Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience

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Blue Boat Company City Canal Cruise and Heineken Experience
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Amsterdam is best viewed from the water. On this 75-minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best of our historical city. It offers you the best views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals, and will also show you the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become.

On a 1.5-hour self-guided tour you’ll learn about the company’s heritage, the beer brewing process, Heineken’s innovations, and about what it takes to serve a world-famous beer.

Your ticket for the Heineken Experience is a ticket with a timeslot you chose while making a reservation. You can ONLY enter the museum at this specific time. Changing your slottime is NOT possible.
Your City Canal Cruise is an "OPEN TICKET".No timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next available boat at one of the 2 docks of Blue Boat Company

Your voucher needs to be scanned at Heineken Experience. You can redeem your canal cruise inside the ticketoffice of Blue Boat Company where a timeslot will be assigned.
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In Brief

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Country:
Netherlands
Duration:
3 hours 10 minutes
Operates:
Daily
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Stop At: Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam The Netherlands

a 1.5-hour self-guided tour you’ll learn about the company’s heritage, the beer brewing process, Heineken’s innovations, and about what it takes to serve a world-famous beer.

Find out the 4 natural ingredients that make this beer, and discover the brand’s sponsorship activities with Formula 1, the UEFA Champions League and the Rugby World Cup. And sure enough, at the end of the tour you can raise your glass with new friends.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Boat Company, Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam The Netherlands

Dock of BluAmsterdam is best viewed from the water. On this 75-minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best of our historical city. It offers you the best views of the 17th-century buildings lining the city canals, and will also show you the 21st-century city that Amsterdam has become. You’ll come across new architecture and bridges, showing a city that is rooted in history but continues to develop and change.e Boat Company

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel), Canal Ring (Grachtengordel), Amsterdam, North Holland Province

The Grachtengordel (known in English as the Canal District) is a neighborhood in Amsterdam, Netherlands located in the Centrum district. The seventeenth-century canals of Amsterdam, located in the center of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in August 2010.[1] The Amsterdam Canal District consists of the area around the city’s four main canals: the Singel, the Herengracht, the Keizersgracht, and the Prinsengracht. From the Brouwersgracht, the canals are generally parallel with one another, leading gradually southeast into the Amstel river.

Many of the canal houses in the Amsterdam Canal District are from the Dutch Golden Age, 17th century. Many of these buildings, however, underwent restoration or reconstruction in various centuries, meaning that these building display many different architectural styles and facades

Pass By: Skinny Bridge, Magere Brug, 1018 EL Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Magere Brug (English: Skinny Bridge) is a bridge over the river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It connects the banks of the river at Kerkstraat, between the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht.[1]

The central section of the Magere Brug is a bascule bridge made of white-painted wood. The present bridge was built in 1934. The first bridge at this site was built in 1691 as Kerkstraatbrug and had 13 arches. Because this bridge was very narrow, the locals called it magere brug, which literally means "skinny bridge". In 1871 the state of the bridge had deteriorated so much, it was demolished and replaced by a nine-arched wooden bridge. Half a century later, this bridge also needed to be replaced. Architect Piet Kramer made several designs for a steel and stone bridge, but the city decided to replace it with a new bridge that looked the same as the previous, only slightly bigger. In 1934, that bridge was demolished, and replaced by a redesign made by Piet Kramer. The last major renovation was in 1969. Until 1994, the bridge was opened by hand, but is now operated automatically.

Use of the bridge has been limited to pedestrians and cyclists since 2003. The centre-part is opened many times, daily, in order to let river traffic pass. The sightseeing tour boats are low enough to pass underneath the bridge when closed. The bridge is decorated with 1,200 light bulbs which are turned on in the evening.

Pass By: Westerkerk, Prinsengracht 279-281, 1016 GW Amsterdam The Netherlands

The Westerkerk was built between 1620 and 1631 in Renaissance style according to designs by architect Hendrick de Keyser (1565-1621). He is buried in the church he designed earlier: the 'Zuiderkerk'. The building of the Westerkerk was finished and completed by his son Pieter de Keyser (1595-1676) and inaugurated on June 8, 1631. The church has a length of 58 meters and a width of 29 meters. The high nave is flanked by the two lower aisles. The three-aisled basilica has a rectangular plan with two transepts of equal dimensions. As a result, the plan for this church was given the form of two Greek crosses connected with each other.[2] (a patriarchal cross).

Several older churches in Amsterdam, such as Oude Kerk and Nieuwe Kerk, were originally built before the Reformation and were converted to Protestantism during the Reformation in 1578. The Westerkerk was one of the first purposely built Protestant churches. The Noorderkerk and Zuiderkerk preceded the Westerkerk. Today the Westerkerk remains the largest church in the Netherlands that was built for Protestants, and is still in use by the PKN (Protestantse Kerk in Nederland)

Inclusions

  • Restroom on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Heineken Experience
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Boat Company

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

1: Stadhouderskade 501, 1071 ZD Amsterdam, Netherlands
2: Stadhouderskade 550, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
3: Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a non-refundable booking
  • Please note: the time selected is the entrance time for the Heineken Experience. You can scan the barcode directly at the venue. The voucher will provide you entrance to the canal cruise as well, at any time and day
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2020
Really enjoyed Heineken tour followed by a brilliant canal tour both outstanding , have nothing negative to say as it was all brilliant
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
The Heineken Experience was amazing. This is an experience that can not be missed. They did a great job with the tour and the beer at the end was great!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great canal cruise of the city - nice to see the city from the canals and great to skip the line for Heineken!
• Submitted 10 Jun 2018
SUPER FUN! I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 13 Mar 2018
So nice and great way to see the city .
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
A great tour, walked straight into Heineken Experience instead of the mile long queue and then onto the Canal Cruise
• Submitted 05 Feb 2018
Well worth it!
• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
Wow. What a good time. It was great that we didn't have to do canal cruise at a set time, it was flexible. Heineken experience was Soo much fun. All the folks that worked there were friendly and helpful, especially Brit. Would for sure recommend to everyone!!!!
• Submitted 17 Nov 2017
Great tour. Made it easy to get into the Heineken building which was a lot of fun. The boat ride was right across the street from the Heineken Experience so it was convenient. The boat ride was great. We loved it and got to see Amsterdam in a relaxing atmosphere.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
Heineken exPerience is a must if you enjoy beer, fun times. Canal cruise is great, another view of amsterdam aside from doing it on the streets. Overall a must if you got time
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
This was a great package. The people at the ticket office were very friendly and very helpful. At the ticket office, they let us pick the time we wanted for the canal cruise and the Heineken experience. The tickets to the Heineken experience were great as we did not have to wait in the long line to get tickets, and were able to just walk right in. The canal cruise was very fun. Very relaxing. Able to listen to the tour in different languages and learned a lot about the city. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Amsterdam.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 02 Sep 2017
Loved the Heinekin experience and it was very useful to have the canal cruise right outside of the door to the Heinekin experience. Best not to do the cruise on a hot day or hot part of a day as it got pretty toasty under the glass.
• Submitted 01 Sep 2017
Great tour...the Heineken experience was great
• Submitted 27 Aug 2017
A lot of fun, and a great way to see the city! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Heineeken Experience and the free samples.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
The canal cruise is a great way to see Amsterdam and then you get to quench your thirst at the Heineken experience a 10 minute walk down from the boats.
• Submitted 26 Jul 2017
Great experience! The canal cruise was great we got to see a lot of important spots in Amsterdam while relaxing on the ride. The Heineken Experience was amazing, definitely a must do when in the city.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2017
Great trip around the city. Love tuber!!
• Submitted 14 Jun 2017
My favorite tour. I don't even drink beer, but my son-in-law is a Heineken fan. He wanted me to take the tour so I could buy him a t-shirt. Heineken doesn't have an online store so he was unable to get a t-shirt. I bought him several and even drank 2 beers! Loved the horses too.
• Submitted 14 Jun 2017
The Amsterdam canal cruise is a wonderful way to learn about the history of Amsterdam and also to get familiar with the city. The Heineken experience was a lot of fun, very inter-active! The Heineken Beer samples were an added bonus!!
• Submitted 11 Jun 2017
Our boat broke down but we had another one come get us in 20 minutes. The Captain was great
• Submitted 26 May 2017
Great value and wonderful experience
• Submitted 22 May 2017
Nice canal cruise and Heineken Experience. It gives you the chance to see Amsterdam from a different view. As for the Heineken Experience, it's nice to see how they make the beer. And best part, free beer.
• Submitted 30 Apr 2017

In Brief

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Country:
Netherlands
Duration:
3 hours 10 minutes
Operates:
Daily

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