Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Amsterdam Canal Cruise Including Amsterdam's Xtracold Icebar. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
We enjoyed the hour long boat trip along the canals. Very interesting and the captain checked what nationalities were aboard and played the relevant language to his audiences.
We found the Icebar later that afternoon having booked our time slot at the travel shop in Dam Square. It was easy to swap our Viator booking for tickets and they were helpful.
We got a taxi from the Hotel but walked back not being sure where it was. But not too far. We enjoyed the time in there although it does get very cold. It is busy but better when people leave the Icebar. You then have more room. They showed a 3d film but not many people watched. Had 2 drinks. Novelty. Photos are taken of you to buy. Take your photos before you go in as they request you not to take any.
Canal tour great way to see city but expect crowded seating. Ice Bar fun but no pics allowed so hurry and get fellow guests to snap pics while u wait in line in gear. Great value. Great service.
Really enjoyed the canal ride, relaxing and informational, the ice bar was good, cheap drinks before you get in and inside the bar it was a laugh, shame we didn't get longer inside, but I would recommend :)
The canal cruise was very nice once we located the actual dock the boat was waiting at. It was a nice view of areas we had not previously seen. Make sure to ask questions if you cannot find the dock!
I enjoyed the canal cruise. It was a very pleasant way to see some of Amsterdam with an informative
Canal boat was great way to start the day and chill out before setting off on own.ive bar was good way to finish a few laughs and a few drinks!!
The boat trip was good very informative about Amsterdam and enjoyable! The ice bar was different an experience worth trying but not as good as I expected we had shots instead of drinks which is ok if you like shots instead of Smirnoff ice the bar was small and we could not get 2 4d film staff were great
I really enjoyed the canal tour - I wasn't expecting to learn so much! Unfortunately the captain was running 15 minutes late so we started a little disappointed - but my mind was changed as we soared along the water :) The ice bar was lovely too - and on the walk over we found the market. Wrap up warm!
I think that the title of this tour is slightly misleading. I was under the impression that the canal cruise would end at/ take you to the icebar. Instead we found that these are two seperate excursions/ activities.
The tourist company you exchange your voucher with were very helpful and we were able to seperate the two over two days as it was quite late in the day when we arrived.
The canal cruise was a really great way to see the city; really informative and relaxing.
We got to the icebar for an enterance around midnight. We sampled a lot of the drinks whilst waiting! Lovely cocktails and some good deals (2 cocktails for 15euros). I really enjoyed the actual icebar room but not all of my group did. Make sure you wear suitable shoes!!! You cannot take photos inside the room but your photo is taken by an 'eskimo' and you can purchase them on exiting the room. You get 2 shots of your choice and the only 'soft drink' on offer was diluted juice.
Although some of the descriptions of the tour are misleading. My group did enjoy the activities and I would reccommend it to others visiting the city.
We really enjoyed the canal cruise, very informative, the weather was sunny so that made the cruise even better. Did not think much of the xtracold icebar, you just spend 30 minutes in an industrial freezer, watching a pointless 3D cartoon. Most people left before the allotted time.
cant rate this it was not worth the time or effort really disappointed and I wouldn't suggest this to anyone.
Canal cruise was insanely boring- Ice bar was sticky and dirty and had a super weird film showing in the middle. Terrible!!!
This has to be the worse tourist trap ever and this was not my first ice bar. The canal cruise is quite good but it does not include the Icebar. You do the two events separatly which means you have to make your own way to the Icebar. On arrival at the Icebar, you are hurried to the "cold room" which is actually quite small (can accomiodate 15-20 max). The overenthousiastic attendant servesa first shot and busies herself frantically at taking pictures of each couple (photos not allowed, only her pictures can be purchased at the end). After the picture ritual, the second shot is served and the group is herded to the small side room with a video screen for the 4d presentation which unfortunatly did not function that day. To compensate a third drink was offered and declined by most (3 drinks in about 15 minutes is a bit much even for heavy drinkers).