Wine tasting package on the Amstel

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Cruising to a wine tasting

Are you interested in wine? Or just an enthusiast? Cruise the Amstel River in style on our salon boat to a wine tasting. The top vintners at Maison Vinocerf in Uithoorn will tell you all about grape varieties and preparation methods. An educational and tasty experience!

Taste and enjoyment

Below Uithoorn, where the Amstel River splits into the Drecht and Kromme Mijdrecht, in a green setting lies Fort aan de Drecht. This particular fortress is home to Maison Vinocerf. In summer and winter, the stone fortress offers the perfect temperature for storing wines. A lot of connoisseurs have therefore housed their collections there.
During the arrangement wine tasting on the Amstel, Maison Vinocerf will present you with wines that come mainly from small-scale, driven wine farmers. The tasting can focus on “learning to taste wine,” but also, for example, on wine production, the wine-food combination or a specific wine country.


Defence Line Fort

The Fort along the Drecht is one of the many forts of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, the line of defense built around the capital between 1880 and 1914. The idea was to flood the surrounding land outside that ring in such a way that it was too deep for men and horses, but too shallow for ships.

Wine tasting program

The package Wine Tasting on the Amstel can be customized in many ways. We provide an example below of what your afternoon might look like. Please contact us for more ideas.

  • You board the Dame van Amstel, for example in the town of Ouderkerk. After a reception with a welcome drink, the salon boat sails south toward Uithoorn.
  • Arrival at Maison Vinocerf. We dock at the Fort on the Drecht.
  • You will be treated to a special wine tasting. One of the vintners explains.
  • You will re-board the Dame van Amstel and sail back to the pick-up point.


The price of the package Wine Tasting on the Amstel depends on the duration of your cruise and the wines you will taste. For a suitable no-obligation quote, please contact us and we will be happy to create a suitable program for you.

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