The Hoop op Behoud is a "pavilion tjalk" from South Holland that was launched in 1897 in Alphen aan de Rijn. As sailing cargo ship she transported mainly sand and clay. Early in the 20th century the ship was extended and fitted with an engine. With fresh drive the Hoop op Behoud managed to stay in the cargo trade up to the 60's, and has been in use as a passenger boat by Amsterdam Boat Events since 1993.
We have a roof that can be adapted to every type of weather. With fine weather it is opened completely and with semi-fine weather it is semi-opened. Both roof and windows can quickly be removed, but also quickly be placed back in case of rain.
In winter an extra canvas is put over the top to keep the warmth inside. And if it gets really cold, we have a heating system that can be put into action.
The tables and seats can be flexibly employed for both a sitting dinner or a drinks and snacks trip with standing tables, or even a switch from one to the other during the trip.
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