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Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam provided by Amsterdam Boat Center

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Small-Group Classic Canal Cruise on Salonboat in Amsterdam

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Cruise through the Dutch capital’s UNESCO-listed canals and see the city without tiring your feet on a walking tour. Orientate yourself in the historic city and sail past landmarks including Stopera, Rijksmuseum, and Anne Frank House. Relax on board your traditional 20th-century salon-boat with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee, and listen to commentary provided by your small-group guide.
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Singel 359
Singel 359, 1012 WK Amsterdam, NetherlandsDeparture Point: Centrally located place in Amsterdam Address: Boat Departure: in front of Singel 359, name on pier: Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen Office: Amsterdam Boat Center - Singel 315 1012 WJ Amsterdam
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  • Pass by Amsterdam Canal Ring
  • Cruise at a time that suits you, with a choice of departures available
  • View highlights including the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, and Stopera
  • Avoid the tourist crowds with a small-group boat tour
  • Learn more about the city’s history from your guide
What to Expect
Board your salon boat at a central Amsterdam location, at the departure time chosen at checkout. Take your seat and set sail through the city’s UNESCO-listed canals to explore the Amsterdam’s riverside sights. Pass landmarks including the Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis), Stopera, and Rijksmuseum, gaining insight into their significance with a commentary provided by your guide. Take in views of Holland’s capital as you enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee, with other beverages available for purchase from the on-board bar. At the end of your cruise, dock back in central Amsterdam, bid your small group farewell and continue your exploration of the city.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Singel 359, 1012 WK Amsterdam, Netherlands
1h 30m
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to the limited amount of tickets, it is recommended to book ahead of time to avoid disappointment
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Colette229 wrote a review Feb 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
The captain was excellent, very informative and interesting. We really enjoyed the cuise and I would definitely recommend it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
KarenR142014 wrote a review Feb 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom50 contributions15 helpful votes
A great little canal trip with light information about Amsterdam & Holland. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere & great guide!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sharon S wrote a review Feb 2020
Norfolk, England70 contributions89 helpful votes
The hotel recommended this company when the tour we had booked cancelled on us. When we visited the office to book we were told there was a tour leaving at that moment. They messaged the captain to wait for us and we caught the boat. The trip was informative and fun but we it
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Date of experience: February 2020
Traveler785349 wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The boat trip was excellent with a good informative captain, who Was knowledgable and engaging. I would recommend this trip.
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Date of experience: February 2020
JLM wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Jan the Captain was entertaining and very informative. Lots of interesting history in a 1.5 hr cruise
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About the operator

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By: Amsterdam Boat Center
Best canal tour in Amsterdam, and one of my 3 Must Do's in Amsterdam
This company was recommended by our hotel (The Ambassade). The pick up was on time, right in the center of Amsterd
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A Nice Way to See the City, If....
The Canal Tour is a great way to see the city, if you get the right guide. We enjoyed seeing the sights from the c
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James B
A Total Rip Off
We went on the "Classic Canal Cruise." The boat operator/guide was terrible. We could barely hear him and when w
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A group of 13 hired a boat for the evening, which included drinks and a meal. This was a superb night. Our two host
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Loved it
My bf and I absolutely loved the Lizzyknows Local Boat Adventure. We decided to go after reading so many good revie
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Lizzyknows Local Boat Adventure
It was a pleasure to experience, discover and see Amsterdam in a local and different way than the regular boat tour
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Kate B
The best!
I had an Amazing time with lizzyknowsbest boat tour! This woman gives you the good vibes from Amsterdam! Loved ever
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great outing with visiting friends and family
Brilliant way to explore the great city of Amsterdam. Shows you all the historic parts of the city and the Spring
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Nice boat ride
after a business meeting we rented a small boat for 12 persons for a nice two hour ride with food & drinks of the a
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Wonderful way to view the city!
So glad I chose this canal tour. We enjoyed being with a small group and loved the authentic feeling of being on a
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We should have been offered a refund
The 90 minute cruise only went for 70 minutes. We only heard half of the commentary because of a large noisy group
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Really nice tour
Great captain, sharing key interesting facts and history about the city and comfortable covered boat. We did it wit
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Michelle V
Great trip with Captain Moses!
We booked this cruise with our hotel (Hoxton Hotel) and to our surprise we were the only ones onboard! It was a gre
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Lloyd M
Disappointing given the reviews. Though it was a small boat, it was over crowded, the group took 15 mins to seat ev
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Martine D
city tour
very nice to take a boat to see almost all ofAmsterdam center very nice in the summerthey also have boatwhereyou ca
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Dutch
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