A beautiful and calm way to get to Muiderslot or Pampus Island. The voyage was smooth and restful with little engine noise. I really liked the 2 men who ran the boat. They weren’t jaded cynical tourist milkers but clearly enjoyed their jobs and were proud of the boat. They were clear about safety. The boat from 1899 (that I was on. There is another boat from 1938) was clean and very well maintained and still had its original fittings and character and hadn’t been dolled up into a plastic Disneyland fantasy. There is basic coffee available but the ride is only 45 minutes so you’ll want to be on deck to see everything. We bought our tickets online ahead of time but you can also buy tickets on the boat if there is room.
It was a beautiful and relaxing ride to the castle. The crew was so nice, and inviting. Couldn’t have asked for a better crew.
This is a hidden gem, and if you’re looking to get to Muiderslot for a great day trip from Amsterdam, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.