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Blue Boat Tours

Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Owner description: Welcome to the perfect Canal Cruise Experience!Language guarantee!We strive to create a unique experience on our regular cruises (our City Canal... more » Owner description: Welcome to the perfect Canal Cruise Experience!Language guarantee!We strive to create a unique experience on our regular cruises (our City Canal Cruises, Evening Cruises and Blue Boat Dinner Cruise); all our boats are equipped with an extensive Personal Audio System that lets you select the language you prefer. On our City Canal Cruise we offer 17 languages choose from! We provide you with your own set of headphones, which are yours to keep. It also means you do not have to listen to any of the other languages, just to the one that you have selected. And because you only hear one language, we can tell you more!Blue Boat Company's fleet consists of luxurious party boats; six of our boats are fitted with wheelchair access en two are powered by electricity, using “green electricity” to make our contribution to cleaner air. All our boats have a glass roof that can be opened, an outside deck on the back (ideal for picture taking!)and in winter, we turn on our central heating!In summer, take our unique small open boat, the Blue Sky Boat, for a more intimate tour.And don't forget our unique 4 course a la carte dinner cruise, which combines a lovely meal, specially selected wines and the best views in one evening! « less
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Melbourne
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199 reviews 199 reviews
68 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I was excited about taking a canal cruise. This one lasted 75 minutes and I was totally bored. The commentary is corny and cringeworthy and seriously needs an update. At times it is like Ron and Nell are more interested in telling you they have lived in Amsterdam for 60 years instead of telling the story of the city. Disappointed... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The boat tour was great. We got a discount also and bought the ticket for 11€. The boat was big ,we got a seat outside the covered area which was great to take pictures and unhindered view of the city Amsterdam. They have taken us through the harbour and behind the centraal station which was great. It last for more... More

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Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Took the 90 min Evening Tour and loved it. Amsterdam is a great city to see in the evening and the boat that we took was excellent and a great value. They provided ear phones and the commentary played through in many different languages. Drinks were available at a reasonable price and we enjoyed a bottle of wine for around... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Picked the blue boat company based on previous good reviews and was not disappointed. 15€ ticket if you buy it from the pier. They sell drinks on the pier too that you can take on the boat with you. Boat was nice, you could open windows on a sunny day but have it rain proof if you get unlucky with... More

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Odiham, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Hired a blue boat for a business evening, feedback from the team was one of being underwhelmed. The welcome was pleasant and we were all given drinks on arrival. The route was fine but there wasn't any commentary - this would have added some context, even if it was just for the main sights as we cruised around the canals.... More

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devon uk
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161 reviews 161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Glass topped boats, free earphones and a commentary in many languages. Very informative but still gave you time to soak up the atmosphere and sights.

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Fort Saskatchewan
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We did about an hour and 15 minute tour with the Blue Boat. We all loved it. There were headphones given to all and then you could choose from many languages to listen to the tour. There was lots of information given. The boats are very long and very low. They just fit under many of the bridges and only... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a great way, other than walking to capture Architecture of Amsterdam. While the audio part of the tour was a bit cheesy, it was somewhat informative. This boat actually has wheelchair accessibility as well.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My friend and I went on an evening cruise on our last night in Amsterdam and really enjoyed the cruise. You saw a different side to Amsterdam with a different perspective I would recommend

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Rincon de Guayabitos
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Did the dinner cruise with blue boat. It was great. Wine glass was never empty. Very good service and servers were talkative with local info as well. I would recommend this for a dinner one night. Can easily take the tram from central station. The trams and busses are excellent to get around. My google maps showed my gps location... More

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