Below you can read some enthusiastic comments from our customers
Lighthouse Netherlands - Former members Club District Utrecht/ 't Gooi
Highly recommended! Finally getting out there again in corona time. It was enjoyable to cruise the Stichtse Vecht with Rederij Belle in the fully restored historic Salon Boat “Adeline.” The explanation of the historic stylish boat and the route sailed was excellent and made the afternoon complete. A particularly successful outing in corona time, which we looked forward to for a long time. Great catering, atmospheric entourage and importantly: Completely customizable, so corona-tasting!
Nyenrode Business University
Summer is over again. Nyenrode Business University’s Tax Center can look back on the successful two-day Summercourse. They were full, educational days for the participants. Therefore, the first evening of each course continued informally with a cruise down the Amstel River with “the Lady of Amstel. The welcome on the ship, by the captain, was very warm each time. In the spacious, cozy boat, there was plenty of discussion and catching up with acquaintances over a kindly served drink. The extensive Indian buffet also tasted great to the participants! The smooth organization of the tours certainly contributed to the enjoyable experience of both participants and Tax Center staff.
By now our wedding day is a little while behind us, but what a fantastic day we have to look back on. Also on the Dame van Amstel everything was super arranged, for which we want to thank you very much! Sometimes you need pictures to remember things again and because of that we especially want to thank again the very nice captain! We regularly see him in photos, such as helping the groom’s mother, who is already 83 and mostly in a wheelchair, board the boat, and my nephew Lars (whom I was very happy he could attend due to the brain tumor he was born with) who loved sitting with the captain. At the end, he can also be seen again helping bride prevent the dress from getting too dirty during a huge rainstorm! Thanks again on behalf of both of us!
It was a day never to be forgotten. All sweet people around us. It all flew by. The trip was very professionally arranged, with excellent service. Thanks again so much for the perfect day which, thanks in part to you, became a great success. Hope to see you again and all the best to you.
Edfirst design and advertising
Through this way we would like to thank you again for the special day you gave us. We ourselves but also all our guests were impressed by the friendly service and good service you provided during our trip. The presentation of all the appetizers and the buffet was also very nice. Exclusively compliments!!! It has become an unforgettable day for us.
We would like to thank Rederij Belle for the very successful “get together” of Innovation Norway and its guests. A special guest was Norway’s ambassador to the Netherlands, Ms. E. Bugge. We enjoyed it immensely. A friendly greeting to Captain Hans and his assistant.
Municipality of Weesp
Thank you very much for your cooperation, commitment and enthusiasm during the tour of the jury of the Entente Florale in Weesp on Friday, August 17. A lot of energy also went into preparation. As Weespers, you have shown that we still possess the right “fighting spirit.” I trust the jury will appreciate this. In any case, the City Council greatly appreciated your efforts.
Top Tours Events Amsterdam
We like to use the services of Rederij Belle for our arrangements. The contact is extremely smooth and pleasant, allowing bookings to be placed quickly and flexibly. From our customers we receive mere compliments on these beautiful ships and knowledgeable captains. Therefore, Rederij Belle is a great partner for us to work with! Management Top Tours
My father loves boating. He and my mother enjoyed long vacation cruises on their yacht the “GOPLALI.” Unfortunately, his health has been letting him down lately, which has made independent sailing more and more limited. In honor of his 65th birthday, the idea arose to organize an all-expense paid boating trip with family and loved ones per surprise. After some searching on the Internet, we found the ship “Belle van Zuylen” in Breukelen. Suitable for smaller groups, cruises on the Vecht, and interpretation as desired. Upon telephone contact with the Shipping Company, we found that all of our wishes could be realized. Among others, a High Tea in the afternoon while cruising the Vecht from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m., and after the tea further opportunities for snacks and drinks. Everything was neatly articulated and sent in an offer. On Sept. 17, the day had arrived. A bright day, unfortunately there was not much sun but fortunately it was dry, and the temperature was pleasant. We were hospitably received by a hostess and the captain in the picturesque center of Breukelen, and after everyone found their seats, the mooring lines were cast off. The hostess made sure to keep the cups filled and everyone enjoyed the fine elaborate buffet. The children also enjoyed themselves, and everyone was welcome to take a seat behind the helm, or have a chat with the captain. It is nice to see a piece of history being honored; the ship looks great. This is the most ideal way to continue enjoying the splendor of historic ships in a recreational atmosphere. Two and a half hours later, we moored again in Breukelen. Everyone was enthusiastic, on the next occasion we will definitely come back…”
Carlin and Vincent
What a super day we had Sept. 1. In addition to an über unforgettable day, we would like to tell you that the boat ride was absolutely amazing! The captain, the catering, the hostess, the boat, really everything was absolutely perfect. Our guests also enjoyed it immensely. It was super arranged, also the cooperation with you was very nice!!! Thank you so much for the great care and if we ever want to take a boat trip again, we will definitely come back to you!!! Thanks! Regards Vincent & Carlijn.
Nico and Annie de Korte
My husband and I wanted to thank your company very much for the wonderful day we had with our family. The Dame van Amstel is a beautiful ship. The restaurants were top notch, the captain competent and cordial and the hostesses extremely helpful, they all took good care of us. A top day, never to be forgotten.
Jan and Gabrielle Schut
For our wedding in September, we wanted a somewhat interactive program for our small party of 30 guests. Almost immediately we thought of boating. We also looked at unusual wedding venues and ended up at the small tea dome on the Vecht by the municipality of Loenen. We wanted to combine this with a cruise and dinner afterwards at a location along the Vecht. The boat would then become our mode of transportation for the day. So we ended up with the Belle van Zuylen, a beautiful, classic salon boat. We were able to visit in advance and the organization provided us with excellent custom catering. The coziness of the boat combined with delicious treats, gorgeous weather and beautiful views from the Vecht made our day unforgettable!”
Robert and Marcelle
On September 9, we were married. It was a wonderful day to never forget! An important part of this day was the boat trip on the salon boat “Belle van Zuylen” from Breukelen to Maarssen. On this atmospheric boat, everything was perfectly arranged. In an intimate atmosphere, the staff made sure we didn’t have to think about anything. Everything was thought of, coffee, champagne and the wedding cake. With great pleasure and enthusiasm, the staff made this day unforgettable for us. Thanks again!”
Through an Internet search, we chose shipping company Belle van Zuylen in good faith. The contact was immediately very pleasant. It clicked from the first moment and it stayed that way up to and including the final boat trip. Everything was arranged in good consultation, taking into account our wishes. The classic boats are excellently restored and maintained and the staff is knowledgeable, friendly and very attentive. We enjoyed the beautiful cruising route on the Vecht and the excellent lunch buffet on board. Thanks to the captain and hostesses who ensured an unforgettable day for us.
We at restaurant the Nonnerie and the Salon boat Belle van Zuylen have enjoyed working together since the Belle’s christening. Our restaurant is situated on the river Vecht where Belle sails: enough reason to join hands. It is common for us to alert our guests to this beautiful salon boat! Couples who, after their wedding ceremony, are served champagne with wedding cake on board have an unforgettable moment this way. But also for business and private groups that combine drinks aboard the Belle with lunch or dinner in the Nonnerie, we know each other regularly. In terms of style and allure, the Belle completely matches our venue: warm, intimate and cozy!
Evert de Haan
On April 1, we took a cruise on the Amsterdam canals. We enjoyed it. The ladies who provided the snacks and drinks did so in a professional manner. An extra word of thanks to Bert “our” captain. He was very helpful.
Rob Cloïn - RMC business to business
Hereby I would like to thank you for the very well organized trip on the Vecht. The exceptionally nice service, the captain and the ship itself made this outing an exceptionally enjoyable Sunday afternoon. We will look back on it with great satisfaction for years to come.
Helene de Wolf - Nayak Aircraft Service Netherlands
Just a little note from my side. I wanted to let you know that last night was a great success. We had great weather, which of course makes it even nicer than you dare to hope, but the meals and care on board were also perfect. At Slangenvegt we sat outside on the terrace, and if we hadn’t had a program, I think we’d still be sitting there now. In short, it was perfectly arranged, and everyone was blazing with enthusiasm. I even got to forward all the information already to the secretaries of other organizations because the men had come back so enthusiastic! Compliments and super thanks for all the good care!”
We really enjoyed the cruise and we received many compliments from our guests. It was a perfect venue to meet with potential business clients. I’m quite sure that we will do this again next year.
Your Shop (Arjen Bijlsma)
By this way I would like to let you know that we had an excellent day yesterday with our relations. It was excellently taken care of and the coordination with the restaurants was also extremely good in terms of timing. I will definitely keep you in mind for any future activities.
We had a great day last Saturday and thank you for the great service. We have had nothing but compliments from guests about your boat, service and the delicious sandwiches. It was very pleasant working with you guys, hope to see you again.
Robin de Reus
We enjoyed it immensely. We also asked Shipping Belle to provide nice weather. Unbelievable but true, you kept your word. Very handsome. Because such fine weather for a boat ride, of course, greatly increases the revelry. The service was also extremely hospitable. It is a beautiful salon boat, the Lady of Amstel. It couldn’t be done.”
Ingrid van Ginkel
Thank you for serving last Friday at the wedding of Nikki & Jac van Vliet! It was super and we enjoyed it very much! Thanks again for taking a moment to lie still behind the couple’s house!
Elsbeth and Erik-Jan Hopstaken
We were married on April 26 in the municipality of Gooise Meren aboard the Adeline. We spoke the Yes in front of our house in Muiden. Everything was good and as agreed upon. Ship in neat order, welcoming and friendly crew and a fun and relaxing trip down the Vecht. Really special to us was the quality of the hot buffet. Not a standard snack, but a delicious freshly prepared meal. Also unusual; the ship appeared to have had the greatest difficulty getting to Muiden. In the end, they were not on site and ready to receive us until just before we arrived. We didn’t notice any of that at all! For us, it was carefree. Thank you for the good care people of shipping company Belle. Elsbeth and Erik-Jan”
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Exellent, very happy with the experience and really good service! Everything was as expeceted, and i very professional service. We enjoyed the day even it was rainny. Thanks
Transfer voor een bruiloft
Voor een bruiloft heb ik bij Rederij Belle 2 schepen ingezet voor de transfer van de gasten. Het reserveringsproces verliep soepel en het contact was goed. Ook op de dag zelf lagen de schepen er spik en span bij. Goede schippers, kortom een aanrader wanneer je luxe vervoer wilt.
Zakelijk jubileum op "De Succes" een groot succes!
In verband met een zakelijk jubileum hadden we "De Succes" gehuurd voor een mooie dag op het water met medewerkers en klanten. Het schip was prachtig, de mensen buitengewoon vriendelijk en de catering was goed verzorgd. We hebben een hele geslaagde dag gehad!
Geweldige bootsvaart gehad tijden de drukke Pride
Geweldige tour gehad tijdens de Canal Pride met Maarten als schipper! Wij hadden het ons niet beter kunnen voorstellen met onze internationale groep van 13 man aan boort van de Emma. Hij heeft ons overal naartoe gebracht waar wij uit wilden stappen en heeft ons de mooiste verhalen verteld. De hapjes an drankjes waren top! Zeer zeker aan te raden!
Wonderful experience and a magical wedding day
We booked the beautiful Belle van Zuylen for our small wedding party. During the process, we have been in touch with a couple of very friendly staff who have helped organized a boat viewing first and then later everything for the wedding party. Throughout the process they have been very proactive and helpful and answered all questions very quickly. On the day the captain and hostess met us with enthusiasm and were very attentive towards our guests. Our captain even worked together with the maid of honor to organize a special route for a surprise and our hostess made an extra effort to present the wedding cake and drinks beautifully decorated with some flowers. It was the perfect location for our wedding and can only recommend booking with Rederij Belle both privately and for a business outing. Thanks so much for everything :)
Ervaring op lemsteraak De Grote Jager
Als kleine familie hebben wij met 11 personen op de lemsteraak De Grote Jager gevaren. Al vóór de tocht merkten wij de servicegerichtheid vanuit de kantoororganisatie. En ook tijdens de vaartocht bleken de schipper en zijn bootsman geweldige gastheren te zijn.
80 jarige verjaardag van Opa
De vaartocht was geweldig met een bijzonder aardige schipper Rogier en een top gastvrouw Marijke op de prachtige antieke salonboot ‘Emma’ . De luxe broodjes lunch met kinderen was niet zo’n sukses. De volgende keer zou ik proberen met de schipper een afspraak te maken om onderweg aan de grachten aan te leggen bij een top hamburger restaurant en voor de kleinkinderen en ouders en grootouders een culinaire hamburger af te halen. Dan was het helemaal subliem geweest!
Wij hebben begin januari gevaren met de Belle van Zuylen met een select gezelschap van 12 mensen. Zeer aardige kapitein en hostess. Vlotte en vriendelijke bediening. Eten is echt een aanrader !
Absolute Aanrader voor een Uniek Evenement!!
Wij hebben ons huwelijk op de Dame van Amstel gevierd. We waren met 42 man en hebben van het begin tot het eind een hele goede ervaring gehad. Bovenal is het een prachtige boot, erg ruim en van alle gemakken voorzien. Er is een goed geluids systeem en de bediening was erg aardig en behulpzaam. Het voor-traject ging ook erg goed. De boeking ging soepel, het afstemmen van de details met de mensen op kantoor was prettig (ik heb meerdere keren gebeld met verschillende mensen, zij waren allen goed op de hoogte) en ze kwamen zelfs eerder naar de boot om te helpen bij de versiering. Een absolute aanrader voor een uniek evenement!!