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“See Alkmaar from the waterside”

Grachtenrondvaart Alkmaar
Ranked #1 of 11 Tours in Alkmaar
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Owner description: Boat tour of the old center of Alkmaar via canals.
Zaandam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“See Alkmaar from the waterside”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Alkmaar is a very old city. It succeded a Spanish siege in 1572. The old town has a lot of canals. You'll get a very good impression of the city. And it's very relaxing to sit in an open boat. You'll love it...

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Ronald N
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Curacao
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Relaxed view on Alkmaar”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Making this canal tour gives an excellent view on the many historic canals, bridges and buildings of the historic city Centre of Alkmaar.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Sander L
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Great value - take a hard hat!”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

The tour is about 1 hour and very pleasant to take in sunshine... the boat has to negotiate some low bridges that require passengers to kneel down in the boat to negotiate the 80cm headroom !

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Keith T
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“fun way to see the city”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

added fun by having to duck right down under some of the bridges which were super low (one was 80cm above water level!)
they check which languages everyone speaks before setting off so the guide can do the tour in all the languages on board.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank luce l
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mind your head!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Nice boat trip in the cannals of Alkmaar, with some historical and architectonic explanations about the town. It can be a proper riot having to lower your head, sometimes your whole body, to pass below the inumerous bridges. Lots of fun.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank pnblank
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