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Skipper Groot Vaarbewijs & Skipper Rondvaartboot Beperkt Vaargebied (Dutch only)

Amsterdam Operationeel

We are looking for Skippers (Groot Vaarbewijs & Schipper Rondvaartboot Beperkt Vaargebied) for next season in 2024!

About Flagship: 

Flagship Amsterdam is a young and rapidly growing shipping company in the center of Amsterdam. We offer both public cruises and private tours on our beautiful open sloops and classic salon boats. We started in 2017 with three boats, have since grown to more than 53 boats, and we’re still expanding! Annually, we welcome people from over 55 nationalities, cruising throughout the year with the help of our young and ambitious team, consisting of more than 400 (seasonal) employees.

What will you do?

As a skipper at Flagship Amsterdam, you will be responsible for the safe and comfortable transportation of our guests aboard our beautiful boats. In addition, you will join the host(ess) in telling stories about the city while the host(ess) provides guests with snacks and drinks.

During your position you will:

  • Effortlessly show guests around during a public tour or private cruise;
  • Ensure the safety of the guests and staff on board;
  • Tell stories about Amsterdam, its history and sights;
  • Answering guests’ questions and providing assistance as needed;
  • Maintaining and checking the vessel and identifying any problems;
  • Working a lot as a team, including with hosts and quay staff;

What we offer:

  • Good tip;
  • Bonus scheme;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Legendary company outings and parties;
  • The opportunity to work at an award-winning company, ‘#1 in the Top Overall Experiences in the world’ by Tripadvisor;
  • A friendly, ambitious and international team;
  • The opportunity to obtain your boating license;
  • Discount on ‘own products’ such as boat trips and private boat rental.

Job requirements


As a skipper at Flagship Amsterdam, it is important that you have communication skills and love working in a team. 

In addition:

  • Are you in possession of the Large Vaarbewijs or Schipper Rondvaart Beperkt Vaargebied;
  • Are you in possession of the Social Hygiene (SVH), or willing to get this on short notice;
  • As a skipper you follow our Flagship Academy practical training courses;
  • Are you prepared to sail on one of our sloops (KVB) if necessary;
  • You have a good command of both English and Dutch;
  • Experience with sailing on the Amsterdam canals is an advantage;
  • Are you available to work 8 to 36 hours per week (of which at least one weekend day per week). Shift times can vary between 08:00 and 02:00.

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