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“Disappointing”

Gray Line Amsterdam
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Amsterdam Canals Cruise with Freshly Prepared 4-Course Dinner
Wehl
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

It was a warm day so sitting in the boat felt like being is a greenhouse, eventhough all the windows were open. Because of half the people hanging out of the windows that could open and the other half was sitting inside trying to get a peek throught the double, not so clean, glass, you couln't really see much.
For the rest it was all routine with standard audio comments in 20 languages.
On a good summer day try to get an open boat.

Visited July 2014
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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Gray Line Amsterdam, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thank you for your review, we appreciate it that you took the time
share your experience with us.

We are sorry that we weren't able to deliver you an outstanding experience.
I will share your feedback with the team.

Thank you again for the review.

Kind regards,

Luca Franken
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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219 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Interesting canal ride with good taped narration”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This was the second canal boat tour that we took in Amsterdam. This is a buy a ticket and get on for tourists. It is ok, but was not as well done as the Holland International dinner cruise. You go past the main attractions in the city, but we seemed hurried and felt that it was not of value.
If this is the only canal ride you can do, it will suffice, but there are better options

Visited June 2014
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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Gray Line Amsterdam, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your review.

You have done two canal cruises, that's great!
We are sorry that the #1 canal cruise didn't
entirely meet your expectations.

We hope to see you again on board, maybe the
Canal Bus could be interesting next time you
are in Amsterdam?

With kind regards,

Luca Franken
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great first day activity”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The short tour was a great way to see some of Amsterdam and get some ideas for things to do and see during the rest of the trip.

Visited July 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Canal tour of Amsterdam”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I took this Canal tour with my family and really enjoyed it. I am taking the time to review this since I was in Amsterdam by myself a few years ago and took a Canal tour then as well. However, the one I took then gave almost no information as we boated around. All that they announced was that on the left you can see this building and on the right you can see that building. In contrast, on the Gray Line tour, you get headphones and they have really detailed explanations in 10 languages the entire time. So, you get to see the beauty of Amsterdam through its canals and get information.

Visited July 2014
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Courtenay, Canada
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61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The best way to see Amsterdam is on a canal cruise like this.”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had 3 days in Amsterdam and found the best way to see a lot of the city in a short time. We bought tickets on the Amsterdam (Grayline) Hop On/Hop Off Bus and the Canal Cruise. It was wonderful, we saw both sides of Amsterdam, by land and canal. On the canals you see interesting live aboards lining the streets with a backdrop of historic buildings. Every canal was different and showed how Amsterdam was when people lived in these buildings. Most of them now housing businesses.

Visited June 2014
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CanalCompany, Junior Online Marketer at Gray Line Amsterdam, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you so much for your positive review!

We are really happy that you enjoyed the cruises.
After having done all these different cruises we could
award you as a true "Amsterdam Canal Expert" :).

Thank you again for choosing Canal Company.
Whenever you come back to Amsterdam, we would
love to see you on board again.

With kind regards,

L. Franken
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