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Itinerary

Board your salon boat at a central Amsterdam location, at the departure time chosen at checkout. Take your seat and set sail through the city’s UNESCO-listed canals to explore the Amsterdam’s riverside sights.

Pass landmarks including the Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis), Stopera, and Rijksmuseum, gaining insight into their significance with a commentary provided by your guide. Take in views of Holland’s capital as you enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee, with other beverages available for purchase from the on-board bar.

At the end of your cruise, dock back in central Amsterdam, bid your small group farewell and continue your exploration of the city.

Locations visited
Anne Frank House
Amsterdam Boat Center
Overview
Cruise through the Dutch capital’s UNESCO-listed canals and see the city without tiring your feet on a walking tour. Orientate yourself in the historic city and sail past landmarks including Stopera, Rijksmuseum, and Anne Frank House. Relax on board your traditional 20th-century salon-boat with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee, and listen to commentary provided by your small-group guide.
Highlights
  • Cruise at a time that suits you, with a choice of departures available
  • View highlights including the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, and Stopera
  • Avoid the tourist crowds with a small-group boat tour
  • Learn more about the city’s history from your guide
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Time well spent

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
Cranky Dutch guide spent as much time complaining about tour group as guiding

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 5 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
Good fun, authentic experience

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

Thank foofrybee
Reviewed 27 June 2018
Nicer than the big tourist boats

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 30 May 2018
Beautiful overview of Amsterdam

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
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16 July 2018|
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Sorry but I don’t know. No one was smoking during our tour.
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Ann O
17 June 2018|
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Yes, our captain spoke excellent English and so do most of the people in Holland.
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17 June 2018|
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Response from WelchTravels | Reviewed this property |
Yes, everybody speaks English in Amsterdam and everywhere throughout Western Europe these days. It’s no longer an issue. Enjoy.
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