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Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise provided by Blue Boat Company

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Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Gain an intimate glimpse of the Dutch capital on a sightseeing cruise along its UNESCO-listed canals, ideal for first-timers in Amsterdam. Book a time-slot in advance to avoid any long lines, then benefit from illuminating audio commentary as you glide along the historic waterways at a time that works for you, absorbing unobstructed views of the Anne Frank House, Golden Bend, and more from your vessel.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • Pass by Anne Frank House
    Pass by Westerkerk
  • 1
    Blue Boat Company
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
    Stop: 75 minutes -
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You'll end at
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  • Take a break from walking or cycling on an Amsterdam canal cruise
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, and more
  • Learn more about the UNESCO-listed canals from on-board audio commentary
  • Book a convenient time slot in advance to minimize time spent waiting
Important Information
Departure Point
Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, Netherlands Stadhouderskade 550, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Audio commentary
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Boat Company
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Elaine M wrote a review Jul 2020
Geneva, Switzerland1,328 contribution156 helpful votes
A wonderful way to see the city. A gentle cruise through the canals, with a pre recorded audio explaining the sights of historical perspective
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Bobo wrote a review Jul 2020
Vienna, Austria1 contribution
Friendly staff and one gets to see more of amsterdam in 75 minutes than otherwise possible. The Aufioguide is interesting ad availible in a ton of languages, but it feels a bit strange.
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Date of experience: July 2020
deborahk3 wrote a review Mar 2020
Maidstone, United Kingdom1,777 contribution343 helpful votes
Great way to see the City on a very wet and cold day in February. The boat was warm and provided excellent earphone commentary of the canal side architecture and sights. Well worth the money and a great thing to do on a wet, cold and windy day
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Date of experience: February 2020
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99Upnorth99 wrote a review Mar 2020
Edmonton, Canada3 contributions
We had a sunny day and the cruise was peaceful and interesting...note that if you book online, you can save about 6 Euros per person....we just ended up using the Blue Boat Company wifi - booked it online! Also note that if you book it this way, you will get a specific time
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Date of experience: March 2020
Corine wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great experience - great way to see the city and learn about it's history - despite a cold and very wet day. The boat was nice and warm, comfortable, not over crowded and brilliant view from all glass roof. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from BBCamsterdam, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Boat Company Amsterdam City Canal Cruise
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Hi Corine, Thank you for the recommendation! Hopefully we'll see you again soon so that we can welcome you on board again :) Kind regards, Blue Boat Company
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A nice trip
A lovely evening canal cruise, it was a particularly hot day so good to enjoy a breeze on the trip. Very informativ
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Old boat, shady captain and poor information.
Booked for my fam incl 2 children. The boat we got on was old (worn seats, tacky interior). The captain was not fun
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Gorgeous sights
Lovely canal trips and sights were gorgeous. Shame about the cringey domestic that seemed to happen with the couple
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The night canal trip and the little pub down one of the side streets be prepared for lots of walking
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Unforgettable! A must do!
What an incredibly enjoyable cruise! Really the best way to see Amsterdam. My wife and I booked the 6.45 open boat
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A lovely tour
We did a couple of tours while in Amsterdam and this by far was the best, the driver of the boat was very funny and
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Really cute tour
Captain was really good, was really relaxing and a cute way to pass the time, free headphones to listen to audio of
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Wouldn't recommend.
The boat itself was comfortable and you do see plenty of sights around Amsterdam. But that free drink they offer?
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Was ok
Was quite busy but to be expected. Didn't get complimentary drink as stated when booking. This changed when booking
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Richard W
Nice boat and a worth while trip
A relaxing time seeing the city from the water. The recorded commentary was informative but occasionally not clear
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Amsterdam canal cruise
Nice audio headphone cruise of the canals. The boat was all glass so you could see the sights even though it was ra
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Blue boat company canal cruise
Amazing at night, highlight of our holiday, staff very friendly, private tables would have been nice overall was am
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Fantastic museum and great 1 he boat ride
Must do museum when in Amsterdam, very good. Boat trip through canals was better than expected, captain was good, a
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Enjoyable 😀
Positives..... lovely ambience,great drinks service at good prices and good opportunities for nosing into peoples w
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The early bird gets the worm again!
A lovely experience but getting there early enough to get a good seat for best viewing is best! And depending on t
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  • Duration: 1h 15m
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