High Tea Vecht Cruise

Tea Time on the Vecht

While Rederij Belle’s luxury cruises draw heavily from Dutch culture, the charm of this package is a proper English treat: High Tea.  The cultures come together when you enjoy this delicious meal as you sail in a luxury saloon boat on the winding Vecht River.

Cruising Down the River

High Tea alone is delight, but when you gather your friends and family to enjoy it on a private, luxury boat, the tradition is taken to another level.  The Vecht River offers a moving panorama of green riverbanks, country mansions, tea pavilions, and the Dutch villages that look straight from the pages of a fairy tale.  As you enjoy the view, Rederij Belle’s crew will serve a delicious High Tea with a combination of sweet and savory delicacies: mini brownies and cheesecake, sandwiches, cream puffs, scones, savory muffins and fresh fruit, amongst other treats. Most importantly, you can choose from a wide variety of tea blends.  Anything else you would like?  Just let the crew know.

High Tea or Afternoon Tea?

In England, what most of the world calls ‘High Tea’– delectable treats and drinks served in the mid-afternoon – is actually called Afternoon Tea.  Regardless of which term you use, we can promise you will enjoy this scrumptious midday meal.

A Round Trip or A to B

There are plenty of suitable pick-up points (with parking) along the Vecht River to begin your cruise. For example, you can come aboard in Maarssen, Breukelen, Loenen, Nigtevecht, Weesp or Muiden.  From these locations, you can sail back and forth in a ‘round-trip’ route or from one location to another.  If you choose the latter, Rederij Belle can help you organize transportation back to your starting location.

Your High Tea on the Vecht may look something like this:
• 14:30
You come aboard your private saloon boat in Vreeland.  The captain welcomes you and explains your route.  Then, you set sail.
• 15:00
The High Tea buffet opens
• 16:30
You arrive back in Vreeland.
The standard High Tea cruise lasts two hours, but sailing longer is also possible.  Together we can choose the best package for your afternoon.


The High Tea on the Vecht package is offered on four different saloon boats for groups of 10 to 80 people. For a two-hour cruise, the package pricing is as follows:
• for 20-40 people: € 69, – per person
• for 41-80 people: € 59, – per person
These prices include High Tea, drinks, service, ship rental and taxes.

Our High Tea Amsterdam package is perfect for a family outing, a birthday or a just an enjoyable afternoon with friends. Take a relaxing sail on one of Rederij Belle’s luxury saloon boats while enjoying a selection of savoury and sweet treats. Pure indulgence!

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