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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Nicolaas Witsenkade 1a, 1017 ZR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: (0)20 626 5636
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A cruise on Amsterdam's canals is a must for any first-time visitor. By...

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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Amsterdam was intended to be seen from the water and the downtown is chris-crossed by rivers and canals. This is a relaxing and interesting 1 hour or so where you sit and relax... read more

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amsterdam was intended to be seen from the water and the downtown is chris-crossed by rivers and canals. This is a relaxing and interesting 1 hour or so where you sit and relax while listening to informative tour commentary on your headphones in your own language. There is no better way to get a sense of the center of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After touring around or a long flight, this tour of the canals is a real respite. It's relaxing and comfortable. The cost won't break the bank. It's also informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not as cheap as some, but runs every 30 minutes and is a comfortable boat with good views and your own headset in your own language to give you some history of the city. Easy way to do a quick tour of the city centre.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Talk about disorganized operation. It was a Saturday and a beautiful day so there must have been 80 people waiting to go on the canal. They come every 15 minutes but after waiting for a good 30 minutes we were told we were in the wrong area for Grey Line. Moved over the area we were told to go to... More 

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to try this cruise when you visiting Amsterdam as it's famous among the countries that Dutch is one of the best in managing canals. Enjoy this Canal Cruises for about 1 hour. You can see the city from the canal and also the story.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This trip was allright but nothink more, i didn't see nothink special but it is worth it when you are first time in amsterdam

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very relaxing cruise at a very reasonable price, however you can find much better companies to take a cruise with!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very enjoyable hour tour of the famous canals. I really enjoyed finding out the history of the area and looking at some of the beautiful buildings.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the Cruise. I like the hop on/hop off feature but the boat (orange line) went mostly around the outside of the canal ring around the city. I would like to have it go more through the inner canals. The commentary was recorded and really did not provide anything insightful on Amsterdam that I could read in travel books.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the 100 highlights tour! Watch the sun go down, and the canal lights go on! Everyone was out on the canal. Great to see and experience.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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