It is so easy to love this city. It is quaint & picturesque and oh so wonderful on a bike, breezing through the canals. However happy this may sound, and believe me it is, there is nothing finer than sailing through the heart of Amsterdam. Then you begin to understand the true design of the city, as it was meant for boats from the beginning.
Amsterdam, circa 1544, before the outer canals existed. The IJ is in the foreground, the Amstel River on the left and the Rokin in the middle, where boats delivered directly to the warehouses.
Recently, some very good friends of mine started a new boating service. You can hire the Farahilde or Welmoed Salonboats to enjoy for various occasions. Reinhard is the Captain and Miloe is an amazing singer. You can work with them to create your perfect sailing scenario. It is a fantastic experience and I think you are going to love it!
|Sailing is tricky in Amsterdam and thus requires good lookouts.|
We brought a picnic and some wine for our evening sail. The boat was outfitted with ice and glasses. Perfect!
REDERIJ DE JORDAAN
Reinhard Adriaanzn Spronk
telefoon +31 6 50243236
Egelantiersgracht 18- C
1015 RL, Amsterdam
|Tip: Ask to be the Hornblower|