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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

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Address: Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (0)20 626 5636
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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A cruise on Amsterdam's canals is a must for any first-time visitor. By doing this early in your trip you will get a great perspective of the city.

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Holland international dinner cruise

Near centraal station €79 each for a four course meal and bread on a 2 1/2 hour trip round the canals by night . It was the start of the light festivals so very pretty and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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billericay, essex england

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billericay, essex england
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Near centraal station €79 each for a four course meal and bread on a 2 1/2 hour trip round the canals by night . It was the start of the light festivals so very pretty and relaxed. Warm and welcoming trip food was As you expected nice food and freshly cooked. Plenty of wine or soft drinks included.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't bother with the bus tour. The canal tour is superb and much more comfortable. You can hop on and off. The canals are serene and you see all the sights close up. You can get a bus plus canal 24 hour ticket.

Thank stephenmT3037JH
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

if you have been lucky enough to travel to Amsterdam you need to do a Canal Cruise you will see Amsterdam from the inside There are some amazing houses floating on the canals of Amsterdam and you only get a true look whilst sailing on the canals A must do !

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most tourists want to do the Canal Cruise and we were not an exception.All very interesting with most of the tour recorded in Dutch first and then English.Our Captain of the Canal Boat from time to time added various comments live. He was a Master manoevering his vessel through the tightest of corners and turning on a sixpence and that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like interaction with your cruise crew this is not for you. You sit in a long boat with about 50 of your closest tourist fiends, who hail from all stretches of the world. Because of that they have a recorded tour that plays in several languages. This is still great and seems give a lot of information about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the canal cruise at night and it was so romantic. There is a bit of commentary along the cruise ride and they tell you a little bit about the canals and important sights.

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to feel the spirit of Amsterdam, to see it from inside, take a Canal Cruise. You'll see ancient buildings and bridges. Real must-see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in the Dam Square area and after having a pleasant couple of glasses of wine this pleasant looking chap pulled up alongside us and said he was just starting the Canal Tour - we jumped on and what a lovely surprise it was - he was so knowledgeable and we got to find out the historical side of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Canal cruise of Amsterdam is very unique . It shows u the city from the waterways . The cruise covers quite a bit of the sightseeing iternary though from a distance , show casing the beautiful houses of the rich and famous and the history of some . It does get boring after some time as the pace is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got the cruise last Wednesday 4-5pm . The boards is covered in and the commentary was excellent. €10 for adults was good value. Would highly recommend.

Thank Tom N

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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