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Lovers Canal Cruises

Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 530 5412
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Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a very nice cruise with captain Patrick. He was enthusiastic and energetic and engaging. It was a nice cruise and it's a nice way to see the city. Enjoyed it very much, and I would recommend it to friends, especially if they had Patrick!

Thank nmi9
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When visiting Amsterdam this canal cruise has to be tried out We chose Lovers based on the reviews and it was really worth it The captain/tour guide was really knowledgeable and funny, he explains the history of the city in addition to a recording that...More

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Reviewed yesterday

16 Euro for one hour canal cruise was a nice introduction to the city. Guide was ok, but the Captain supplemented the audio as well. Caught the ride from outside the Amercan Bar around 12.15pm. I missed the earlier one at 11.30am that I had...More

Thank Sean L
Reviewed 2 days ago

OK so the title of my review may sound a bit negative, but on the whole myself, my wife and our friends who came on this cruise 2 nights ago had a great time. Hilda the guide was fantastic ("you'll be screaming my name by...More

Thank DGC-Kiwi17
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lovers Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear DGC-Kiwi17, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad that you had an overall great evening with us and that enjoyed the tour and the food. We take your feedback to heart as it helps us improve our services and products....More

Reviewed 2 days ago

I found Captain Louie/Louis very personable and professional with each of the passengers. I learnt quite a lot about Amsterdam's history from the Captain's presentation & the audio recordings. I attended the 9:30 am tour in May 2017 and would definitely recommend the 1 hour...More

Thank ikhambatta
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lovers Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear ikhambatta, We appreciate your lovely review about our canal cruise. We are very happy you had a great time on the 1-hour canal cruise and most importantly, that you were able to enjoy the information in your language. We appreciate you recommending us to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They're good & perfect for a lazy one hour break from walking in Amsterdam. Try to get hold of a local magazine from any local store that has coupons and you'll find some great discount coupons for This & many more like Madam Tussads etc....More

Thank TheSudhir
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lovers Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear TheSudhir, Thank you for your positive comments. It is such a pleasure to know you were able to sit back, relax and enjoy a ride around the canals of Amsterdam with us. We look forward to having you back on board!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We did this on our 2nd day in Amsterdam, with tickets as part of one of the citypass-type of cards. In theory, a canal cruise is a great way to see the city, offering a different vantage point than simply walking around (which we did...More

Thank Jessica Y
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lovers Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Jessica Y, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear the trip was uncomfortable for you, we also offer open boats with smaller groups and which are great to go inside the smaller canals. We hope you enjoyed the overall views of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a one-hour canal cruise. A mass-production tourist trap of course, but just one of those things you kind of do. And you sort of get what you expect (unless to end up with two people between you and the window - which we...More

Thank OH987
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lovers Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear OH987, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you had to wait long in line, during high season it can get really busy, that is why there is a boat every 20 minutes. It sounds like you had a good ride...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The cruise departs from the Centraal station and takes you around the UNESCO world heritage designated historical canal district of Amsterdam. The low-profile orange and black boats take you around the major canals and attractions of Amsterdam including the Skinny bridge, twins (identical canal houses...More

Thank TAIN2013
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lovers Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear TAIN2013, Thank you for your positive words. We are glad to know you were able to enjoy Amsterdam from a different perspective on the boat, it really does give you an overall view of the city in a short time, even better if it...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Did the 1 hour canal cruise as my wife did a tour which included a free ticket (good marketing). Left from downtown and each boat leaving seemed very busy (100 or so people) with mainly inside seating - left each 20 minutes or so. Boat...More

Thank 188petere
Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Lovers Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Dear 188petere, Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased to hear you and your wife enjoyed the 1-hour canal cruise along with the information about the history of Amsterdam. We hope you will use our services again in the future!

Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Hi - has anyone gone on the 24 hour hop on hop off ticket? I was wondering whether the tickets are truly valid for a 24 hour period from time of first boarding (e.g., if I board at 2PM on Monday, is it valid through 2PM on Tuesday?), or if they just mean that the ticket is valid for the day only when it is first used.
29 April 2017|
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Response from Liza G | Reviewed this property |
We started are at 1pm and the next day we were still able to hop on hop off until 1pm! So it is actually for 24hrs!
Yv P
Hi, Im a Holland pass user and will arrived AMS on Dec. Below are my few queries. Please help me. 1. How to take 1hr Canal Cruises? directly go to Prins Hendrikkade 25 to exchange the ticket and book the time? and queue? 2. Could you tell me the 1hr Canal Cruises pathway? It will start from Central station and return to Central station? or where is the end point? 3. Can I get off the cruise earlier at somewhere? (for instance Zevenbogenbruggengracht) or the Zevenbogenbruggengracht is the end point? 4. Allow eating (fries or drink) during the 1hr Canal Cruises? Above are my queries. Thank you so much for answering.
22 August 2016|
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Response from Alan H | Reviewed this property |
1. You can book from lots of places and I think some hotels. 2. We got the Canal boat from just out side Ann Frank House but there are lots of place which you can choose to go from. The boat trip we had start and came... More
Amanda L
Hi! We are interested in the evening canal cruise with wine and cheese. For those who've tried it, is this worth it? We only have three nights in Amsterdam and want to make the most of it. Also, can we purchase tickets the day of?
22 July 2016|
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Response from Linda G | Reviewed this property |
We went on the evening wine & cheese cruise as it was recommended by our 25 year old granddaughter who loved it. We also enjoyed it & thought it was good value. Wine was just about free flowing & they refilled the cheese... More