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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(0)20 626 5636
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Ranked #54 of 213 Activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We took a 1 hour (actually 1 hour 10 mins) night trip in late October. It was quite cold outside and we were delighted that the boat wasn't draughty and had a very good heating system which kept it nice and warm inside. We got some good views of a range of the key sights of Amsterdam with tour information... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This was great as me and my partner wanted to see more of the canals. The experience was worth the money (10 euros each) we walked more into town which avoided the big queues which you will see as you walk first into the town by the central station... Walk further into the town to get a canal ride from... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

A great tour, boat was in great condition, clean and tidy. The automated headphone guide was easy to use and hear.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

See the city from a totally different perspective, it is definitely worts it to do so. The service itself is absolutely alright, though nothing special. What is special is what you can see during the cruise, so I would defintely recommend doing this when in Amsterdam.

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Mount Forest, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

So relaxing, and entertaining. The scenery was awesome, the boats, houses,the incredible history What a great learning adventure

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We boarded our boat late in the afternoon and took along a couple of Heinkins (sold in their gift shop. There is a toilet on the boat so no worries. You see a lot of Amsterdam with excellent narration. A must do.

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We did the Canal cruises in the middle of the day when it suddenly started to rain. The tickets were cheap (15eur for 1,5 hour), and the boat was comfortably warm and nice. The driver was a funny and helpful man, and he told us lots of fun facts about the city. We saw many attractions, but we also got... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went on the evening trip and sat outside at the back. Staff were helpful and polite and Amsterdam is magical at night.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A quick review - if you are done with walking around coffeeshops and red-light-disctrict and looking for some peacefull time - then look no further. I booked a 1.5 hour ride on nice sunny day - honestly very relaxing. Give it a try

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Took a couple of hours canal tour with our river boat group. It is a great way to see the city, and better with a guide. It is a nice way to spend a lazy Sunday.

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