Canal Cruise Amsterdam with Rederij Kooij - Our fleet

Check our fleet for a good impression of our boats and more information on our cruises through the Amsterdam canals!

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Canal Cruise Amsterdam with Rederij Kooij

Shipping company Rederij  Kooij has a unique fleet. That’s because almost all its Amsterdam canal cruise vessels are historic tour boats. Kooij believes it’s important that the boats stay and are maintained in their original state. Fine examples are the Albert (1922) and the Princess Irene (1936). These boats have been restored to their former glory after comprehensive restoration. Both vessels feature splendid historic details, each with its own character. 

Rederij P. Kooij operates six different types of Amsterdam canal cruise tour boats. See our fleet below for more information and to gain an impression of our tour boats. Our entire fleet is equipped with sliding covers and sliding windows. The diversity of our fleet means you can opt for a fully open aft deck, or a comfortable (heated) closed boat in bad weather. All the boats also have toilets.

Many vessels in the fleet already sail electrically (E). All will have been converted to electric operation before 2025.

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Canal Cruise Amsterdam - The oldest boats

Albert (E) & Prinses Irene (E)

The Albert and Prinses Irene is the oldest canal boats in our fleet. The Prinses Irene built in 1936 has a flexible table and chair setup, offering room for a maximum of 30 people. Comfortable wicker chairs and Persian carpets also contribute to the historic appearance on the inside. The Irene is perfectly suitable for small groups, with or without catering. The Albert has a classic cruise setup, meaning that all benches are facing forward. This type of canal boat offers room for a maximum of 40 people and is perfect for shuttle services.

 Paseo en barco por Ámsterdam – John F. Kennedy

Canal Cruise Amsterdam - President John F. Kennedy, unique in Amsterdam

The President John F. Kennedy is a very special canal cruise boat, unique in Amsterdam. The John F. Kennedy has an open aft deck offering room to a maximum of 25 people. Inside, this boat has a bar and a flexible table and chair setup, offering room to a maximum of 30 people. The John F. Kennedy is perfect for groups with or without catering, and weddings, for instance.

Paseo en barco por Ámsterdam - Koningin Juliana

Canal Cruise Amsterdam - Candlelight boats

Koningin Juliana & Albert Pieter

The Koningin Juliana and the Albert Pieter are luxury canal boats designed especially by Rederij Kooij. These two boats have a flexible table and bench setup. When weather permits, the hind section of the roof can be slid open. These canal boats are perfect for canal cruises with catering. On board, a buffet can be created for your catering. The flexible table and chair set-up creates an informal atmosphere on board. The Koningin Juliana and the Albert Pieter offer room for a maximum of 55 people. Including catering, these two boats offer room for a maximum of 45 people.

Paseo en barco por Ámsterdam - Prinses Beatrix

Canal Cruise Amsterdam - Candelight boats

Prinses Beatrix (E), Prins Bernhard & Frederik Albert Pieter (E)

The Prinses Beatrix, Prins Bernard and the Frederik Albert Pieter are luxury canal boats designed especially by Rederij Kooij. Contrary to the Koningin Juliana and the Albert Pieter, these two boats have a permanent table and bench setup. When weather permits, the hind section of the roof can be slid open. These canal boats are perfect for canal cruises with catering, such as a served dinner. On board, a buffet can be created for your catering. The Prins Bernhard, Prinses Beatrix and the Frederik Albert Pieter offer room for a maximum of 65 people. Including catering, these three boats offer room for a maximum of 50 people.

Paseo en barco por Ámsterdam -Prins Johan Friso

Classic General Canal Boats

Prins Johan Friso, Prins Constantijn (E) and Pieter
 

The Prins Johan Friso, Prins Constantijn and the Pieter are classic general canal boats. These boats have a cruise setup, meaning that all benches are facing forward. This type of canal boat offers room for a maximum of 90 people and is perfect for shuttle services and for transporting large groups.

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Canal Cruise Amsterdam - General Canal Boats

Prinses Christina, Koning Willem-Alexander, Prinses Catharina-Amalia, Koningin Maxima, Prinses Margriet, Koningin Fabiola, Frans Hals (E)  and Jan Steen.


This large canal boat has a permanent bench and table setup with 16 tables. This type of canal boat offers room for a maximum of 80 people and is perfect for shuttle services and for transporting large groups. Optionally, a buffet can be created in these boats. With catering, this type of canal boat offers room for a maximum of 70 people.