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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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Boarded the boat from opposite the Heineken Experience. Brought the tickets online for 14 euro and the boats depart every hour. The boat was spacious and comfortable, and took 70... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Chessington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a real pleasure to visit Amsterdam by this way. We learn a lot thinks to the explaination you have with the audio guide, and with the sun ! ☺️ thank you very much.

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Boarded the boat from opposite the Heineken Experience. Brought the tickets online for 14 euro and the boats depart every hour. The boat was spacious and comfortable, and took 70 minutes. There are some nice photo opportunities and there is a small rear decking which you can stand outside. Only negative was the audio guide was not working. Would recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour we buy it s cost 16 eur ,and takes more than one hour .Day before we was on walking tour and met city from that side.But we want to see how it looks from canals ,and this tour is prerfect for that.It s not to long ,exactly time to see the most interesting things from the canals and... More 

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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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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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