When visiting Amsterdam there’s a good chance you’ll catch a glimpse of one of the many “salonboten” (salonboats) cruising on the canals. These beautifully kept antique gentleman’s launches are a nostalgic reminder of Amsterdam’s glorious past. During the 1900s the “salonboats” were reserved for the upper class as they paraded their wealth in the canals. These launches were not only used for private functions like high teas or receptions but also in official capacities such as a means of transport for solicitors, lawyers and other professionals or officials.
A common feature of these boats is their beautiful design, luxurious interiors, wooden furnishings, leather couches, copper fixtures and stained glass windows.
Nowadays, these boats can be rented at affordable prices allowing you to enjoy the comfort and beauty of these floating antiques. The “salonboats” are perfect for a cosy dinner cruise through the romantically lit canals, or a perfect location for your next business meeting. The Amsterdam Boat Center is proud to offer the Griffioen and Iris, both beautifully refitted and equipped with modern comforts for your cruising pleasure.
- Wireless internet (Wifi)
- Electrical motor
- Open stern
- Covered deck
- Organize your own catering
- 12V connection
- 230V connection
- Catering available
- Mini-Jack connection (Ipod / Audio)
- Music system
- Fest beer tap
- Sun deck
- Air conditioning
- Bed linen
- Accessible toilet
- Wheelchair accessible
** Prices are inc VAT, excluding catering and any tourist tax, subject to change and do not apply to special events.
** ** Rates may be incorrect due to errors and price changes.
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