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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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+31 20 217 0501
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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

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415 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are so many options near the Central Station - we went to the Tourist Information Centre for advice on canal cruises. They promote the Gray Line ????? - so we paid 16 euros each. The "100 highlights was such a disappointment - where I wonder were the highlights ? The commentary was boring -there was no interaction with the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a very friendly and beautiful City. People are so welcoming and there is so much history here. Highly recommended to do the City tour, day cruise on the canal and the night one - there are a few different ones. Enjoy Amsterdam 😊😊😊😊

Thank Fred3003
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A highlight of our stay. We did the tour only, food/drink not included which we found to be perfect. Tip...go just before sunset as you get the best of both worlds. The canals in the light and then the canals all lit up, especially the bridges. It doesn't matter which side of the boat you sit on as the driver... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great thing to do when you first get to Amsterdam - helps to get your bearings! We booked at the I AMSTERDAM office just outside Centraal Station

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Reviewed 3 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 

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Reviewed 4 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 

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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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