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Arrived on a day of a major city marathon and all buses were closed for the day we scheduled. Office staff were great and exchanged our trip to a canal adventure. Gave us the opportunity to see all of the city highlights at our own leisure.
An excellent way to orient to the city and have a fast pass to enter the museum. Well worth it.
A 75 minute canal cruise viewing Amsterdam from a different angle. A good way to mark in your mind places to revisit. Highly recommended.
What can one say about Van Gogh. This museum is stunning, with some 200 painting and 500 drawings covering all aspects of Vincent's artistic life. During our time in Europe we walked in the footsteps of Van Gogh in St Remy including a visit to the asylum he checked himself into and to Arles where more of his great works were executed. But nothing can prepare you for the Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum. A must visit for any tourist.
Went as part of a group of 6, had a brilliant time, Loved the river cruise and got to see a lot of Amsterdam we wouldn and #39;t have seen otherwise. It was also very convenient for us to be able to have fast track tickets for the museum, which was also a brilliant experience. Good value for money!
A perfect start to our stay! Very comfortable, lovely views as glass windows and roof, and very good commentary. But also periods of silence so we could absorb the atmosphere. The captain was excellent, pointing out items being mentioned as we went past them and occasionally gave comments himself.
The Van Gogh Museum was a must see- simply breathtaking, but make sure you have enough time if you are an art lover to see it all. The cruise was really good too- definitely recommend others to take advantage of this.
My boyfriend and I thought the canal cruise was a great way to get a taste for the city. The combination ticket was very helpful as we did not have to wait in line to enter the Van Gogh Museum! The museum was worth the hours we spent inside-both the main exhibits and the pop up exhibit were wonderful!
The canal cruise was a very informative tour. It was difficult to take photos unless you were lucky enough to get a seat along the outside of the boat which we weren't. The Van Gogh Museum was very interesting and well presented.
Nice historical tour. The museum was very educational - I wished I had more time to see all the museums. Amsterdam can easily be a one week vacation in itself!
Nice cruise...too bad it was raining, but we stayed warm and dry. Thoroughly enjoyed the Van Gogh Museum.
Good canal cruise and the Van Gogh Museum was great BUT the tour is advertised as having Priority Access. This wasn't the case - we got vouchers to be exchanged for tickets so we still had to stand in line, Luckily for us we arrived early so we didn't have to queue for long, but anyone arriving later might have had severe delays. With hindsight we would have bought the museum tickets direct via the website and booked a separate canal cruise.
Not as great as I'd hoped, the audio was repetitive or out of time with the actual sites and a bit boring if you go during the day..... Photos aren't great if taken inside as limited view from the boat
The canal cruise was good. The voucher for the Van Gogh Museum was of no advantage. The queue for those with vouchers was longer than the queue for tickets. We queued for an hour in the rain only to be told it would be another hour before we got in. We left and returned the next morning when we got in almost immediately. This wasted a lot of our limited time in Amsterdam.
The canal cruise was great. However even with a prepaid ticket to the Van Gogh museum, I had to queue in the rain for an hour and a half before I could go into the museum. The museum itself was really interesting with the beautiful paintings.
1. Loved the boat tour.
2. Could n't use the Van Gogh tickets as it was the last thing we were doing before flying back and we weren't allowed in the museum with our cabin bags. There is no cloakroom to check them in and we had no time to leave them at Central Station and then go back to the Van Gogh. Very disappointed in deed.
Because it was rainy and cold, we didn and #39;t see anything. The boat was stinky, plus the boat company was on strike that day so our boat trip was delayed and we had to wait under the rain and nobody really cared about it. I am sure it would be better another time, just bad luck.
Bait and switch! Picture showed glass top boat and reviews told of free pizza and wine and we got a wooden roof with terrible sight lines and not a morsal of food. Van Gogh Museum was fabulous!
Knowing that we had a short time in Amsterdam, I chose to book a tour with Viatour. The directions provided were absolutely terrible and we spent valuable time getting lost. We also still had to wait in line at the Van Gogh museum to convert our voucher into tickets. Not what we expected. The result is that we rushed through the museum because we had to catch the cruise at a certain time. The reality is that there are endless opportunities to book the canal cruises and/or museum tours/city tours in Amsterdam. The hotel concierges can easily arrange these too. Don't do what we did and run around Amsterdam on a wild goose chase. Your time and money is better spent booking it personally when you get there.
Not a great experience. Had to wait 2 hours to get into museum. Should have got a specific time instead of just a voucher
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