The boat

Here we explain how you can set out on the water in one of our boats. Still unsure about something? Have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions!

This is how it works

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Book and activate

You can book a boat online, even for the very same day! We will send you an SMS, prior to departure, with a link to our online control panel. There you can easily start, pause and stop your boat.

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Before you depart

Choose a boat at the pier, remove the plug from the power outlet and roll up the cable by giving the cable a brief tug. Now you can start the boat via the online control panel!

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Heading out and returning

You can move the boat forwards and backwards with the joystick. With the rudder you can move the boat to port and to starboard. When you return, position the boat in the same direction as the other boats and end the trip in the online control panel.

Discover the boat

We currently have 44 boats moored in different cities in the Netherlands. They are built to be easy to steer and to be stable in the water. The boats can hold up to 12 people.

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Useful tips

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No Smartphone or internet?

If you don’t have a smartphone you can also activate the boat by telephone. Call: +31 20 708 28 82. Have your activation code – which was provided by email – ready.

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Extend your boat trip

You can call us if you want to extend your boat trip. We will then check to see if the sloop is available for a longer trip. Locate the numbers on our contact page.

Bag in the propeller

You likely have a bag stuck in the propeller if the boat has slacked down and the tiller is vibrating. Put the boat in full reverse for 10 seconds, then move forward for 10 seconds. This will activate the bag shredder to cut the bag loose.

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Life jackets

If you need a life jacket for children you can ask one of our employees at the jetty  in Amsterdam and Utrecht. If you need a life jacket in Haarlem or Leiden please contact us in advance.

Sailing rules

For a safe trip the following rules are applicable in The Hague:
  • Safety comes first. Therefore, never take any risks.
  • Always proceed on the starboard (right) side and maintain a speed that will not cause unwanted waves.
  • The speed limit in The Hague is 6 km/h.
  • Commercial shipping always has right of way. (This therefore also applies for cruise boats)
  • Make sure that others know which direction you are going. Approach bridges in such a way that you are visible to oncoming traffic.
  • Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted.
  • You are not allowed to moor to trees, below or beside bridges, or in locations where mooring is prohibited by way of a prohibition sign.
  • There are people living on and around the water. Respect their privacy. Please do not cause any unnecessary (noise) nuisance.
For a safe trip the following rules are applicable in Leiden:
  • Safety comes first. Therefore, never take any risks.
  • Always proceed on the starboard (right) side and maintain a speed that will not cause unwanted waves.
  • The speed limit in Leiden is 6 km/h.
  • Commercial shipping always has right of way. (This therefore also applies for cruise boats)
  • Make sure that others know which direction you are going. Approach bridges in such a way that you are visible to oncoming traffic.
  • Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted.
  • You are not allowed to moor to trees, below or beside bridges, or in locations where mooring is prohibited by way of a prohibition sign.
  • There are people living on and around the water. Respect their privacy. Please do not cause any unnecessary (noise) nuisance.
For a safe trip the following rules are applicable in Utrecht:
  • Safety comes first. Therefore, never take any risks.
  • Always proceed on the starboard (right) side and maintain a speed that will not cause unwanted waves.
  • The speed limit in Utrecht is 4.5 km/h on the Oudegracht and 6 km/h on the other waters.
  • Commercial shipping always has right of way. (This therefore also applies for cruise boats)
  • Make sure that others know which direction you are going. Approach bridges in such a way that you are visible to oncoming traffic.
  • Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted.
  • You are not allowed to moor to trees, below or beside bridges, or in locations where mooring is prohibited by way of a prohibition sign.
  • There are people living on and around the water. Respect their privacy. Please do not cause any unnecessary (noise) nuisance.
For a safe trip the following rules are applicable in Amsterdam:
  • Safety comes first. Therefore, never take any risks.
  • Always proceed on the starboard (right) side and maintain a speed that will not cause unwanted waves.
  • The speed limit in Amsterdam is 6 km/hour.
  • Commercial shipping always has right of way. (This therefore also applies for cruise boats)
  • Make sure that others know which direction you are going. Approach bridges in such a way that you are visible to oncoming traffic.
  • Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted.
  • You are not allowed to take the boat onto the IJ or through the Kostverlorenvaart (refer to the map). You are allowed to cross the Kostverlorenvaart though. When doing this be on the lookout for commercial vessels.
  • You are not allowed to moor to trees, below or beside bridges, or in locations where mooring is prohibited by way of a prohibition sign.
  • There are people living on and around the water. Respect their privacy. Please do not cause any unnecessary (noise) nuisance.
  • A one-way stretch applies on the Prinsengracht towards Amstel and on the Singelgracht back to Rijksmuseum from 1 April to 1 October.
For a safe trip the following rules are applicable in Haarlem:
  • Safety comes first. Therefore, never take any risks.
  • Always proceed on the starboard (right) side and maintain a speed that will not cause unwanted waves.
  • The speed limit in Haarlem is 6 km/h.
  • Commercial shipping always has right of way. (This therefore also applies for cruise boats)
  • Make sure that others know which direction you are going. Approach bridges in such a way that you are visible to oncoming traffic.
  • Operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted.
  • You are not allowed to moor to trees, below or beside bridges, or in locations where mooring is prohibited by way of a prohibition sign.
  • There are people living on and around the water. Respect their privacy. Please do not cause any unnecessary (noise) nuisance.

Sailing signs

There are some signs that you may encounter while sailing. Listed below are the most important ones:

  • Sailing sign
    Forbidden to dock
  • Sailing sign
    Caution!
  • Sailing sign
    Forbidden to moor
  • Sailing sign
    Forbidden to pass or meet another boat
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    Forbidden to sail in