on October 1, 2009
A canal boat tour is a quick and easy way to see the city and explore the many canals. There are lots of canal tours by boat. We picked up a very basic one near the Rijksmuseum for €11 which lasted a little over an hour. No dinner or tourist photographs of ourselves which suited us fine. On the tour, we were able to see the harbour and the Shipbuilding Museum, two places we did not get to on foot. It also gave us a different view to see houses we had walked past but were now looking at from the canal. The guide was also helpful in describing some of the things we had seen but did not know very much about. A canal tour does not take long and is not expensive. I highly recommend it as an introductory orientation to Amsterdam.
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