaxing) and see the views from the canals. Sadly, despite being at the stop more than 5 minutes before the published departure time, we somehow missed it as it did not stick to the schedule, which would be fine, if there... More 

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

Dear Ginger, We are sorry to hear that the boat did no go on schedule. I don’t know what went wrong there. I will share this information with our planning team, so we can prevent this will happen again. Thanks for sharing this information. Good to hear that you went back to our Canal Shop and that they handled it... More 

Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Good overall, does what all the others do, but their hours are not that great, they don't start early enough and they finish too early. They stop running around 4pm, as a tourist 4pm is still prime time to see more activities and need to get around. Otherwise, nice boats, nice captains.

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Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We bought the 24 hour ticket. Made life easy for travelling around the city, we had a small baby with us. Cruising along the canals was a good way to spend the afternoon and still be able use it the following day to travel between sights. Commentry on board not very informative.

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Valence, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We rent a canal bike for 1,5 hour. It was so fun to do it. We drive next the other tourist boat. We took a lot of amazing pictures from the canal ! And the most is that's cheap ! We paid 22 for 2 people

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went on the Cocktail Cruise which departed 8pm. The boat is set up with tables for four people on each - thankfully (I'm unsure as to whether it was planned this way as we prebooked the cruise online) we had a table of four to ourselves despite there only being two of us. Each table had a plate of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

From the captain of the canal boat to the amazing setting this was a well worth trip around Amsterdam's canals. With commentary in Dutch, French and English many guests are catered for but even if you didn't speak any of the above languages just seeing the city this way is amazing. The boats themselves are clean and warm. The tour... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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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