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See Amsterdam - Canal Cruises and Walking Tours

Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Leliegracht 51, 1016 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Good way to see all the many attractions in Amsterdam

Nice way to see Amsterdam if you only have a few days. Points out all the main sights, and good photo opportunities. Great value at 10euro!

Reviewed 30 May 2016
Sadhbh O
Greystones, Ireland

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Greystones, Ireland
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Nice way to see Amsterdam if you only have a few days. Points out all the main sights, and good photo opportunities. Great value at 10euro!

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Juno Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Although we booked only 2 hours before the cruise, we had a window seat all to ourselves and received a 5E discount. The tables sit 6 each. I believe that the seats are assigned as you check into the Lovers station. The tour guide was lots of fun as was our server. In the hour and one half tour, there... More 

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Houston, Texas
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

My grown daughter and I took the canal tour from Central station. Get discount coupon from your hotel or tourist guide at airport or train station. Most cruise place will honor or match competitor coupon. Every first time visitor should take the canal tour. Most last from 45 minutes to an hour and have very amiable tour guide. They do... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

When in Amsterdam you have to cruise the canals with one of the many services available. This interesting adventure last about 1 and a half hours and, again, is a must see must do! Try to book in advance through internet.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Pretty good tour for €16. Managed to see a few sights. It doesn't stop anywhere In between however it's a really quick way to get an overall view of the canals. there is a commentary highlighting the key areas in multiple languages.

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Orange County, California
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

I thought this was an average tour. The actual boat ride was enjoyable and I liked seeing the sites, but there was very little information. The tour came from a recording and the information was very limited. I love taking tours to learn about a city's unique history (and Amsterdam has a lot of it!) and on this tour I... More 

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Oxnard, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We decided to use this canal tour since they had a combo ticket that included the Reypenear Cheese Tasting. I think this combo ticket was a good value. We purchased it at the office near the Ann Frank House and were told we would have to walk to Reypenear to make a reservation there. Our boat tour was disappointing since... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We did the lights tour and really the lights were nothing that great. I come from Sydney and we have a brilliant lights festival with music and moving lights etc so was expecting amazing stuff so this was quite disappointing. Didn't like the recorded tour guide. Very fake and uninteresting. For me the best part was seeing the buildings all... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Tour was very crowded and very little space to sit. Didn't like that they didn't have live tour guide and information came from a recording and it was with very bad qaulity and we heard very little.

Thank Lihtsalt K
San Diego, California
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

I took this canal cruise and it was great I really enjoyed the cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. The good: friendly environment, this one had unlimited beverages wine, soda or beer, pizza was great. I sat down with a couple from England and we had a nice time talking throughout the cruise very nice people. if you're traveling by... More 

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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