Events on the Amsterdam canals

In Amsterdam each year several events take place on the canals.

These events are characteristic for the city of Amsterdam and impressive to experience from the water. Sloepdelen offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the atmosphere and be part of the party.

Kingsday: 27th of april, Kingsday, is known nationally and internationally as the biggest party in The Netherlands. The festivities are centered in Amsterdam, where hundreds of thousands of people gather to have a wonderful day. The canals will also turn orange that day and to be honest, the party might be even better from the water…

Next Kingsday  will take place on april 27th 2017.

Gay Pride: Love knows no race, age or gender. To celebrate this diversity and especially homosexuality, every year the Gay Pride will take place in Amsterdam. The twentieth edition of ‘The Amsterdam Gay Pride’ will be from july 23rd until august 7th 2016; the well-known Canal Parade will take place on august 6th.

Prinsengracht concert: One of the annual highlights of the summer in Amsterdam is the ‘Prinsengracht Concert’, a spectacular classical music show on the canal in front of the Pulitzer Hotel. The beautiful music, combined with the intimate atmosphere that lingers between the canal houses creates a truly unique experience. The coming Prinsengracht Concert will take place on august 20th 2016.

If you want to experience the events first class, we advise you to reserve on time, these days are in high demand and booked far in advance!

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New location: Loosdrecht

Prefer some peace and quiet on your sail? Try the dutch lakes around Loosdrecht! The new location for our boats in Loosdrecht offers you the opportunity to try a new Sloepdelen experience. This time, the busy waterways of the dutch cities will be traded in for the open Wijdemeren lakes. The perfect location to get some fresh air, go for a swim or explore these new waterways. See you soon!
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Sloepdelen is offering its help to Samuel Levie and the #supportyourlocalsNL initiative by delevering boxes filled with local products from Brand & Levie, Moma, Bakery Mama, Lindenhoff and Instock. By using our electric boats for charity, the boxes can be delivered througout the entirety of Amsterdam at peoples houses, without the need for them to go outdoors. Let’s hope this initiative helps to #flattenthecurve! Can we use our electric boats to help with your initiative? Do not hesitate to contact…
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Extra rules

Due to the measurements taken to prevent the spread of the corona virus we ask our customers to not go on the boat with more than 6 people. We have two boats available per reservation, in order to keep the possibility to sail with 12 persons at the same time.
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