Schitterende vaartocht over het Alkmaardermeer, Uitgeestermeer en Stierop rond het eiland De Woude.
Canal Cruise / Dinner / Oldtimer Tour
Boarding point: Voormeer 26F Alkmaar (near the Accijnstoren). Cars park in Schephoek garage at 3 min. walking distance. Exit tickets available on board (€ 10)
Enjoy a cozy shipboard drink and appetizer aboard passenger ship ‘Amalia’ as you cruise to the restaurant.
There you disembark to continue your dinner with a delicious main course (meat, fish or vegetarian) and finish with a delicious dessert. Drinks consumed in the restaurant and dishes with a surcharge have to be paid for on the spot.
Once you have finished eating, walk to our vintage double-decker bus which will be waiting for you to take you back to Alkmaar.
Send us a message or call 06-30 41 53 18 for your own customized day trip. Prices on request.
17.45 – (from) embarkation
18.00 – departure from Alkmaar towards Alkmaardermeer
The ship’s bar is open for drinks (unlimited soda, beer & wine)
Around 19.00 hrs the starter is served on board
19.30 – arrival at the Restaurant
Main course – meat, fish or vegetarian
Optionally coffee or tea
21.45 – departure from restaurant
22:00 Departure of oldtimer double-decker towards Alkmaar.
22.30 hrs – arrival in Alkmaar
Carpaccio of Beemster beef with truffle topping, rocket salad and pine nuts
Burrata caprése of Pomodori, basil leaf, nut crunch and herb oil (V)
Shashimi of King salmon on crispy fennel salad with lime topping
Soup of Zaanse mustard with crispy Beemster cheese
Veal ribeye with red wine sauce
Cod with Hollandaise sauce
Bell bell pepper with truffle risotto
Tournedos with pepper sauce (supplement €4.50)
Cheeseboard (supplement €3,50)
Moulleux of chocolate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
History of the Alkmaardermeer
The Alkmaardermeer is originally, like most of Holland, a peat bog area. In the Middle Ages the peat was reclaimed as an agricultural area. Ditches were dug to drain the excess water to the peat river that flowed through the area. Dehydration was the cause that the peat in the long run increasingly collapsed. During storms and high tides, whole areas of land along the river could be washed away, thus creating more and more open water. This reached a peak during the All Saints Flood of 1170. Due to the consequences of this flood, the Alkmaardermeer, just like many other lakes in North Holland, largely acquired its final shape.
Along the length of the current Alkmaardermeer there was a river that connected the Oer-ij with the Schermer. A river that connected to it was the Stierop which flowed to the Starnmeer.
It is very likely that people lived along the river from which the Alkmaardermeer originated. However, nothing can be found of these settlements. There are a number of islands in the lake that are remnants of the land that used to be there. Examples are the “Saskerlij”, the “Nes” and the “Dijker Hemme”.
Over the centuries the part of the Oer-ij that flowed into the Alkmaardermeer gradually silted up and in the 17th century the Schermer was drained.
In addition to recreation, the Alkmaardermeer is used throughout the year as a sailing route for ships sailing from the Zaanstreek to the Noordhollandsch Kanaal in order to reach Alkmaar or Den Helder, for example.