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Gray Line Amsterdam

Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Damrak pier 5 | Damrak, 1012 LG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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great way to see Amsterdam

We were travelling in a group with my elderly mother who has very restricted mobility. Not only was this a great way for all of us to see the city, but the people steering the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My hubby and I recently spent a lovely stress free hour, being 'driven' through the intricate canal network of Amsterdam. We had intended to take a canal cruise as part of our holiday, and we chose Grey Line as they were the most welcoming and interested company out of the several on the Damrak dock. They all charge pretty much... More 

Thank Andmc2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were travelling in a group with my elderly mother who has very restricted mobility. Not only was this a great way for all of us to see the city, but the people steering the boats were really careful and gentle helping her in and out of the two boats we took. There was also space for her fold up... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My father wanted so much to do this that took it and for 16 euros I was expecting much more. The story told on the hearplugs is not so fascinating and bit boring and pictures are difficult to take.

Thank babwara78
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the Gray Line's "100 highlights" cruise hoping it would orient us in Amsterdam for our three-day stay. But "highlights" were severely lacking ... there was very little audio commentary other than pointing out a few tourist traps. No history, no context. We felt cheated. Would recommend the Lovers Cruise as a better 1-hour alternative -- it gave us... More 

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd been on an Amsterdam canal cruise a few years ago so we knew what to expect. It was a warm, sunny day and we sat by an opening window - perfect for taking photos. Our party had its own tour guide, Maria, who gave us a very detailed and interesting commentary. The tour lasted one hour and we covered... More 

Thank Father-Brian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the hour long "100 highlights" canal cruise at €16 each and were a little disappointed. There is no chat at all from the driver although he greets you with a smile on arrival. You climb on, plug in your headphones and listen to a recorded commentary. It's presumably much cheaper to do it that way but it's... More 

Thank Jan468
Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This particular cuise line is included on the i Amsterdam card so rather than pay a different company (there are several) I wanted to use this company. The map showing the location of their landing docks was very vague and my first attempt was not fruitful although it turned out I was just metres away from it I missed it.... More 

Thank Daya101
New York
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from a 7 day vacation in Holland and one of the highlights of our trip was the Gray Line Open Boat Tour. The Open Boat Tours are in smaller boats compared to the much larger enclosed boats you see everywhere. The tour takes you into the city center through the smaller canals that the larger boats are... More 

Thank BudgetTraveler2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip cost €16/adult. The boat was quite full when we boarded then we took the last table in the aft part of the boat. We had not window that could be opened then all out view and pictures were through the boat window glass. The glass was dirt, full or water/dirt marks, which compromised our tour sightseeing. The audio... More 

Thank carolinafzs d
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We did a Saturday night Pizza Cruise. Not a bad value...about 40 euro each for adults and 25 for the kids, and for that we got a tiny explanation of the canals (captain said about 5 sentences at the beginning) and some NY-style pizza. All the wine, beer, soda, and water was included, and unlimited. The downside was we had... More 

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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