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St. Nicolaas Boat Club

Mike's Bikes | Kerkstraat 134, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
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Ranked #116 of 210 Activities in Amsterdam
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: St. Nicolaas Boat Club gives one of the best boat rides in Amsterdam. http://www.amster... They're not like the big tour boats. They have a small old... more »
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blisland nr bodmin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I really wanted to take a trip on one of their boats now it seems I cant and theirs me thinking that the Dutch were a pragmatic lot. So I live and learn. I hope that the authorities come to their senses soon

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Atlanta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This canal boat tour is no longer in operation. The open-boat canal tour has been taken over by the folks at Boom Chicago. See the reviews of Boom Chicago for more information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Well apparently they did loose the legal battle and do have to run the boats as a business now. It's 15 euro, you get a ticket and the boat is a lot bigger. The tour was still better than your standard canal tour though, not fabulous like it looks it used to be. No taped commentary or standard text read... More

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

I took this trip in August 2011 and it was such a wonderful experience!! Today I recommended the tour to a friend, who is going to Amsterdam this week. And by checking the homepage I discovered that they are no longer allowed to offer their tours... :( Such a shame!!!! Irreally hope that they will succeed to re-open this service.... More

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I guess I'll submit this as a post-mortem. In memoriam for the St. Nicolaas Boat Club. Keep fighting, guys! Your tour was hands-down the best thing I did in Amsterdam. I'm so sorry to hear that people won't be able to benefit from your knowledge and service. It was one of the best tours I've ever had and have fond... More

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Minneapolis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I visited Amsterdam in April. I tracked down Saint Nicholas to a bike shop who informed that they had to shut down due to some issues with the government. I was so disappointed :-( Returning home, I found this on their website: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g188590-d1319323-Reviews-Eetcafe_Singel_404-Amsterdam_Noord_Holland.html I am not sure how people can still be reviewing them. I hope they can operate again.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

This was by far the best thing we did in Amsterdam, and quite possibly on our entire European tour! A bottle of wine, some nice cheese, and uber-informative tour guide on a beautiful sunny day made this boat ride an unforgettable experience! A cause I was more than happy to donate to! - Neil R

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

LOVED this. After wanting to do a canal boat tour...and NOT wanting to be enclosed with a buncha tourists, I discovered this cool option! The folks that drive you about are volunteers that just love to show off their city in a GREAT old, open boat! Just loved it. Bring a picnic or bevvies or whatever you choose and enjoy... More

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Paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

The tour was fun, focusing on some unusual aspect of amsterdam, but mostly outside the center. We even had to bend down under the lowest bridge of amsterdam, wich was really fun. But I did not like the fact that they say the tour is free when it is not. Our host spent the first and the last 15min explaining... More

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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

This is a FREE tour through the Amsterdam canals, on a small motor boat, with a guide. It's a great way to get a feel for the city, and to see the amazing architecture. It's also nice not to be on one of the big touristy boats, but instead on a small boat that can even go under the lowest... More

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