Duration: 30
Location: Netherlands
Price: from €127,- p.p.
Port of departure: Amsterdam
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Barge Christina

You’ll feel at home as soon as you step on board the Christina. The mood is mellow and homely. The crew is flexible and experienced in making groups and individuals feel comfortable, particularly the young and the young-at-heart. The cabins are small but the rest of the barge is big. Consider the meals, the cruising properties, the large sundeck and the experienced crew consisting of captain and cook. Welcome on board the Christina for an unforgettable holiday boat excursion!
  • The MS Christina is well-equipped for a 20 -30 persons group.

    Rentalperiod Fullboard Price barge Price p.p. with 30 persons
    Weekend € 3804,- € 127,-
    5 days (Mon-Fri) € 6501,- € 217,-
    Week € 7510,- € 250,-
    Rentalperiod Fullboard-Plus Price barge Price p.p. with 24 persons
    Weekend € 4364,- € 182,-
    5 days (Mon-Fri) € 7406,- € 309,-
    Week € 8630,- € 360,-

    Self catering is only possible in low season (before 4 April and after 19 September 2016) or after consultation.

    The mentioned price is an indication. We would be happy to send you a tailor-made offer with rental times and rental prices for your specific date.

    Rental times
    Week:             Saturday 13.00 until Friday 16.00/ Monday 12.00 until Sunday 16.00 hours
    5 days:            Monday 12.00 until Friday 16.00 hours
    Weekend:      Friday 20.00 until Sunday 16.00 hours
    Day:                on request
    Extension of rental period with an extra night is (when the barge is available) in the following cases possible at an additional price: Extra night prior to a 5 day tour (in the evening after 08.00 pm) or the night after a 5 or 7 day tour (until next morning approx. 08:30 am).


    – tour and accommodation on board in the Netherlands
    – the prices mentioned apply to the rent of the whole ship incl. crew, 6% BTW (VAT), tourist taxes, costs for harbors, bridges & locks, costs for fuel.

    – the cook will prepare 3 meals a day (first and last day 1 or 2), “European kitchen”. Passengers will participate in “kitchen & household duties”: they will set and clear the tables, wash up and will be responsible for the cleaning of passenger’s accommodation (incl. final cleaning)
    – use of bed sheets & blankets is not included in the prices. You can bring your own sleeping bag or rent sheets & blankets (& towels) in advance.

    – the cook will prepare and serve 3 meals a day and 2 times a day coffee and tea.
    – the crew will do all household & kitchen work (incl. final cleaning) during the tour.
    – use of bed sheets & blankets is included in the price.

    Self catering is only possible in low season (before 4 April and after 19 September 2016) or after consultation.

    – Transfers to/from the docking places in Amsterdam
    – Rental bicycle; Other transfers; Parking fee; Entrance fees & excursions; Fees for ferries;
    – Drinks on board;
    – Personal insurances;


  • This motorvessel sails mainly through the canals in the province Nort-Holland and South-Holland, but also on Lake IJsselmeer and rivers in the Netherlands. Homeport is Amsterdam.
    The routes described here for tours of seven, five or two days should be conside­red as examples of popular and frequently used routes. They should give you an idea of the possibilities travelling by river barge could offer you. You can also plan your own route. We will be glad to help you with this. Please feel free to inquire after the possibilities without any obligations.


    1. Amsterdam
    2. Amsterdam – Haarlem
    3. Haarlem – Beverwijk – Amsterdam

    Example for five-day tour:

    1. Amsterdam – Uithoorn
    2. Uithoorn – Leiden
    3. Leiden – Haarlem
    4. Haarlem – Amsterdam
    5. Amsterdam

    Example for seven-day tour:

    1. Amsterdam – Zaandam
    2. Zaandam – Alkmaar – Purmerend
    3. Purmerend – Haarlem
    4. Haarlem – Cruquius – Lisse – Leiden
    5. Leiden – Alphen aan den Rijn – Gouda
    6. Gouda – Ouderkerk – Amsterdam
    7. Amsterdam

    During the tour you will have many opportunities to take a short break or make a short excursion. We cannot describe all possibilities here, but usually the ships have extensive documentation and tourist information on board, so you can discuss all possibilities with the expert crew.

    If you have questions, please ask them. If necessary, we will check the route and the itinerary you have planned with the skipper beforehand, so you can plan your tour well in advance.


  • Rental bikes
    You can rent bicycles with 7 gear, hand- and/or pedal brakes and pannier bag. When renting bikes you will be asked to pay a safety deposit. In case of no damage, this deposit will be fully refunded.

    Prices valid by a minimum rental of 10 bikes inclusive “limited risk insurance” (unintentional damage etc.).

    7 days                    € 70,00 per bike / €165,00 per E-bike
    5 days                   € 55,00 per bike
    weekend               € 40,00 per bike
    Deposit € 400,00 per period

    Canal barge as ‘boatel’ on a location of your choice
    Our canal barges are also available as “boatels”. Are you organizing an event, are you participating in a fair, does your company need sleeping accommodation for a group of people on a location where no hotels are available? If this location can be reached, renting a “boatel” (also in winter) may be the perfect solution to your problem. Arrangements with full board, half board or Bed & Breakfast can be offered.

    Tour leader
    Possible on request for barge cruises; rates start € 1.250,00 per full week, depending on the program and/or the requested skills. We will send you a tailor-made offer on request.

    Travel and cancellation insurance
    We advise you to look into our casualty, baggage or cancellation insurance (if you have not already got continuing travel insurance, of course). Please note that most insurance companies demand that cancellation insurance is arranged at the same time or shortly after you book your holiday.

  • We are pleased to inform and advise you. Just ask for an offer without any obligations, for renting a barge.
    We can also inform you about the availability.

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