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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, Amsterdam 1017 , The Netherlands
(0)20 626 5636
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As featured in 3 days in Amsterdam
Ranked #45 of 209 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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worcestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Did the hour daytime cruise and thought it was very good. Lots of info on the commentary supplemented by the driver of the boat. Well worth doing as gives you the history of the city but also gives you your bearings.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We only had 1/2 a day to visit Amsterdam and we did a canal tour. It was well worth the money and the time. The commentary was good and available in many languages, and the seeing the city from the very important waterways was brilliant. We went on a sunny Sunday when all the residents seemed to be on the... More

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marsa alam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Short excursion to Amsterdam with National Holidays. Coach from joining city to departure at Hull. Crossing very smooth. Meals on board very good but expect queues at busy times. Arrive at Rotterdam next morning then after breakfast a one and half hour journey to Amsterdam, you have approx 5 hours to discover at your leisure, canal trip very good value... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Canal cruise covers different canals of amsterdam city. The running commentary about the various landmarks of the city, facts about the city, it's economy, the houses along the canal shore, their special architecture and the canals, their linkage with the sea etc. Is very informative. Some part of sea is also covered in the cruise. Overall, a nice experience.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

After a long walk across the city centre in Amsterdam if you are looking at relaxing for a while then head for the river cruise. It is an hour put to best use, giving you beautiful views of the city while resting your tired legs at the same time. The tour lasts for an hour and takes you through various... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went on the last cruise of the night and it was well worth it. It is a must for all tourists. Take lots of pictures so you can share with friends.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

to have a short scope and history of Amsterdam's downtown... nice and slow... wait for a bit of sun and it's gonna be a perfect moment... the level of the "driver" is very impressive as you'll see how short is sometimes the space to manoeuvre in

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The canal cruise is a great way to get a whole, new perspective on the city. The cruise my wife and I took included an audio guide which I would rate as fair - good history but a bit corny! It featured a husband and wife team which included comments that bordered on silly. However, on a warm day, this... More

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best ways to get around Amsterdam. You can choose a route, colour coded, and hop on and off. It's a good way to establish where you would like to spend more time and to have a quick look at everything else without wearing yourself out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Amsterdam is a great city, it's a bit of a shame that it's extremely touristy, especially in Summer. As we had a few days here and it's not the first time we visit Amsterdam, we decided to go on a canal tour. It was a interesting but not that special. Go on a canal tour for something special but don't... More

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