Experience the Grandeur of the 1920s.

Type of ship



from €2500

Number of persons

Up to 150 people

Sailing area

Amsterdam waters, Markermeer, all of the Netherlands


Music system & microphone


6 Toilets and central heating


2x bar with beer tap


Flexible design



When the Succes was built in 1897, she was one of the largest and strongest steam tugs in the Netherlands. Now, 120 years later, it is Holland’s oldest steamship still sailing. A paragon of Dutch glory. A wonderful venue for large and small gatherings, private and corporate. And a few weeks out of the year, the most beautiful of Sinterklaas’s gift boats, too!


Sailing in style.

A cruise on steamship Success

The Success is fully furnished in the style of the luxurious passenger ships of the early 20th century, with leather sofas, teak, copper, crystal and many art deco details. Sailing in style is the motto. The steamship features two saloons decorated in 19th-century style to accommodate 150 guests. The intimate upper salon has a leather circular seating area with captain’s table and private bar. About 40 people can enjoy a beautiful view here.

In fine weather, the benches of the sun deck beckon. The downstairs lounge seats over 80 people and has a bar and dance floor. Large windows here also provide a nice view of the surroundings. This deck also houses the kitchen, checkroom and restrooms.

Steamship Success

All modern facilities

In addition to the nostalgic interior and authentic equipment for true steam navigation, this beautiful steamer is also equipped with diesel engine, bow thruster, power generators, modern navigation equipment, central heating and air conditioning. You can rest assured that you can “blow off steam” safely and comfortably in all seasons and weather conditions!

The Success is also superbly equipped for parties, presentations and training, including an antique grand piano, a sound system with microphones, a music computer with tens of thousands of titles in all genres and audiovisual resources such as a projector with projection screen.

Steamship Success

Get on board for a successful event

Furnishings and comfort make the Succes the party ship for any event. Wedding, corporate event, birthday or anniversary: your party is in good hands with us. In the process, the kitchen staff is happy to pamper you with customized catering, from simple lunch and appetizers to cake with champagne and a complete three-course dinner. With its nostalgic and romantic look, Success is the perfect setting for television and film shoots. The ship can also serve well as a (mobile) showroom for product presentations. The recognizable sounds of the Calliope, Europe’s largest steam organ, make the Success the crowd-pleaser at any event.

Sailing throughout the Netherlands

Boarding Locations

The berth of the steamship Success is Diemen, but it is also possible to embark or disembark at another place. Exactly where you board, you decide in advance in consultation with our reservation staff. It is also possible to get off at a different place than where you got on. The advantage is that you can navigate a larger area and not travel the route twice. You must have alternative transportation to the pick-up point. Of course, we can arrange that for you. There are many options, such as near Central Station Amsterdam, Amsterdam North, Zaandam, Muiden, Rotterdam etc.

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Steamship Success

See yonder comes the steamboat....

In its long existence, the Success has served numerous times as St. Nicholas’ gift boat. National fame came in 1993, at the Ravenstein entry.

Since then, it has sailed with many Saint Nicholas entries and has played a prominent role in commercials and feature films, such as the film “Pak van mijn hart.”

St. Nicholas, Amerigo and all the pete’s (including the whiner) are always happy to sail on this steamboat. Would you like to use the Success and her famous steam organ at your St. Nicholas parade? Then make your reservations early!


Luxury boat arrangements for special occasions

Cruise through Amsterdam, on the Markermeer or the IJ River

Our salon boat Dame van Amstel sails through Amsterdam as well as on the Amstel and the Vecht: two beautiful rivers with a character all their own. On the Vecht, you cruise past countless country houses and small castles, often surrounded by the lushest gardens with exuberant hydrangeas. You will pass small tea domes, cute bridges and the most beautiful villages.

The Amstel River flows between Amsterdam and Uithoorn. Still in Amsterdam, the cruise leads past highlights of the city, such as the Magere Brug and theater Carré. Further out on the Amstel, you sail past the picturesque towns of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel and Nes aan de Amstel. The river is relatively high here, so you are “sailing higher,” so to speak, than the surrounding pastures and farms. That alone is a unique experience.

Cruising routes

With the Success, many beautiful cruising routes are possible. Consider, for example, the waters of Amsterdam or the Marker Lake. The Success can go all over the Netherlands.

Dining with 150 people

Steamship Success can carry up to 150 people. For a seated dinner at the table, that’s 82 people. For a running buffet, the maximum is 150 people.

Wedding on board

With its romantic look, the Success is a popular wedding venue. Many happy couples have already said yes to each other in the salon or on the deck. At several municipalities the Success is registered as an official wedding location and you can get married with an officiant aboard our ship.

Beauty is on the outside and inside

Booking Information


The times of the cruise with the Success can be adjusted entirely to your wishes. For example, you can sail to an outing on Pampus with a sumptuous lunch or cozy drinks on board afterwards. Or how about a running buffet followed by an entire evening of dancing in the salon. Limitations are not really there, opportunities abound!


Would you like to receive a quote for a cruise on steamship Success? Call us at 0294-261433 (during business hours) or send a message via our contact form. We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss options with you.

Success (up to 150 people)

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Sailing area:
Amsterdam, Amstel and Vecht

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Operation per hour
Crossing costs per hour
steam organ use



  • Music system & microphone
  • Flexible design
  • 6 Toilets
  • Heating by central heating
  • 2 x bar with beer tap

Other costs

Rental prices listed include captain, tourist tax, reservation fee, in/out catering, and exclude VAT. Additional costs include catering and service charges. Learn more about catering and service options on our catering overview.

Party Boat

A party on a boat is a combination that not everyone immediately thinks of. But those who have experienced it once really don’t want anything else. A location all to yourself, the freedom, the space around you … sailing is one big party!

Organizing 20s party

Delightful parties in 1920s style on our beautiful steamship. A fully catered party with the wind in your hair and going crazy. Have fun dancing, talking and enjoying yourself at a Great Gatsby Party.

Wedding and reception on a boat

For the most beautiful day of your life, you really should also choose the most beautiful ship. Steamship Success is a beautiful wedding boat with fine accommodations for your entire wedding: from reception and ceremony to reception, dinner

Package boat rental

The Saint comes from Spain. And he comes with a steamboat. It has been that way for one hundred and seventy years and it will remain that way. If you are organizing your own St. Nicholas parade by water, choose the Succes as an original packet boat!

BBQ boat amsterdam

On Steamship Success, you will have your own sailing meal. During a cruise on the IJ or the Markermeer, our kitchen staff prepares the most delicious snacks. Satay? Hamburger? Coming up!

Boat 150 people rental

Do you have plans for a cruise in Amsterdam, for quite a few guests? And do you also want a stylish ship with options? Then choose the luxurious salon steamer Success.

Party Ship Amsterdam

Do you want to leave everything behind for a while and just have fun? So do we! And we have the right ship for it: Steamship Success. A luxurious salon steamer with all the space you need to indulge yourself completely.

Event venue boat

An event on a boat, that automatically has something extra. It creates more interest and more visits. Then again, if you choose Steamship Success, you may well have really crowded. Lay out the gangplank!

Wedding Location Amsterdam

Getting married in style? Combine the aura of our capital city with Steamship Success. Aboard this luxurious, classic saloon steamer, you will find yourself in a completely different world for a moment. And you don’t have to do it alone: there is room for over a hundred guests!

Company party staff party boat

All of us out on the water: in fact, every company should do it sometime. It is a great opportunity to catch up informally with everyone while fully enjoying the view and the cruise. Good for team spirit and most of all very enjoyable!

Sailing to pampus and BBQing

Have a wonderful time on our beautiful steamship. A fully catered day with the wind in your hair and bit of culture sniffing. Then the chefs turn on the BBQ, while you can relax on one of the decks with a glass in hand.

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