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Haarlem: 50 minutes Boat Cruise
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Haarlem: 50 minutes Boat Cruise

By Smidtje Canal Cruises
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Ages 4-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 50m
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Live guide: English, Dutch
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Audio guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch
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  • Driver/Skipper/Guide
  • 50 minutes canal cruise
  • Audio guided tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Start:
  • Spaarne 11A, 2011 CC Haarlem, Netherlands
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 55549P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Spaarne 11A
      Spaarne 11A, 2011 CC Haarlem, Netherlands
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Teylers Museum
      Molen De Adriaan Museum
      Haarlem Railway Station
      Jopen
      Frans Hals Museum
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Smidtje Canal Cruises
      243
      Haarlem, The Netherlands
      Joined in August 2016
    • ScotlandDutchy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Haarlem Mill to Mill cruise.
      We had a great trip with smitje canal cruise. We decided to do the longer Mill to Mill tour. We booked ahead and were warmly greeted on arrival. The captain was friendly, knowledgeable and very entertaining. We also had beers and snack along the way. I would definitely recommend this trip as an alternative to Amsterdam.
      Written November 26, 2023
    • Y5469SYchristines
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun tour on a rainy day
      Very friendly service. Good coffe and beer on board. Nice tour on a rainy day! Liked it. Infos on German, English an Dutch. Toilet on board and at the ticket store.
      Written November 4, 2023
    • Silas C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Haarlem canal boat trip
      Lovely, really nice apple pie with cream and coffee, chilled open boat ride, nice captain with interesting factoids, good way to orientate for exploring later
      Written August 14, 2023
    • shadrachfly
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good times
      Great trip! We had our own seat and table, it was nice that the boat was covered due to the rain. We were able to go out nqck on the deck and take some nice pictures. The captain was nice, he accommodated with us english speakers. Would do it again.
      Written August 7, 2023
    • Dik v
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great guided tour with lots of stories about the history of Haarlem
      Great stories and good views of a lot of the iconic buildings and sightings of Haarlem. Highly recommended.
      Written August 6, 2023
    • kensH2595VR
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointed.
      Commentary was poor. Usually the landmark has passed by the time we heard the description. Not a trip for young children who were quickly bored. Late start and early finish, not 50 mins. Headphones - in a chosen language would have been a much better option so that landmarks and info would have been in sync. Disappointed.
      Written May 27, 2023
    • Geraldine V
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not worthwhile. It was boring.
      Almost noting told during the tour by the captain. A little audio, but the captain himself did not say much. Not worthwhile. It was boring. There is so much to tell about the history etc. I live in Haarlem, and took a friend to show her around. I told her more during the tour. But that is of course not normal if you book an event.
      Written May 11, 2023
    • Isobel T
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely way to see Haarlem
      Lovely way to spend an afternoon seeing Haarlem from the river A lovely guide very pleasant and informative
      Written May 8, 2023
    • laurenjo
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Narration of tour lacking.
      This was a nice way to spend an afternoon in Haarlem. Our captain, though, spoke mostly Dutch, with a little English thrown in. He kept apologizing…Still this should not hold you back. Good value.
      Written October 28, 2022
    • 172diekek
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice boat tour
      Nice trip,captain was telling us a lot about Haarlem,we have seen the koepel kathedraal, very interesting building!
      Written October 26, 2022
    • st2of4
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great activity, interesting facts about Haarlem.
      The actvity itself was great. Nothing to complain about. Booking through get-your-guide didn't offer the family ticket, so we paid for 2 families 24€ too much.
      Written August 21, 2022
    • jonathaneU6627CU
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A pleasant 90 minute river cruise
      It was all good..The captain asked which languages we wanted the tour in. This was done automatically but additional questions were answered in english dutch and german.
      Written July 29, 2022
    • c4stle
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A relaxing way to get a feel of the city
      Really enjoyed this trip along the Spaarne. A really great way to get a feel of the city. Our guide was really informative and entertaining, pointing out unique or interesting parts of the city and explaining Haarlem's constant evolution. There was a small bar onboard, offering a variety of drinks & snacks. All the staff involved were friendly and helpful. The tour was conducted in both Dutch and English, but I think other languages can also be offered. A relaxing but also educational afternoon.
      Written June 25, 2022
    • jeffdN1150XV
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      After our overseas flight....a good way to relax.
      This was excellent. The boat left on time and provided a mix of narration and times of silence just so that you can take in the views. You will see houseboats, the mills, oodles of cyclists and get a chance to relax. Enjoy it1
      Written June 1, 2022
    • W2173PBpamh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mill to mill tour
      A spur of the moment decision to take mill to mill tour and glad that we did. Great experience with a knowledgeable Skipper who was proud of Haarlem and its heritage. Made to feel welcome and came away knowing much more about Haarlem. Weather was perfect, blue sky and sunshine. Would definitely recommend taking this tour.
      Written April 23, 2022
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    Saakje S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Much information about Haarlem, even though I am from the Netherlands myself en visited Haarlem multiple times, i learned new things. The male captain/host did a
    great job telling about Haarlem with humor and enthousiasm. Also important, i was with my two kids (3,5 and 1,5) and they could walk around without an annoyed host so thank you for that!
    Written October 30, 2023
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    reimzie
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023
    Nice way to see Haarlem with some interesting facts about the city. Nice to get that extra context. I'd recommend to do the boat tour on the first day of your stay in Haarlem and then visit the places yourself afterwards. Also make sure to book the boat cruise in advance or it will probably be booked out.

    The boat was maybe a bit cramped and visibility through the windows was somewhat limited, but that didn't ruin it for me. The driver was very funny and did a really good job. He does the tour in three languages (Dutch, English and German) but I do have to say his English was a bit limited. He made a lot of jokes, especially in Dutch and a little bit in German, but in English he rarely made the same jokes. So maybe keep that in mind. If you speak Dutch or German you'll have a blast with this guy though.

    I'd highly recommend doing this boat cruise if you want to see and know things about Haarlem. I did the cruise on my last day in Haarlem and regretted it as I learned about some interesting places I'd like to have visited but didn't have enough time left. So do it on your first day!
    Written August 9, 2023
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    Zou1957
    Herve, Belgium11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Friends
    We enjoyed the apple pie and the coffee served. Unfortunately we could not hear the comments of the speaker because the sound was very bad. The view was very nice though. The sanitary Covid measures were also not be taken seriously.
    Written October 17, 2021
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    Thank you for your insightful comments. We will keep working on our improvement.
    Written October 24, 2021
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    602kim
    Leeds, United Kingdom10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    The trip cost €54 for two and included a beer and snack each but could have been purchased without. The tour was on time but lasted just over 40 minutes rather than the 50 as advertised. The boat was clean and tidy but the seats were a little cramped had the boat been full, luckily there were free seats. The tour guide was great, giving additional information in English as well as Dutch. This was alongside a recorded guide played over the loudspeaker system on the boat. It is a great way to decide on places to visit once off the boat that you might not otherwise have been aware of. This was a good experience overall and would recommend.
    Written August 6, 2023
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    Julie B
    Albia, United States27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family did the 50 minute Haarlem boat tour and the weather was perfect that day! We took the open top boat option but there are enclosed boats with windows but we wanted an unobstructed view. While we were in the Netherlands we did several boat tours in different cities and this I felt was the best! Our boat skipper was very good and shared a wealth of knowledge about Haarlem. I also appreciated the recorded guide that was loud enough for everyone to understand and in multiple languages.

    This company has excellent customer service. We were originally scheduled to go on our tour on a different day but due to our late arrival in Haarlem from our missed flight, we missed our tour. They honored our tickets and allowed us to pick a new date and time without penalty. Would recommend this tour!
    Written May 1, 2022
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    Gaynl K
    Santa Fe, NM32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Friends
    Everything about this tour was perfect. The boat is an easy walk from the central square. Boarding is calm. Seats comfortable. Windows clean. The host welcomes you like a friend showing you around his place and telling you about what he likes. And it is a beautiful city.
    Written October 4, 2022
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    Aaron W
    6 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    We selected English Guide when booking our tour. The advertising made it seem like we would be on a small boat. Instead, we got stuck on a big boat with a recorded tour in Dutch and German. The employees were very unforgiving and unhelpful. Dejected, we booked a tour with another company (it was exceptional and cost about the same amount of money!).
    Written May 30, 2022
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    Tamarheefthonger
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    With 3 friends we decided to explore Haarlem by boat. One friend was delayed due to the NS and Smidtje was very flexible to change our time to a later slot. The boat was very nice and the guide/skipper was funny and could tell us some nice details about the cities history. We enjoyed our time, thank you Smidtje
    Written July 10, 2023
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    Trek40225334160
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Nice boat trip through the canals of Haarlem. Seven a lot of Haarlem. Unfortunately we only had information from an audio guide, which was not always easy to hear. The skipper didn't say anything himself, he was talking to a friend the whole time.
    Written October 3, 2023
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    Monique N
    The Hague, The Netherlands50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    It was a sunny day and we had a great view on lovely houses and buildings. We had a wonderful experience with a very nice captain. He told us very intriguing stories, had a good sense of humor and knowledge of history and architecture.
    Written April 20, 2022
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