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Amsterdam Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) Tours and Tickets

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Amsterdam’s Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)—a charming 17th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site—is probably best known for its picturesque canals. Comprised of three rings of semicircular waterways that are bisected by smaller canals radiating from the middle, like the spokes on a very Dutch bicycle wheel, the Canal Ring is crisscrossed by hundreds of bridges which connect these Dutch Golden Age islands.

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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)

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Cruising the canals of Amsterdam is a must for first-time visitors to the city. This family-friendly cruise provides a personalized experience with a small boat and a maximum of 20 passengers on-board. Get to know each other as you sip drinks, tuck into snacks, and enjoy entertaining commentary from Captain Jack. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed canal ring, spot landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, and hear fun facts and stories about Amsterdam as you discover the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.47
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The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat
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The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat

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Cruise Amsterdam’s scenic canals in a fully electric boat, while your hosts give you a glimpse into modern Dutch life. Enjoy an open bar with local goodies like craft beer, wines, and nonalcoholic beverages. A snack platter with fruit, cheese, cookies, and sausages is also provided. This peaceful, scenic cruise is a great choice for first-time visitors and those who want to escape the crowds on land.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.70
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station

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Discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam, known as the ‘Venice of the North,’ from the water on this sightseeing cruise. After reserving your preferred departure time, skip past any lines and set off on the UNESCO-listed waterways aboard a glass-topped canal boat. Glide under pretty bridges, past 17th-century buildings and landmarks like the Anne Frank House, and learn about the city’s history from the audio guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.99
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic Van Gogh paintings, Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum attracts lines often in excess of two hours. Beat the crowds with this priority admission ticket that also includes an Amsterdam canal cruise, during which you get unobstructed views of the city's waterside attractions. This stress-free combo ticket is an ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time in the Dutch capital.
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  • 3 hours
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$39.43
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Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks
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Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks

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The best way to explore the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring is indisputably by boat. Get a different perspective of the Dutch capital while avoiding the crowds on land during this relaxing canal cruise that, unlike other similar tours, includes unlimited Heineken beer, wine, and soft drinks for a budget-friendly price. Plus, several departure times throughout the day mean you can slot the cruise into almost any schedule.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.41
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Amsterdam Small-Group Canal Cruise Plus Snacks and Drinks
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Amsterdam Small-Group Canal Cruise Plus Snacks and Drinks

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Want to see the sights of Amsterdam from an open boat, yet avoid the tourist crowds? Step aboard a single-mast sailboat known as a sloop, and relax in the comfort of a spacious vessel where numbers are limited to just 12 people. You’ll sip drinks from an open bar, enjoy unobstructed views of the city, and sample classic Dutch treats like “bitterballen” as you cruise.
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  • 2 hours
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$57.79
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Dutch food and Amsterdam history tour in the Jordaan area with max 8 guests

Dutch food and Amsterdam history tour in the Jordaan area with max 8 guests

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Don’t waste time trying to hit the Dutch food hotspots alone, only to end up in tourist traps. Instead, join this comprehensive, intimate, and off-the-beaten-path food tour through the historical Jordaan district, during which you stop at eight distinct locations. Listen as your Amsterdam-local guide explains each foodstuff—such as Poffertjes (pancakes) or Gouda cheese—as you go.
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  • 4 hours
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Amsterdam Pizza Dinner Cruise Including Drinks

Amsterdam Pizza Dinner Cruise Including Drinks

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Glide through the canals of Amsterdam on a dinner cruise that features great views of the illuminated city. Learn about Amsterdam’s history and culture from your onboard guide as you dine on a original New York pizza accompanied by beverages such as beer, wine, soft drinks, and water. Top off your meal with a delicious brownie as your boat winds through the picturesque waterways of the Dutch capital.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$36.94
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1 hour Luxury Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (Best Day Cruise Worldwide)
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1 hour Luxury Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (Best Day Cruise Worldwide)

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Get a front-row peek at top sights in Amsterdam from the comfort of an electric-powered boat during this luxury canal cruise. Settle into a spacious open-air deck with cushioned seats and blankets, heated on chilly days. Listen to stories and commentary from a live guide as you glide past attractions like Leiden Square, the Statue of Anne Frank, and Rembrandt House.
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  • 1 hour
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$20.88
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Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise

Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise

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Cruising around Amsterdam’s canals is a quintessential experience for visitors to the city. With this tour, see the city at its most magical as you set sail on an evening cruise. Glide past the lively waterfront bars and cafés, spot illuminated landmarks such as Amsterdam Centraal Station and the Anne Frank House, and admire the glittering city skyline from the water.
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  • 1 hour
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$14.99
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Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Head to Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold, where you’re treated to a welcome drink plus two Smirnoff cocktails or Heineken beers — your choice —while relaxing in a frosty bar where everything, even your drinking glass, is made of ice! Continue this totally ‘cool’ experience by taking a canal sightseeing cruise on a luxury glass-topped boat. It’s the best way to see Amsterdam’s top highlights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.65
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Private 1.5 hour Canal Tour in Amsterdam with your Loved One
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Private 1.5 hour Canal Tour in Amsterdam with your Loved One

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Relax after a busy day of sightseeing on an evening cruise of Amsterdam’s historic canals. Take in views of the historic waterways by night, travelling through areas including the UNESCO-listed Canal District and De Wallen, and benefit from a customizable itinerary according to the group’s interests. Gain insight into the landmarks and routes from you local skipper, and choose a tour time that suits your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam

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See Amsterdam from a perspective often missed by visitors on a boat cruise through the canal. In addition to frame-worthy views of the city’s banks, the tour features commentary and anecdotes about landmarks seen along the way, from the hip Joordan neighborhood to a canal once painted by Claude Monet. A small group size ensures an personal experience and plenty of time for questions.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
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Sebi Boat Tours
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Sebi Boat Tours

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Get the inside scoop on the Dutch capital on this canal boat tour led by native Amsterdammers. Soak up city sights as you cruise through Jordaan, De Wallen, and more, before stopping off for authentic Amsterdam snacks and a complimentary coffee. Benefit from your small-group guide’s personalized attention and make the most of your time on this intimate-but-efficient half-day excursion.
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  • 2 hours
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Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Family Canal Cruise
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Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Family Canal Cruise

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Explore the canals of Amsterdam on a boat cruise that takes you past the top landmarks in this beautiful city. Hear informative commentary from the captain during your tour, which can be customized to your interests. Soak in the sights and charms of the canals while learning about the Dutch capital’s history and modern-day attractions. This relaxing tour provides a perfect introduction to Amsterdam and gives you tips on places to visit later on your own, plus it is longer than most canal tours of the same nature.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Wine & Cheese Cruise

Amsterdam Wine & Cheese Cruise

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Unwind from a busy day of sightseeing on this evening cruise through Amsterdam's canal district. Admire the illuminated waterfronts as you glide through the city center, the Golden Bend, and Oosterdok, and listen to the onboard guide's insightful commentary. As you take in the sights, savor wine, Dutch cheese, and snacks while seated at a table aboard the boat.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Grand Holland Private Tour

Grand Holland Private Tour

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Experience the best of Holland your way on a custom 7-hour sightseeing tour. Convenient and comfortable transportation takes you from your Amsterdam hotel to the country’s most popular and lesser-known points of interest. You decide what to see and set the pace on your private adventure. Visit Durgerdam, Volendam, Edam, and more. Get a closer look at Dutch cultural icons such as windmills, cheese, tulips, and dikes. It's up to you!
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  • 7 hours
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Amsterdam Small-group Walking Tour with Luxury Open Boat Canal Cruise
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Amsterdam Small-group Walking Tour with Luxury Open Boat Canal Cruise

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The perfect combination to know the Venice of the North. Starting with a walking tour through the city center combined with a 1h Luxury Open Boat Canal Cruise. A unique vision of the city which has a unique style of combining history with pure entertainment. The walking tour covers the main sights of the inner city. And the canal cruise route takes us through the principal canals, Amstel River and seven bridges, some of Amsterdam’s most notable locations. You can’t truly experience the city without getting to know its waterways! On this tour, you’ll hear the stories you’d never hear otherwise. With an expert guide, you’ll experience the history of this city, from its start as a muddy village on the River Amstel, to the wild history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and Nazi occupation, the aim is to give you a perfect introduction to this city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$38.01
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Amsterdam Canals Small-Group Boat Tour with Captain Jack

Amsterdam Canals Small-Group Boat Tour with Captain Jack

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Join me on a journey to explore Amsterdam over the canals with a maximum of 6 guests at a time. All cruises are captained and guided by myself Boudewijn Metzelaar aka ¨Captain Jack¨ for those that are unable to pronounce my impossible Dutch name :-) We will sail on a fully electric luxury salonboat. There is comfortable seating for each guest indoor and outdoors, whatever the unreliabe Dutch weather may bring you will be comfortable onboard the ¨Drift Away¨ A full array of (alcoholic) drinks and delicious snacks are included. Feel free to enjoy yourself with the beverages, there is a bathroom onboard! I am not only an Amsterdammer by birth, I am one by heart. Through my diverse upbringing en life choices I have developed a unique perspective on Amsterdam which I really enjoy sharing with others. The small scale of maximum 6 guests allows for an intimate and enjoyable level of conversation during the cruise.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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Amsterdam Luxury Boat cruise Tickets

Amsterdam Luxury Boat cruise Tickets

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There's no better way to experience Amsterdam than on a canal boat cruise. Sail past the famous Anne Frank House and other Amsterdam icons with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink in hand on this stylish cruise, with a guide to point out exactly what you're seeing. The boat has a cover in case of rain, while a choice of departure times lets you plan your day effectively.
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  • 1 hour
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The best boat trip through the Amsterdam canals

The best boat trip through the Amsterdam canals

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Enjoy the historic canals of the capital. On a beautiful open electric boat. Enough space and equipped with all comforts. With an experienced captain as your guide. He really knows how to tell you everything about this beautiful city. This boat trip is one of the most popular in Amsterdam. Sail along and experience why. - open canal boat with comfortable cushions - small groups and an intimate setting - sail past places where the large tour boats do not come - unique experience from the water
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  • 1 hour
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Party Cruise With Open Bar and Nightclub Entrance

Party Cruise With Open Bar and Nightclub Entrance

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Party on the Amsterdam canals, with a cruise that offers a silent disco set, an open bar, and admission to the Jungle nightclub. While music isn’t allowed on the city’s historic canals, it doesn’t mean that the revelry can’t continue; just put on your earphones and enjoy the fun as your skipper manages the boat.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Amsterdam Private City And Countryside Tour

Amsterdam Private City And Countryside Tour

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Rather than following an itinerary devised by someone else, create your own sightseeing schedule on a private custom tour of Amsterdam—the ideal choice for first-time visitors looking to kickstart their trip. Traveling by coach and on foot for a more intimate glimpse into the area, you’ll visit only the sights you wish to see and benefit from the undivided attention and local knowledge of your private guide.
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  • 4 hours
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$500.00
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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise

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Maximize your time in the heart of Amsterdam with a trip to Madame Tussauds followed by a one-hour cruise through some of Amsterdam’s many canals. First, explore Madame Tussauds’ collection of life-like celebrities and historical figures. Then enjoy the city's 17th-century houses, bridges, churches and cobblestone streets from the unique perspective of a canal boat. Save time and money by booking these experiences together.
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  • 2 hours
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What people are saying about Amsterdam-Canal-Ring tours and tickets

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All inclusive Canal Tour by Captain Jack (Traveller's Choice Award 2021)
"We thought this was the best trip on the canals by far. With Captain Albert. Cannot find website to rebook"..."
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The Ultimate Amsterdam Canal Cruise - 2hr - Small Group - Exclusive Boat
"Although not a small group, it was small enough! Our Guide/Captain was fabulous! He was not only a native, he was well versed in history and art. Excellent tour!!"..."
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Amsterdam 1-Hour Canal Cruise from Central Station
"Had a good time with a very friendly crew who gave us a great description of what we viewed from the boat."..."
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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
"Enjoyed both the Canal Cruise as well as the Van Gough Museum. We had just arrived in Amsterdam that morning & the canal cruise was very informative. In addition, we enjoyed the refreshments (wine, beer, & cheese)."..."
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Amsterdam Open Boat Tour With Live Guide and Unlimited Drinks
"Both hosts were fantastic and very knowledgable. Would recommend to anyone wanting to do the boat tour."..."
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Amsterdam Small-Group Canal Cruise Plus Snacks and Drinks
"Captain Marcel was an excellent, knowledgeable host with a fun sense of humor who made our company team event even more enjoyable. We loved listening to his stories and learning all about this magical city. The wine and snacks were wonderful as well, and I highly recommend this tour."..."
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Dutch food and Amsterdam history tour in the Jordaan area with max 8 guests
"Thijs, our guide was great. He was very informative and personable. Enjoyed experiencing the herring."..."
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Amsterdam Pizza Dinner Cruise Including Drinks
"Excellent experience and the service quality was amazing!!! First time to Amsterdam and was wonderful to see the city by boat"..."
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1 hour Luxury Canal Cruise in Amsterdam (Best Day Cruise Worldwide)
"everything was really nice, Valeria and the captain were really friendly and knowledgeable and made our experience a great one!!"..."
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Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise
"Easy to book last minute and easy to find. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great on board recorded guide using supplied headphones. Well worth the ticket price."..."
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Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
"Was good craic and something a bit different, didn't last very long but wasn't too expensive. Get the large ice glass as you get more free drink!"..."
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Private 1.5 hour Canal Tour in Amsterdam with your Loved One
"The canal cruise was so peaceful and calming and the host was very friendly and knowledgeable :) Beautiful views."..."
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Best Canal Cruise Amsterdam
"Our canal cruise was definitely « the best. » Brian is a charming host/captain. We learned a lot about Amsterdam while enjoying cheese and wine. Definitely recommended."..."
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Sebi Boat Tours
"Absolutely everything from the very first moment! The captain-a Mr. Jung- was just exceptional. The condition and quality of the refreshments. The snacks and food, his knowledge, every single element was superb. Far, FAR, better than any other canal cruise I've ever been on!!"..."
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Amsterdam 90-Minute Private Family Canal Cruise
"This was one of the best boat tours I’ve ever done! Pap was so nice, welcoming and had lovely refreshments to offer us! He gave us history on the city as we cruised the beautiful canals! I’d 10/10 recommend!"..."
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Amsterdam Wine & Cheese Cruise
"This was a great way to see the beauty of Amsterdam at night and have a romantic evening with my wife."..."
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Grand Holland Private Tour
"I would recommend Hans for any of your Holland tours. He gives 100 percent plus!! our group missed connections with Hans do to a mixup on telephone number however he more than made it up."..."
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Amsterdam Small-group Walking Tour with Luxury Open Boat Canal Cruise
"I thought Miguel was wonderful! He was very kind and patient!! A+ satisfaction and customer service!!"..."
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Amsterdam Canals Small-Group Boat Tour with Captain Jack
"Captain Jack was knowledgeable, engaging and fun! Definitely one of the best things to do in Amsterdam!"..."
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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam & 1-Hour Canal Cruise
"Accidentally, i was buying a Ticket with wrong date (my mistake), but even in Madame Tussauds and on the city boat cruise i didn't have ANY problems... The staff in both places was more than friendly...👍👍"..."
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