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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 #47 of 210 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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Burnley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We returned from our trip last week. Going by ship from Newcastle to IJmuiden then coach into Amsterdam was a great way to travel. It's called a mini cruise with entertainment on board and several restaurants. We found the buffet for dinner and breakfast was excellet with lots of choice, as much as you want if you want it. We... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Or maybe I was just stoned? Who knows, but me and my friend both fell asleep on the canal tour, like think of something interesting to say ya know!

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a maximum experience in Amsterdam. Words are not enough and can't describe the beauty of this experience. It brings you down the Canals to show you the hidden life of Amsterdam city. This has to be a must do on a list.

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We got on the hop on hop off boat at Leidse Square (24 Euro for 24 hours). Spent the whole day either just cruising the canals and seeing the sights or hopping off to see a landmark. Great way to travel - no fear of being hit by a bike!

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

all of it ! cant remember how much it was but no more than 20 euros for 1 hr. Go on the open top cruise

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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had a great time doing a circular trip on the canal bus. It took just under two hours to go the whole circle. Costs 22 euros for a day pass and you can hop on and off as you wish. Get to see the sights of the city away from crowds of people on the streets. Good way to get... More

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slc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I loved the Canal Cruise, it was a great way to see the city and gave a little history as well! It was a very unique perspective to see the city at canal level! Dinner cruise was also great! A must do!

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Decatur, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you only have one day in Amsterdam, take a canal cruise. But if you want to take photos, get there early and sit towards the rear of the boat. Otherwise you will be taking pictures through hazy, scratched plexiglass windows.

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

canal cruise is very beautiful, it's not going to forget this activity if a visit to the Netherlands ..

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Took the cruise with the USAF vball team and the cruise staff was outstanding. They were enjoying themselves as well with a bunch of players representing the USA. Will definitely go back with the family...

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