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Fabulous canal cruise, after walking for several hours it was great to sit and enjoy a cold beer while on the boat and see the sites from the water. Skipping the line for the museum was such a great time saver, we only had 24 hours in Amsterdam, perfect way to see it all in one day.
You gave us good information on how to find the canal cruise, so we had no problems getting there The tour was wonderful. It lasted for 75 minutes and we got a lot of information. It was a good thing to do first in Amsterdam to get a real feel for the city.
An absolutely beautiful city made even more beautiful from canal level. Best way to experience Amsterdam and get the real feel of the city, its history, architecture and people. I wanted to go again and just experience the city. Nice memory. Thanks.
Great tour, funny captain, free peanuts, 2.50 euro drinks, I wasn and #39;t sure which boat to take as it was unclear. Great big beautiful museum.
Excellent! Very informative and flexible. We bought the package with the museum and asked if we could see the museum first as it was a rainy day. They were extremely helpful and let us use the boat tour the next day. Incredible experience. Thank you!!!
My husband and I chose to tour the Rijksmuseum first. We toured the main hall first. You can purchase an audio tour for 5 but we opted just to wing it. The paintings were beautiful! It was so meaningful to see these historic pieces of art up close and take in the details that are missing in photos. It is a must see. Plan on lots of walking and stair climbing. We grabbed a hot chocolate and brownie at the cafe. The service was somewhat slow since the servers have lots of tables. We caught the cruise boat about a block from the Rijksmuseum. The Blue Boat tour on the Thursday we went out had 3 couples only. We noticed other cruise boats were full or close to it so we felt fortunate to have our pick of tables. The captain was a older and very experienced. Each guest is given ear buds to listen to the tour. Several languages are available. The history of Amsterdam is good if not a bit canned. The temperature outside was right at freezing but the sun was out, so it became warm sitting by the heating unit after a while. The tour lasts 1.25 hrs and was worth the cost. Even in the winter the tours leave every 1/2 hr. You can purchase a Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum and canal tour to do in one day. I don't recommend doing all three since you might have to rush thru the venues to get everything in.
This is pretty much an on your own tour. You have to figure out where everything is. It was not obvious which canal cruise was the correct one, but some wandering around and asking questions got us to the correct location. The tour itself was very good. Very informative and a decent length. The museum ticket is included but you're on your own there too. However, that suited us just fine because we like to browse the museums at our own pace. I would not hesitate to recommend this package for independent minded folks.
We enjoyed skipping the line at the Rijksmuseum. Wish that you didn't have to walk to the Cruise station to pick up the ticket. It would be nice to get your tickets at the museum. If you want to see the I Amsterdam sign behind the museum, do it early as it gets crowded.
Also, there is an Rijksmuseum app for your phone that will guide you on a tour.
Excellent tour. Very relaxing and informative canal tour that was longer and went to more places than we expected. The recorded guide description was good but sometimes it was not easy to locate what it was talking about. The Rijksmuseum is relatively small but reed has very good collections and is well laid out. It closes at 5 p.m, though, so take that into account when deciding when you're going to do the canal tour.
Canal cruise was great! A very special view of the city. Museum tickets and skipping the line: essential and worth the time saved!
A little difficult to find, didn't see much value in skipping the line, cruise was lovely though commentary was prerecorded and not terribly interesting.
The skip the line is worth it. Unfortunately the day we went, there was a city marathon by the Rijks and it was challenging doing the canal cruise and getting across to the museum
It was very nice. The boat was comfortable. The taped audio tour was pretty good. The one problem was finding the place. Their description of the location is very confusing . They should explain that their booth is on the canal side of the street. We found the address and a door, but no one answered the speaker. We had to make an international call to find out where this place was, after about 10 minutes of looking for it.
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Didn't need to pay for skip the line to the Rijksmuseum if you get there when it opens. Excellent museum and a great way to see Amsterdam on the canal cruise.
Very nice trip to get a feel for the city and to see the key points of interest. Unfortunately many of the ear phones did not work and the boat captain resorted to describing sites in English which impacted the non-English speakers not us on the tour. Access to the Rijksmuseum worked out well, but clearer instructions on where to get our tickets would have helped.
The tour worked out very well. We did the canal trip first and then spent all afternoon at the museum
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