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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(0)20 626 5636
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Ranked #50 of 217 Activities in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner 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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W. Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Numerous companies run canal cruises and they are all similar. An hour cruise gives you a great overview of the extensive canal network, it's purpose, and the wonderful architecture along the most important canals. You are then free to wander the canals for closer encounters with the inner city area.

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Tivat, Montenegro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I suggest to everyone who is visiting Netherlands, becouse you ll see one other look at the beautiful Amsterdam

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful way to explore the city. Amsterdam is a relatively small place, but it has plenty of attractions and cruising the canals is probably on the top 5.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Amsterdam is defined by its canals, so it is a must to do a canal cruise while you are there. The best way to make the most out of it, is to buy the ticket in the morning and wait for the sun. then hop on the boat and enjoy it, the scenery would be captivating. and if you are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Closed boats, warm, nice view... every other boat we crossed on our trip was just worse (especially skip the 'private' open ones if it's not too hot). The tour is very nice and worth your time and money.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great way to sit back and relax while traveling around the city at a leisurely pace. The boats stop at many convenient places around the city and are somewhat spartan but reasonably comfortable. There are several different routes, but these seem to duplicate each other to some extent. The primary boarding point outside the main railway station... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The canal cruise is a good choice, mostly when your stay in the city is very short. You get to see the whole city and there is also an audio guide.

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Commentary was delivered in 4 languages - pre-recorded. And alot of silence! It meant that very little commentary was actually delivered in my language. One or two short sentences, very little depth. Plus the boat driver seemed to purpously ram on the very noisy breaks everytime the english started. Anyway for 9 euros is was a nice way to relax... More

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Rio Rancho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Amsterdam is a vibrant lively city. It is truly amazing. When my male companion and I took the canal cruise we did it because we misunderstood the ticket seller. Turned out to be a nice mistake for us. It was a very chilly day so there were not too many people on board. The information was great but it was... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The cruise is highly recommended to see the beauty of Amsterdam and it's architecture...the history of the city is well reflected in the audio...seeing the house boats is very nice and can take you to beautiful worlds For one hours you will sure enjoy the scene..price of cruise is almost 15 euro

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