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Blue Boat Company

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Address: Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 679 1370
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Welcome to the perfect Canal Cruise Experience!Language guarantee!We strive...

Welcome to the perfect Canal Cruise Experience!Language guarantee!We strive to create a unique experience on our regular cruises (our City Canal Cruises, Evening Cruises and Blue Boat Dinner Cruise); all our boats are equipped with an extensive Personal Audio System that lets you select the language you prefer. On our City Canal Cruise we offer 17 languages choose from! We provide you with your own set of headphones, which are yours to keep. It also means you do not have to listen to any of the other languages, just to the one that you have selected. And because you only hear one language, we can tell you more!Blue Boat Company's fleet consists of luxurious party boats; six of our boats are fitted with wheelchair access en two are powered by electricity, using “green electricity” to make our contribution to cleaner air. All our boats have a glass roof that can be opened, an outside deck on the back (ideal for picture taking!)and in winter, we turn on our central heating!In summer, take our unique small open boat, the Blue Sky Boat, for a more intimate tour.And don't forget our unique 4 course a la carte dinner cruise, which combines a lovely meal, specially selected wines and the best views in one evening!

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Lovely evening cruise!

It was a lovely evening cruise across the beautiful canals of the city! Some pretty sights well illuminated at night!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a lovely evening cruise across the beautiful canals of the city! Some pretty sights well illuminated at night!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The boats leave all the time, they are warm (which was great cause it was pouring rain when we did the tour!) and the service is great. Compared to a few other companies we looked at they were the cheapest (all though we didn't check out all of them). There is a bar at the dock that sells soft drinks... More 

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled across this tour on a rainy/snowy morning after arriving on an international overnight flight into the city. We had a walking tour a few hours later and thought this would be a good way to get exposed to the city from the water. We were the only 2 people on the boat on this Friday morning, took the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A good way to see Amsterdam and get around. Very informative . Headphones for many different languages. Booked tickets online beforehand . Pick up in the hour .. very enjoyable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on this trip knowing nothing about Amsterdam ( because we were tourists) we left knowing stuff like why they are hooks on some buildings to why there are canals. We saw so much of the city and they were always a fact for every street it was really fun and informative

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit at around lunchtime. Boat was quite busy but it was peak time. Great route, nice to go around Jordaan and see those areas. Nice to have the bit longer than other boat tours too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We bought tickets online and just showed up and then proceeded onto the boat. The audio guide is wonderful, but our captain was also very knowledgable and told us some very interesting facts about his beloved city. Highly recommend this tour for a different perspective of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent over 1.25 hours on the boat which we took from opposite The Heineken Experience. Nobody informed us that the commentary was starting and so we lost the first part because our headphones were not set on our language. There were containers with instructions on how to set the language on some tables but ours had none. Otherwise it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the tour starting "across from the Hard Rock" which lasted about 75 minutes. We had just missed a boat, and waited about 15 for one. They have cheap coffee and snacks for purchase at the dock. It's an interesting tour that discusses history of the city and notes the major points of interest. The tour is done through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amsterdam seems to have forgotten about disabled visitors in many respects but not the Blue boat company! A big thanks to the company and crew who made it possible for my wife to enjoy a boat trip, we booked the hour & a half evening cruise which included a drink, a most enjoyable and informative trip

Thank Richard E

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