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Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 12 more

Overview

Absorb the canal-front sights of Amsterdam on a leisurely 75-minute sightseeing cruise. Take a seat in a comfortable, glass-topped boat, and enjoy the views as you glide along the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals and listen to the informative audio commentary. Drift by top Amsterdam attractions such as the Anne Frank House and City Hall, and drink in the gabled townhouses, bridges and leafy canalsides from the peaceful vantage point of the water. A relaxing way to get to know the pretty Dutch capital for first-time visitors.
  • Glide around Amsterdam’s UNESCO-protected canals and admire the passing sights
  • Take photos of sights such as the Golden Bend and Westerkerk, the church where Rembrandt is buried
  • Enjoy front-row views of the 17th-century gabled houses, bridges and leafy canal paths
  • Hear tales of Amsterdam's heritage via the recorded commentary, available in 19 languages
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  • Stadhouderskade 501 , Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Blue Boat Company, Stadhouderskade 501, opposite Hard Rock Café. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk.

  • Stadhouderskade 550 , Stadhouderskade 550, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Blue Boat Company, Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • The ticket for your City Canal Cruise board is a TIMESLOT ticket. You chose one of below mentioned docks to depart from:
    • The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk.
    • The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
    • OPERATED BY Blue Boat Company
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitisation during Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise?
    A:The policies on sanitisation are:

    • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
    See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise.

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    • "Start with the canal tour to get a good feel for the city overall." See review
    • "I was told that I would have to wait an hour because the boat with full with a German tour group." See review
    • "The tour location was difficult to find, even knowing it was across the street from Heineken." See review

    Reviews

    4.0
    star-4
    335 reviews

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    star-4
    Old meets modern
    Shulli_G
    , Jul. 2022
    We loved the area where the canal meets the ocean and the old architechture meets the new. Great rout. One hour is just perfect.
    star-5
    Fabulous Floating Fun on the Blue Boat!
    Patricia_W
    , Jun. 2022
    Watching the very busy international harbor.... LOVED THE HOUSE BOAT RESIDENCES!! Great explanations of architecture and history as well as everything current!!
    star-5
    Great introduction to a beautiful city
    Dana_M
    , Jun. 2022
    Friendly service, clean boats, great commentary. Would recommend the cruise to introduce you to Amsterdam.
    star-2
    nothing interesting
    Carmen_M
    , May 2022
    Little info, roofed boat that does not allow you to see, horrible chairs, the canal with muddy waters, nothing interesting to see or hear. I do not recommend it.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Sorry to hear that the city canal cruise did not meet your expectations. We do hope you did enjoy the rest of your stay in Amsterdam.
    star-4
    Positives - the boat is...
    Dearbhla_O
    , May 2022
    Positives - the boat is comfortable and you see a lot of the city, especially areas you might not otherwise go to. However, the audio guide was not very impressive, a lot of time with no description. I would recommend a live guided tour instead.
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-3
    Nothing special, a trip by boat
    Peter_M
    , May 2022
    the dialogue in the guide under all criticism. we live in the 21st century, not the 1970s. Nothing special, a trip by boat
    star-5
    Great Experience
    Robin_J
    , May 2022
    Took the cruise on 16th April 2022 with my family and was very satisfied. It was a great experience. No complaints at all.
    star-4
    Try it, won't regret
    Marjan_V
    , May 2022
    Good organized, as should be. Recommending to buy ticket online. Nice sight seeing if you are architecture fan.
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-3
    Never knew where to look
    Gyongyi_G
    , May 2022
    The experience of the boat was fine. But we had to rely on our own observations, because most of the time the narration did not point out where we were supposed to find what it was talking about. Talk a little bit then there was silence for a while like there was nothing to say and then talk again, stopped.....
    star-2
    Very disappointing
    Linda_Y
    , Apr. 2022
    Boat driver texted for the whole trip and the seating was an issue. You are expected to sit in a group of 6 facing the wrong direction of the boat. Horrible experience overall. Would not recommend.
    star-5
    Relaxing
    Michael_K
    , Apr. 2022
    Relaxing way to see the city. Would recommend. Easy to find. Accommodated an earlier departure time without cost.
    star-5
    Great experience and...
    Adekunle_A
    , Apr. 2022
    Great experience and great service ..I will definitely come again and also refer more people. Thank you Blue boat
    star-5
    A Day in Wonderland
    jmallya
    , Mar. 2022
    Keukenhof was memorable. We enjoyed it immensely and variety of Tulips completely took us by surprise. It was a nice visiting the wind mills and experience first hand how wooden shoes were made and the pleasant experience of cheese factory and tasting different cheese
    star-5
    Great experience
    Cindy_M
    , Mar. 2022
    Great experience would recommend. Had a good time. Funny skipper. Would do it again. Not expensive. Try it
    star-4
    Very good.
    Matt_H
    , Mar. 2022
    Very good boat trip, chilled out learning the history of Amsterdam a roof to cover you from any rain.
    star-1
    Worst boat tour ever!
    Rossana_S
    , Mar. 2022
    I have booked 2 tickets 4 days in advance according to the available time slots. When i got to the meeting point, despite i had payed the tickets in advance, the cruise company did not want to let us board because it was full! A few other people were in my same situation. In addition, the personnel would not try to find a solution at all, neither considering to refund, because i had booked via a third company. We managed to get onboard in the end, although the captain started making awkward jokes about the people that had complained because were not allowed to join the tour. Very uncomfortable experience and not enjoyable at all as all people on the boat were very squeezed and the jokes of the captain created a weird atmosphere!
    star-5
    A very enjoyable experience
    Stephen_S
    , Mar. 2022
    Seeing all the well known tourist sights from the canal. It was great to be able to get outside at the back of the boat to get a better view.
    star-3
    Evening tour
    Linda_S
    , Feb. 2022
    We went on the evening tour 6pm, it was a plug in the ear phones and listen to commentary. The ear phones were rubbish, the commentary wasn’t great but the sights were lovely
    star-4
    Nice, gentle cruise.
    Anthony_E
    , Feb. 2022
    Very nice cruise with great commentory. Very informative. Well worth the money. This trip take a nice loop of the city.
    star-5
    Relaxing
    Daveog_M
    , Feb. 2022
    I found it very relaxing and scenic and well worth the trip.. Good value for money . A must do……………………………………………………

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