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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Address: Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (0)20 626 5636
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Ranked #61 of 332 Activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A cruise on Amsterdam's canals is a must for any first-time visitor. By doing this early in your...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Family holiday with daughter so what better way than on canal boat seeing the sights of Amsterdam Tour guide was informative helpful explaining all the sights from oldest church to the small houses to pulleys on front house The old distilleries Anne frank house Was to hoop on as and off Well worth money learnt loads about old Amsterdam. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had someone recommend the Blue line Canal tour. They are located about 1 block from the Rijks Museum. We really like the tour. They have us earphones and you can listen to history as you ride through the canals. You can choose the setting of the language you want to hear. I recommned doing htis on the first day... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A trip to Amsterdam really wouldn't be complete without a ride along its famous canals. My boyfriend and I were particularly lucky as Amsterdam was hosting a light festival during our stay and we were able to take a cruise known as the 'Water Colours Cruise' which took you along the canals to see the artists exhibits for only 20... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There are many and long canals in Amsterdam. Now they are mainly used for tourism. It is a very good way to see large parts of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

First boat broke down, but after getting into next boat there is an offer gasoline smell throughout the trip. I will try one of the other canal cruise lines. Does give you a nice tour otherwise. No food or drink offered on this one.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Canal Cruises are a great way to see Amsterdam, especially in winter, if you want to warm up a little bit. Unfortunatelly, in winter is also hard to take good photos through the glass of the boat. An audio guide in more languages is also included in the price (at least the cruise we took had one). There are many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took the regular cruise, and it was a great way to see the city. Beautiful views, as well as very informative multi language audio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We did this canal tour on the first day of our trip to Amsterdam. It was a 75 minute trip around the canals of Amsterdam following a larger circular route. We picked up the boat opposite the Heineken Brewery and it dropped us off there as well. You get to see a lot of the canals and house that line... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We used our tour to get orientated and was generally successful. Would recommend doing first day. Takes about 90 minutes. Good Value. Night trips during Holiday Season you can also view several light displays but you wont' learn much about the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The hop on hop off boats are a very good opportunity to resume your visit or to get an idea of what you want to dig into deeper in Amsterdam. Plan your hours well. Doing the red and green lines covers all you need to see, you can skip the Orange route. I personally think it's a little bit expensive.... More 

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