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Experience the River Vecht

 only 20 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam


call +31 6 12 50 83 07 or mail us ahoy@tjalknero.nl


What we offer

The River Vecht – only 20 minutes from the center of Amsterdam with, along his banks,  the historic merchants summer houses.

Captain Tijs Huetink will take you on an intimate and exclusive trip along this beautiful river in his lovingly restored sloop Tjalk NERO.

He was practically born on the River Vecht and knows its history and culture as no other.

We offer a full-service experience with amongst other options:

  • Pickup-and-return to and from your hotel in Amsterdam, Utrecht or Schiphol airport
  • Lunch or dinner (or both) on-board or in one of the cosey local restaurants 
  • Of course we even help you book your stay in one of the local hotels or bed and breakfasts

So enjoy the very best of traditional Dutch hospitality and ... experience the River Vecht.


What you will see

In the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age, Dutch merchants sailed the world,  brought their riches home and created the Amsterdam we know today.

But in the summer, they escaped the stench of the canals and moved to their summerhouses along the River Vecht and took their architecture, art and culture with them.

And now you too can follow in their footsteps and share their glory and the rich landscape.


Additional information

We are located only 20 minutes from the center of Amsterdam, 10 minutes from the center of Utrecht and 35 minutes from Schiphol airport.

Between March and October, we embark on a daily basis from 08:00 till 18:00 and in winter on request.

To preserve the intimate and exclusive character, we take a maximum of 12 passengers , the starting fee is 299 Euro for the first two hours regardless of the number of passengers. For every hour extra we charge 100 Euro.

Additional services include: pick-up and return to and from your hotel, lunch or dinner (or both)  and a guided tour of one of the merchants' mansions We help you book your stay in one of the local hotels or bed and breakfasts and much more.

If the weather is suitable the NERO will be open and you will have an amazing  360 view of the river and surrounding area. In case it rains we can raise the hood and you will be protected from the elements.

On arrival, we will welcome you with a cup of coffee or tea in one of the local taverns. Please don't forget your swimwear and towel during summer!

Please let us arrange all the details so that you can enjoy the experience!


Book the Tjalk NERO

As child of this region I know the really special places and doors will be opened that otherwise would remain closed.
— Captain Tijs
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Tijs & Cornelie

Tijs & Cornelie

Owner and captain Tijs will take you on an intimate and exclusive trip on the river.  Sometimes he is accompanied by his wife Cornelie or his son Lars or daughter Emma.

We are a true family business and we will do everything to provide the ultimate experience to our guests from abroad.

Our tours are private and tailored to your specific wishes.