The Amsterdam canal boat ride

6. June 1964: The canal boat ride route.

The canal boat trip in Amsterdam on June 6, 1964 was a stroke of genius, as it allowed thousands of fans a glimpse of the Beatles, as they were passing by in a tourist canal boat with a glass roof. The Beatles were safe, occasional swimmers were fished out of the canals by a police boat who accompanied the Beatles’ vessel.

Waving to fans along the route. 

Created by Piet Schreuders, a chronological montage of all available film footage of the Beatles’ canal trip has now been published, including a few scenes from recently rediscovered Reuters news footage.

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3 Responses

  1. lyntone says:

    Sunk already??

  2. db says:

    wat jammer…

  3. wogew says:

    An even newer edit has replaced the previous version and the blogpost link amended accordingly.

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