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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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open boat is the best

open boat tour allows full view; accommodates smaller number than larger canal cruises, captain is also guide; lots of interesting bits of information about life in Amsterdam; 75... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

open boat tour allows full view; accommodates smaller number than larger canal cruises, captain is also guide; lots of interesting bits of information about life in Amsterdam; 75 minute cruise departs from dock across the street from Hotel NH on Leidseplein

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We took a Canal Cruise in Amsterdam on a small boat that only holds about 10-12 people. The Tour Guide was very informative & we got to see parts of the city that trousits don't usually visit & learned a little more about the creation of Amsterdam & their dependence on these canals.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

First night in Amsterdam, I saw all these canal boats everywhere. It looked so relaxing and so the next day we bought 24hr tickets that gave us the ability to jump on/off on 3 different cruise routes. It was a great option! We would look at the map and then get off at a particular stop, walk around/explore and then... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had a six-hour layover at Schipol so we listened to advice saying it was easy to get to town by train and take a canal tour, which seemed most likely given long lines at museums BIg mistake. Trains change tracks, Air conditioners did not work. Trains smelled. Real lousy train system - maybe only Schipol under construction (escalators not... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Not to Miss when you are in Amsterdam. There are combine packages with Bus tour and it is worth the trip.

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The boat tour with its nice guides can give you a nice summary of the city especially if you are not spending much time in it. In 2 to 3 hours you get a relaxed tour. Some canals get really narrow with a reminder of Venice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

took the orange line which lasted about an hour. nice and relaxing way to spend an hour. initially the commentary was in dutch and english, as more folk got on the number of languages increased. nothing spectacular, just a nice way to relax for an hour

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

What can I say other than " its not how I envisaged it" ...... Each time we go to Amsterdam we are so caught up in the "to do" list that we continually put the canal cruises on the back burner due to the other attractions which we find more important. Well this visit we were adamant that the canal... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You can buy a same day ticket or a 24 hour ticket. There are 2 or 3 or more companies that offer tours. Look for the one that has 3 lines to go on. You see three different areas, but they do overlap. From the front of the central train station head across the street. There are 2 companies right... More 

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Beckley, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were traveling with children who were tired of walking. The canals were a perfect distraction. I would recommend the one to two hour trip as opposed to hop on/off. We didn't really utilize that part to its potential. The boat guide gave a brief description of the important sites.

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Additional Information about Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Address: Address: Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (0)20 626 5636
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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