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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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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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let the history flow..

we booked the one hour trip from a cruising company in front of the oudebrugsteeg for 10€, and it was the best way to spend some money for culture-things;-) you go trough the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

we booked the one hour trip from a cruising company in front of the oudebrugsteeg for 10€, and it was the best way to spend some money for culture-things;-) you go trough the 'grachte' and a voice tells you in 4 languages what's to see in the moment..

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Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used the "Lovers" canal tour that is situated just outside the central station on the right. It was our first time and I will say right off that it is exceptional value for money and as others have said it lets you see so much more. We had walked ourselves out the day before and most of the next... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a must in Amsterdam to take a canal cruise, an excellent opportunity to see Amsterdam by its land marks waterworks. Beautiful scenery juxtaposed with the this vibrant city will not disappoint, even during a rainy visit under the cover of the canal boat it was a lovely activity, and provided me with many scenic pictures for Facebook.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the canal trip have actually been on it 3 times and never get bored. Excellent way to see the best sights of Amsterdam and find out your bearings everything looks good from the water. Boats are comfortable and always only went for hour trip which was enough. Would do this again and again kids loved it

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very good way to discover Amsterdam and the canals. We took a Hop and Off boat, very convenient as you can step on and off any time you want . It was our first time in Amsterdam and by using the boat it gives you the first impression of the city. When we will come back we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wee went on this cruise as it was about to close. As wee arrived at the ticket office to purchase wee showed our tour map and got 3€ pp off the tour which was good. Wee arrived on the boat and set sail was intersting to see around Amsterdam which you mighr only see if you got a canal tour... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the 'pizza cruise' from pier number 6 on Saturday night. Great value for €39. All drinks included. Nibbles and olives to start followed by individual pizzas and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. You select your pizza and ice cream at the start of the cruise and they are delivered to the boat half way round. The cruise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have done the pizza canal cruise every time we have visited Amsterdam. You get to see this beautiful city at night whilst you have pizza accompanied by wine or beer. It is great value for money & you also get to find out a lot about the city's history. Very worthwhile trip and highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My first port of call on a sunny autumn afternoon in Amsterdam was to jump on a canal tour of the city. Absolutely the best way to see some of the city and learn some of its history. Tours are well priced and last around an hour - great for taking the weight off your feet and getting your bearings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was really interesting to see all of Amsterdam But we felt somehow sleepy towards the end . Maybe it was the wrong guide

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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