Duration: 20
Location: Netherlands
Price: €630 - €675 pp
Port of departure: Amsterdam
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Barge Jelmar

The JELMAR is a small, cozy and comfortable passenger barge for 20-22 persons, which was renovated in 2007. The 10 cabins (approx. 8.2 m2) feature two single beds (80 x 200 cm), a small wardrobe, shelves above and storage space under the beds, a small bathroom with washbasin, shower and toilet and small windows with screens that can be opened. In two of the cabins a folding bed for children up to age 12 (weighing no more than 40 kg) is available upon request. The salon, nostalgically furnished, with bar and Wi-Fi (mobile internet; additional info on board) is your restaurant and living room. On nice evenings or while cruising you can enjoy the scenery on the sundeck.
  • Rental price for 1 week: about €630 – €675,- p.p. with max. number of passengers.
    The mentioned price is an indication. It is also possible to rent this barge for a boat-bike-tour for your own group or to rent the barge for hotel accommodation in the low season.
    We would be happy to send you a tailor-made offer with rental times and rental prices for your specific date.

    -Tour and accommodation on board 8 days/7 nights (Saturday-Saturday) from/to Amsterdam
    -Full board (7x breakfast, 6x picnic lunch during bike tours, 7x three course dinner)
    -Use of bed linen and towels (change of towels daily possible); daily short cleaning of the cabin

    -Transfers to/from the docking places in Amsterdam
    -Tour leader (multilingual); for about €1250,- a tour leader travels with you and gives daily briefings of the bike tours and some short city tours
    -Rental bicycle; other transfers; parking fee; entrance fees & excursions; fees for ferries
    -Drinks on board
    -Personal insurances
    -Gratuities (at your discretion)


  • MS Jelmar sails in the Netherlands (North-Holland and South-Holland). Other areas on request.

    Example for eight-day tour:

    1. AMSTERDAM– Noordzeekanaal – Zaan – ZAANDAM
    3. PURMEREND – Noordh.kan. – Noordzeekanaal – Spaarne – HAARLEM
    4. HAARLEM – Ringvaart – CRUQUIUS – LISSE – Kager Plassen – LEIDEN
    5. LEIDEN – Oude Rijn – ALPHEN A.D. RIJN – Gouwe – GOUDA
    6. GOUDA – Gouwe – Aarkanaal – Amstel – OUDERKERK – AMSTERDAM
    8. AMSTERDAM / end of the tour

    The barge Jelmar also offers boat bike tours through de Green Heart of Holland. You can book this tour individual through Boat Bike Tours.


  • Rental bikes
    You can rent bicycles with 7 gear, hand- and/or pedal brakes and a pannier bag.

    Prices for 7 days                      € 70,00 per bike / €165,00 per E-bike

    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.

    Possible on request for barge cruises and boat + bike tours; 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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