My home - My ship I will welcome no more then 8 guests onboard my ship "drift away", the only fully solar powered commerical boat in Amsterdam with zero emmision. Due to the unique custom design of the vessel in height, width and draft we can sail even through the smallest of canals. Most boats can't go there so this is what we are going to focus on. Intresting fact: the boat was designed and built by the co-founder of the Dutch equivalent of Facebook. Lets introduce one to another and have a conversation. Amsterdam has enough moral controversy. I like to hear what you think and what do you want to know more about? There is no limit to the conversation. Feel free to ask me anything to your intrest.... I have plenty of intresting insider information to share with you, factual but brought with a healthy dosis of humor ;-) This tour is not meant for everyone but if you like us to meet as strangers; let me show you the canals, have an intresting conversation, pour you a drink (probably one to many) and have a decent laugh. We will enjoy the moment and depart as friends. This is it!
Hi, I'm Boudewijn. My given name is as Dutch as my upbringing is "Amsterdams". Can't pronounce it? Try saying "bottle of wine" very fast or just simply call me Captain Jack! I was born and raised on the Prinsengracht, with heritage dating back to the late 1500's. Since being a young boy I rowed, swam, sailed and even drank the canal water. During my university years I was a captain for a few of tripadvisors best. Since last year I am in business for myself with my own boat and operating license. The canals are my home. With the "Drift Away" we sail solar powered 100% electric. All cruises are always captained by myself. You book my boat and me, not my boat and a monkey ;-)
I serve savoury snacks such as dutch cheese with local mustards, a selection of crisps & nuts and local sweet snacks such as…
My open bar has by far the best selection of premium quality booze and other drinks. I can make a killer gin & tonic and only…
We will sail a custom route through the smaller canals. I'll show you the hidden gems and intresting historical sites. Typical tourist areas will be mostly avioded, yet we will pass the main great sites such as seven bridges and dancing houses.
Only if all passengers agree, smoking of all sorts is allowed in outside area on the aft deck
- Glass windows for great visibilty - Wifi hotspot onboard - Phone chargers and outlets available - Ipad with city map for live tracking - Indoor heating - Baby Alpaca blankets for aft deck - Spacious toilet - 9 indoor & 6 outdoor seats on 8 guests