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Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Stationsplein 8, 1012 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Mel S Wong
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    5 Jul 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.

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    Vickie Chilcott
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    This canal boat drops you off at many tourist destinations and you can hop back on when you have finished and go to next one. A nice way to see Amsterdam....

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    Patrick Heesen
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    You haven't been in Amsterdam as you didn't cruise the canals, relaxing but fun to tour around the canals, must do!

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    Tyler Piontkowski
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Honestly I wish I would have spent a little more money for a better tour. We payed for a cheap tour and that's what we got, a bad tour. The canals are beautiful though I recommend doing a better tour than what we did.

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    Brett Stevens
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Check out all the different gables on the houses, and the beams used to bring furniture into and out of the houses.

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    Christopher Jones
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    5 Jul 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.

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    Jason Flegel
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    5 Jul 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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    Fiona
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The best way to see Amsterdam is from the canals! There are canal taxis if you know where to go but if not then take a tour around the city. It's mid priced but it's worth the euros you spend to see this different viewpoint io the city.

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    Julia P
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    5 Jun 04, 2014

    I took a wonderful tour of Amsterdam's canals. Great way to see the city.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory Buffs
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    3 Aug 22, 2013
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    bali
    5 Apr 05, 2013

    Canal Cruise Amsterdam is great place 2 go and be i was ther3e 5 years ago it was wonderful :)

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    Julie Isabelle
    3 Dec 15, 2012
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    Axel Ivers
    4 Nov 02, 2012

    Fun little boat ride through the canals that make Amsterdam Amsterdam. Definitely worth it

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    Teo Nguyen
    4 Sep 29, 2012

    We did the tour at night.....amazing!

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    Heather Courtney
    5 Sep 07, 2012

    This is a must do

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    Steve Bowman
    5 Aug 02, 2012

    a great way to see and get your bearings..lots of historic sights along the way.

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    Bach Yen
    3 Jul 31, 2012
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    Vitor Alexander
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    5 Jul 15, 2012

    Beautiful and romantic tour where you can access every single place of Amsterdam.

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    Dot Lathan
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    very interesting

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    J. Donovan Carroll
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    I highly recommend the sunset dinner canal cruise. Pricy but very nice.

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4.5 out of 5
72 members' reviews
779 people visited Canal Cruise Amsterdam

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Pleasure cruises on Amsterdam’s canals have been the traditional way to show royalty and distinguished guests around the city since the 1600’s. Today, it is still the case but you don’t have to be Queen Elizabeth Stuart or Nelson Mandela to enjoy a ride in one of over 200 specialized vessels that make up the fleet and Amsterdam’s most popular attraction. Most depart opposite Central Station where ... read more
you can choose from straightforward sightseeing rides or more unique options like saloonboats that serve gourmet dinners. Many of these vessels are powered by clean energy and almost completely silent.

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