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“The only boat ride that's really fun”

St. Nicolaas Boat Club
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Owner description: 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 unique opportunity to see Amsterdam from the perspective of a historic open-air tuindersvlet. These boats were traditionally used to carry agricultural products to markets. They were also used as general barges to shuttle materials around cities.Tuindersvletten are not glamorous boats, but they are perfect for the canals. These are the iron boats on which the city was built. They are characterized by their low sides and flat bottom. They are great for carrying vegetables, cows, bricks, and now... people.
Reviewed August 17, 2005

Amsterdam's canals are the best and most unique feature. Venice of the North? forget it. Venice is the Amstedam of the South.

Normal tour boats are exactly what you think, but nothing special. St, Nicolaas runs 12 person open-air boats that are much more fun. Captains know a lot about Amsterdam and aren't like the big boats where they press play on the tape and try not to fall asleep.

One of the best things to do in Amsterdam!

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