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Blue Boat Tours

Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0031-206791370
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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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Ipoh, malaysia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As in Amsterdam it has lot of canals, the trip by the Blue boat, is worth. Driven by husband and wife team, ( I forget their names) are very pleasant people, and always smile at us. . We were given audio that can translated to 10 languages. You can hear and see all the historical building in Amsterdam. At the... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The tour itself was OK. You had a free headset and recorded audio with the boat ride. But, the captain did something dangerous. We were at a busy intersection and he came up on a peddle boat with two young ladies. He rammed them from behind and pushed their boat against the wall of the canal. The girls were scared... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My parents and I took a dinner cruise with Blue Boat on our recent holiday in Amsterdam and were very impressed. The cruise itself is a lovely and peaceful way to see the sights of Amsterdam. The food was great, especially as my dietary requirements (lactose intolerance) was fully catered for with a totally amended menu (eg. I received a... More

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Cornwall
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39 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Did this trip as a last thing to do before we went home, glad we did as it allows a different view from the roads and some other places harder to get too. I guess most of the operators are similar but we chose this one on their start location for convenience. Very clean boat and captain was really relaxed... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Really enjoyed the day cruise which was 75 minutes long. Perfect amount of time. I really enjoyed that the tour guide was through headphones so if you didnt want to, you didnt have to listen and could just enjoy the beautiful sites of Amsterdam. We listened to the tour and it was very informative and wasnt information overload. Really enjoyable... More

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Plymouth UK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Booked with a ticket for the Concertgebouw, Very pleasant team on board; chilled and un-rushed. Recommended.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Like many attractions in Amsterdam, this was a 15€ fee. There might be better deals around but I felt like I got my money's worth. The recorded narration, even though at times it is silly, is good. The boat captain on the first ride did nothing more that drive and point but the second time the captain supplemented the recordings... More

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Rotterdam
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Over the years I did a lot of canal cruises with visitors from abroad. Basically all the cruises are the same, but the evening cruise is really value for money. They take you into “The Wallen” which particularly nice at night. The personal headsets are great. So you don’t have to listen to 10 different languages and miss the attractions... More

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Cindy K, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Boat Tours, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Great to hear you enjoyed our cruise and our personal audio system! We are hoping to add more choices to the stories over the following year, so you can not only pick your language, but also the theme of the storie you want to listen to! More

Middletown, md
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

They advertised 75 minutes and it was exactly that! The tour went past many of the historic sites of Amsterdam and gave us a good layout of the city. The English language tape is pretty silly; I wanted to toss the two narrators overboard. Seems brazen that they ferry you around and then ask for tips at the end of... More

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Top Contributor
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I am so pleased that we booked with Blue Boat! By some odd set of circumstances, our family of four were the only guests on the boat that evening. We waited for fifth guest who didn't show up, possibly due to the rainy evening. Because of the rain, the staff invited us onto the boat early and even brought me... More

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