The crew

Gerrit & Christiane, both owner and host welcome you warmly! 

alib crew


For more than 25 years we have been a hospitable, enthusiastic and skilful team!


Gerrit Wassenburg - the captain:
He is a passionate and professional skipper. For more than 30 years he has safely been navigating passenger ships through the Netherlands. Thanks to his years of experience he ensures a safe and pleasant passage along your chosen route.
Since 1985 Gerrit has independently been organising barge cruises in the Netherlands , first with the smaller Ali-B and since 1992 with his present ship Ali-B2. Thanks to his love for cycling, he was one of the first to develop the concept of combined barge and bike tours in 1991, may be the best way to discover Holland. Here you experience a real combination of relaxed boat trips and guided bike tours.
As owner, skipper and your host & guide he does everything to make your stay on board as pleasant as possible.

Christiane - the soul at home.
As partner and co-owner she has been running this family bussines together with Gerrit since 1992.  Above all she provides all cruises and arrangements in the background. This means she is responsible for planning the meals and buying the food. Occasionally you can find her in the galley.

Our on-board cooks Susan & Christiane pamper you with freshly prepared and varied, delicious meals.

Dinner abord the Ali-B2


The Ali-B2 - our pride and joy!

The 12-passenger Ali-B2 was built in 1926 as a Dutch transport barge. She belongs to the type of ship "Luxe Motor" driven by a diesel engine of the former Dutch Engine factory "The Industrie".
She attracts attention because of her beautiful line and typical sound of the engine.