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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 #59 of 278 Activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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 trip you will get a great perspective of the city.
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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved hopping on and off the boats as I pleased. Even better with beautiful weather in the summer. Reguar stops for you to get off, and even if you don't get off you can see a lot of the sights from the canal. It's always buzzing with other boats. We got 2 day tickets which were really good value.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

For a quiet day trip then I would suggest an hour on one of Amsterdam's canal cruises. Very peaceful and good fun travelling around the many canals that Amsterdam is famous for. Good commentary provided of the various sights.

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India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Take a beer and jump in this cruise to get close to the history of Amsterdam by going through the magnificent canal system(also how it is still maintained) and to get the answer to the question, why these houses in Amsterdam which are close to canals are a bit tilted towards the front and why they have the pulley at... More

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Gives you a peek in amsterdam but is more apt for students of history our senior couples. The young ones can get bored with a longer tour. A word of thanks to our guide who made extra effort to get the most out for us.

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W. Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Numerous companies run canal cruises and they are all similar. An hour cruise gives you a great overview of the extensive canal network, it's purpose, and the wonderful architecture along the most important canals. You are then free to wander the canals for closer encounters with the inner city area.

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Tivat, Montenegro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I suggest to everyone who is visiting Netherlands, becouse you ll see one other look at the beautiful Amsterdam

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful way to explore the city. Amsterdam is a relatively small place, but it has plenty of attractions and cruising the canals is probably on the top 5.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Amsterdam is defined by its canals, so it is a must to do a canal cruise while you are there. The best way to make the most out of it, is to buy the ticket in the morning and wait for the sun. then hop on the boat and enjoy it, the scenery would be captivating. and if you are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Closed boats, warm, nice view... every other boat we crossed on our trip was just worse (especially skip the 'private' open ones if it's not too hot). The tour is very nice and worth your time and money.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a great way to sit back and relax while traveling around the city at a leisurely pace. The boats stop at many convenient places around the city and are somewhat spartan but reasonably comfortable. There are several different routes, but these seem to duplicate each other to some extent. The primary boarding point outside the main railway station... More

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