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Reviewed February 23, 2019

Despite it being a grey, cold day James took us on a wonderful trip around the city - it gave us a different perspective on the city and he kept us fed and watered with delicious snacks and drinks (enjoyed while all tucked up in cosy blankets). Then electric boats are peaceful and really comfortable. Thanks

Date of experience: February 2019
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Geertje_PureBoats, Owner at Pure Boats, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review, it means so much to us to read that our guests enjoyed their time aboard.

Please let us know next time you're in town, we're looking forward to welcoming you aboard again.

have a lovely evening,
Geertje

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Reviewed February 16, 2019

Highly recommend this! 4 of us were joined by 4 other cruisers and the captain James. This tour is great for couples or small a small family or group of friends.

After a cold and windy day of sightseeing, we were looking forward to a warm indoor space for the evening cruise we booked with Pure Boats. The process to book could not have been easier - there was a number on the website, I asked a few questions which were answered promptly, paid online and we were all set.

After meeting James who was our captain, we quickly found out that him and his wife Geertje, offer a great alternative to the much larger, impersonal canal boat tours.

After warming up inside and having some champagne, wine, beer and snacks (including cheese boards), we happily climbed out back, sat under blankets and enjoyed the tour from the seats on the back of the boat. The group size of was perfect - they limit the size so you get the most out of this experience.

James shared with us his knowledge of boat making, the canals and Amsterdam as he expertly piloted us around many of the canal. The price they are asking for this is a steal! Since we were outside, you get to hear the sounds as well as take great photos.

There was plenty of food and the drinks flowed the entire time. There was also a bathroom on board.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 313jpd
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Geertje_PureBoats, Owner at Pure Boats, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Hi there,

Thanks so much for making this sunny Sunday even better! We really appreciate that you took the time to write such an elaborate and kind review - as a young company that means so much to us.

We're really happy that you enjoyed the time aboard just like we hope all our guests do; a relaxing, personal and fun experience!

Already looking forward to welcoming you again, maybe on a day where the temperature is a bit warmer?

Thanks again and wishing you all the best,
James and Geertje

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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Marco was the boat operator and guide & he did an excellent job. The response to my inquiry to book was prompt, which was also helpful as an overseas traveller relying on wifi & not having guaranteed access to email or internet once I’ve left the hotel for the day (and the hotel wifi not always being the best). I’d highly recommend this tour. The snacks & drinks were great and the ambiance on the boat was really wonderful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SandyB407
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Geertje_PureBoats, Owner at Pure Boats, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Dear Sandy,

Your review makes me (and Marco!) smile so much! We do try to get back to enquiries as quickly as we can, because we feel that good service should already begin during the booking process.

Thanks again for taking the time to write this, and we'd love to have you back aboard again when you're visiting Amsterdam!

Have a wonderful day,
Geertje

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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Kudos to James and Geertje and their love of Amsterdam and restoring classic boats. My wife and I (and six others - strangers at the beginning and warm acquaintances at the end) took an evening 2hr the with James at the helm of their 1917-vintage, fully restored Schollevaar (or Cormorant in English).

A beautiful vessel that James piloted admirably and tour commentated knowingly around the Amsterdam canals. No big box packaged tour this...rather like a tour with friends complete with warm blankets, nice nibbles and drinks. Being electric powered, the Schollevaar was whisper quiet and we all braved the windy/brisk conditions on the back area to catch the sights, chat, snack/drink.....

Booking online was super early and Geertje emailed back promptly answering our initial questions and providing clear instructions on time/place to meet.

Can’t recommend the tour enough!

During the summer I imagine their small vessel (The Geertje) would likely be fun as well as their larger vessel just coming into service......

Date of experience: February 2019
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Ghenrika, Owner at Pure Boats, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Hi there, thanks so much for your elaborate and kind review! It was our pleasure having you aboard, and we'd love to show you the canals in summer on our smaller boat 'Geertje'!

Have a great day and looking forward to having you aboard again,
James

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Reviewed January 31, 2019

As a solo traveler, I felt this would be a better option instead of the larger boat tours. The pick up point was easy to find and there are several shops nearby. Being that it is a small group, it's a lot easier to follow the sights and take pictures. The snacks were good and there's a very nice selection of drinks. It felt personalized even though there were 5 other strangers on the boat. I'd take the tour again if Im back in Amsterdam.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ChantelCCW
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Geertje_PureBoats, Owner at Pure Boats, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

Thanks so much Chantel, we loved having you aboard.
Looking forward to hearing from you again when you're in town, and wishing you a wonderful day,

Geertje

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