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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The good things about our experience were unrelated to the company i.e. it was a lovely day and Haarlem is very pretty. Firstly, I experienced a queue of men for the toilets and what I couldn’t see from where I stood (but the men could)...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Took the tour on a pleasant June day, cooling breezes wafting through the open windows. Good automated commentary of the passing highlights of Haarlem. Very helpful and personable young Captain called Peter who took us faultlessly round the waters. Pleasant and informative way to spend...More

Thank MikeH589
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We decided on a whim to go on a canal boat ride and stopped at the first one we encountered. Although their sign advertised an open boat tour, it actually was an enclosed boat. So it was like sitting in a greenhouse, even though the...More

Thank LaChatNoir
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We took to open boat (the later option was for a covered boat), as it was a fine day. The boat was small and comfortable. The guide gave us lots of information about the history of the city. The trip was about 50 minutes long...More

Thank Wraxall_Travellers
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were fortunate to have a live guide on the boat (as opposed to an audio tape), and he was very informative about what we were cruising past on the 1 hour tour. It was a very relaxing way to see more of the city...More

1  Thank plumeria54
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I quite enjoyed the different view/perspective of the city from down along the water. The tour lasted a good 45 minutes or so. My only complaint was that sometimes the audio recording would speak of something and I had no idea what I was supposed...More

Thank Darren O
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We waited an hour for the next boat as we thought the first was too full (went to a café for a drink) then returned to squeeze onto another packed open boat! I think the lovely sunny day brought the punters out. Price was 13...More

Thank Gobbleandgo
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This was a last minute choice for me, but I'm glad that I choose to do the tour. There was a small group so we had plenty of space on the small boat. The tour is just under an hour, but that was good enough,...More

Thank Calum M
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Can't believe we did this on a stag weekend but boy was it well worth it, gliding down the beautiful tree lined canals with their majestic buildings sloping one way or another with beautiful colours all around. You can take drinks on which they sell...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The canal boat is comfortable, the audio tour is fairly good, the tour seems a bit short. It is a decent option, but I'd like to compare with its competitors. Still, Haarlem should be presented at least partly by its lovely canals surrounding the old...More

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