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Blue Boat Tours

Stadhouderskade 30, Amsterdam 1071, The Netherlands
0031-206791370
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Ranked #64 of 201 activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
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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Australia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
49 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had heard much of the commentary the previous day on the walking tour. Nevertheless, it was a very pleasant hour on the canal. Unlike previous contributors we had no problem knowing when to look right or left for attractions as it was clearly stated on the commentary. However, the commentary itself was quite painful with its forced jokes etc.... More

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We did the 75min tour one afternoon to see the City. It was good but agree with others, the commentary was a bit confusing in places as I couldn't see what they were talking about. What made it more difficult was that the driver of the boat sometimes did a bit of commentary over the recorded commentary! That got a... More

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preston
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We decided to celebrate the50th birthdays of two friends by trying the blue boat canal tour in the evening with food and drink included in the price. At approx £56 per head we found it to be good value. We were surprised that the drink really was unlimited and we had a great time! We didn't have the benefit of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We took the 75-min afternoon City Canal Cruise which is a great way to see the city and return to areas you wish to explore further. The tour was average; it included earphones to listen to the audio commentary available in various languages. You can save 2€ by booking online.

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Belfast
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We found the audio running commentary very confusing as they didn't tell you where to look to see what they were talking about. If they had said, as all other tours would, "on you right you will see.... or on your left is......" They talked away about things and we hadn't a clue what they were talking about so we... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Blue line boat tour is very nice and interesting way to meet Amsterdam from water. This I recomend to all if you are first time in Amsterdam as it is only 10-15euro and you can see Amsterdam from boat position.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The trip took 75 minutes in which I sat in agony and bored to death, the captain doesn't greet us when we boarded and he seemed a bit detached, like he just want to get it done with. Frankly, the whole tour can be squeezed to 10 minutes but then they couldn't charge you 15 euro for it.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

view Amsterdam from the water it is just amazing our pilot was very knowledgeable and told us lots of interesting facts including one that15000 bikes are pulled from the canals every year

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Jackson, Wyoming
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30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Recommended by the hotel, Blue Boat tours offered a great orientation of the city and canals. We were impressed with the sights visited in 75-minutes and it was also a great way to take a break from walking. We purchased a family ticket at the kiosk and then had to ask some questions to make sure we had the details,... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We booked the evening cruise and it was something else to see Amsterdam lit up at night from the canals. The staff are always willing to help with anything they can serving drinks etc. It was a bit tight as everyone had to share tables with other people, but really good none the less. The commentary is very informative, my... More

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