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“Well worth doing at night.”

Canal Tours Amsterdam
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Amsterdam Pedal Boat Rental with Optional Heineken Experience
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Owner description: There’s nothing like seeing Amsterdam from the water! Canal Tours Amsterdam organises distinctive and innovative programmes on and around the Amsterdam canals. With a diversity of products – including Pedal Boats, Hop On Hop Off Boat, Open Boat Tours and Dining Cruises. Canal Tours Amsterdam is a brand of Stromma Group.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Well worth doing at night.”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Loved the Canal Cruise. You really can't go to Amsterdam without doing it. Make sure and bring a blanket or extra clothes with you if you're going in Winter/ Spring as it gets pretty cold. Found this company the best to deal with. So professional!! Better off doing it at night as there's so much else you can only do during the day.

Visited February 2013
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County Down, Northern Ireland
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“Fantastic way to see the city”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We went on the 100 sights canal boat tour of amsterdam on Tuesday 19th February. The cost was 14 euro per adult and 7euro for our 4 year old daughter. Our hotel had given us vouchers which saved us 3euro per ticket so the entire cost for the three of us was 26euro which I thought was very good value. The tour lasted for one hour and took us from Amsterdam Harbour and then through the cities canal system. There was a commentary in dutch, german and english which was helpful in pointing out all of the key atttactions. Despite it being a freezing cold day it was warm and cosy onboard the boat. The staff were pleasant and helpful. A great experience and a fantastic way to see the city!

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“Great way to see the city”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Amsterdam is all about canals, so what's the best way to see the city? Walking, of course - same as Venice. Get down the side streets, cross the canals on quiet bridges, admire the architecture and the culture up close. The second best way? Take a canal cruise. Very relaxing, and you will stay warm on cold days in the covered boats. Holland International was ok as an operator, except they played an "open" audio tour in 4 languages and you have to way patiently for everyone else's bits before you get to yours. If you can get a tour company that gives you an audio tour through headphones just in your language, go for that - possibly more to learn

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Abingdon
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“Thoroughly recommended birthday treat”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I always try and do something memorable on my birthday and following some decent reviews I decided to book a dinner cruise prior to our Amsterdam break.
I have to admit it was a good choice, one is always a bit wary of tourist dinner type packages, especially at over £60 a head, but the quality of the meal was really very good and following a preseco the wine flowed more or less seamlessly throughout the evening. Pea cappuccino was a first for me.
It wasn't cold on the boat, even though it was February and seeing the evening lights of Amsterdam was a nice way to do the canal cruise.
Staff were efficient and polite, so all in all thoroughly recommended and for me it was a delightful way to mark my 60th birthday

Visited February 2013
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“Unhelpful and offhand”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Paid 40 something euros for 24 hour I Amsterdam card, one free canal cruise, entry to selected museums and GVB transport included. Despite being listed in the guide, the free canal cruise not free if redeemed in evening, they wanted an extra 7.50 - Blue Boat did not.

Staff were offhand and shut off intercom when ask whether they thought should be listed by their companies opening hours in the included guide. That very morning we had been advised by the visitor office where we bought the card that the canal cruise could be redeemed at any time during the listed opening times of the canal cruise. This is not the case at Holland International, staff attitude means would not want to cruise with them if free anyway.

Took a tram to Blue Boat Cruises by Central Station who happily accepted the I Amsterdam card half an hour later, and for a longer cruise. A completely contrasting experience, staff were helpful and polite and the cruise itself was fantastic.s

Visited February 2013
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