Wapen van Amsterdam

The boat

The “Wapen van Amsterdam” is the largest ship in our fleet. Her name, when translated from Dutch, refers to the coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam. Built in 1950 in Antwerpen, this elegant ship had a colourful history before being commissioned as a passenger ship in the waters of Amsterdam. Her early years were spent as a ferry on Lake Brienz and Lake Thun in Switzerland, where she transported thousands of passengers for more than 50 years .


€ 795,- per hour ex 6% tax

Perfect space for festive occasions

In 2004 the Wapen van Amsterdam underwent a complete overhaul to become one of the most prestigious ships available for commercial use in Amsterdam.
The main deck consists of a spacious salon that celebrates the grandeur of old fashioned craftsmanship with extensive use of wood, copper, antique ornaments, fireplace, bar and a beautiful Brazilian cherry wooden floor. This elegant room can accommodate up to 175 people and is the perfect space for festive occasions, a grand wedding or an unforgettable reception. The open decks at the bow and aft of the ship and the huge sky windows in the salon give the ship a spacious and open character.
Enjoy a truly memorable cruise experience and discover what Amsterdam has to offer in addition to the canals. A large vessel, the Wapen van Amsterdam can cruise through the interesting city islands and harbour as well as to surrounding areas like the Amstel and Vecht rivers or to different villages along the IJsselmeer.


  • cruises up to 175 persons
  • buffets up to 125 persons
  • sitting dinner up to 80 persons
  • sound system with iPod plug-in
  • international bar
  • toilet and heating facilities
  • rates: € 795 per hour excluding 6% tax
  • includes skipper and one hostess (additional personnel quoted as needed)
  • minimum rental period: 3 hours.


  • canal cruises
  • historical cruise
  • city island and harbour tours
  • private and corporate events
  • weddings and parties
  • buffet and dinner cruises
  • theme tours


Amsterdam By Boat” is operated by a local established charter company (Rederij de Nederlanden) and offers a wide variety of custom and package deals, ranging from basic city tours to elaborate dinner cruises. Just let us know what you need and we’ll be happy to send you a competitive quote with no obligation for one of our comfortable classic boats. If you’re planning a private or business trip to Amsterdam in the near future, please feel free to contact us by phone or mail if you have any questions about our services.

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