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Holland International Canal Cruises

Prins Hendrikkade 33a (opposite Central Station), 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
+31 20217501
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Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise
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Ranked #90 of 217 Activities in Amsterdam
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Owner description: 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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Birmingham, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Nice way to see Amsterdam from a different vantage point. About an hour long and in that time frame a good amount of Amsterdam history was explained. Did the tour at night based on a recommendation to see how the canals are lit up with the lights. I think it would have been better to see during the day to... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We went to the cocktail cruise and really enjoyed it. It lasted two hours and we were provided with nibbles cocktails and wine. I think you could upgrade as certain people had cheeseboard and bread but we weren't offered anything when we booked. What would have been nice was if the had sheets on the table giving you the route... More

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Holland International Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Meinir, Thank you! We are happy that you enjoyed your canal cruise. Have a great day, L. Franken More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This was a really lovely cruise, offering a little bit of luxury and romance. We expected the boat to be basic and the cocktails to be much the same but this really wasn't the case. The seats were comfortable and padded, there were tablecloths and candles on the tables, the cocktails were delicious, the wine was unlimited, and the waiting... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

It was ok to see canals but did not enjoy. No effort was made to enthusise tourist, hopping on off would have been interesting

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Holland International Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Regmirira, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry that you were not that enthousiastic about the canal cruise. I will share your feedback with the team. With kind regards, L. Franken More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Just over an hour which was quite ample it was intresting see the canals as it gives a very different perspective. Worried the audio commentry wouldn't line up but it was spot on and actually more informative than the free walking tour sandmans we'd done the day before. A must do.

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Bat Yam, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

my boyfriend and I went on this cruse and enjoined it very much, we received very tasty cheese and wine with candlelight . the team explained about the sights that we saw on the way . in overall it is very nice way to spend the evening . the cruse lasted two hours , i think it should be shorter.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

On the positive side the boat was roomy and clean. Although the boat ride was OK, the commentary was recorded and wasn't very detailed. It also didn't give a great overall orientation to the city. So if you want the canal experience it was OK, but that was all it was.

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Holland International Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear sir/madam, We are happy that you found the canal cruise tour OK. We are sorry about the audio-guide and the orientation. I will share your feedback with the team! With kind regards, L. Franken More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We loved the narration and view. We went at night. My wife thinks the day time cruise would have been a better idea.

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Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As my regular readers will know, I try to be very objective about my reviews and avoid being too negative unless it is really called for. Usually because I do my homework before staying at a hotel or taking an excursion. Well this time I have to say - don’t go on this particular canal cruise, it does not represent... More

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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Holland International Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Australian Travelguru, First of all, thank you for your detailed review. All feedback is welcome. We are very sorry that you were not satisfied with the 100 Highlights tour. I will share your comments with team. Indeed, for pictures and optimal viewing maybe an open boat tour with the Canal Hopper would be more up your alley. This Hopper... More

Calgary, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Would recommend the dinner cruise 100%....food; staff; were great on the night and to see Amsterdam by night from the canals was wonderful. Would do this trip again and again .

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