Karakteristieke tjalk uit 1897

Hoop op Behoud

Canal boat "Hoop op Behoud"

This former cargo ship sails the canals, the IJ and the surroundings of Amsterdam. Her rugged appearance is reflected in the interior, wooden floor and traditionally made bar tables, which can also be converted into sitting tables. The Hoop op Behoud can be completely opened and also quickly closed again, quite handy with our fickle Dutch weather.


  • Complete bar with beer tap!
  • Separate ladies and gents' toilet
  • Quickly removable roof and windows
  • Heated
  • Electric grill, hot plates, and hot air oven
  • Flexible interior that can be quickly adapted to your needs
  • Sound system with microphone. (Bringing your own music is possible)


The South Holland pavilion barge Hoop op Behoud was launched in Alphen aan de Rijn in 1897. As a sailing freighter, the ship transported mainly sand and clay. In the 1920s the ship was motorized and lengthened. With renewed energy, the Hoop op Behoud manages to remain in cargo shipping until the 1960s. She is decontaminated but from 1976 is given a new purpose as a sailing houseboat. In 1993 she returns to professional sailing as a passenger ship on the Amsterdam canals and the Amsterdam area.

Hoop op behoud

Photo impression

Convertible roof for any type of weather

We have a roof that can be adapted to every type of weather. Depending on the weather we can open or close the boat rapidly.

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 rental is € 325,- per hour (incl. VAT). This includes a captain and a sailing waiter/waitress.

For safety and service an extra sailing waiter/waitress is employed from 25 people at € 36 per hour (incl. VAT).

The minimal sailing time is 2 hours.

For every event on the water a fee is due to the municipality tax of Amsterdam of €1,55 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 on +31(0)20-4194141 or send an email to info@amsterdamboatevents.nl