Make a special gathering extraordinarily festive with a private cruise on the Vecht River. Along the winding river, you will get a glimpse of another…
Imagine holding your next important business meeting while sailing in a private, luxury saloon boat along breathtaking country mansions and remnants of Dutch history –…
Take a cruise down the Vecht River in one of Rederij Belle’s magnificent saloon boats. The Vecht is one of the most-beautiful rivers in The Netherlands. This romantic waterway (which is best admired from our saloon boats Belle van Zuylen and Dame van Amstel) is best known for its exquisite country mansions built high on the river banks by Amsterdam’s wealthy merchants during the 17th and 18th centuries. Because transportation was most frequent by water, these houses were built with their best sides facing the river. Today you can still view many of the beautiful gardens and tea pavilions – it’s truly a feast for the eyes.
Possible Routes on the Vecht
The Vecht River begins in the city of Ultrecht and flows into the IJmeer in Muiden. The many twists and turns of this river offer many different route possibilities. For example, you and your guests could step onboard in Breukelen and end your cruise in Weesp, making your trip a one-way sail. Or, you could make it a ‘round trip’ by boarding in Maarssen for an afternoon sail back and forth on the Vecht. Perhaps you would also like to take a trip to Loosdrechtse plassen or Wijde Blik. Let us know how long you would like to sail, and we will help you choose the best route.
Our Vecht River Saloon Boats
The home port of Rederij Belle’s canal boat Belle van Zuylen and our private boat Dame van Amstel’s home is in Amsterdam, but these Ladies sails just as sweetly on the Vecht. Both boats are available for your Private Vecht Cruise. Let us know where you would like to board and disembark during a one-on-one consultation.
A Sail Perfect for Many Occasions
Your Private Vecht Cruise can be booked to celebrate many occasions – birthday and anniversary parties to weddings but also corporate events such as important meetings or team-building exercises. The vessels have a luxurious, classic look and are ideal for sailing trips that warrant a more-exclusive ambiance. Our boats come with a skipper and excellent catering, so you not only enjoy the view but also delicious refreshments as you sail.