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In our previous post we announced that our web-team was busy working on the translation of the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website into more languages. After a couple of months of hard work we now proudly introduce the French version of the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website.
It goes without saying that we will notify you as soon as we introduce the next language. It our goal to provide the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website in 4 more languages. We are busy translating again!
Since several years already the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website is available in both Dutch and English. The website statistics show us however that the website is visited by people from over 141 countries worldwide. From the early days of the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website we strive to make the Amsterdam boat rental market as transparent as possible and accessible to as many people as possible. Based on the fact we have some many internation visitors the decision to serve them better by providing more languages was easy.
Therefore the Rent A Boat Amsterdam team has determined which languages would provide this extra service best and based on this analysis we decided to offer the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website in 7 different languages. During fall 2010 we will make the website available in the following languages (in addition to the already available languages Dutch and English).
We hope that by providing this extra service we are able to bring the boats of the by Rent A Boat Amsterdam connected boat rental agencies under the attention of a much larger audience. Everyone that wants to rent a boat in Amsterdam for a lovely canal cruise can now read and view all the possibilities that are available when organizing a cruise on one of our open motorboats, classic canal boats, canal barges or IJ-boats. Whether he / she is Moscow or La Paz! Taking a canal cruise in Amsterdam becomes an event to prepare for worldwide.
Do you have questions about this subject or suggestions that you would like to share with us? Please feel free to leave a comment. The Rent A Boat Amsterdam team will always take your comment into account.
The Rent A Boat Amsterdam blog has been given a completely new look and feel. The new design has a set of distinctive features that enhances the experience of our readers. To be hones the “old” blog didn’t comply any longer with the 2010 standards. Integrated latest Tweets, RSS subscription possibilities, a proper search tool and commenting tools are, as you know, a must.
With the introduction of the new design we would like to make a second announcement. The Rent A Boat Amsterdam Blog has always suffered a little bit from lack of attention compared to the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website itself. Since we as a company have developed we will now focus on providing more useful information to our readers. As soon as new features are added to the website we will let you know. When we have stumbled upon a great video about sailing through the canals of Amsterdam, we will let you know. When we have drawn a new itinerary though Amsterdam using Google maps, we will let you know.
- Plenty of choice and offering a wide variety of boats enabling every visitor to find a boat of their liking;
- As much detail as possible about each boat (or package deals);
- The possibility to compare all boats using their distinctive features;
- Professional support and advice by an experienced advisory team;
- The possibility to use guest reviews to the advantage of the visitor;
- A lowest rate guarantee on the internet for all of the Rent A Boat Amsterdam listed boats;
- No booking fees, no hidden costs;
- A multilingual approach.
- Boating packages are packages that take place on board on of our boats. Think of: Wine tasting, magician act, Hajenius cigars cruise;
- Cruise plus packages are packages on the boat plus an activity / activities on dry land. Think of: Canal cruise plus guided city walk, canal cruise plus visit to the Royal Carre theater, canal cruise plus a visit to Gassan Diamonds.
In 2009 Rent A Boat Amsterdam has received loads of different requests asking our team to organize many different Amsterdam canal cruises. Using the wide variety of canal cruises and tours that we have organized the Rent A Boat Amsterdam team has developed a unique selection of canal cruises that are now available though the www.rentaboatamsterdam.com website.
We have focused on creating cruises that vary in all possible ways enabling our clients to select a package no matter what the occasion of your specific cruise. Whether you are celebrating a family outing with kids and would like to enjoy our lovely pancake cruise or when you and your best friends would like to learn more about champagne or wine during our wine tasting or champagne tasting cruise we have the perfect package for you. Many of the Rent A Boat Amsterdam canal cruises are very well suited for the corporate outings or team building events. And on the other hand we have the perfect tourist cruise visiting the Anne Frank house as well as the Gassan Diamond Factory.
Having developed our new exclusive canal cruises does not mean we will not keep adding new cruised. Therefore please check back on a regular basis and check the latest cruises added online. We have already received requests for an Amsterdam Houseboat canal cruise. If you would like us to keep you posted on the latest and Amsterdam canal tours you feel free to subscribe to our newsletter and if you still aren’t satisfied please contact us and let us know what Amsterdam canal cruise would be perfect for you!
The tour starts at the Passenger Terminal where your cruise ship will dock for the day. You will met by our Jewish guide and taken aboard the 15 meter long classic canal cruise boat called The Ondine. Built in 1909, the Ondine was designed and build for a prosperous Dutch timber merchant who demanded quality. This is reflected in the superb Javanese teak used for the interior. The Ondine has exceptional headroom since the owner insisted gentlemen should be able to wear their top hats inside.
The Ondine is an historical floating monument and offers the exclusivity of your own small cruise ship, sailing along Amsterdam’s 17th century canals or surrounding waterways in order to gain a sense of the city. Amsterdam is called the Venice of the northern Europe and you will soon understand why.
During the canal tour you will be explained the Jewish elements of the rich Amsterdam history whilst we will take you to visit the Anne Frank House, the Gassan diamond factory and the Jewish Historical museum, which consists of four synagogues, the oldest dating back to 17th century. The permanent exhibition features the role of religion and tradition, the links with Israel, the persecution of Jews during the Second World War, personal life stories and the mutual influence of Jewish and Dutch culture. Your personal guide will be able to answer all your question and enlighten you with Jewish anecdotes and stories.
The tour starts at the Passenger Terminal where your cruise ship will dock for the day. You will met by our architectural expert guide and taken aboard the 11 meter long classic canal cruise boat called The Swan. Swaen Built in 1909, the Swan was designed and build for a rich Amsterdam doctor who demanded luxury canal boat for him, his family and friends. The workmanship is reflected in the beautiful Javanese teak interior.
The Swan is an floating monument and offers the exclusivity of your own small cruise ship, which will take you along Amsterdam’s 17th century canals and surrounding waterways in order to give you an idea of the different architectural elements through the last 5 centuries. Amsterdam is one of Europe’s foremost architecture and design cities and as the city is not a very big we will be able to show you all sites of interest within our architectural boating tour.
During the canal tour you will be explained the different architectural influence and schools whilst we will take you to visit several important architectural masterpieces in Amsterdam as examples. The tour has been organized in a chronological way, starting with some important 17th century canal residences of wealthy merchants, doctors, lawyers and politicians.
We will then have a look at the end of the 18th century classicism monumental buildings, with the most interesting called Felix Meritis by Jacob Otten. We will then continue into the Historicism period, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. We will view several landmark city buildings which show gothic and renaissance elements such as Central Station and the Rijksmuseum (State Museum). We will continue our boating tour into the Art Deco period, marked by buildings of the hand of PJH. Cuypers. Art Deco was popular at the turn of the 19th century in the whole Europe and left several interesting buildings in Amsterdam with the American Hotel as its foremost example.
From the American Hotel we will continue our tour to have a look at the modern architecture in Amsterdam. Today’s architecture in Amsterdam is among the most interesting in the world and people from all over the world come to see the work by famous architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Sjoerd Soeters, Wiel Arets, Benthem & Crouwel, Ben van Berkel, Ton Alberts, Renzo Piano, Sven-Ingvar Andersson, Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz. We will first pass by the new Nemo Museum, followed by many Houseboats and the new Music Hall. We will then pass the old warehouse buildings overlooking the IJ water, pass under the revolutionary Sporenburg bridge A bridge at Sporenburgand explore the newly build Amsterdam Islands.