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Kring Vrienden van ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Kring Vrienden van ‘s-Hertogenbosch
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AnnArborMHT wrote a review Sep 2019
Genoa, Italy1637 contributions1504 helpful votes
First my review is about Kring Vrienden, the travel company used to book the canal trips through. This company went beyond my expectations and was so much more helpful than the local tourist board. Knowing that the canal tour sells out, I sent Kring Vrienden an email and asked them to hold a reservation for two people on the Hieronymus Bosch Heaven and Hell canal tour. They responded promptly, confirmed the reservation and just asked we pick-up tickets 1/2 hour before the tour. We stopped by and they were so friendly and helpful. We wanted more information on the Van Gogh starry nights bike path in Eindhoven, another city all together, so I won't expect them to help, but the they were incredibly helpful! Very nice staff! We went on the canal trip and our volunteer guide was Joop. There were two other English-only speaking people on tour, plus Dutch speaking guests, who understood English, so we asked Joop if he could add some English commentary and he was happy to oblige. The canal trip starts out with a short movie with English subtitles then we had a delightful tour under the city, in the canals and the surrounding moat. We went "into" Hell and came out through Heaven; so amazing! Our $10.50 ticket not only included the wonderful canal trip but also admission to the Bosch Art Center which we loved! Tremendous value, for two really fun attractions. Highly recommended! Kring Vrienden also sells a very funny fridge magnet of a canal boat floating in real water for just 5 euros! We bought two! Great organization, wonderful guide Joop, the best activity in Den Bosch! Thanks so much Kring Vrienden!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Cocciolino2015 wrote a review Sep 2019
Perugia, Italy462 contributions179 helpful votes
We did a lot of walking around first as the boat-ride was booked solid and we had to wait our turn in the afternoon,but it was definitely worth the wait,especially for the children as well as the photographer!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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David R wrote a review Sep 2019
Neutral Bay, Australia1273 contributions334 helpful votes
This trip gives a very different insight into the history of this city, there's a commentary by the volunteer boat drivers but alas this is only in Dutch so foreign tourists have little idea of what is being said. Would be better with a translator on board.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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YoYo118 wrote a review Jul 2019
Den Haag280 contributions116 helpful votes
What a fun boat tour by the "Kring Vrienden van Den Bosch (Friends of Den Bosch)". A volunteer organization, using electrical boats (hence the 'whisper': very quiet) holding aprox 14-18 guests. We booked the "Hemel en Hellevaart" tour (heaven and hell tour), which included a visit to the Jeronimus bosch Art Center (a must see!). Due to the size of the boat you visit places where bigger boats can't come. Make online reservations in advance because these tours sell out fast (also due to the smaller sized boats).
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Date of experience: June 2019
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sculler12018 wrote a review Jun 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions2 helpful votes
Well worth going on this tour - I read the English text in advance that they give u when u buy ticket and then relaxed and primed for the lottle cruise. Great alternative view of the old town
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Date of experience: June 2018
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