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

Amsterdam Seasonal staff

We are looking for Skippers (Groot Vaarbewijs & Schipper Rondvaartboot Beperkt Vaargebied)!

Flagship Amsterdam, one of the leading shipping companies in Amsterdam, is looking for enthusiastic and responsible skippers with a licence: Groot Vaarbewijs or Schipper Rondvaartboot Beperkt Vaargebied. We offer both round trips and private cruises to show our guests the beauty of Amsterdam.

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 do we offer?

  • Working for an award-winning company “Best Day Cruise of the World” by Tripadvisor;
  • Possibility of employment with fixed hours;
  • A competitive salary;
  • Good tips;
  • Bonus arrangement;
  • Working in a nice, enthusiastic and diverse team (between 18 and 65 years old);
  • Varied work: you can do round trips as well as private cruises;
  • Nice get-togethers and parties;
  • Discounts on boat rentals & round trips for you and your family.

Job requirements

As a skipper at Flagship Amsterdam, it is important that you have communication skills and love working in a team. You are also flexible, enthusiastic and hospitable!

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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