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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 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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  • 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very enjoyable time on this cruise. The commentary was informative and knowledgeable and you were given headphones to select your own language so you didn't have to listen to other languages over a microphone. It was slightly cramped and we were sitting on top of other people facing them directly. We did the evening cruise which was excellent

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We bought the ticket bundle for the Blue Boat canal tour, the Rijksmuseum, and the Rembrandt House and had a ticket on our phone. When we arrived at the booth, we had to show the phone pdf to get actual tickets (waste of paper, this should be streamlined), and then make a reservation for a boat, as the one soon... More

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Alenquer, Portugal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Can you get another view over Amsterdam. Also to know some fun facts about the city that do not normally come in books. The high point is the passage where you can see the 15 bridges. Those who can do, I recomend.

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Ninove, Belgium
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

During 75minutes you get a nice overview of Amsterdam. You sit in a boat and go trough the canals of Amsterdam. This is worth to do ! And when you have a IAmsterdam card you even get a free tour.

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Bradenton, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Was a very pretty night tour of Amsterdam. Was a little disappointed they had to switched the rout due to work being done in the water.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We chose this company from the many available as their tour was included on the IAmsterdam Card which we had bought. (I really recommend getting on of these as it covers a lot of attractions in Amsterdam along with travel on trams and some buses and various other discounts in restaurants etc) The tours run on the hour, at quarter... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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