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Blue Boat Company

Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 679 1370
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Welcome to the perfect Canal Cruise Experience!Language guarantee!We strive to create a unique experience on our regular cruises (our City Canal Cruises, Evening Cruises and Blue Boat Dinner Cruise); all our boats are equipped with an extensive Personal Audio System that lets you select the language you prefer. On our City Canal Cruise we offer 17 languages choose from! We provide you with your own set of headphones, which are yours to keep. It also means you do not have to listen to any of the other languages, just to the one that you have selected. And because you only hear one language, we can tell you more!Blue Boat Company's fleet consists of luxurious party boats; six of our boats are fitted with wheelchair access en two are powered by electricity, using “green electricity” to make our contribution to cleaner air. All our boats have a glass roof that can be opened, an outside deck on the back (ideal for picture taking!)and in winter, we turn on our central heating!In summer, take our unique small open boat, the Blue Sky Boat, for a more intimate tour.And don't forget our unique 4 course a la carte dinner cruise, which combines a lovely meal, specially selected wines and the best views in one evening!
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Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a rainy day so we were glad we had pre-booked this canal cruise in a covered boat. Unfortunately the boat was very crowded with school children and the narrative of the journey, though in English, did not always seem in sync with where...More

Thank Elsie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We choose to use this canal cruise company based completely on the fact that it was close to our accom. Quite foolishly,we did no research. In all honesty, we can not rate it compared to other cruise companies, but take it from us, perhaps best...More

Thank B67Rita
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I were visiting Amsterdam for her birthday, and I thought the best way to see the city early on was to take a canal cruise. The hotel advised us of the Water Light festival that was on which sounded interesting, and although...More

Thank west65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was our second time using Blue Boat company to do a canal cruise on 25/11/2017; our previous cruise was in August. Both times the cruise was very informative. In August we had to take another route than the standard, as the Canal Event of the...More

Thank Clarissa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The daytime canal cruise was worth doing - we covered a large part of Amsterdam. The pre-recorded audio was informative.

Thank Robyn-Wendy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the blue boat tour in November and it was absolutely lovely. The staff was extremely friendly, they explained us everything about the tour before boarding. The captain was a funny man, which made the tour fun to do.

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Thank Femke T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the boat tour I did. The lights in Amsterdam are gorgeous at night and we got a good sense of the city. The evening tour also included a bit of the red light district without being too raunchy, so maybe a good...More

Thank Madison M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The captain of the boat was extremely rude. He took at least four personal phone calls and talked in aloud voice. He also was checking text while driving. He offered no information or assistance. I had been on a blue boat tour a few years...More

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Thank Momma236
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This toor gives a reasonably good overview of the city from the canals, with some history of this great city of Amsterdam. The audio is available in i think as much as 15 languages and is of good quality. I would have preferred a live...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The boat was very full before we got on but luckily we got 3 seats next to each other, however the lady told us that if there wasn't any seats together then we would have to go on it and seats anywhere as the next...More

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part
of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh
Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed
museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you
need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the
Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark,
the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand
connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping
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17 February 2017|
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Response from Ewen C | Reviewed this property |
They seemed to be very frequent. Every half hour perhaps? Plus there are several companies offering tours. We only waited 15 minutes and you can buy tickets in advance. We also bought drinks and took them onboard whilst we... More
Marilyn B
23 January 2017|
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Response from golferlady7 | Reviewed this property |
We started on canal opposite the Hard Rock, but there are cruise books operating out of canals near the central station. We also stayed nearby the Central sration, I thought it would be a lovely evening walk back and forth... More
6 January 2017|
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Response from MamaSlo | Reviewed this property |
We didn't pre-book and just turned up at the booking office. The trip was reasonably full but no queues for the boat. I think that a lot will depend on the time of year/day that you want to travel. Even if you had to wait, I... More