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Amsterdam Canal Cruises

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A cruise on Amsterdam's canals is a must for any first-time visitor. By doing this early in your trip you will get a great perspective of the city.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Stadhouderskade 550 | opposite Heineken Experience, 1072 AE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De Pijp
+31 20 626 5636
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Reviewed today via mobile

The tour boat was very spacious, the tour itself was ok, if you sat on one side then you missed the other, the tour did not go up one dud and back down the other, the commentary through the head phones was not very good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Smiley_Carol67
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a surprise. Please don’t board the cruise at the main train station. Board at the Rijksmuseum. That will give you good window seats . However, it’s very nice, interesting and scenic. A must for every tourist. Great way to reach the red light district.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Markus T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a foggy afternoon aboard the City Sightseeing boat. Good information but a little too much time spent at some of the stops making it quite a long round trip. However, we thoroughly enjoyed seeing and hearing all about Amsterdam.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elizabethn876
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The beauty of Amsterdam as you cruise through the canals on boat and see the amazing architecture of this great city. Wine and nibbles make a great experience top.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TanithK5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can’t visit Amsterdam and not take a canal trip. It was a miserable day but didn’t spoil the trip. Comfortable and warm with good views wherever you were sitting. Ear phones provided and audio in most languages. Staff friendly.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You just cannot visit Amsterdam and no go on a canal cruise, well of course you can but you would miss so much. Great narration from the boats captain and you get to see the city from another perspective, really enjoyed a very relaxing cruise.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OldGuysStillTravel
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took an hour -long cruise, and this is what "makes"Amsterdam. You see stretches of the oldest canals in Amsterdam, ridged with homes and businesses that date back to the 1600s, the city's "Golden Age." The house boats along the canals are also very interesting....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LK R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We used the largest cruise operator lover Canal cruise and the whole trip took around 1 hour and it was definitely a worthwhile and indeed, the only way to cover some the inner areas of the city as tour coach could not readily access those...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hii67
Reviewed 5 days ago

I recommend the canal tour especially in the evening, even if it costs more. However, do not be afraid of prices: always remember that you are in a tourist city. The tour of the canals and its plays of lights are very fascinating. If you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The seats were comfortable,the audio system was very clear,the boat was clean and the commentator was informative and friendly

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from rebeccawN9980NB | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know, ask the company who sells the tickets. Sorry :)
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Response from franf2 | Reviewed this property |
There are several canal cruises to choose from pick up a leaflet at the tourist info /booking shop