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Holland International Canal Cruises

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Address: Prins Hendrikkade 33a (opposite Central Station), 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20217501
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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 canals.
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Great cruise but room for improvement

My friend and I really enjoyed this cruise around the canals. Was very relaxing and saw many interesting sights of Amsterdam. The only downside was it was quite difficult to hear... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My friend and I really enjoyed this cruise around the canals. Was very relaxing and saw many interesting sights of Amsterdam. The only downside was it was quite difficult to hear the speaker which gave an historical account of what we were seeing. Also while interesting, it was not presented in an engaging manner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the cocktail cruise one evening during the Amsterdam Light Festival in December and it really was a special way to spend a couple of hours in the city. Our on board host, Charlie, was both informative in his knowledge of Amsterdam and attentive to us as guests. We received a selection of nibbles and dips alongside cocktails which... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I took this one hour canal cruise in Amsterdam while visiting in December of 2014. One receives beautiful highlights and a great orientation to the Amsterdam canal rings and central district neighborhood. Highly recommended for the first time Amsterdam visitor. Make sure to dress warmly (in winter) and to take a camera. Some of the views from the boat are... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We booked this canal cruise as an excursion from our p&o ferry on our way there. For only £9pp it was really worth it. It's easy to find as it's right outside the main station and where the coaches drop you off. It runs every half an hour and it takes roughly an hour to complete the trip. There's an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We did this during the only sunny day of our visit and weren't disappointed. It offers the typical boat tour with the automated narrative in several languages. You can see many of the attractions and get a nice overview of the city's architecture.

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West Runton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had a lovely evening cruise: really good value, with a great platter of bread, cheese and chutney, and loads of wine. Handy tip: keep drinking, and they will come round and fill your glass up! It was great fun, and a really nice way to see so much of Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We did the pizza cruise whilst in Amsterdam and had a brilliant time! It was lovely and atmospheric and it was a chance to see the city lit up. There was a choice of pizza topping and choice of Ben & Jerry's ice cream which also included soft drinks and wine/beer. Tickets can be bought from the kiosk by the... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went on the Water Colours cruise as I'd heard good things about the festival of light. Overall it was pretty good but it could have been so much better if the captain on our boat wasn't so rude, if the boat left on time and if all of the light installations had been working (Not the cruise companies fault... More 

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CanalCompany, Communications at Holland International Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Ciara19, Thank you for your review, it's very helpful! We're glad that you enjoyed the cruise, but we're sorry to hear about your experience with the captain, the brochure and the late departure. Normally our captains are very friendly and helpful, and leave on time, so this is not the way it is supposed to be. If you send... More 

Munich, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We did the Festival of Lights cruise which was very nice and atmospheric. We we just already exasperated from having to wait in line on a cold night for 90min even though we had booked online with Viator which also cost more than the walk up price and did not let us use the fast lane. The fact that tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had an amazing time on the "pizza cruise", run by thomson holland international canal cruises. We did the cruise during the light festival which was just great, the commentary was fantastic and couldn't have asked for friendlier staff. The bonus was the unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks - we definitely got our money's worth!! the pizza was tasty... More 

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