Canal Cruise Amsterdam
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- 98%Local Culture
- 84%Family Travelers
- 73%History Buffs
- 72%Budget Travelers
- 67%Art & Design Lovers
- 62%Luxury Travelers
- 62%Green Travelers
- 61%Nightlife Lovers
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- Canal Cruise AmsterdamMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Jul 06, 2012
as a perpetual fan of the hop on, hop off concept, the hop on / hop off Canal Cruise must be mentioned because this is a really great way to see the main part of Amsterdam, via the intricate network of canals that it is very much known for.
- Canal Cruise AmsterdamMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Jul 04, 2012
A canal boat tour is a must. There are plenty to choose from and all fairly affordable. If you pick up the city card, there are two different ones to choose from for a free tour (as in, included with the card). It's a great way to experience the city and usually about an hour long. Certain ones are even "hop on / off" types, which will allow you to use it like a taxi to and from the attractions around town.
- Canal Cruise AmsterdamMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBTBackpackersJul 04, 2012
I can't recommend any specific company, but if you're in Amsterdam, taking a canal tour might be the perfect way to spend a day relaxing and getting to know the city. Because canals are such an integral part of Amsterdam's past and present, it seems almost nonsensical to see the city any other way (although for another equally culturally important perspective, consider biking!).
You have a number of options in terms of what exactly you can do, depending on which company and type of tour you go on. You can have dinner, drinks, a guide, or just a simple, quiet meandering boat. I, honestly, have to advise against the meal. It's definitely an experience, and perhaps you really are just paying for the atmosphere, but I think that the money could be spent elsewhere for much better quality. Of course, that is just in general. I'm sure there are companies in Amsterdam that are reasonably priced and serve good food; I just haven't found one yet. On the other hand, an evening tour with champagne and a minimalist guide can set the perfect mood for a quiet, romantic evening on the water.
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