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Luxury canal cruise (open boat)

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Overview
With this canal cruise tour, enjoy Amsterdam on a luxury and trendy open boat. The captain and hostess will guide you through the city on a personal tour with excellent service and comfort. You can enjoy the sights of the city while relaxing with a drink in your hand. The unique and historic boats make the perfect place to enjoy the ultimate Amsterdam experience. See many of Amsterdam's highlights including the Old Church, the Amstel river, the Magere Brug (skinny bridge), and more. There is a bar available onboard and you will be served some drinks (available for purchase), with a discount on your first special drink.
Highlights
  • Journey off the beaten path as you explore Amsterdam by boat on its canals 
  • Skip street and pedestrian traffic and see the city from a new perspective
  • Learn facts about the city’s history and culture from a guide
  • Cruise the canals on your schedule with a new boat every 30 minutes
  • Get cozy under a warm blanket provided for your onboard comfort
What to Expect
Pick up a travel voucher for this Amsterdam open-top boat tour in a central location. Boats run throughout the day and into the night, and come about every 30 minutes. The flexible timing takes the stress out of sightseeing. Once you board the boat, you’ll take a seat, and meet the captain and host. If it’s chilly, you can bundle under a provided blanket while you listen to your guide share stories and facts about the city’s history, culture, points of interest, and people. Along the way, catch sight of Oude Kerk (Old Church), Magere Brug, and Amstel River. If you’d like, you can purchase an alcoholic drink (own expense) to sip on during this tour. After exploring Amsterdam on the city’s canals, your boat docks back at shore and your tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 230, 1012 GK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Departure Time
2/13/2019 - 6/30/2019Monday:11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday:11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday:11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Thursday:11:30 AM - 09:30 PM
Friday:11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday:11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Sunday:11:30 AM - 09:00 PM

7/1/2019 - 10/19/2021Monday - Sunday:11:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide (captain/hostess)
  • Information on Amsterdam from your local captain or hostess
  • Canal cruise
  • Blankets available
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply
  • There are no fixed times at the dock
  • Operating every 20-30 minutes on dry days
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Group of 5 of us and enjoyed the experience. Boat was a good size, not too big and the skipper was informative and pleasant. One slight complaint was we couldn’t quite hear everything from the end of the boat. A microphone might be beneficial. Thank...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CmckForbes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sam and Marcela were wonderful hosts. It was a great way to learn about the city in a fun informative way. It was nice and casual but had enough structure that when you finished you felt you had a better knowledge of the city.

Thank GavinP357
Reviewed 4 days ago

Perfect boat tour with funny captain and gorgeous co-captain Sharon. Good facts and service. Thanks so much

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Eurotrip2007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a Friendship cruise with Bruce, Luna and Naomi on our last day in Amsterdam. What a great way to end our trip! Bruce was funny and very knowledgeable, our hostesses were great, the boat was very comfortable and the drinks were delicious (I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AMonty82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So well that was one of the best trip i ever Done... Bruce doing a very funny good Job with his Boat and Cindy makes the best service and will bi there for the Guest... Fair Prises and it was amazing... Greetings to you two...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Daniel F
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AnthonyTravelman
13 August 2019|
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Response from HeatherFlower2019 | Reviewed this property |
It’s not very well marked. There is a head shop on the corner of the canal about a block away from Dam square which has a little banner at the top of the door to indicate it. The dock is unmarked more or less- but it’s just... More
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Response from Karan D | Reviewed this property |
We bought out tickets on the boat. The host came round and charged for the tickets and drinks we'd had at the end of the cruise.
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  • Duration: 1h
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  • Languages Offered: Dutch
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