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KINboat represents friendship, comfort and friendly service, for like-minded people, in other words ‘KINship’. KINboat believes that friendships arise and strengthen on the water of the Amsterdam canals. The boats are 100% electric and 'green' for...more
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Leidsegracht 60 A, 1016 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday

Hans and Marc provided a great canal boat experience! It was chilly, but they had blankets, hot chocolate, and warm red wine. We had a lot of fun with songs, jokes, and a great experience to float under the lights. Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ATLmags
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a brilliant cruise led by Mark for the light displays around the canals. Was a very educational but very light hearted tour. Couldn't fault the tour at all neither the host. The phone operator was rather rude though as we had trouble locating the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour is really good. We live in Amsterdam for 7 years and it was both a great way to see the light festival and to learn new things. Our skipper & guide was Mark, and he is a great story teller and knows how...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dbcarvalho
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great time! Great singing! 5 stars for Skipper Marc and Skipper Hans! Great view of the light festival, cheery atmosphere and warm blankets - nice hot chocolate for the children and gluhwein for the adults!

Thank jonathancT8642AK
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to get the boat to myself. My guide, Stein, was very knowledgeable about the art and we discussed each installation along the way. He stopped the boat for me to take pictures and we had a nice cruise.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pierre L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hans and Marc were great tour guides with impeccable English, also speaking German for other guests. Very informative about the city and all the light installations along the way. The blankets were very welcome.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An evening trip showing the special art lights. Stein from Norway did a good job both steering the boat as well as commenting all the things we were shown. Stein was a bit surprised I thanked him in fluent Norwegian. I lived 11 years in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EddyG570
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent opportunity to see the Amsterdam Light Festival. The guide was very charming and devoted himself to give clear and detailed explanation of the art works. Fortunately the weather was very good for the tour and we enjoy it a lot. Highly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eduardo571
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a brilliant cruise on this small boat. Hans and Marc were brilliant tour guides. They were funny and well-informed. Great guys! The complimentary hot red wine and blankets to stay warm were a great touch.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank scrabopower
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We, a family of 4 and grandma, had a great time aboard The Shadow. Snipper Harmen knew everything about the light festival and other met facta about Amsterdam. There was never a dull moment.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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