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Watertaxi Hoorn

Hoorn, The Netherlands
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About Watertaxi Hoorn
The Watertaxi was founded in 2011 to entice visitors of the harbour to park their cars outside the city and transport them by boat from there to the centre of the city and the harbour. While sailing they admire the beautiful ancient buildings, canals, locks and how the city was originated. As a result of the enthusiastic reactions we started to offer boat tours where the boatman guides you through all this beauty in your own language. This kind of tours usually last 60 minutes. On board you can enjoy wine, chilled beer and soft drinks, all for free. On request we can also provide little snacks or fulfil other wishes. Boats; Our first boat, we started with, is a beautiful Norwegian aluminium lifeboat from 1956. This is exactly the right size to pass the lowest bridges and to get to the best spots in town and is also suitable for the Markermeer. The boat can accommodate 12 guests. Since 2015 we have, as a second boat, a fully electric one, suitable for 18 people. Environmentally friendly and wonderful quiet, so you and your party can enjoy even more. You rather cruise by yourself? We have also an electric boat for rent, so you can be your own skipper and discover Hoorn at your own pace.
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IceQueen2013 wrote a review Jul 2019
Hoorn, The Netherlands134 contributions40 helpful votes
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I’ve taken this tour twice to show friends and family around. I live in the Historic Haven district of Hoorn. It is well worth the price. You get free drinks during the hour tour, you can pick red or white wine, soda, water. I thought it’s a good deal. The views from the water are fantastic. And much closer view of a replica of the Halve Man ship that sailed here from New York at the turn of 19th century. I didn’t even know that New York used to be New Amsterdam if not for the skipper of one of the tours I’d taken. I always just thought the town is a VOC (Dutch East India Company) hub, apparently, they also were WIC (Dutch West India Company) hub as well. Truly a world class town that preserved its heritage well. I took a star off because the skippers only speak heel een beetje Engels, they say, so the tours were mostly only in Dutch.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Rondvaarten, Eigenaar at Watertaxi Hoorn
Responded Jul 22, 2019
Dear Ice Queen, Thank you for your nice recommendation. It might happen that the tour is (mainly) in Dutch when most of our guests are Dutch. As we have 25 skippers we can offer tours in German, Englisch, French, Spanish and Italian on request. As we have more boats we can also divide the group and guide one in German (for example) and one in English. Glad you enjoyed the tour and appreciate our concept. Best, Bram Nijenhuis Watertaxi Hoorn
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Meander556923 wrote a review Mar 2019
Nantes, France12 contributions1 helpful vote
I strongly recommand ! It was a nice trip and very handy to move from one place to an other un thé city!
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Response from Rondvaarten, Eigenaar at Watertaxi Hoorn
Responded Jul 22, 2019
Hello Meander, Thank you for using our taxi service. Hope you have more time the next time you visit Hoorn as we like to show you more of our beautiful city! Best, Bram Nijenhuis Watertaxi Hoorn
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Ben G wrote a review Dec 2018
Hoorn, The Netherlands13 contributions5 helpful votes
See the town and wider afield by boat, with drincks available at a small cost. We visited the Oranje Buiten and hit a thunder storm leaving us stranded at the bar ...no complaints! Very enjoyable.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Rondvaarten, Eigenaar at Watertaxi Hoorn
Responded Jul 22, 2019
Dear Ben, Always an adventure on a boat ;-) Hope to finish the tour an other day! Best, Bram Nijenhuis Watertaxi Hoorn
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Ed P wrote a review Jun 2018
Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands11 contributions7 helpful votes
Great boat trip through the historical town of Hoorn. Cool captain telling great stories. Very relaxing with cool drinks and lazy sunshine.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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ramsfanDerbyshire wrote a review Apr 2018
Derbyshire33 contributions9 helpful votes
A great hour long trip around the canals of Hoorn. A drink was included too. The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the history of Hoorn.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Bram N, Eigenaar at Watertaxi Hoorn
Responded Apr 30, 2018
Nice to read your experience! Thanks for visiting us. Best, Bram
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