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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(0)20 626 5636
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As featured in 3 days in Amsterdam
Ranked #50 of 211 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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Got my discount tickets while on my Free walking tour with Sandeman's - so glad we did! It's so relaxing and easy to see all the highlights of the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

As it was my first time in Amsterdam, I wanted to see as much as possible, so we decided to enjoy the cruise. We disembarked at every museum, and saw so much, I cannot recommend taking the cruise highly enough :) the best way to enjoy Amsterdam is with Iamsterdam card, you can choose how long you need it for,... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Got my ticket thru my hotel for a 24 hour unlimited jump on and off cruise with canal cruises. Did the red and green lines and while sailing thru the canals its possible to jump off where you want. We dident jump off, so the circle took us 1 hour around it all. The boats have roofs that is automaticly... More

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Canal Cruises are one of the best ways to enjoy and undertand Amsterdam as it can be complicated the first time you visit with all its bridges and canals. It helps to give you an insight of the city.

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Cornelio Procopio, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Well, I took the cruise two times in my life, one during the day and another one during the night. I do not know to tell you which one is the best. Undoubtedly it is easier to see everything during the day, but the night cruise eating delicious food is also unforgetable. So please, do a favor to yourself, do... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Easy on and off. 3 routes. Liked tables on board. We ate picnic lunch 1 day at one of their break spots. Kind of lame commentary on sights.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Cruising along many of the canals throughout the old city of Amsterdam is a must when you visit the historic city. The tour lasted 75 minutes and you have to pay 15 Euros but it would be free if you have purchased the I Amsterdam City Card. I took the Blue Boat Company and got onboard very conveniently near the... More

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Woodbury, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Many canal tours are available in Amsterdam. We would recommend taking a different one. Tours were supposed to leave every half hour. When a big tour arrived they said they would run an extra boat. This was not the case and made us wait a half hour in the scond boat. They then overloaded the boat. Each table is set... More

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The tour operator and our guide were the best. The tour itself is pretty boring as you see one canal you've seen them all. Also the view from the street is much nicer. Didn't realize the canals had old run down houseboats in them with people living on them Looked like a trailer park. But its only an hour and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth doing while in Amsterdam. It is interesting to see how people live on the canals. Shop around as the prices vary from 8.50-15.50 euros. If i go to Amsterdam again I would definitely do this trip again.

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