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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 #54 of 289 Activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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66 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

It's nothing very special, but I suppose if you want to see the canals, you would have to do it at least once. We got the hop-on, hop-off tickets but we didn't even go one full round due to lack of time (we wanted to see the museums too). The cruise is thankfully very slow, so you really get to... More 

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Bodø, Norge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

cruising on the canals of Amsterdam, while listening to a bit history from the city was perfect for relaxing. The skipper was very friendly, and drove us saftly and comfortable through the canals. We could see a lot from the city, which I didn't see yet, because we used the metro too often. We decided for a tour that takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

No complaints. Trip left on time and visited many good sights at Christmas with good narration in English. Facing forward or aft made no difference. We enjoyed this experience and got a great exposure to this interesting city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

My wife wanted to take this cruise because there were many light displays on the canals and she wanted to see them from the water. My problem with the cruise was that we arrived when all the seats facing the front of the boat had been filled. In other words, we had to sit in awkward positions to see out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I'm not a big fan of cruises . But this being Netherlands, its a must to take the cruise and enjoy the wonderful sceneries. The building structure by the canal are very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

When we were in Amsterdam we traveled once with canal cruises. It was great. We saw a lot of nice places and we were able to take a photo. I recommend it to everybody if somebody is there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We booked the dinner cruise at the Ticket & Tour shop near Dam Square for the Dinner Cruise. It cost 72,50 EUR per person and included a welcome drink followed by a beautiful canal cruise and a four course menu. Everybody had their own table and the food was really good. All drinks (wine, beer, sodas, coffee etc.) are included... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is such a great trip, beautiful buildings, great houseboats, fabulous bridges well worth the money I loved it as did my friend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I'm glad I did not listen to my friend's advice on skipping canal cruises. I get seasick easily, am afraid of committing to much time sailing through similar looking canals and missing out on other interesting sights as a result but both didn't happen! It's a must do in my opinion.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Hmmmmm, not really what we expected. The commentary is provided by headphones and a pre recording. Which means you have to concentrate pretty hard if you want to see what they are talking about. And who knows if the commentary comes on before or after you've already passed an attraction because no one actually points anything out to you. You're... More 

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