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Really enjoyed this tour, as a pair of young women we wanted to explore the red light district but weren't so keen on going for a wander on our own so this was a perfect way to be able to see it all, but have the comfort and security of a well-informed guide! The cruise itself was also fabulous, a bit more up market than the other evening cruises run by the same company which we went on another night. Selection of cheese, meats and nuts as well as a bottle of red and white wine on the table and it wasn't overbooked so we got a table to ourself which was nice. Also an outside area for taking good photos. Would definitely recommend!
Excellent evening! Clean boat, good wine,snacks included. No extra chg.
Guide was fun and knowledgable.
The meeting place for the river boat was conveniently located. The tour departed on time and was most enjoyable. Our narrator/guide spoke very clearly and did a good job of taking us around the red light district. He was most informative and offered to answer any questions that we may have had.
As a mature couple we loved this cruise. It was from 9-11 PM and that made part of the cruise in daylight and some in the dark. Seeing the city with the city lights (and bridge lights) on was very romantic. The tour started with a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine and when your bottle(s) were empty you just had to request more. There was also cheese, meat and a small bowl of crunchy bits. The tour guide and
Had a great time!!! The tour guides were excellent, informative and funny. A little confusing getting our tickets as we thought our online tickets were all we needed to get on. Had to trade them in at a booth near the boat.
A marvellous trip to view the old Dutch houses along the canals by night. We appreciated the interiors of the houses and house-boats and were enchanted by the bridges and historic buildings along the way. The walk through the Red Light District was certainly different! The guide was excellent and showed us some quiet, refined gardens within the area as well as the more lively spots! We enjoyed the wine and snacks offered and would recommend the whole package.
recently did this tour with my boyfriend for our anniversary. we had a brilliant time. the cruise was very relaxing and the guide was funny and provided us with lots of information, he was very approachable and welcomed any questions. red and white wine offered aswell as cheese and nibbles, which were very nice. I would recommend this tour! very enjoyable
Our tour guide and his Michael Jackson glove made this tour great!
The wine was awesome, the snacks were good too!
We learned about the canals and the homes, even the drunken houses! And houseboats!
The walking tour through the Red Light District was different. Amusing, and informative! Apparently prostitutes in Amsterdam get better remuneration and benefits than pilots in Newfoundland!
This tour showed many different areas and aspect to the daytime bus tour.
We also purchased a hop on hop off canal bus tour.....Don't, just grab a 24 or 48 hour bus pass. Much cheaper and more convenient!
Great Fun! Got to see a lot of the city from the water with an interesting, amusing guide. Plenty of wine and cheese. Nice to sit down for a while too as a visit to Amsterdam involves a great deal of walking! Would recommend.
Our first day in Amsterdam, and what better way than to take an evening cruise. The wine and cheese , the lovely scenery. the candlelights all added to the ambience. Crusing gently down, what struck us most charming were the pretty houseboats on either side of the canal We glided into the infamous red light district, not without a bit of apprehension, but also a collective curiosity to explore this dark world. It was somewhat disturbing to see women, almost robotically parked in their glass cubicles and the crowds thronging around. A wee bit reminiscent of caged animals, but I guess they are all here out of choice. The top question which came up (mostly from men!!) was their charge. Anyway, in the spirit of the tour, we walked around for around 20 minutes and then headed back. A good trip overall.
The canal cruise took a different route to most similar trips. The trip was advertised as including some refreshments. However, there were samples of local meats and cheeses, nuts, and a bottle of red and white wines on each table, plus bottled water. I was a solo passenger and could have drunk all of this wine, and asked for more - of course, I did not! The walking tour of the Red Light District was interesting indeed, and our guide took us through some parts of the city that I had not, nor would really want to, discovered before. We were led down Amsterdam's narrowest street, where there was barely room for people to pass. Part way along this alley (street) were yet more windowed rooms occupied by very attractive and scantily dressed ladies. My trip was on a Friday evening and at 10:30pm the whole District was very busy, with packed street cafes and bars, as well as people simply wandering round and enjoying the sights and atmosphere.
The guide spoke in both English and German, to accommodate a large party of German tourists, although the trip was advertised as English. I did not find this an intrusion into my enjoyment.
I took this trip in preference to the similar offering from my cruise ship, which was nearly four times the cost!
Highly recommended to any adults.