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Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience

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icon3 hours 10 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 12 more

Overview

Combine two Amsterdam essentials in one day with a canal cruise and skip-the-line admission to the Heineken Experience. Board a comfortable boat and admire the sights along Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage canals on a 75-minute cruise. Waft by lovely canal houses, bridges and churches; and savor this delightful quarter from the water. Complement your cruise with fast-track entry to the Heineken Experience at the beer’s former Amsterdam brewery. See the vintage brewery equipment and learn about the production process on an interactive journey that finishes with a free beer tasting.
  • Amsterdam canal cruise and skip-the-line entry to the Heineken Experience
  • Enjoy a scenic 75-minute boat trip along Amsterdam’s UNESCO-listed canals
  • Pass elegant canal houses, churches and bridges, and hear their stories via the onboard commentary
  • Enjoy fast-track admission to the Heineken Experience, set in the beer’s former, and first-built brewery
  • View the vintage copper vats and learn about the brewing and bottling process
  • Finish your explorations with a free beer tasting
  • Save time and money with a ticket that combines two Amsterdam essentials
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  • Stadhouderskade 501 , Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Blue Boat Company, Stadhouderskade 501, opposite Hard Rock Café. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk.

  • Stadhouderskade 550 , Stadhouderskade 550, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Blue Boat Company, Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.

  • Heineken Experience , Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Stadhouderskade 78 Amsterdam

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair seats need to be reserved. Please call 0031 20 679 13 70
    • Your ticket for the Heineken Experience is a ticket with a timeslot you chose while making a reservation. You can ONLY enter the Heineken Experience at this specific time. Changing your slot time is NOT possible. The address of the Heineken Experience is Stadhouderskade 78 Amsterdam.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • The timeslot you book is the timeslot for Heineken Experience. You can use your voucher for the City Canal Cruise daily between 10:00AM and 06:00PM from our docks at Heineken Experience and Hard Rock Cafe.
    • Please note that your voucher needs to be scanned at Heineken Experience. You can redeem your canal cruise inside one of the ticket offices of Blue Boat Company where a timeslot will be assigned.
    • Blue Boat Company has 2 docks: * The first dock is located at Stadhouderskade 501 opposite the Hard Rock Cafe. Take tram 1, 2, 5,11 and 12 stop at Leidseplein. from there the dock is a 2 minute walk. * The second dock is located at Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience. Take tram 2, 5,and 12 stop at Rijksmuseum. from there the dock is a 5 minute walk or take metro No. 52 and stop at Vijzelgracht. From there the dock is only a 2 minute walk.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Last City Canal Cruise from Hard Rock Cafe departs at 18:00.
    • Last City Canal Cruise from Heineken Experience departs at 17:15.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Blue Boat Company
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience ?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience .
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience ?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience .
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience ?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Blue Boat Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience .

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    • "Be aware that you will be expected to make a gratuity on disembarking." See review
    • "If you are doing the Heineken experience and you enjoy drinking, take the tour after going to Heineken because you can start three drinks at heineken and finish up buying and drinking more suring the cruise." See review
    • "We did the Heineken tour first it's always busy, and then came out and crossed over to the opposite side of the road to take the canal cruise, very convenient!" See review

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    star-3
    Half awesome
    Sarah_B
    , Jul 2022
    We had a great experience. However the blue boats told us that they were full and unfortunately we didn't get to do that half of the ticket.
    star-4
    Canal cruise.
    SONIA_M
    , Jul 2022
    The canal cruise was absolutely amazing, loved seeing parts of Amsterdam that we would have missed on foot. Unfortunately we did not get to the Heineken experience due to misinformation.
    star-3
    Audio
    Jay_V
    , Jul 2022
    The audio part wasn't great can't bearly hear what they're were had to play with the earphones the whole time and that was for all the units.
    star-5
    Worth the trip
    Emma_H
    , Jul 2022
    Loved it, totally enjoyed it, It was relaxing but yet entertaining, I would recommend to others, Great value
    star-5
    Great trip. Sell beer on...
    Cindy_B
    , Jun 2022
    Great trip. Sell beer on it. Scenery great. River was awesome heineken tour great. Wil visit again. Beer was good
    star-5
    Relaxing trip
    Richard_W
    , Jun 2022
    Just perfect trip around the canals. Best bit when we went out into the sea channel by the station. Clean. Courteous pilot.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Loved the boat trip, not...
    Bernie_B
    , May 2022
    Loved the boat trip, not too keen on the Heineken museum, took too long to get going. Difficult to find way out as wasn’t interested in the bar, too packed
    star-5
    A lot of additional...
    Axel_W
    , May 2022
    A lot of additional information from our captain during the tour ... He stopped the tape and tolf some intresting information himself.
    star-5
    Amazing
    Josemar_S
    , May 2022
    Fantastic experience, highly recommend. Definitely one of the most great experiences I have ever had in Amsterdam
    star-3
    Only ok
    Samantha_S
    , May 2022
    Overall the Heineken experience was ok . Would be better if it was a guided tour . We have been to many other brewery experiences and the guided tours was 100% . The canal experience was also ok . We felt the boat was too low down to view out properly . If your not at the window you could hardly see anything .
    star-5
    Great time
    richard_b
    , May 2022
    Really enjoyed great value and very easy with the QR code. The canal trip was good and across the road from the brewery 👍
    star-5
    Lager and Canals.
    callywally62
    , Apr 2022
    A great double experience. The Heineken Brewery tour was informative and fun, with plenty of tasting at the end. The Blue boat tour was also very interesting and a relaxing way to see Amsterdam’s canal’s and sights. Two very enjoyable and good value for money things to do whilst in Amsterdam.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    Not worth it.
    Morgan_D
    , Apr 2022
    Do not pay for the ticket with the + snacks. We never received any snacks or beverages. Also there is not enough space/seating for the amount of people they bring into the boat. I recommend using another cruise boat service.
    star-3
    Thumbs up thumbs down
    Kimberly_S
    , Nov 2021
    We did the Heineken tour and it was fabulous but the boat tour closed hours before our tour so we missed out and didn’t get our money back, very disappointing
    star-1
    Never book with this agent
    Grant_D
    , Nov 2021
    Viator were no help ehatso ever when our crossing was cabcekled Refusedto re book We then missed The canal Cruise Which meant we did not get snack box so what was Xmaa treat for our workforce turned jnto a disaster
    star-3
    The Heineken Experience...
    susan_E
    , Nov 2021
    The Heineken Experience was excellent. Lots of fun. The Canal tour was disappointing because the recording of the tour with the ear buds was off track twice and then we were late. Things were described .any minutes late after passing g the important sites. The driver wS not engaging.
    star-4
    Our tour guide at the Heineken Experience was great & the staff there were very friendly.
    Brenda_L
    , Jun 2020
    It was confusing where to pick up the Blue Boat cruise. 3 locations were listed on our ticket but only 1 location was open. We went to the wrong one & missed the 4:30 tour because we had to walk 15 minutes to the next location. Luckily they were very nice & let us take the 5:00 canal ride. We then went to the Heineken Experience & did not see a time posted on our ticket. They went ahead & let us in. We enjoyed both tours but were very frustrated before the tours began. Please only list the 1 location of the boat cruise.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great Experience
    Kushal_B
    , Jan 2020
    I was really impressed with both the Heineken experience and the canal cruise. This is a must on any Amsterdam trip. However, I initially had a bad experience with one of the customer servie advisors at the blue boat company. I had bought a ticket for the Heineken experience for the 16th of January and you could do the canal cruise on any day, as per my understanding, which is fine. So on the 15th I was visiting the Van Gogh museum, on my way I saw the ticket office of the blue boat company next to the hard rock cafe. I advised the guy that I had a dual ticket and I was just double checking if I could come any day for the canal cruise, the guy told me they do not do any dual tickets and that I have been scammed and advised it could also be for some other company. I assured him that it was definately the blue boat company but he was not intrested. I did not have the ticket on me on the day. The next day I went to the Heineken experience and tried the blue boat company next to the Heineken and everything was fine. So the person at the other blue boat ticket office gave me an unnecessary scare and was a bit rude and not intrested, this is not good customer service. However, I was impressed with both the experiences.
    star-4
    Amsterdam Canal Cruise
    ianmD4450QS
    , Nov 2019
    Two ways to see Amsterdam: walk through the streets or take a canal cruise. Fascinating and vibrant city and canal cruises are extremely educational and entertaining. A great way to learn some of the city's history and feature. There are many different tours operating. Be aware that you will be expected to make a gratuity on disembarking. Great experience. Loved it.
    star-5
    Just amazing
    Arvind D
    , Nov 2019
    This Heineken tour is a must visit. Very well guided tour of th entire process of beer making , followed by an amazing digital experience and finally three beers on the house. The canal cruise is different and best enjoye during sunset. Shoes you a lively tour of Amsterdam. Highly recommended.

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