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Blue Boat Company

Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 679 1370
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Welcome to the perfect Canal Cruise Experience!Language guarantee!We strive to create a unique experience on our regular cruises (our City Canal Cruises, Evening Cruises and Blue Boat Dinner Cruise); all our boats are equipped with an extensive Personal Audio System that lets you select the language you prefer. On our City Canal Cruise we offer 17 languages choose from! We provide you with your own set of headphones, which are yours to keep. It also means you do not have to listen to any of the other languages, just to the one that you have selected. And because you only hear one language, we can tell you more!Blue Boat Company's fleet consists of luxurious party boats; six of our boats are fitted with wheelchair access en two are powered by electricity, using “green electricity” to make our contribution to cleaner air. All our boats have a glass roof that can be opened, an outside deck on the back (ideal for picture taking!)and in winter, we turn on our central heating!In summer, take our unique small open boat, the Blue Sky Boat, for a more intimate tour.And don't forget our unique 4 course a la carte dinner cruise, which combines a lovely meal, specially selected wines and the best views in one evening!
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Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
+31 20 679 1370
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Reviewed yesterday

I opted for Blue Boat's 75 minute small open-boat tour instead of the standard 60-minute in a large covered boat. It was 3E more expensive but well worth it. Felt like I was really cruising the canals and not just on a water bus, our...More

Thank michelleann13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Save money by booking online. Make sure to tip the captain. I believe he is the owner too. Great for families. You can drink beer, just buy it before you take off inside the snack shop.

Thank Samuel A
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are many companies selling canal boat tours of Amsterdam. This one came fairly highly rated, and more or less lived up to its rating. The canal boat took us around a significant part of the city, showing us most of the things a tourist...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Do not take a Blue Boat canal tour. Although we were given headphones and the commentary was in many languages, the commentary was almost non-existent. Sporadic and even then when it came on, at times we had already passed the attraction it was pointing out....More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the Blue Boat tour as it was near our hotel at Vondel park, the queue was small and it only took 15 minutes for the boat to arrive, the skipper gave us plenty of info on the city and it really helped us...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 6 days ago

An interesting and budget friendly tour of the Amsterdam unseen and famous canals, buildings and bridges.

Thank Indre S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great canal tour - like most others I'm sure. Very friendly staff and the welcome drink on the evening tour is nice. While you don't get a real person doing your audio, the pre-recorded info is still good and the captain of the boat added...More

Thank Teresa H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We received this free trip through the "I AMsterdam" card. Staff was very friendly and professional. They were awesome! We listened to the kids and the adults tour - both of which were good. Not what I expected but a nice tour with great staff!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was on one of the large glass lined canal boats. We plugged in to an audio system and selected our preferred language. The recording was informative but included a number of cheesy jokes. The driver occasionally interrupted the recording to provide additional historical...More

Thank kstraveler81
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 21:00 evening tour, the boat has a glass top which was closed due to the light rain which kept us nice and warm inside. the seating is set up with tables for 4 with and the tour included a free drink and...More

Thank Swimseal
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part
of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh
Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed
museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you
need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the
Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark,
the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand
connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping
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February 16, 2017|
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Response from Ewen C | Reviewed this property |
They seemed to be very frequent. Every half hour perhaps? Plus there are several companies offering tours. We only waited 15 minutes and you can buy tickets in advance. We also bought drinks and took them onboard whilst we... More
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January 22, 2017|
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Response from golferlady7 | Reviewed this property |
We started on canal opposite the Hard Rock, but there are cruise books operating out of canals near the central station. We also stayed nearby the Central sration, I thought it would be a lovely evening walk back and forth... More
January 6, 2017|
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Response from MamaSlo | Reviewed this property |
We didn't pre-book and just turned up at the booking office. The trip was reasonably full but no queues for the boat. I think that a lot will depend on the time of year/day that you want to travel. Even if you had to wait, I... More