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Gray Line Canal Cruises - Central Station

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Address: Prins Hendrikkade 33a (opposite Central Station), 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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There’s nothing like seeing Amsterdam from the water! Canal Company...

There’s nothing like seeing Amsterdam from the water! Canal Company organises distinctive and innovative programmes on and around the Amsterdam canals. With a diversity of labels – including Canal Bike, Canal Bus, Canal Hopper, Amsterdam ECO Tours, Holland International Canal Cruises and Gray Line Amsterdam – Canal Company is market leader on the canals.

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US$96.43*
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Amsterdam Canals Cruise with Freshly Prepared 4-Course Dinner
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US$42.26*
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Amsterdam Canals Pizza Cruise
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US$40.63*
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Amsterdam Canals Candlelight Cruise Including Wine and Cheese

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Great way to see Amsterdam

We didn't pre-book for this cruise, just rocked up and got seats without a problem. We had a 1 hour tour. Pre-recorded commentary on the ferry in several languages. As can be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
GreyWolf182
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Hobart, Australia
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christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great evening cruising the Canals, seeing the light festival and enjoying a lovely four course dinner. Staff were great and the whole trip well organised and executed. We enjoyed the quirky commentary from our hosts, and would definitely recommend as a special night out in a special city.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't pre-book for this cruise, just rocked up and got seats without a problem. We had a 1 hour tour. Pre-recorded commentary on the ferry in several languages. As can be expected, sometimes the timing of the commentary was out of sync with what we were actually seeing, i.e. the commentary would say "if you look to your left... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew before we left home that we wanted to take a canal cruise, preferably at night. In December and January Amsterdam has an illuminated art festival, and I had read that the best way to see the installations was by canal cruise. We did not book in advance, however, and that was nearly a disaster, as most of the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came very early in the morning because in their web page told that they begun the tour at 9 a.m. When we booked, we were informed that their first boat was at 10, and we had to look for a warm place to wait for the boat. We came to do the cruise and they were no punctual and... More 

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CanalCompany, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Canal Cruises - Central Station, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We're very sorry to hear about the delay and would like to look into this, as this is not how we normally operate. Could you please email us the date of your cruise? You can reach us through online@canal.nl Thanks in advance, and again, we're truly... More 

Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Canal Cruise was a great way to see Amsterdam. It was hop on hop off which was a great way to get around and the best part.. There was plenty of room to spread out. The boat had tables for 4 and there was enough space between the table and the bench that you were not squished. I am... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Various cruise companies to choose from, some cheaper but pleased we went with this one, friendly staff and informative recording to listen to in various languages, nice way to spend an hour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this cruise. We had looked around for an evening tour that would give us a good view of the city at night, and this was excellent. Easy to find, and all the team we interacted with were friendly and helpful. You get to choose your pizza as you board and the food is picked up en route, so... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Christmas lights in the canal were not what I expected. I was thinking Christmas lights like what you see in the states but what it really was, was interpretive "modern light art" as they call it, as if this is a whole new genre of art in the making. Give me a break. An inflatable light-up tulip on the... More 

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CanalCompany, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Canal Cruises - Central Station, responded to this review

Hi Keith, Thanks for reviewing the cruise you took with us. During the months of December and January the annual Amsterdam Light Festival is held in the city. Top light artists from all over the world produce a work of art inspired by a certain theme. The festival is considered one of the leading light art events in the world.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is very expensive for what you get. We did the watercolors tour and it was actually quite boring. Everything is done by audio but it should be more interactive and more entertaining. People kept talking about the spectacular lights you see but in reality you only see a few sculptures/lighted artwork. It would have been amazing if it you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This diner cruise was delightful, the menu was great, the food was delicious, the staff was delightful. We were lucky to sail in the evening during the Amsterdam Light shows. Just stunning views. It is situated just outside the Centraal Station and was walking distance from our hotel.

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