History and art, everything at hand


  • Tram 10 to the Albert Cuyp Market, Museum Square, Vondelpark and the Jordaan
  • Bus 65 to Amsterdam Zuid
  • 15 minute bike ride to Dam Square and Central Station
  • Walking routes through Eastern Docklands


The KNSM island is part of the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdan. The Eastern Docklands consist of man-made peninsulas that were created between 1874 and 1927. It was the home port to shipping companies like the Royal Dutch Steam Company (KNSM). The KNSM was the biggest shipping company in Amsterdam and existed between 1856 and 1979. Merchants and world travellers departed from here to the East Indies, the United States and Suriname. The KNSM is the last big shipping company that kept existing after the Second World War, a period in which passenger shipping was replaced by aviation. In 1975 the decision was made to turn the Eastern Docklands into a residential area. The KNSM island has seen a radical transformation throughout the past decades. Nowadays, the KNSM island is known for its modern architecture, interior design shops and waterside cafes. Stroll around the walking routes and admire the architectural uniqueness for yourself.

Staying on KNSM island offers a perfect combination of relaxation, character and the liveliness of the city. Within a 15-minute bike ride, you’ll find yourself coming from the peaceful Boat & Breakfast and arriving Dam Square, in the centre of Amsterdam. From Central Station, which is also a 15-minute bike ride away, you can take a short ferry to the A’dam Tower. Vondelpark and Museum Square are both a 25-minute bike ride from the ship. Additionally, there are multiple ways of public transport that will get you anywhere in the city. Tram 10 will get you to the Albert Cuyp Market within 20 minutes, followed by Museum Square, Vondelpark and the Jordaan. Bus 65 passes the Amstel Station and drives through Amsterdam Zuid. Bus 48 brings you to Central Station on one hand and Borneo island on the other. Whether you chose to ride the bikes of use public transport, Boost has got everything at hand!