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Open boat cruise

Would you like to sail in a private boat with a small group while enjoying a snack and a drink? In spring and summer (or even in autumn) you can sail just as the locals do in an open boat through the canals of Amsterdam!

Open boat cruise

'Sloepen' are typical simple boats without a roof but with a canopy that can be closed in the event of rain. On a 'sloep' you are out in the open air and (very often) there is no toilet on board. A great advantage is that it's private for a reasonable price, even with a small group. Perfect for informal family outings, with friends or bachelor parties!

On Saturdays we work with a fixed departure- and end location in the city center of Amsterdam. On other days other departure locations are also possible after consultation: for some departure locations extra pre-sailing costs are charged.


Below you'll find the rate for a 1.5-hour boat trip with nuts and unlimited drinks such as beer, prosecco and soft drinks. If you wish, you can extend the cruise with the following snacks:

Plate with mixed deep fried snacks 14 pieces: 12,50
Plate with mixed deep fried snacks 26 pieces: 21,00
Plate with Amsterdam cheese and sausage: 4,50 p.p.

Rates are excluding 9% VAT. Snacks must be ordered beforehand!


Rate 35,00 + 9% VAT per person
Groupsize Minimal group price upto 10 persons € 350,00 + 9% VAT. Maximum is about 30 persons per big open boat. Including: 1.5-hour private cruise, skipper, tourist tax, nuts & unlimited prosecco, beer & soft-drinks.
Languages English, Dutch
Place of departure Herengracht, nearby Dam square
Time of departure Choose your own starting time!
Duration 1.5 hour