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St. Nicolaas Boat Club of Amsterdam, Netherlands

 
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Distance from city center: 1.1mi
stef's pictureby stef Outdoors Activities travel tip
added on the 28th of September, 2010
Established around 1997 by two Dutchmen, the St. Nicolaas Boat Club is a small, non-profit organization that gives its heart and soul to its boats and their history.

Because they are not professionals, you can't contact them online, only in person. So that's what we did. We went to their bar to see their schedule and took a sign-up sheet than went for a 70 minute boat-ride up the canals. Their boats are small so they can't take more than 10 people at a time, but this it was more friendly. We took some snacks and drinks with us and dressed warmly, because you might never know if it will get windy or will rain.

Touring the canals was a good way to see the city from another perspective. It is much more interesting and we really liked it!

Address:
Leidseplein 12, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Price:
Free, but it's better if you leave a donation. Boat maintenance is expensive and the captains do the tours voluntarily.

Opening Hours:
In the afternoons twice a day if weather permits).

On the web:
http://www.amsterdamboatclub.com/

 
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