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Blue Boat Company

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Address: Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 679 1370
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Good way to see the city from a different viewpoint

Took the tour a a cold and overcast day but the enclosed boat was warm and cheery. The audio commentary was cute and informative. This tour was a little longer than most at 75... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jason H
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Tarrytown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfortable with good informed commentary. The audio system worked well and had moments of silence when you could just look around for your self. I think it will help me during my stay to find my way around what is quite a complicated city with both canals and roads.

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Tarrytown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the tour a a cold and overcast day but the enclosed boat was warm and cheery. The audio commentary was cute and informative. This tour was a little longer than most at 75 minutes compared to 60 and worth the difference in cost. The captain was also knowledgeable and added to the commentary several times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely sunny morning tour of the canals with a great guide who was quirky, amusing and considerably more entertaining than the ridiculously cheesy and boring audio guide. Good value for money - what you don't find out from the guide you can download and expand your Amsterdam horizons. Would have been 5 stars but the audio guide was just irritating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank goodness we had a superb tour guide because his laid-back, dry humour was so much better than the cringing style of the American-English audio guide. We were lucky to get onto a boat which was less than half full so there was plenty of space to move around to get the best view; I'm not sure what it would... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the boat cruise as part of the I Amsterdam city pass (about €16 without) and were out for about the advertised time of 1hr 15. Took you on a good tour around Amsterdam but the best part was that the tour was multi language via headphones. Headphone volume was controllable per set and each person could choose a language.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the 1hr cruise. Onboard was lovely and warm, earphones available to listen to running commentary all about the area, canals etc.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the evening tour. Nice tour to kill a couple of hours and see the city via the canals. The audio guide was decent and informative. One drink is included and they also serve a light snack (peanut mix) with your drinks. The boat was appropriately booked, just the right amount of people. My friend and I actually had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Blue Boat tour (listed as 1 hour 45 minutes) of city canals for 16 Euros per person, it was a very rainy day and we enjoyed the tour very much. The total tour time was listed as 1 hour 45 minutes but the tour actually took 1 hour 20 minutes. It was very informative, offered in 10 different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a canal cruise the very first day we arrived in Amsterdam. It was a great way to get acquainted with the city and its history. The blue boat company was very friendly, no issues whatsoever with them. Quick check in, boarding, friendly captain, etc. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family visiting Amsterdam. 👍

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour itself was very fine -- the recording was a bit cheesy, but gave a nice outline of the city. Canals were beautiful at night. 2 stars because of poor customer service -- we purchased our tickets online and were sent E-tickets...but when we tried to show those tickets to get in, were told that we had to go... More 

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