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Rederij Kooij - Boat Tours

Rokin 125, 1012 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 3810
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Very relaxing, very informative.

This was a delightful way to spend an hour, seing Amstedam from a different perspective. The... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
lynda m
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Worcester, United Kingdom
1 hour boat tour

Great way to enjoy the scenery and get an overview of the history and development of the city. Cost... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
735PLR
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Barcelona, Spain
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Discover Amsterdam by water in a canal cruise run by one of the most renowned shipping companies available. We will take you across the beautiful canals of Amsterdam, to show you the beautiful attractions of our historic city. The standard tour lasts one hour. Boats depart every 30 minutes: on the ho ur and on the half hour. During the tour, explanations can be provided in 10 different languages. Evening tour: At 21:00 Hrs our Candlelight tour departs. During the Candlelight cruise an abundance of wines, sodas, cheeses and pretzels will be served. A multilingual guide will tell you about the various attractions.
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“canal tour” (18 reviews)
“hour cruise” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rokin 125, 1012 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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+31 20 623 3810

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This was a delightful way to spend an hour, seing Amstedam from a different perspective. The commentary catered for wherever a passenger was from and there were plenty of photo opportunities with the boat slowing occasionally so all could get a good shot.

2  Thank lynda m
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great way to enjoy the scenery and get an overview of the history and development of the city. Cost 11€ cheaper than other boat tours advertised. A must when you are taking a break in the city, gives another perspective to the views. At busy...More

1  Thank 735PLR
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I took the Kooij line which is a couple blocks past Dam Square where Damrak has become Rokin for 11 euros. Its not in the group of boats as you leave central station., The Tours and Tickets offices on each block advertise canal boat tours...More

1  Thank Elby D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Was looking around at various suppliers, and some of the prices are high. But this one was definitely the best value. Great location departure point, very good for families of 4. Weather was fantastic when we went (Easter 2017), so all happy. In fact highlight...More

Thank Dublinlocal
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great way to enjoy the scenery and get an overview of the history and development of the city. Certainly the highlight of our short break and good value for money.

Thank Nigelmarsh100
Rederij_Kooij, Public Relations Manager at Rederij Kooij - Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Dear Mr Nigelmarsh100, We are happy that you enjoyed making a canal cruise with Rederij Kooij. Have a nice day!

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We booked 2 tickets for €59 for a 9 p.m. cruise. Sabina was our tour guide and we were presented with white, red and rose wine with cheese and salted biscuits all with a lighted candle at the centre and this was truly romantic. Don't...More

Thank sivakumarhip
Rederij_Kooij, Public Relations Manager at Rederij Kooij - Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear sivakumarhip, How very nice to read that you had such a great Candlelight cruise and that you recommend us. Sabina and the captain are also delighted with your comments. Hope to welcome you again aboard of one our Candlelight boats!

Reviewed 4 April 2017

A chair lift is more of my description of the long chain of boats, one after the other making their way around Amsterdam's canals. Sometimes it felt like we were on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. Having said that, this company delivers a respectable...More

Thank Fasteddie100
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The Captain made his best effort to make us all feel comfortable. Whisked us with detailed information around some historic parts of the city. Especially was fascinated with how old dutch houses had gables with pulleys to pull furniture upto higher floors as staircases were...More

Thank JackerCrack
Rederij_Kooij, Public Relations Manager at Rederij Kooij - Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Dear Mr JackerCrack, Thank you very much for your review and the recommendation! The reason that we do not pass the Anne Frank is because Prinsengracht is full with houseboats which block your view. The Herengracht is also more beautiful. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We spotted signs for this cruise in front of Amsterdam Centraal Station, it's off season, but the price of just 9 euros seemed a bargain. Don't be put off, you certainly get your moneys worth, the trip lasted the full hour, and the combination of...More

1  Thank Peter D
Rederij_Kooij, Public Relations Manager at Rederij Kooij - Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Dear Mr Peter D, We are very pleased with your feedback. Because the prices from the other companies are high our price seems like a bargain. We'd like to think we ask a fair price for an one hour tour. Again thanks and hope to...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this short cruise. It's a great way to explore the city and to see it from another angle. Our captain, Flip was very kind, funny and informative.

Thank karni m
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
...More
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Kathie H
During the regular canal cruise are some seats facing backwards? Is the commentary prerecorded or is it individual audio or is someone available to answer questions? On the candlelight cruise, how many people are at your table? Again, are some facing backwards?
11 August 2016|
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Response from Rederij_Kooij | Property representative |
Dear Miss/Mrs Katie H, Thank you for your interest in Rederij Kooij. During our regular tour it's always possible to sit face forward. Most of our boats have seats facing forward and backwards. The commentary during our... More
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