TEAM LIEVE AMSTERDAM
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Team Lieve like to introduce ourselves to you. We are dedicated to staging the remarkable and unforgettable. Every private cruise is customized to your requirements.
Jan Arie van der Hoeve
Natascha Tomassen Gademan
Organiser, reservations, sales
STEP ONTO A BEAUTIFUL SALOONBOAT STEEPED IN MORE THAN 80 YEARS OF HISTORY.
Saloonboat Lieve was built in 1935 at one of the most famous yards in Holland, right next to the factory called “Het Fort” owned by G.de Vries Lentsch based in Nieuwendam. She was named Henriëtte, after the daughter of Royal Ketjen’s CEO.
Henriette is for many years a board boat for the CEO’s at Ketjen and since then cruising over the waters of Amsterdam. When Ketjen merges into Akzo Nobel she was made redundant.
Skipper Mr Heijsman has been Henriëtte caretaker for over 15 years. This makes him the designated heir to this stunning vessel. The boat becomes privately owned and is making lots of extensive trips all over Europe, even up to the Mediterannean sea. At one point Mr Heijsman has to part with Henriëtte and she was sold to a 3rd party.
In 2006 she was bought by Mr B. Hamberg, Bert and his wife Elga. It took them 4 years of hard labour, dedication and passion to make Lieve into the beautiful saloonboat she is today.
Now Lieve is owned by Arjen and Jan Arie, who both have a passion for boats and love Amsterdam. They intent to maintain Lieve her good looks, nurture her, give her the attention she needs and deserves, so she will be able to flaunt for many years to come on the waters of Amsterdam.
now Lieve in her full glory.
Henriëtte and the Oriënt have a remarkable resemblance, both being a workboat including a saloon.
3 years later Henriëtte was built.
on the helm with the management of Ketjen.
Akzo sports day
Lieve never missed out on the annual Akzo sports day on the lakes of Loosdrecht.
Saloonboat Lieve is located in the heart of Amsterdam, making it the perfect base for exploring Amsterdam by water.
On our doorstep are many museums, Hermitage museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank museum,
Scheepsvaartmuseum or other cultural events at the Stopera, Carre, Paradiso, Bimhuis and the luxury hotels and restaurants situated right at the water.
Rederij Lieve minimise the impact it has on the environment. Our saloonboat is electrical, without a generator.