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“open boat”(6 reviews)
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Boat tour of the old center of Alkmaar via canals.
De Mient, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 511 7750
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful 45-minute canal tour of Alkmaar. Very enjoyable, and narrated in the language(s) of the people on board. Alkmaar is even more lovely as seen on the water. If you only do one thing in Alkmaar, choose this.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 925charleenh
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The 'grachtenrondvaart' that starts at the Mient, is a very enjoyable and above all informative tour of about an hour through the canals of Alkmaar. Alkmaar is a fortified city in which the surrounding waters play a big part. The tour is a feast because...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chavanow
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It is so lovely to be on the water in the city of alkmaar! Pass all the bridges, have to bend over each time you pass one of them because They are so low...it’s great Fun! You also have a great view on the beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank noesjkam
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is a great tour, with some lovely houses to look at. The highlight though for us was going under so many low bridges. Some of them seemed impossibly low to get through and we really had to lie down! Great fun.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Helen P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I have taken this boat tour twice now and will go again when friends and family visit, as I now live in Alkmaar. I love open boat tours, and this boat can go into some of the smaller canals because of it's height. This tour...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank kaleighn1292
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This canalboat tour is preferred on dry days. There is no canapé on the boat. Be aware that you have to go down when passing the many bridges. One was even 1 mtr clearance from the water. It's a nice and informative tour. Do first...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ativoo
Reviewed 15 March 2017

As I live in Alkmaar it might be a little chauvinistic view of this tour. But anyhow we have done it several times with family members and friends. It is an open boat, but that makes it all the better. You are more close to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Karel M
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The canal tour is a fun way to see the city center, buildings of interest and the big and smaller canals. Commentary is provided in different languages. Especially nice to do on a warm day (as it is an open boat without roof or cover)....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Nicole V
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This (no roof) boat goes in the canals around the old part of the city, it is very interesting and fun! There are several low bridges (from the middle age!) and you must go down with your head. Very interesting and cool to do!

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank patiholland
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I very much enjoyed this canal boat tour, it was a great chance to see Alkmaar from another perspective and get an overview of the town layout and highlights in 45min. It was raining lightly when I went which made for low numbers but we...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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