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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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Alvesta, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Blue Boat Tours The tour was free as part of the Amsterdam card deal. I suggest you get there early as it gets busy with big groups of tourists. The first tour started at 10am so we got there at 9.45 am which was enough time to get on. The tour lasted 75 mins and get through the canals of... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Due to the poor weather at the time we decided a canal trip would be a good way to see parts of Amsterdam we might otherwise miss, as we did not want to get soaked on a bike! The audio is available in about 20 or so languages which accompany some tourist info from the captain. It's a little cheesy... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

In more than 20 years of coming to Amsterdam I've never done a canal cruise. I did today and it was excellent. A great way to view the city, excellent tour operator and full of interesting facts and sights. Do it, you won't regret

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We booked a 10pm evening cruise to enjoy after dinner and it was probably the best thing we did all week. You definitely see Amsterdam at it's best. It was really well priced and the staff were really friendly and attentive. The cruise itself wasn't guided throughout, just at bits worth mentioning. If you want details, then this isn't for... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I had fun though. We sat with a Danish couple and had a great time talking and listening to the hokey, but still informative, narration. The cruise was worth both the money and the time and included areas that I would not otherwise have seen. I say try it!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This trip was part of the card I amsterdam prepaid we had a 72 hr time on to do as much as poss. If I had paid seperatly we would have been dissapointed. the canal trips the best part was going out on to the harbour side past the Navel Museum along side the Amsterdam sailing ship a fantastic veiw... More

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Doncaster
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We combined this with the museum tour and it was a great start to the day. Well planned out and the audio was available in a wide variety of languages which was not boring or mono toned and provides you with lots of local knowledge. This is a must do as it takes you to places you wont get to... More

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Bayeux, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

75 minutes well spent on that cruise, gives a good understanding and overview of the city. I don't know if the others are better or worse, this one worked for me, commentaries in 15+ languages, though a little cheesy, were for me just the right amount of information.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We relied on hotel concierge and the proximity. The tour missed Rembrandt's house and a few other curious omissions. The audio banged on with an incredibly annoying expat couple delivering a cringeworthy account of their personal history entwined with Amsterdam's. Captain was fine and the most exciting part was avoiding other boats. Would recommend doing a canal tour, just not... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The boat was fine and the seats were comfortable. We weren’t packed in like sardines (or herring!), which was nice. The captain did a great job of maneuvering us in and out of canals and making tight turns. The coveted outside seats in the back quickly filled up. I wished the sliding glass ceiling panels were opened for those seated... More

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