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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

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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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Stadhouderskade 550 | opposite Heineken Experience, 1072 AE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Oude Pijp
+31 20 626 5636
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We went with the Blue Boat company and were not disappointed. We booked our tickets online but tickets can be purchased at the kiosk close to Leidseplein. We did both the day and night cruises and both were lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mojonessa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great tour of the Festival of Lights 2018. There was an audio guide and heated inside though we spent the whole tour out the back of the canal boat for the best views/photos. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kmaguire4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Winter rainy day. Taking the boat was good because it was warm and comfortable. But we waste 30 min when the ticket seller told us 10 min. Also, the boat was too slow because the captain talked too much in the mobile or with his...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Welbertop
Reviewed 2 days ago

The canal boat experience is amazing either for breakfast, lunch or dinner, an amazing way to see the other side of this amazing city!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Z_black_and_white
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfekt online booking. Fantastic views. Nice people, very friendly and helpful. Good price and warm welcome

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Happyfkmn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was bitten by bedbugs in cabin 10033 on the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Western Caribbean Cruise from December 23-30, 2018. Cruise medical center offered no assistance unless I paid $95 for consultation fee. Soiled pillows and blanket insert had dried blood stains on them....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brenda_19501969
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Clouds have done with a more entertaining host however was glad I did it, Something ticked off bucket list

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been Amsterdam many times before but never done a canal boat. The experience was ok, nice to see it from a different prospective but not the wow of what many friends have said to have experienced.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlie_r251
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat was clean and spacious enough. The audio guide worked ok although we didn’t use it much. Broad selection of languages including one suitable for kids. Even though it was the middle of winter, the boat was very warm. Maybe to allow passengers to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sturian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the Lovers Canal Cruise it was nice and relaxing. Audio was in multiple languages which was great. The guide was educational. Family friendly or couples can enjoy this cruise. Enough space to fit our family of 5 at one table setting which is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pamela W
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Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag
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Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s
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thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in
search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly
half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners
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January 16, 2019|
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January 15, 2019|
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Response from JensTrex | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple canal cruise companies and various pick up locations which include Anne Frank House, Riks Museum and Central Station. During peak season you may want to reserve a time if you have a firm schedule.
August 1, 2018|
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Response from rebeccawN9980NB | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know, ask the company who sells the tickets. Sorry :)
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I amsterdam city card rip off? (12 Replies)
Hi everyone, has anyone else been totally and utterly ripped off by the I AMSTERDAM City Card? We arrived on 14/12/16 in Schippol and were told at the I Amsterdam shop/office that the card included transport to and from Airport. It does not. We were also told it included admission to Amsterdams Museums... It really does not... Some offer a discount, we were told that at this time of year that the Canal Cruises offer a free Cruise to Card Holders of the Light Festival Show.... They do not. All...More
December 16, 2016|
Response fromErikandSandya|
Hi Olwen, Well untruthful selling is always wrong, but both facts are clearly on their website. Transport would solely be one slow bus connection from GVB (not the train) and the number of museums etc. is significant but possibly still excluded a few which you expected-without-research. We have an overview of all options here https:/…Overview.Of.Discount.Cards.html hence hope future travellers will do the full maths and then decide whether a card pays off for them or not... All...More
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Exploring different transportation options (5 Replies)
I really tried on my own but I need your help once more. These are the transportation options that I found. OB-chipkaart (7.50E to buy and 1.20E for each bus or tram ride). I think you create an account and prepay a certain amount. Is that right? Strippenkaart (15 for 6.50E, some rides require multiple strips). GVB ticket for unlimited use: 48 hours 11.50E 72 hours 15.50E Is this correct and current information? Which would you suggest for a three day visit? Do buses or trams...More
July 29, 2018|
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Hi there, Strippenkaart died many years back, and OV Chipcard generally does not make sense. GVB multiday card might fit for most of your plans. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g55616… Carlton has many tram halts near and also Rokin metro station within 8-10 mins walk. <Erik> & [Sandya]