Hoop op Behoud

Hoop op Behoud
Classic "tjalk" max. 60 pax.
Sails on the Canals & the IJ
Canal boat Hoop op Behoud. This robust former cargo ship sails the canals, the IJ and the area surrounding Amsterdam.
Sailing CO2 neutral on Ssynfuel+ from www.futurefuels.nl
Her tough appearance can be found in the Interior This boat can open all the way and also (fast).
Facilities on board; Separate ladies and men's room, generously sized heating, electric grill and a convection oven.
Completely flexible interior.


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.


Drinks & Snacks: Max. 60 p. (mostly standing)
BBQ/Buffet:          Max. 45 p. (standing & seated)
Dinner:                 Max. 32 p. (seated)


  • Complete bar with real beer tap!
  • Galley with coffee machine, oven, grill, hot plates, kettle and sinks
  • Flexible interior & exterior
  • 2 toilets (ladies and gents separate)
  • Heating system 
  • 230 & 400 Volt outlets
  • Sound installation with microphone and 3,5mm port (bringing your own music is possible)

Convertible roof for any type of weather

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.



The boat rent is € 252,- per hour (incl. VAT).
This includes a captain and a sailing waiter/waitress.

In the off-peak hours (09:00 - 15:00) a discounted rate applies: € 170,- per hour (incl. VAT).

For safety and service an extra sailing waiter/waitress is employed from 25 people at € 35,- per hour (incl. VAT).

The minimal sailing time is 2 hours.

For every event on the water a fee is due to the municipality of Amsterdam of € 0,65 per person. 

Would you like more information or a quote? You can use the form on this site, but you can also contact us directly through +31 (0)20-4194141 or send an email to info@amsterdamboatevents.nl

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Hoop op Behoud 4.7 5.0 3 3
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I would highly recommend this to anyone. - George,
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Beautiful authentic boat - Thomas,
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Had a great time and loved the boat - Anthony,

Culinary possibilities

Buffet boat

Buffet boat

Select your own dinner to eat standing or seated


delicious sailing dinners
3 course dinner, fun dinner party 4 course dinner, extensive dining
020 - 419 41 41 Menu