Muiden Castle Cruise

Muiden Castle Visit with a Private Luxury Boat

At the mouth of the Vecht, where the river meets the IJmeer, stands the mighty Muiderslot, known in English as the Muiden Castle.  Take a trip to this fortress in a luxury Rederij Belle saloon boat and discover what life was like in medieval times.

Towers, Turrets, Knights and Falconers

Your luxury cruise will set sail from the beautiful heart of Weesp to the city of Muiden and its namesake castle.  This classic fortress is known as the best-kept medieval castle in all of Holland.  When you arrive, you can join an informative tour or explore the grounds on your own, from the castle itself to the splendid gardens.  Additionally, the Muiden Castle often offers demonstrations such as live knight battle re-enactments and falconers with birds of prey.
Sailing to Muiden Castle on your own private boat turns a simple afternoon outing into a special event.  As you sail, you can enjoy the splendor of the Vecht River with your loved ones.  What makes your visit extra unique is that you dock at the private pier of the castle.  It is truly a day to remember.

Count Floris V and P.C. Hooft

Having stood at the mouth of the Vecht for 700 years, the Muiden Castle has been home to a number of famous people. One of the most renowned residents was Count Floris V, the nobleman who built the castle in 1280 but was later kidnapped, held captive in the fortress and killed. Some four centuries later, the castle was the summer residence of author P.C. Hooft, who regularly invited other writers, musicians and scientists to the residence.  This group because known as the Muiderkring.

A Perfect Cruise for Young and Old

The Muiden Castle Cruise Package is perfectly suited for a family outing, as the tour offers something fun for ages 2 to 92.  Your cruise program might look as follows:

  • 12:30
    You will come aboard your private boat in Weesp. The captain will welcome you, and then you will set sail on the Vecht River.
  • 13:00
    En route, the crew will serve a buffet lunch of various sandwiches and salads.
  • 13:30
    You will sail through the impressive Grand Sealocks in Muiden and arrive at the pier of Muiden Castle.  Here you will disembark to explore the grounds.
  • 15:00
    You come back aboard your private boat and sail toward Weesp while enjoying a drink and a snack.
  • 16:00
    You arrive in Weesp and the cruise comes to an end.


The Muiden Castle Cruise Package takes approximately 3.5 hours, with the cruise beginning and ending in Weesp. The price per person of this package is:

for 30-40 people: € 99, –

for 40-55 people: € 79, –

This price includes a buffet lunch, drinks, a guided tour at Muiden Castle, ship rental, service and taxes.  If you would like to reserve this package for a smaller group, please contact us for per-person pricing.

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