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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(0)20 626 5636
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As featured in 3 days in Amsterdam
Ranked #45 of 210 activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

all of it ! cant remember how much it was but no more than 20 euros for 1 hr. Go on the open top cruise

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had a great time doing a circular trip on the canal bus. It took just under two hours to go the whole circle. Costs 22 euros for a day pass and you can hop on and off as you wish. Get to see the sights of the city away from crowds of people on the streets. Good way to get... More

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slc
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I loved the Canal Cruise, it was a great way to see the city and gave a little history as well! It was a very unique perspective to see the city at canal level! Dinner cruise was also great! A must do!

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Decatur, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you only have one day in Amsterdam, take a canal cruise. But if you want to take photos, get there early and sit towards the rear of the boat. Otherwise you will be taking pictures through hazy, scratched plexiglass windows.

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

canal cruise is very beautiful, it's not going to forget this activity if a visit to the Netherlands ..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Took the cruise with the USAF vball team and the cruise staff was outstanding. They were enjoying themselves as well with a bunch of players representing the USA. Will definitely go back with the family...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

While visiting Amsterdam we took a Canal cruise through the canals. The cruise had commentary and it was all in English. The cruise lasted an hour and the commentary was very informative. We saw houses,Cafes,Buildings all along the river including the narrowest at only 1 metre wide. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip it was good value for money.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

got a coupon for 50% off so me and my sone went half price, The full price is worth it too, lots to see and its nice after all the walking to sit around and take the load off. Try to get a window seat, have your camera ready. Captain was nice and polite. A must do in Amsterdam, don't... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

lovely trip around Amsterdam and got away from all the bikes for a while!!!! Got to see the beauty of Amsterdam on relaxing trip.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This boat cruise was nice, but nothing special. The views from the boat are lovely- the canals are so interesting and full of life. Being on a boat is such a great way to experience the waterways. The boat was fine, and the audio guide was ok (if not a bit daggy and embarrassing at times to listen to) But... More

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