Rederij Amsterdam Boat Cruises is part of Rederij van Hulst. This is originally a real family business. Before new partners joined the shipping company a few years ago, the Van Hulst couple worked hard on the shipping company for over 40 years. Mr. Van Hulst is still working with the new partners in the shipping company. His extensive knowledge and experience in the shipping industry are very valuable.

Over the years, Rederij van Hulst has specialized in culinary cruises, day trips and parties on the water. The shipping company is a household name in the Green Heart region for events on water. Due to the increase in work, the shipping company has grown considerably. The office is located in Katwijk. The fleet has been replaced in phases from 2017. The older ships have made room for beautiful new-build ships. These are under the watchful eye of Mr. Van Hulst Sr. Designed, built and finished in-house. Maintenance takes place behind the office in our own shipyard with a real dry dock.

Various expansions have made the coverage in the region complete and Rederij van Hulst is the only canal cruise company in the Green Heart to have departure locations in Warmond, Leiden, Leiderdorp, Lisse, Noordwijk, Noordwijk-Binnen, Sassenheim and Katwijk aan Zee. "

The shipping company Amsterdam Boat Cruises was established by entering into a partnership with Port of Amsterdam and Amports with the aim of realizing permanent cruise activities in the port area of Amsterdam. The basis is a two-hour harbor tour for the consumer market. In addition, the business market is optimally served by passionate customization. Amsterdam Boat Cruises takes its passengers along in a compelling story that tells the past, present and future of the Port of Amsterdam. During the cruise, five generations of Amsterdammers have their say. They talk passionately about their connection with the port. The port area is large and dynamic and has very progressive ambitions that are given a stage on board at Amsterdam Boat Cruises.


The cruises through the port area are carried out with the River Dream. She is the twin sister of the MPS River Queen of Rederij van Hulst. The River Dream knows how to impress everyone with its prestigious appearance. The large glass areas and the 360 degree panoramic window in the bow provide a fantastic view. In good weather, you can also enjoy it from the observation deck. From there you have unlimited views over the harbor. In addition to the regular cruises, this ultra-modern silent ship is used as a party ship and location for (business) meetings.

Amsterdam Boat Cruises also has a luxury tours division. This market is served by the fully electric luxury saloon boat "Stan Huygens", the former ship of Freddy Heineken. A striking and unparalleled appearance on the water. That's the Stan Huygens! Step on board and imagine yourself in a world of luxury. The ship is ideal for small (business) meetings.

We are happy to lay out the gangway for you. On behalf of the Amsterdam Boat Cruises Team, we wish you a warm welcome on board!

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memories on
a magnificent ship