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Blue Boat Company

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Address: Stadhouderskade 30, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 679 1370
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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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We spent over 1.25 hours on the boat which we took from opposite The Heineken Experience. Nobody informed us that the commentary was starting and so we lost the first part because... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Doreen T
Birkirkara, null, Malta
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Birkirkara, null, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent over 1.25 hours on the boat which we took from opposite The Heineken Experience. Nobody informed us that the commentary was starting and so we lost the first part because our headphones were not set on our language. There were containers with instructions on how to set the language on some tables but ours had none. Otherwise it... More 

Thank Doreen T
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the tour starting "across from the Hard Rock" which lasted about 75 minutes. We had just missed a boat, and waited about 15 for one. They have cheap coffee and snacks for purchase at the dock. It's an interesting tour that discusses history of the city and notes the major points of interest. The tour is done through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amsterdam seems to have forgotten about disabled visitors in many respects but not the Blue boat company! A big thanks to the company and crew who made it possible for my wife to enjoy a boat trip, we booked the hour & a half evening cruise which included a drink, a most enjoyable and informative trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok so first things first. . . the trip itself. The tour is a good length and goes past a number of the city sights. The boat itself was well driven, clean and dry on the inside. As mentioned in a number of reviews the commentary is provided by headphones (provided free of charge) which plug into sockets at the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Greeted by friendly and helpful staff. They really want you to enjoy your trip. Unfortunately, the commentary started about 10 minutes after the boat did, so we received information too late all the way around the trip. This was a real shame because the trip itself was probably very good. Difficult to see much at night, so probably best to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of boat tours to choose from so went with this one as we had special offer through Booking.com and we were very pleased with our choice. With Blue Boat Co you get 75 mins instead of 1 hour which means you get to see more, and with the lower price this made it real value for money. Also, audio... More 

Thank David N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It gives you a nice city view. The have headphones and translation in many laguages available. I enjoyed but they should allow you to bring coffee and food (it wasn't allowed when I had a go)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had preboked the tickets from getyourguide . I quite liked the whole experience, the description of the places as you pass by. Very lively and recommend

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the Blue Boat cruise as part of the Rock the City day ticket. The boat is really nice and there is plenty of space. Staff were really friendly too. We were very lucky to have the sun come out on our cruise. It was so nice to be sat at the back of the boat in the cold... More 

Thank Sarah H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this trip as it was my wedding anniversary and thought my wife might like it,i was right she loved it ,it was romantic evening cruise through all the canals all lights around the bridges it came at a cost of 140 euro for the 2 of us that was champagne on arrival 4 course meal and unlimited drinks... More 

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