Rent a Boat in Amsterdam

Do you want to rent a large private boat for more than 100 people in Amsterdam or Zaandam? Then you’ve come to the right place with us. Rent our ship Stortemelk, and we will ensure an unforgettable time on the water!

Large groups

For groups of 75 up to 350 people.

With catering

Of course, it is also possible to rent a boat with us with catering. A summer BBQ, some tasty snacks, or a walking dinner. Everything is possible!

Boarding locations Amsterdam or Zaandam

Our standard boarding locations are Amsterdam and Zaandam. However, since we are a sailing location, we can come to other places as well (as long as there is water).

From 32,50 p.p. ex. VAT

Including 3 hours of sailing and unlimited drinks. The price depends on the group size. Request a quote and we will send you a non-binding customized offer.

Renting the Ship Stortemelk

Sailing is always a great experience, especially on this classic ship! Stortemelk is thé ship in Amsterdam where you can organize a fantastic party, outing or event. So, are you looking for a large private boat for a group of 75 to 350 people? Watch our video and see how you will enjoy your time on our ship!


The Stortemelk is a big boat to rent for groups of 75 up to 350 people
Drinks or Party: up to 350 people
(BBQ) Buffet or walking dinner: up to 250 people
Transfer: up to 350 people


Two bars with tap installation
Multiple large outdoor decks
Professionally equipped kitchen
Multiple ladies and gents toilets
Soundsystem and microphone

360 ˚ pictures

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Upper panoramic deck
Bovendek schip Stortemelk huren Amsterdam
Downstairs saloon
Benedensalon schip Stortemelk huren Amsterdam
Bovensalon schip Stortemelk huren Amsterdam
Upper saloon
Achterdek schip Stortemelk huren Amsterdam
Outside deck

What do our customers say?

RECOMMENDED! A cozy homey ship with a fantastic crew. They took good care of us with food and drinks. All 150 guests had a great time. Because we had two indoor lounges in use, we could dance in one lounge and organize quieter activities in the other saloon. Despite the winter weather, the upper deck, decorated with lights, invited us to spend time there too.

25th anniversary

We had a fantastic day on the boat. A large boat but with a small-scale, personal approach! The staff was extremely friendly, thinking along with you to make the day a success. The boat trip was beautiful, with swimming near Durgerdam as the icing on the cake! The snacks and drinks were delicious. Everything was well taken care of, and all decisions were made through good communication. Highly recommended!
Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam

Team outing

The entire team of the ship Stortemelk gave our company (200 colleagues from Germany) an unforgettable day. Although the weather was unfortunately rainy, the atmosphere on the boat made up for it. The personal and friendly attitude of all staff made us feel welcome. We had delicious bites and lunch in abundance, excellent service and at the end of the boat trip a beautiful “landing” at the Muiderslot Castle. We really appreciated the flexibility in the preparations and all desired program changes were implemented effortlessly. On behalf of all colleagues: Herzlichen dank!
BPD Immobilienentwicklung GmbH

Company outing in the Netherlands

Rent a Covered Boat in Amsterdam, Zaandam

Given the unpredictable weather in the Netherlands, renting a covered boat in the Amsterdam and Zaandam area is a wise choice. But at the same time, you also want to be able to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine on nice days. That’s why renting the ship ‘Stortemelk’ is so ideal.

Because the Stortemelk is a covered ship with fantastic outdoor decks. Therefore, the ship is suitable for all weather conditions. Enjoy the outdoor decks when the sun is shining, and if it rains, continue partying in the indoor lounges (which are also comfortably heated in winter).

So, don’t be put off by by any (wrongly predicted) bad weather forecast. Because on our covered ship, your outing or party will always be a success!

Why Rent a Boat at Rederij het IJ Amsterdam?

Firstly because the Stortemelk is a beautiful ship with great outdoor areas where you can organize an event or outing for a large group (up to 350 people). Secondly, we like a personal approach and a nice relaxed, informal atmosphere on board. So if you like that too, you’ve come to the right place.

Furthermore, we are a small family company and therefore flexible. We will also never would serve you anything that we ourselves wouldn’t like. Ultimately, our goal is to give you and your guests a relaxing time on board. And that certainly also applies to you as the organizer.

So in short, do you want to enjoy a relaxing time on the water with your colleagues, friends and family and not worry about the organization of the event on board? Then rent a boat at Rederij het IJ and enjoy!

How much does Renting a Private Boat cost in the Amsterdam area?

The price for renting a private boat with captain depends of course on your wishes. The price for three hours of sailing including unlimited drinks starts from €32.50 per person (excl. VAT). Do you want to sail an hour longer? Then you pay € 9.50 per person extra (excl. VAT).

The price always includes nautical crew, hospitality staff, harbor and quay fees and drinks. Furthermore it depends on what else you want. Do you want a BBQ, walking dinner or bites? Do you want a DJ, live band or a trip to Fort Island Pampus?

If you tell us your ideas and wishes (and budget), we will make a tailored quote without obligations. In addition, we make sure that you know clearly in advance what the price will be, so that there are no unexpected costs afterwards.

What are the Boarding Locations when you rent our ship?

overview map boarding locations boat rental Amsterdam, Zaandam at Rederij Het IJWhen you rent a boat with us, you can choose between our boarding locations in Amsterdam and Zaandam.

In Amsterdam, our standard boarding location is Pier 14 (Steiger 14)behind Amsterdam Central Station (1). This boarding location is easily accessible by public transport and cars can park affordably at Parking Centrum Oosterdok. Coaches can also drop off guests within a 5-minute walk.

A bit more eastward in Amsterdam, we can dock at Zouthaven near the Muziekgebouw aan het IJ (2). And a bit further west, you can board at Danzigerkade (3). In Amsterdam-North, you can take the free ferry from the EYE Filmmuseum or Tolhuistuin to the other side of the IJ and reach Pier 14 within 5 minutes. Additionally, NDSM wharf (4) is another boarding option in Amsterdam-North.

Burchtkade or the pier at the Zaantheater (5) are boarding locations in Zaandam. But also HEMbrugterrein (6) is a good boarding location and easily accessible by car.

And since we are a sailing venue, we can of course come to other places (as long as there is water). For example, we have already organized company events, association days and family outings in Hoorn, Huizen, Harlingen, Enkhuizen, Muiden, Lelystad, IJmuiden, and Haarlem.

Can I also book a Package when a Rent a Boat with Rederij het IJ?

Sometimes it is nice to book an all-in package. For example, if you organize a company outing or association day. Or if you are responsible for the annual family outing. There are various packages you can choose from, such as the Fortress island Pampus package, the BBQ boat or Discover the IJ. Do you have another idea? Let us know and we will make a tailor-made package.

Rent a Boat for Transfer from A to B

There are locations that can only be reached by ship, such as Fort Island Pampus or Fort Island IJmuiden. In addition, you have locations that are so beautifully situated on the water that bringing guests by boat makes the event even more special. Like the ‘HEMBrugterrein’ in Zaandam for example.

You can also make the boat transfer even more fun by, for example, welcoming the guests on board with prosecco, an oyster or an accordionist. Are you looking for one or more boats to transfer guests? Then you are more than welcome to ask us for information. We are happy to think along with you about the time schedules and which ships are suitable.

Rent our boat for a great event, party or outing!

Request a quote without any obligation and receive an answer from us within 24 hours. Or you can also call us at 0031 (0)20 – 341 73 96

Rederij het IJ