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Jul 8, 2015
“The Best Canal Tour”
Sep 7, 2014
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The St. Nicolaas Boat Club of Amsterdam is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic boats on the Amsterdam canals.Founded in 1997, the stichting (non-profit club) has given boat rides to thousands of people. This is a...more
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Unfortunately, the large commercial boat tour operators put this small tour boat out of business. This was on a small open boat which could hold around10 or 15 people. Because of its size, it could travel on the smaller, narrower canals. It was a very...More

Date of experience: September 2014
4  Thank JerryW509
Reviewed September 7, 2014

I really wanted to take a trip on one of their boats now it seems I cant and theirs me thinking that the Dutch were a pragmatic lot. So I live and learn. I hope that the authorities come to their senses soon

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank 478chas
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This canal boat tour is no longer in operation. The open-boat canal tour has been taken over by the folks at Boom Chicago. See the reviews of Boom Chicago for more information.

Date of experience: September 2012
15  Thank AtlantaPaul
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Well apparently they did loose the legal battle and do have to run the boats as a business now. It's 15 euro, you get a ticket and the boat is a lot bigger. The tour was still better than your standard canal tour though, not...More

4  Thank Anniebella_nz
Reviewed August 23, 2012

I took this trip in August 2011 and it was such a wonderful experience!! Today I recommended the tour to a friend, who is going to Amsterdam this week. And by checking the homepage I discovered that they are no longer allowed to offer their...More

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank kaktusbluete68
Reviewed June 27, 2012

I guess I'll submit this as a post-mortem. In memoriam for the St. Nicolaas Boat Club. Keep fighting, guys! Your tour was hands-down the best thing I did in Amsterdam. I'm so sorry to hear that people won't be able to benefit from your knowledge...More

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed May 28, 2012

I visited Amsterdam in April. I tracked down Saint Nicholas to a bike shop who informed that they had to shut down due to some issues with the government. I was so disappointed :-( Returning home, I found this on their website: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g188590-d1319323-Reviews-Eetcafe_Singel_404-Amsterdam_Noord_Holland.html I am...More

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank kodea
Reviewed April 29, 2012

This was by far the best thing we did in Amsterdam, and quite possibly on our entire European tour! A bottle of wine, some nice cheese, and uber-informative tour guide on a beautiful sunny day made this boat ride an unforgettable experience! A cause I...More

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank neil r
Reviewed March 27, 2012

LOVED this. After wanting to do a canal boat tour...and NOT wanting to be enclosed with a buncha tourists, I discovered this cool option! The folks that drive you about are volunteers that just love to show off their city in a GREAT old, open...More

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank SauteedGreens
Reviewed February 14, 2012

The tour was fun, focusing on some unusual aspect of amsterdam, but mostly outside the center. We even had to bend down under the lowest bridge of amsterdam, wich was really fun. But I did not like the fact that they say the tour is...More

Date of experience: May 2011
1  Thank RemremO
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