What did you get out of ABE? amsterdamboatevents

Solid boating company with culinary quality
Informal boattours trough Amsterdam
You work in an organization with pleasant motivated colleagues, everyone has a clear goal in mind and tries to work, every day again, as hard as they can.
But many of you are a part-timer, independent contractor or something in between. So despite working in close cooperation you do'nt know each other very well. And that's a shame because it is nice if work feels just as familiar as home.
You want to be yourself, so that everyone knows what he/she can expect from another.

But how can you provide a nice work atmosphere in your organization?

Training, boot camps, or just ' beers ' at the pub on the corner, its all helpfull. But your organization is likely still cohesive like dry sand.

The cornstarch (binder) for your organization is that you combine and repeat the above possibilities, and that a meeting, training or presentation is shut down or interrupts with relaxation. Good and cheap are in that framework, for example, walk and sing – (not at the same time).  You'll be amazed at what a walk does for your team; if you move your legs outdoor you creates more space in your head.
Together singing the ' club song ' also helps. It leaves a lasting impression? Depends, not in one go but if you by means of of this type of action can create a safer culture in your organization and people dare to be vulnerable by to give criticism or to recieve criticism  there is a world won.

And that is wonderful! After all we are "with them all in the same boat ' that is ' global ' but also in your organization.
You want to trust each other and a "club" feeling and if anything goes wrong there together for fighting to get it back right. That is only if they have it well with each other.

We like to supply you 'the  boat ' at the end of your meeting to cath up with each other while we sail  you through Amsterdam with a drink or a bbq, or genteel with dinner on board.


On Queen's Day 1993 Bart Buwalda registered "Bureau Buitengewoon", the predecessor of Amsterdam Boat Events, at the Chamber of Commerce. The whole firm housed and worked on board of the Hoop op Behoud, a house boat that sailed with passengers on peak days.

Buro Buitengewoon quickly made a name for itself because we provided the first alternative for the classic round-trip boats. This succes soon caused the combination of living and working on board of the Hoop op Behoud to become impossible: living was out of the question, always sailing.

After rebranding to Amsterdam Boat Events, our "Bolpraam" the Tijd zal het Leeren returned to the trade in 2000, after we carefully restored her. In 2008 the Johanna, our lounge boat, followed suit. We have since refrained from further expansion, to keep the focus on quality and personal attention.
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VAT-number: NL809581814B01

CoC number: 34145653

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Amsterdam Boat Events

Prinseneiland 4L
1013 LR Amsterdam
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Westerdokskade acc. Rest. WOLF Atelier (0 min)
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