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Amsterdam Boat Center

Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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“canal cruise”(22 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Singel 315 | Amsterdam Boat Center (Singel Canal), 1012 WJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 428 2725
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 90 minute cruise only went for 70 minutes. We only heard half of the commentary because of a large noisy group on board. And the plastic windows started to fog which restricted the view. It would be a good boat in the summer but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Amsterdam B, Owner at Amsterdam Boat Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reporting this back to us. We are sorry that this particular timeslot did not go as well as we would have liked it to go. We also received a report from the captain that there was a group onboard that was noisy...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Great way to see Amsterdam. Booking was easy, the Captain was friendly and also not overbearing. Due to the size of the boat, it seemed it can go to more canals.

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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Great captain, sharing key interesting facts and history about the city and comfortable covered boat. We did it with two little children and was perfect! Thanks!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lallif
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This was a first rate experience. The guide/boat operator was engaging and fun. The boat is comfortable, nice restroom...... smaller and with more character than the larger cruise boats and ninety minutes is better than just an hour. Very strongly endorse this to anyone looking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

We knew we wanted to do a canal cruise, but I couldn't make an informed decision about what company to go with looking online prior to our trip. There are lots of companies and varying routes, and options. So I asked our hotel for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Chose this tour on the 'Swaen' as it looked a lovely traditional boat and departed almost in front of our hotel. At 25 euros was not the cheapest, especially as any drinks apart from tea or coffee were extra (5 euros for glass of water!)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Amsterdam B, Eigenaar at Amsterdam Boat Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hello Roger, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. You are right, we are not the cheapest. This is due to the fact that we operate smaller groups on classic boats which are more costly to maintain. Also, our...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Our guide didn’t appear happy and the majority of his comments ended with humor that wasn’t appreciated when our hotel had recommended this as a narrirated tour to discover Amsterdam. I recommend the tour doesn’t feel the need to entertain but to educate guests on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We booked this cruise with our hotel (Hoxton Hotel) and to our surprise we were the only ones onboard! It was a great way to spend our last night in Amsterdam. Captain Moses was amazing! He gave us a tour with historical stories about the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Disappointing given the reviews. Though it was a small boat, it was over crowded, the group took 15 mins to seat everyone and we were all pushed against each other. The guide was friendly and personable but we did not feel we saw much. Missed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lloydm972
Reviewed 31 August 2018

very nice to take a boat to see almost all ofAmsterdam center very nice in the summerthey also have boatwhereyou can estin in the evening

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Martine D
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26 August 2018|
Response from Amsterdam B | Property representative |
Hello, the tables on the boat are fixed so they cannot be moved aside. However, we can remove one completely. Let us know when you would like to go and anything else we need to know and we will try and... More
19 June 2018|
Response from Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam 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