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Private cruise on small historic boat in the Amsterdam canal area

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    What to Expect
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    Pass By: Canals of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Leaving the starting point we will go into the Spiegelgracht and Prinsengracht. Once in the Prinsengracht we will pass the Amstelveld and houseboat area heading down to the river Amstel. Turning left in the river we will pass the famous Skinny Bridge and see the Amstel locks. Next we will see the Rembrandt corner, where the painter spend the first years of his life in Amsterdam. After the dancing houses we will go into the Herengracht to see how the rich traders of the 17th century lived. Turning left into the famous 7 bridges down to the Keizersgracht into the Jordaan neighborhood. After this area we will start moving back to where we started.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Rock That Boat/private boat tour & tickets canal cruise, salonboot Amsterdam, private wooden boat dock, Museumbrug 1, 1017 RW Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Any other hotel on the waterside
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional art historian guide
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No baby stroller
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Perfect Amsterdam canal area trip...informative & fun. Pick-up at hotel L'Europe went very smooth. Lovely small classic boat.. Well equipped with coffee , wine, blankets, flowers.
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    Skipper Hans and historian Vanessa were wonderful. The 100 year old boat is beautiful, neat and tidy. We were given a personal tour of the canals in Amsterdam and Vanessa pointed out many beautiful homes and their history. Wonderful experience with great people.
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    Response from Vanessa v, Guest Relations Manager at Private cruise on small historic boat in the Amsterdam canal area
    Responded 18 Jun 2019
    Dear Richard thank you so much for your wonderful review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your evening. Good luck with the cruise these coming weeks! Hope to see you again one day. Many thanks Vanessa
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    We toured some of the canals of Amsterdam on a private tour. Our captain, Vera, was very knowledgeable about Amsterdam and the history of The Netherlands, and provided a very interesting commentary during the cruise. The private cruise was really nice because we could easily
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    Response from Vanessa v, Guest Relations Manager at Private cruise on small historic boat in the Amsterdam canal area
    Responded 15 Jun 2019
    Dear Charles thank you so much for your positive review. We will pass this on to our skipper Vera who will love to hear your feedback. Hope to see you again one day! Vanessa
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    My husband and I truly enjoyed the private boat tour. It rained on and off on our tour, and we loved having the covered boat with windows. We could pop open the little windows open to take a photo, but we stayed warm and dry in the boat. There were several boats around us
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    Response from Vanessa v, Guest Relations Manager at Private cruise on small historic boat in the Amsterdam canal area
    Responded 13 Jun 2019
    Dear madame thank you so much for your lovely review....we know it has been raining a lot over the last days so I am very happy you still enjoyed the tour so much. We hope to see you again one day! Many thanks Vanessa
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    To begin with, I had to turn my phone on as Vera was late and it was not at all clear or obvious where they would pick us up - so an additional $10 cost. We were supposed to be out 1.5-2 hours and we got back at 1.25 hours and the next group was waiting and angry that their
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    Response from Vanessa v, Guest Relations Manager at Private cruise on small historic boat in the Amsterdam canal area
    Responded 10 Jun 2019
    Dear Dana I am very sorry to read your review especially since we only have 5 star reviews as you might have noticed. We do not recognise your comments and we are very proud that all our other guests are always happy with our service. Just to clarify a few of your comments for other guests which will be reading your negative review: * The Historic Boat Tour you booked is a 1,15 hour tour so you got 10 minutes more than expected. You would have paid a lot more if you would have booked a 2 hours private tour including unlimited (alcoholic) drinks. * There are always non-alcoholic drinks on board on a tray, in the morning there is also a Nespresso coffee machine for our guests. It is true that people very often serve themselves but the driver always offers drinks before departure. We want the driver to focus on guiding and cruising. There is no extra hostess on the Delphine as the boat is too small so therefore we encourage people to drink what is on the tray. * May is normally a warm month in the Netherlands. If it is colder than normal we have 12 blankets onboard, in your case 12 blankets for 2 persons. We do not understand why you did not take any of these blankets or asked the skipper to turn on the existing heating if you were freezing. You were only 3 people in a small old boat so communicating can not have been difficult in a small surface. * Delphine is one of the most beautiful boats in the city as you can see in the pictures. Mentioning in a review that there are many other beautiful boats in town is not a very fair comment whilst reviewing a service. Maybe you like modern boats more than historic boats from the early 1900's but we prefer not to enter into a taste discussion. * The route which we cruise in the canals is always passing the main historic sites mentioned in the description as the whole canal area is a UNESCO MONUMENT so it is very unlikely that you did not see any sites. We do understand that writing a review when having a bad experience is necessary but we are sorry to say that we believe that there have been some misinterpretations from your site. If guests are very unhappy with our service we prefer to discuss this in an honest and open way and even propose to refund you your money if that gives you a better feeling.
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    • Rock That Boat
    • Duration: 2h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German
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