On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip Through The Canals Of Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

In April of this year I was fortunate to take a six hour boat ride on the canals of Amsterdam and across the river IJ (pronounced ‘eye’) to Amsterdam Noord.

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

My journey was not afforded by a commercial hire. Instead, Chef Klaas of the legendary old-school Amsterdam fish house Eénvistwéévis, had me clamber aboard his small pleasure boat for an afternoon of broodjes, beers and glasses of wine.

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

It was a singular pleasure.

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

I’ve rented small electric runabouts on previous trips to Amsterdam, and got pleasantly lost for an hour or two but I’d never taken the grand tour.

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

Chef Klaas has lived in Amsterdam most of his life, and knows the waterways (there are 165 canals in the city) like the back of his hand.

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

I’ll break this into more than one article to prevent it from becoming unwieldy.

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

Lunch break, rare roast beef broodje and cold Amstel beer. The Amstel in Amsterdam doesn’t taste remotely like its North American brother.

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip In Amsterdam Netherlands

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