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Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 12 more

Overview

Absorb the canal-front sights of Amsterdam on a leisurely 75-minute sightseeing cruise. Take a seat in a comfortable, glass-topped boat, and enjoy the views as you glide along the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals and listen to the informative audio commentary. Drift by top Amsterdam attractions such as the Anne Frank House and City Hall, and drink in the gabled townhouses, bridges and leafy canalsides from the peaceful vantage point of the water. A relaxing way to get to know the pretty Dutch capital for first-time visitors.
  • Glide around Amsterdam’s UNESCO-protected canals and admire the passing sights
  • Take photos of sights such as the Golden Bend and Westerkerk, the church where Rembrandt is buried
  • Enjoy front-row views of the 17th-century gabled houses, bridges and leafy canal paths
  • Hear tales of Amsterdam's heritage via the recorded commentary, available in 19 languages
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  • Stadhouderskade 501 , Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Blue Boat Company, Stadhouderskade 501, opposite Hard Rock Café. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk.

  • Stadhouderskade 550 , Stadhouderskade 550, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Blue Boat Company, Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • The ticket for your City Canal Cruise board is a TIMESLOT ticket. You chose one of below mentioned docks to depart from:
    • The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk.
    • The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.
    • The main rule is to keep 1,5 meters distance where possible.
    • Before departure guests will be asked if they have any health complaints that can indicate that they have Covid-19.
    • Waiting lines can be a maximum of 10 pax long with 1,5 meters distance
    • In our shops and docks, we have disinfectant hand gel that must by applies before boarding the boat.
    • In our boats all tables now have table numbers. Guests will receive a table number when getting on board. The tables in the back of the boat will be placed first.
    • When departing the boat, guests on the tables in the front of the boat will need to depart first.
    • Guests need to remain seated during the canal cruise and are not allowed to walk through the boat.
    • Earplugs and empty F&B packaging needs to be taken off board by the guests themselves.
    • Boats will be cleaned after every canal cruise.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Blue Boat Company
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise.

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    Traveler Tips


    • "Start with the canal tour to get a good feel for the city overall." See review
    • "I was told that I would have to wait an hour because the boat with full with a German tour group." See review
    • "The tour location was difficult to find, even knowing it was across the street from Heineken." See review

    Reviews

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    274 Reviews

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    star-5
    Excellent experience. ...
    Lorraine_L
    , Oct 2021
    Excellent experience. Really enjoyed the trip . Would recommend to anyone visiting amsterdam . It was my partner's birthday and it couldn't have been any nicer
    star-3
    Warm & good value
    AnneMarie_K
    , Oct 2021
    Clean warm and good value for money. Audio was abit lacking,silent at times. No atmosphere. Driver didn't interact as much as other companies that I've read reviews
    star-3
    Good but not great
    Scott_R
    , Oct 2021
    The trip was pretty choppy since the captain went through several wakes from other boats. There was also a lot of down time where the recording wasn't playing.
    star-4
    Lovely Day in Amsterdam
    Randy_C
    , Sep 2021
    Great weather and very well managed! There was a demonstration in town and your Staff was kind enough to allow my wife and I to catch an earlier tour which was fantastic!
    star-5
    Pleasant tirp
    John_P
    , Aug 2021
    Seeing the city from a different perspective was worth the trip by itself. It also provided an audio description with the provided headphones.
    star-5
    Worth it tour
    Kriszti
    , Jul 2021
    We enjoyed the tour very much, our toddler was given a small kid's drawing package, she really liked it.
    star-3
    Nice and enjoyable
    Tracey_C
    , Jul 2021
    It was a nice peaceful boat ride. The views were amazing. Went in the morning on first boat... No crowd and wonderful, quiet ride. Informative and nice sights. Could've done this all day!
    star-5
    Break for the legs and beautiful scenery for eyes
    Ljubomir_S
    , Jul 2021
    Excellent peeasfull expérience After a long legs tress walking. Nice city seen from the beautiful canals of Amsterdam.
    star-3
    You get what you pay for
    Ian
    , Sep 2020
    You get what you pay for, recorded descriptions, some frosted glass, the engine at the back is loud. The canal bridges are so low that the boats cannot be high so sometimes you cannot see much.
    star-5
    Good time in safe environment
    Mary
    , Aug 2020
    Easy booking, and despite Covid we had smooth boarding, social distancing and a very friendly service! A great way to experience the city!

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