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“A bit expensive”
Review of Museum Boat

Museum Boat
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Quite expensive as this is very small and there is not much to see. Still might be intresting for someone intrested in how life on the water might be like in Amsterdam.

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Reviewed March 15, 2012

The Museum boat was great to see. It is an actual boat that was converted into a tourist attraction because so many people visited to start with. The boat was lived in until 1997. There is a short powerpoint show in one of the 'rooms' which gives an overview of what it means to live on a boat.

The entrance fee is under 4Euro - definitely worth paying for the visit.

Thank Janelle C
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Reviewed July 16, 2005

My husband and I spent a few days in Amsterdam this past June. Among the sightseeing activities we have accomplished, I find the canal Museum Boat experience the most ideal and valuable in terms of discovering art and culture of Amsterdam. The boat ticket costs 14.45 Euro each, and it lets you embark and disembark at each of the 12 stops you chose to explore. It is indeed a great value.

We chose our first stop at the Maritime Museum, where the "Amsterdamis" moored since 1991. It’s an East Indiaman replica of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Having the opportunity to walk through such a well-designed and well-built ship, I’ve finalized realized why VOC was able to play such an important role in modern Dutch history.

The second stop we made took us to the Van Gogh and The Rijks museums, the Koster Diamond Center, and the Amsterdam’s Concert Hall. It’s the Koster’s diamond-making tour that makes me learned how labor-intensive, and time-consuming the entire process was!

By the time we walked out of the Van Gogh’s Museum Gift shop, we were in a great hurry catching the last boat, which took us to its final stop: the Anne Frank’s Home/Museum. Seeing Anne's hiding attic after climbing so many narrow stairways, we were all profoundly touched by her spirit, and her ability to concentrate and write during those difficult circumstances. Anne's Diary is now available in every language, and every corner of the world. It is due to the great success of her book, the Museum now covers the entire block, including a well-run bookstore, and a Museum Café, where they serve delicious coffee and many other refreshments.

The Museum Boat takes us to see the most attractive scenic spots in Amsterdam. And the three stops we've explored turned out to be our once in a lifetime experience. They are educational, enjoyable, and truly informational. We ended catching the last boat to return to our hotel that day. By then the splendid candlelight cruise was just about to embark.

Let me repeat: To really see the best part of Amsterdam, cruising the Museum Boat is a must.

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Reviewed May 16, 2016
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