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Grachtenrondvaart Alkmaar

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Address: De Mient, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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+31 72 511 7750
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Boat tour of the old center of Alkmaar via canals.

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A fun way to see the city center

The canal tour is a fun way to see the city center, buildings of interest and the big and smaller canals. Commentary is provided in different languages. Especially nice to do on a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Nicole V
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The canal tour is a fun way to see the city center, buildings of interest and the big and smaller canals. Commentary is provided in different languages. Especially nice to do on a warm day (as it is an open boat without roof or cover). Don't forget to duck at the low bridges! Tickets can be bought in the Cheese... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This (no roof) boat goes in the canals around the old part of the city, it is very interesting and fun! There are several low bridges (from the middle age!) and you must go down with your head. Very interesting and cool to do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I very much enjoyed this canal boat tour, it was a great chance to see Alkmaar from another perspective and get an overview of the town layout and highlights in 45min. It was raining lightly when I went which made for low numbers but we had fun all the same. Bending down to go under the 22 low bridges was... More 

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Boblingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Really recommended: it takes between 40 and 50 minutes and like always on such a cruise in the Netherlands, they bring you to all attractitions - from the riverside. This tour is mainly in an open boat. The "captain" is shortly explanaing stuff in three languages, no too deep explanation but enough to get an impression. Starting point acccross the... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

It's another view from Alkmaar. Seeing all the old houses (anno 1600) and churches from the water is so different and lovely. Alkmaar is such a lovely town with so much to do and see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Very pleasurable and informative. We were lucky. Sun was shining bright. It's an open boat, so sunny weather adds to the pleasure. Alkmaar has many canals. A canal boat tour is thus a great way to see the many merchant houses and bridges from the outside. The boat passes underneath 22 bridges (I lost count....). Some are very low, so... More 

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Egmond aan Zee, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Its not an extra ordinary trip, but to get a vieuw at the history of water canals in the Netherlands ,Alkmaar is worth while.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

I can recommend this atraction to anyone visiting the lovely old town of Alkmaar, the boat takes you through the old cananls and under bridges, it take about 1 hour and is well worth doing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very interesting guided tour of Alkmaar from the canals, made more adventurous due to the very low bridges.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Get the train to Alkmaar from Centraal Station and 30 minutes later you are in the beautiful little town of Alkmaar. On a Friday, from April - September, they have a traditional cheese market in the town square which attracts thousands of people. After the ringing of the cheese bell at 10am, trading begins and the Cheese Carriers Guild springs... More 

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