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Gray Line Amsterdam

Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Damrak pier 5 | Damrak, 1012 LG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 217 0501
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USD 101.30*
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Amsterdam Canals Cruise with Freshly Prepared 4-Course Dinner
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USD 44.39*
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Amsterdam Canals Pizza Cruise
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USD 46.67*
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Van Gogh Museum Entrance Ticket and Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Day Pass

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Good basic canal tour

Close to the central train station [ about a 5 minute walk] this is a good basic boat tour. It comes as part of the I am Amsterdam city card, So if you buy the card why not take... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bear H
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had only a short day in Amsterdam, and my plans contained the Rijksmuseum, and going out to Zandvoort - so I was looking for the "quick and easy" sightseeing tour, preferably in a covered boat, so I don't soak if it starts to rain. Also I had a requirement for an open ticket, to allow me to change my... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the boat had a glass roof which is good if the weather is bad, but on a clear day, the glass windows and roof make for lousy pictures. You can see a lot and that is important, but the enclosed boat is no good for pictures.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to the central train station [ about a 5 minute walk] this is a good basic boat tour. It comes as part of the I am Amsterdam city card, So if you buy the card why not take the boat. The boat driver will point out sights along the canals and tell the history of the more important points... More 

Thank Bear H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on one of the earliest trips in the morning from their centraal station location. One can get nice photos from the boat but it was nice to put the camera away and just soak in all the views. Went on a one hour tour which was included on our iAmsterdam card. Quiet and relaxing. Must do on Amsterdam.

Thank Ken J
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got what we went for, nothing more. Pre registered explanations and tour was quickly done. There seems to be cheaper alternatives around.

Thank jolassCH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many options near the Central Station - we went to the Tourist Information Centre for advice on canal cruises. They promote the Gray Line ????? - so we paid 16 euros each. The "100 highlights was such a disappointment - where I wonder were the highlights ? The commentary was boring -there was no interaction with the... More 

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StrommaNetherlands, Manager at Gray Line Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the cruise you took with us. We're sorry to hear it wasn't a great experience. We're looking into your comments about the windows and roof. For more tailored information and interaction with staff, I recommend taking an open boat tour. On these trips your captain is also your local guide. As for the route: Amsterdam has... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a very friendly and beautiful City. People are so welcoming and there is so much history here. Highly recommended to do the City tour, day cruise on the canal and the night one - there are a few different ones. Enjoy Amsterdam 😊😊😊😊

Thank Fred3003
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

A highlight of our stay. We did the tour only, food/drink not included which we found to be perfect. Tip...go just before sunset as you get the best of both worlds. The canals in the light and then the canals all lit up, especially the bridges. It doesn't matter which side of the boat you sit on as the driver... More 

Thank BobBev_12
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great thing to do when you first get to Amsterdam - helps to get your bearings! We booked at the I AMSTERDAM office just outside Centraal Station

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

My hubby and I recently spent a lovely stress free hour, being 'driven' through the intricate canal network of Amsterdam. We had intended to take a canal cruise as part of our holiday, and we chose Grey Line as they were the most welcoming and interested company out of the several on the Damrak dock. They all charge pretty much... More 

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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