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“Good start of your Amsterdam experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Amsterdam Canal Cruises
Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(0)20 626 5636
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Ranked #56 of 288 Activities in Amsterdam
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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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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“Good start of your Amsterdam experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I was convince by my wife that it will be a good to spend an hour cruising among Amsterdam canals. And she was right. From canal level you can really appreciate engineering genius of previous generations building city on water. You can also see relaxing and calm life style people living on boats. Highly recommend to all want to see Amsterdam from another perspective.

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“Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Romantic and enjoyable, great way to see the city fun for everybody.You can open the widows for better pictures. Remember no food on board lol

Visited October 2012
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“Water way to see the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Even on a wet day, the canal cruise around the harbour and canals of Amsterdam is the best way to see the city. The tickets are easy to get, the commentary informative, witty and easy to understand. Going through the canals is the most easy way to see the city. You can also hop on to a Canal "bus" which allows you to stop off at spots that you want to visit and then catch the next boat for the rest of your tour.

Visited October 2012
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“A MUST do...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I absolutely LOOOOOVED the canal cruise we did recently in Amsterdam...took some GREAT pics.
We found a great variety of prices on the Damrak, and went with a company that charged 8.50E for an hour's cruise...bargain!!
Great fun...and educational too!

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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“First thing you should do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Take a canal cruise so you can see everything around the area. Beautiful scenery and great explanations. There are several to choose from, overall they are all the same. Try to take one where you can be outside so you can take good pictures.

Visited August 2012
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