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“Great cruise and food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amsterdam Jewel Cruises

Amsterdam Jewel Cruises
Singel 235, 1012WE, The Netherlands
+31(0)20.422.13.85
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Price range: $132 - $173
Cuisines: European, Diner, French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Description: Romantic and exclusive dinner cruise on a classic boat through the Amsterdam canals.A la carte dining at your private table while enjoying the beautiful views.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great cruise and food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I am a big Amsterdam fan and after 12 visits was looking for something new this dinner cruise was perfect.
The food is really good you order on the beautiful boat that whilst small isn't cramped and is prepared at a restaurant that you stop by for each course.
This is ideal for a short stay as you can do canals on comfortable boat eating great food from a restaurant kitchen.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding and Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

In preparing for an after-cruise few days in Amsterdam, I was looking for a nice canal dinner cruise for me and my wife. Not that there's anything wrong with the 25-person "commercial" boats that all have dinner cruises....but I wanted something really special.

And I found it with Amsterdam Jewel Cruises! On a refurbished (and quite comfortable) late 1800's riverboat, we spent nearly 3 hours cruising with only a few others and enjoying one of the best meals (and great conversation with the crew) that I've ever experienced!

Food is not prepared in advance (as it is on most of these dinner cruises) but rather phoned into a great local restaurant after you are underway and is picked up hot, fresh and delicious while you are enroute exploring the city's canals.

Private tables for whatever the size of your reservation (we were two) rather than big communal tables makes this a wonderful, romantic experience!

Five stars is not enough for Amsterdam Jewel Cruises. You'll pay a few dollars more than on many other dinner cruises--but, boy, it's worth it--and much more!

I will always go back when we are in Amsterdam again!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Memorable evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

I was warned by friends not to do a dinner cruise as the food would not be good quality and it would be a waste of money. Wrong!!! We scheduled this for our first evening in Amsterdam and it was a fantastic welcome t the city. The cruise actually stops at a local restaurant and brings freshly prepared meals on board. We selected from a nice menu when we boarded and were delighted at the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the small staff. The boat has so much character and the views were magnificent. I like that the boat is covered and protected from weather! Wonderful evening. Not sure how the remainder of the trip can top this!!

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A great experience on the canals!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We thoroughly recommend this dinner cruise, the food was very good, service was excellent and the views fabulous. It was a wonderful way to see the canals, relaxing with food and wine. It is expensive, especially the water but a special night! Unless you want privacy would recommend you choose a table in the front part of the boat so that you can enjoy the Captains stories and tourist tips.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent but a bit repetitive + a warning to vegetarians”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

A wonderful but pricey experience. Very romantic. DInner in a small 100 year old boat. Total of 12 guests plus 2 crew. Salad and dessert (we selected the cheese tray) , although our main course was a bit disappointing - we are vegetarians and the main course was not ratatouille as promised but just a small pile of pasta with a few veggies around it. For the price I would have expected a little more! The cruise seemed to jsut do 2 or 3 circles of the same canals. Even so it was lovely and we were happy.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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