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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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Quick and enjoyable.

Easy access to the Museumplein and local hotels. Reasonably priced and reasonable amount of information given. In several different languages. Your option

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Easy access to the Museumplein and local hotels. Reasonably priced and reasonable amount of information given. In several different languages. Your option

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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The tour was nice. It was on time. We paid €18 each which seemed more expensive than the others by €1 or €2 but it was worth it as the boat wasn't full of lemmings. Nice tour guide. Told us information when the head phones didn't. Nice experience, especially when it was raining and we can keep dry but still... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We took the small open boat tour and had a fantastic time. Trumpet playing captain Bart was great. Very knowledgeable about the city and plays a mean trumpet. What else can you ask for?

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful way to see parts of the city. 75 minute trip with audio description, learned a lot about the architecture and history. Very good value for money, recommended for all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We took a day tour with Blue Boat Torus on our last day in Amsterdam and had a great time. The ride was very pleasant and they appear to explore far more of the canal system then many other companies do. The audio guide was fairly useful and was complemented by useful and at times amusing additional information from our... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A must to understand a little more of the history of Amsterdam, and to see the sights. Comfortable boat, with helpful staff. Would recommend to visitors of all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

enjoyed this a lot! we did this on our 10 hour layover and definitely worth it. we did the first trip which is 10 am, not crowded, not too hot. great choices of language for the audio. easy location to find. highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Really enjoyed the tour, a must if in Amsterdam, you get to see a different perspective of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

the boat cruise takes 75 minutes but is really worth the money that you pay as it takes you around Amsterdam and into the open sea almost , great views and the boatman was a master in navigation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I've done this tour twice now and it has been lovely both times. The narrative gets a little annoying (in a funny way!) but it tells you so much about the history of Amsterdam. You go to all the important places because the canal system is so vast. Definitely the best boat tour I've ever been on!

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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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