Boring canal cruise?
Not with Boat Amsterdam!

Travel the canals on your own private boat

Boat Amsterdam is the latest boat tour company in the city. And perhaps also the most enthusiastic. We want you to enjoy our boat trip through Amsterdam, and make you feel a little like a local on our houseboats. Our boats have excellent facilities; we sail electrically and quietly. Our hosts are young, happy and informative people who live in this great city. Our skippers are experienced and certified. We work with pleasure, and we will be glad to talk about any particular wishes.

The enthusiasm of our close team seems to work, given the number of returnees on our boats. Hopefully, we will see you again. And tell your friends! Then they also know where they should be for the best (and cheapest) cruise in the city!

Richard Jonkman Owner

Richard Jonkman | Owner (1981) got addicted to being on a boat during his studies Business Studies at the VU. First, he worked as a skipper and later he bought his first houseboat. Since then he is no longer able to live without being on the water.

Richard is an entrepreneur and has already established several companies, including BOATAMSTERDAM.COM. Here are his two passions combined, living and working on the water. Richard’s aim is to make as many people happy as possible by showing them the wonderful Amsterdam to experience from the water.

Ernst van Gogh Owner

Ernst van Gogh | Owner (1990) began his sailing career as a 7-year-old skipper on his uncle’s boat. During high school, he sailed in his spare time and taught others how to sail. As being a help of a catering company, he learned the tricks of organizing events. During his two year study at the University of Amsterdam, he mainly dreamed of participating in the Volvo Ocean Race. That is why he started to join in a one-year course at The Enkhuizen Maritime college. And after this year, he knew his future would be with boats. During Sail 2015, a big boating festival in Amsterdam, Richard, and Ernst met each other for the first time. By sharing the same vision and energy, the two commenced building BOATAMSTERDAM.COM. Ernst quickly rounded off his study to fully commit to the company and becoming Richard’s companion.

Pety Looijen HR and Office Manager

Pety Looijen | HR and Office Manager (1991) Started in January 2017 within the team of BOATAMSTERDAM.COM. She climbed the company ladder by starting as a hostess, but she quickly gained her ability to become a captain. Eventually, she is included in the management team as HR and Office Manager. Pety loves to sail, and so she does in her spare time in the northern parts of Holland and closes to Amsterdam. But Pety is keen on organizing and fulfills many managerial tasks in an eye blink. Thanks to her Bachelor of Management and Organizational Science, followed by the Master Entrepreneurship, she has grown into an actual manager and is now irreplaceable within the team of BOATAMSTERDAM.COM.

Martijn van Wingen Fleetmanager

Martijn van Wingen | Fleetmanager (1993) has joined our BOATAMSTERDAM.COM team since July 2017. Martijn is responsible for the entire fleet and always busy with the boats. He makes sure that the boats are looking fabulous. Martijn is indispensable in the harbor and can be found regularly at the office. Sometimes, Martijn also works as a skipper for us! In his free time, he likes to cruise along the canals with his own boat. Besides all these activities and hobbies, Martijn also studies Science, Business & Innovation at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.

Mariska Veenstra HR and Operations employee

Mariska Veenstra | HR and Operations employee (1994) joined the team in December 2017. BOATAMSTEDAM.COM is happy with the presence of this enthusiastic ‘Friezin’ who is a natural talent speaking on the phone. During her study Social Psychology, Mariska already worked as a hostess on board but after graduating she was able to fully commit helping with all organizational tasks of BOATAMSTERDAM.COM. Just like everyone else, Mariska is keen on water, being raised in the Far North and as a hobby, she likes to go surfing, or at least, tries to.


Abel Beerda, Bas Felix, Coen van Tilburg, Daniel Beasley, Edwin de Jong, Floris Post, Harry Wijkstra, Hidde de Wit, Jasper van der Woude, Josse Poppinga, Laurents van Twillert, Martha Onderwater, Martijn van Wingen, Matthieu Smakman, Max Terstappen, Melle van Haalen, Michel van den Akker, Olivier van Warmerdam, Pety Looijen, Renee Michels, Rob de Nie, Roosje Vermeulen, Robin Terstappen, Sjoerd Feith, Teun Zoer, Thijs Maat, Tim van Haalen, Toon Meijer, Wouter Kempers.


Abeltje van Iddekinge, Annabel van der Weide, Anne van Roessel, Ati Veurink, Babet de Hoon, Carline van Breugel, Charlotte van der Meulen, Dafne de Boer, Dana Meibergen, Dide Bode, Doris Groen, Emilie Breekveldt, Erin Vermeulen, Esther Janssen, Floor Klop, Florentine Reijnders, Ghislaine Langeslag, Iris Overdevest, Isa Bergkamp, Jara de Swart, Jeanine van der Bas, Jolijn Géboers, Judith Burgemeister, Julie Klopper, Juliette de Groot, Kaat Jongepier, Karli Hubert, Kathelijne Daling, Leandra de Sain, Lisa Boerdam, Madelief Boekaar, Maud van den Elshout, Nena van Bakel, Nicky Wijkman, Nina Hosseini, Nina Zeelen, Pam Kortleve, Phoebe Wardropper, Pien Notermans, Rosanne Wollrabe, Sophie Jacobs, Sophie Veelenturf, Susan Drion, Tessa Baart, Shiba Hussein, Zohra Fertakh.