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Classic Canal Cruises

Singel 315 | Amsterdam Boat Center (Singel Canal), 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 428 2725
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Very interesting guide and a very special boat

We thoroughly enjoyed our canal tour with Moses. He was very funny and told us some great stories... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
stephm507
Very enjoyable tour with a sense of humour

This tour was recommended by our hotel Ambassade who booked on line for us. It operates for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andrew S
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Singel 315 | Amsterdam Boat Center (Singel Canal), 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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
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Henk Jan B, Owner at Classic Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This tour was recommended to us by our hotel Estherea. We took an afternoon cruise and the whole experience was excellent! My mother and I are Indonesian-French who know Amsterdam well and have been on other boat tours there before. This was by far the...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this line. It was a great introduction to Amsterdam. We were waiting for our hotel room to be cleaned so the timing was great. It was also good that we did this first. We identified other things we wanted to do while...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The ship was a lovely wood boat. Unfortunately, our hotel, Hotel W that recommended this cruise line messed up our reservation and double booked us. By the time the cruise office gave up trying to correct their clerical error, we were the last to board...More

Thank SeeExperience
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Henk Jan B, Owner at Classic Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We have looked into your complaint and cannot find any evidence to support your accusation that the captain was “drunk” or used any alcohol during the cruise. Let me say right off, should that ever be true the person in question would be relieved of...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Magnificent day to be on the canals. The boats are vintage so lots of character but extremely well maintenance with The Swan just coming out of the shop after refurbishment. Very informative, relaxed guide. Small group, so interactive and the tour covered a lot. Highly...More

Thank bullwinkle4
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Cons: Unlike the glass topped boats, you can't easily see the tops of the buildings Pros: Just about everything else. Very nice environment with comfortable seating; tables on which to place your free tea/coffee; beautifully kept wood panelling; knowledgeable, clear and entertaining guide; slightly longer...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

lovely trip along the canal , all in english, guide was very informative and so much better than going on one of the big boats, only 6 of us on the trip i took. the sixe of the boat can go through canals not used...More

Thank Candis T
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

From the moment we were assisted aboard the beautiful boat, the captain was nothing less than gracious. He was quite knowledgeable about Amsterdam, both history and current day. He pointed out several historical features and even just current interesting facts, like about the cat hotel....More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Did an 11.30am cruise on a rainy Sunday morning in November and the boat was nearly full. A good indicator. A small canal boat means that you can get to see some of the narrower, intersteing areas of the city and skipper Arthur is extremely...More

1  Thank Dave W
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TheKnightHouse
1 November 2017|
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Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
Hello, Generally the elderly do manage to get onboard without too much difficulty. We are moored at a pier which is at the same height as the entrance. Then there are 4 steps down. There is enough to hold on to on the way... More
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Mandncol
15 March 2017|
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Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
Goodmorning, We leave everyday at 11:30 and 13:30 from Singel 315. You can also book the tickets via the lobby in Hotel Estherea. Please let us know if you have any questions left. Floor Lucas Amsterdam Boat... More
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Mandncol
15 March 2017|
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Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
In the category better late than never :-) we offer the cruise on a daily basis at 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30. During the Amsterdam Light Festival (Nov 30 thru Jan 20th 2018) we will also provide tours in the evening.
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