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The Amsterdam Boat Center is located in the center of Amsterdam and provides free information about all the possible canal cruises available. These range from short canal tours, open boat tours, hop on hop off tours, cocktail cruises and dinner...more
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Singel 315, 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed and felt enriched by the time we spent on tour. Very enjoyable time with tour guide and the knowledge he provided. Really felt it was better than sharing with a lar group.

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great tour. Informative and thought provoking but small group tours require guides with some kind of charm or charisma. The Dutchman had none. Maybe he owned the boat because he didn't get the gig on talent.More

Thank nmickanuck
Henk Jan B, Owner at Amsterdam Boat Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for letting us know. We take special effort in selecting the captains for these tours. We have a small pool of captains that generally receive good reviews. Having said that everyone can have an off day and we apologize if it did not...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were a small-ish group (18 of us) visiting Amsterdam for a long weekend. This canal trip was both informative and highly entertaining. The boat was 'vintage' but very comfortable, with an authentic 'old Amsterdam' feel to it, and our captain was very amusing, knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We had a nice time o this tour. The boat was really nice. The boat captain was also the tour driver and he was great! Wouldn definitely recommend this boat tour.

Thank TorontoDebbie
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We were advised by the very helpful staff of the Hotel Estheria to try the Amsterdam Boat Center tour just a couple of minutes down the street. It was an old wooden ship complete with a wooden control panel and steering wheel. The Captain, Jan,...More

Thank Gary C
Iris O, Manager at Amsterdam Boat Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you very much for your positive review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the cruise en that you recommend our tour. Captain Jan was pleased to hear your compliments as well!

Reviewed 31 May 2018

We took our 1 1/2 hour canal cruise later in the morning on the "Iris", a mid-size classic boat arranged through our hotel. We were picked up close to our hotel on Herengracht. There were about 10 people on the boat so there was ample...More

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Iris O, Manager at Amsterdam Boat Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Dear Walter, Thank you very much for sharing your positive review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and that you've had a good view of Amsterdam. Hope to see you again some day! Kind regards, Iris Oomen

Reviewed 30 May 2018

We enjoyed this smaller group canal cruise very much! Our guide was very informative and I was able to sit up on the entry steps to get some fabulous photos. Tea and coffee were served and people could also purchase beer & wine (honor system)....More

Thank Joani L
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Amazing tour with our captain , it really did feel authentic. Warm welcome, free coffee and tea. 1h30 on the canals of Amsterdam with some great comments. I highly recommend this tour instead of the big touristic aweful boats ! This is really worth it

Thank Otto178
Iris O, Manager at Amsterdam Boat Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Dear Otto, Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are glad to hear that you've had an amazing tour! Kind regards, Iris Oomen

Reviewed 26 April 2018

A day trip to Amsterdam with my husband and his mum; We needed to see the main areas quickly as we were restricted on time. The trip was perfect for seeing what we needed with many informative stories from the captain, Sjuart. He was excellent...More

3  Thank Kate D
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This tour felt more intimate and cosy than the other big canal boats. Which it was, with only 12 passengers. Our captain Jan was informative, pleasant and with a nice sense of humor. We enjoyed the trip.

Thank Mette N
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Carmenchu M
19 June 2018|
Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
The cruise ships are usually at the PTA terminal. This is about 15 minutes by taxi, 20 minutes by public transport or 30 minutes walk to our office at Singel 315, in the city centre. If you have any other questions, please... More
18 February 2018|
Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
Dear Will, Yes, our boats are closed in the winter and we heaters onboard. It will be warm insight. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Amsterdam Boat Center
Alex P
21 January 2017|
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Response from Henk Jan B | Property representative |
Dear Alex, Thank you for your interest in our Classic Canal Cruise! As Paulien already said, we will start and end the cruise at Singel 315, right in front of our office. Please let us know if you have any questions left... More