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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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Took a Blue boat tour in October 2014. Very nice experience, well organised, friendly staff, great price. Would gladly recommend! Saw a lot, heard a lot, was easy to keep on touristing having gathered knowledge about the main attractions!

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Split, Croatia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this tour overall and think it is a good way to get a feel for the layout of the city. As others have noted, the tour is via headsets with a slightly cheesy narration. But many of the facts shared are still very interesting. Tours run on the hour, at 15 past and at half past but... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was a fascinating tour, but it's all audio, which I would prefer a live person to do the talking. The facts were interesting and the canals were pretty, but if you were sitting on the wrong side of the table (facing away from the captain) you couldn't look out without a window being between you and the view, which... More

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

My family and I love Amsterdam. It's a beautiful city with everything you could ask for (and then some!). But if the audio tour on this trip is anything to go by, it's the dullest place on earth. The boat trip itself was pleasant enough, with our captain expertly navigating the canals and open waters. Although at just over 1... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This tour is not narrated live. The recorded discussion you listen to is lame. The tour is basically informational and it is nice to see the city from that viewpoint. Would recommend that you find a live narrated your. It missed the big sections of the city.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
47 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

6 adults we decided on a Sunday morning tour in the sun, we boarded near our ibis hotel, the ticket purchase not signposted so we walked towards a door, and the photographer shouted private ! , we asked where do we get tickets his reply on the boat. We then saw another guide who told us we purchased on the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It was a good time a nice way to end our trip and we learnt alot! The tour guide was funny and made is feel comfortable but God Forbid you use the toilet it's the size of a washing machine

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What a wonderful trip. We had this free with our iCard purchase & were really pleased at how informative this was. Highly recommended!

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I booked the 2.5 hours evening dinner cruise for a group of 12 people. I cost about £54 each, once the currency exchange and credit card fees were added on. I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, all drinks are included, and the food was of a reasonable standard considering the size of the galley. The waiting staff were really helpful and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

This tour is marketed as including audio. And some people get audio. But not everyone. My daughter and I were not allowed to board the boat until half an hour after the departure time had passed. We were told there "were still seats so just find one and take it." We were not told that the number of tickets sold... More

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