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Blue Boat Company

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Address: Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 679 1370
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Welcome to the perfect Canal Cruise Experience!Language guarantee!We strive...

Welcome to the perfect Canal Cruise Experience!Language guarantee!We strive to create a unique experience on our regular cruises (our City Canal Cruises, Evening Cruises and Blue Boat Dinner Cruise); all our boats are equipped with an extensive Personal Audio System that lets you select the language you prefer. On our City Canal Cruise we offer 17 languages choose from! We provide you with your own set of headphones, which are yours to keep. It also means you do not have to listen to any of the other languages, just to the one that you have selected. And because you only hear one language, we can tell you more!Blue Boat Company's fleet consists of luxurious party boats; six of our boats are fitted with wheelchair access en two are powered by electricity, using “green electricity” to make our contribution to cleaner air. All our boats have a glass roof that can be opened, an outside deck on the back (ideal for picture taking!)and in winter, we turn on our central heating!In summer, take our unique small open boat, the Blue Sky Boat, for a more intimate tour.And don't forget our unique 4 course a la carte dinner cruise, which combines a lovely meal, specially selected wines and the best views in one evening!

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Amsterdam Light Festival Cruise

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Lovely way to while away time !

Used my airport transit wait time to visit Amsterdam Central and hopped right onto this boat as the queue wasn't long. I enjoyed the tour and bit of history commentary too that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on this tour as was sold as a city cruise. Instead we got a Light Cruise which was 90 mins long was ok but after about 30 minutes was very boring. Wouldn't do it again. Lights were ok but nothing amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used my airport transit wait time to visit Amsterdam Central and hopped right onto this boat as the queue wasn't long. I enjoyed the tour and bit of history commentary too that was running. Was a lovely sunny summer afternoon so lots people to see along the way. Enjoyed the closed ferry but next time I think I will try... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took an afternoon tour. It was about an hour. It is very nice as you get to see a lot of the city and the canals in a short period of time. There are good places for pictures and it is helpful to walk out on the back of the boat for those. My boat wasn't too crowded and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a blue boat cruise around and the exhibits of the light festival that Amsterdam has running for two months every year. It was nice to see the beautiful city all lit up with Christmas decorations from this view point, along with all the art exhibits. The tour is about an hour and a half long, and by... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tickets for this tour were quite cheap and included one drink, which was great. The tour was relaxing with earphones you could plug in to listen to the tour guide in your desired language, but if you preferred to just take in the views you could do this too as the captain gave some hilarious commentary anyway! Extra drinks... More 

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Buckie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a day trip and then on a trip in the evening. Both cruises were lovely. A great way to see Amsterdam from the canals. The boats were very well kept.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the Blue Boat evening Light Festival Tour on Dec. 28, 2016. It was boring. It was difficult to see anything outside the windows of the boat, the tour guide was hard to understand and what little we did understand was not very interesting. the "light festival" was quite limited and not really very interesting. We stood outside... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rude and unhelpful service while trying to get the tickets. Would 100% go with another company. The 20 minutes to get the tickets meant we missed the boat we were aiming for for meaning we had to rush other exertions.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the cruise from Blue boat, experience was nice, went to their dock, bought the ticket, 10 minutes later we were on the 4pm boat, the trip goes around the city and takes no more then 70 minutes, passing some important points of the city along the way. I'm pretty sure the cruises are basically the same route, maybe there... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a good experience for 1st timer in Amsterdam. The view along the canal is lovely and it was informative.

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