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Amsterdam Boat Center

Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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The Amsterdam Boat Center is located in the center of Amsterdam and provides free information about all the possible canal cruises available. These range from short canal tours, open boat tours, hop on hop off tours, cocktail cruises and dinner...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Singel 315 | Amsterdam Boat Center (Singel Canal), 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 428 2725
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Chose this tour on the 'Swaen' as it looked a lovely traditional boat and departed almost in front of our hotel. At 25 euros was not the cheapest, especially as any drinks apart from tea or coffee were extra (5 euros for glass of water!)....More

1  Thank rogerichmond
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Our guide didn’t appear happy and the majority of his comments ended with humor that wasn’t appreciated when our hotel had recommended this as a narrirated tour to discover Amsterdam. I recommend the tour doesn’t feel the need to entertain but to educate guests on...More

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We booked this cruise with our hotel (Hoxton Hotel) and to our surprise we were the only ones onboard! It was a great way to spend our last night in Amsterdam. Captain Moses was amazing! He gave us a tour with historical stories about the...More

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Disappointing given the reviews. Though it was a small boat, it was over crowded, the group took 15 mins to seat everyone and we were all pushed against each other. The guide was friendly and personable but we did not feel we saw much. Missed...More

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 31 August 2018

very nice to take a boat to see almost all ofAmsterdam center very nice in the summerthey also have boatwhereyou can estin in the evening

Thank Martine D
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Witty tour guide. Beautiful, traditional boat. On time and comfortable. We spent a relaxing morning learning about beautiful Amsterdam.Recommend.

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 9. The canal cruise was a great way for us to get a feel for the history of Amsterdam. Driver was entertaining and thorough. Definitely recommend.

Thank Jeannene D
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We chose this cruise company based on reviews that recommended going with a live captain as your guide was a much better experience than the large, impersonal audio cruises. We were very happy with our experience. Shuaart was young but very informative and skilled at...More

Thank skinnyb
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our canal tour with Moses. He was very funny and told us some great stories. The canals were very busy with huge tour groups on much less impressive boats and we felt very happy with our choice of tour. The boat is...More

Thank stephm507
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This tour was recommended by our hotel Ambassade who booked on line for us. It operates for relatively small groups compared to other similar tours with much bigger boats which you can see all around the canal system. Arthur the boat captain and tour leader...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Henk Jan B, Owner at Amsterdam Boat Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Andrew, Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate the feedback and will pass it on to captain Arthur. Kind regards, Henk Jan Buchel

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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26 August 2018|
Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
Hello, the tables on the boat are fixed so they cannot be moved aside. However, we can remove one completely. Let us know when you would like to go and anything else we need to know and we will try and... More
Carmenchu M
19 June 2018|
Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
The cruise ships are usually at the PTA terminal. This is about 15 minutes by taxi, 20 minutes by public transport or 30 minutes walk to our office at Singel 315, in the city centre. If you have any other questions, please... More
17 February 2018|
Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
Dear Will, Yes, our boats are closed in the winter and we heaters onboard. It will be warm insight. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Amsterdam Boat Center
Alex P
20 January 2017|
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Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
Dear Alex, Thank you for your interest in our Classic Canal Cruise! As Paulien already said, we will start and end the cruise at Singel 315, right in front of our office. Please let us know if you have any questions left... More
16 March 2016|
Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, all of our boats are equipped with toilets. Best regards, Amsterdam Boat Center