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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

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Address: Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (0)20 626 5636
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: A cruise on Amsterdam's canals is a must for any first-time visitor. By...
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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Canal dinner cruise

My husband and I took a dinner cruise on the canal and had so much fun. It is a great way to see Amsterdam and have dinner. It was romantic and the food and service was good. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Ilsa K
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took a dinner cruise on the canal and had so much fun. It is a great way to see Amsterdam and have dinner. It was romantic and the food and service was good. I highly recommend this tour. I will say that the directions on the tickets went real clear about actually locating the boat. It... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth doing. You get to see many houseboats, the floating chinese restaraunt, and various parts of the city in such a short amount of time. If you time it right, the reflections in the water make great photos. Looking up through the roof to see some of the buildings is necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We took this boat tour on our first day, in order to get a better idea of the city. We checked the time slots and only had to wait about 10 minutes. The tour isn't too long or too short, and it shows you all the great landmarks whilst giving you information in many languages through headphones. This is the... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I love this city it hhas so many attractions and the people are always friendly, a lot of things to see and do, if you love pancakes, then you should go to the Pancake House I have never seen so many different types of pancakes. You must see the Ann Frank House , it's amazing. This city has so much... More 

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North Down
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is the only way to see Amsterdam. Boats leave from outside central station (these seem to be more expense) or from the canal at the front of Park Plaza Brasserie. Boat trips are available all day. Evening trips include drink parties or meals both at extra cost.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We toured Amsterdam for three days after our cruise ended in early May of 2015. We walked around the city extensively and I, the leader and planner of our family, debated quite a bit whether to add this canal tour or not to avoid seeing redundant scenes. After I finished the canal cruise, I was so pleased that I did... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Perfect way to see the city..very pretty at night and great hosts who share information at a leisurely pace. Great quality wine and cheers - both of which flows well and freely. (No need to ask - glasses kept topped up!) There are a few, we picked "the lovers" after reading other reviews and it was a great choice. A... More 

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South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We bought our tickets and were hurried on board a boat that was about to leave. Only once on board did we realize that the boat was jam packed and all the front facing seats were taken. We had no option but to sit on back facing seats, resulting in either having to turn our necks around constantly or to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

For first time visitors of Amsterdam, taking a Canal Cruise from one of the many operators is a wise option to discover the city and to learn about the history of Sea trading and prominence of individual canals. You can find a cruise company just outside the main station and they provide English Audio tours for an hour for about... More 

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Stony Plain, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Since Amsterdam is a city of canals what better way to experience it than by boat. We found it very relaxing with commentary in up to four languages. You can get off and on at various stops.

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