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Blue Boat Tours

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Address: Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 679 1370
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Description: Welcome to the perfect Canal Cruise Experience!Language guarantee!We...
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!
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Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise
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Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

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There are several canal tour companies in Amsterdam: this is one of the bigger ones. The boats are clean, the commentary is fine…….but it spends a bit too long out in the sea for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The headphones provided for this tour were decidedly cheap and kept dropping out of their sockets thus interrupting the commentary. an Easy way to see what the city had to offer.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There are several canal tour companies in Amsterdam: this is one of the bigger ones. The boats are clean, the commentary is fine…….but it spends a bit too long out in the sea for my liking, so you don't get to see so much of the canals. Otherwise, no complaints. But if what you want is to travel along canals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took the first trip of the day near Leidseplein. There is commentary in your own language via headphones in your own language. The driver also gave commentary in between which was great and quite funny. We saw many things that we wouldn't get to during our trip and found out about Waterlooplein market on the boat. Highly recommended the... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fantastic open boat tour - sunny weather. Suggest take the open boat tour for 18 euro each. This is a smaller boat with more personal service and then goes along the more narrower canals the larger boats are unable to reach. Lovely way to spend 75 minutes with all the main sites in Amsterdam. The highlight was the excellent trumpet... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You only get an understanding of the city when you take a boat tour. This one was fantastic. 90 min after dark :) Free drinks included. And wonderful service. Has a bathroom (in case you are wondering), but the light was off :(

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A boat ride on the canals is an absolute must when you visit Amsterdam. We bought a ticket easily at the office on site, and then boarded within minutes (boats depart about every 15 minutes so there is no need to book) There is also a small kiosk on site to grab a drink or snack prior to departure. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Amazing trip along the canals. There´s a light snack included in the price and a guide telling you about the different buildings and bridges. There are several boat companies that offer the ride, just go, see and choose!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you're in Amsterdam, you should make this happen. Fun tour with lots of history, trivia, laughs, sights and fun little tidbits that you can't get anywhere else! Out tour guide was funny, personable and knowledgeable...we had a blast!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went for the small open boat tour which was only 2 euros more expensive than the big boat, but it was totally worth it. First of all the small boat is open and you have a much better view, and if you are lucky, like us, nobody else booked, so we actually had a private tour. Our guide, captain... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I see others have had positive experiences with this company. Our captain, and I call him this generously, was terrible. He literally never said a word to us. Didn't explain how to use the audio system (hint, it is on one side of a trash can on your table). I would also recommend taking an open air boat if the... More 

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Address: Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 679 1370
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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