Design & Projects


  1. Kamphuisen Projects is proud to announce being appointed to design – and supervise the construction – for AmaWaterways AmaMagna, the biggest European rivercruise ship ever to be launched in 2019.  

    The AmaMagna represents a new concept specifically designed to elevate the modern luxury market. Twice the width of traditional European river ships, the latest innovation welcomes only 194 guests and affords luxurious living spaces, multiple dining options including an al fresco glass-enclosed restaurant, more onboard activities and enhanced evening entertainment. The ship will debut quieter and more fuel-efficient propulsion system and – a first for river cruising – open-water sports platform, complete with zodiac boats, canoes and recreational equipment. Construction for the new vessel, destined to sail Danube itineraries, began March 6, 2017.

    In total, AmaMagna will feature 97 staterooms – the majority of which will be over 27 square meters, some of the largest in river cruising. Additional amenities include a large heated sundeck swimming pool with whirlpool and sky bar, a spacious spa area with new treatments, a fitness room large enough for small group classes and generous common areas designed to accommodate a variety of onboard events. 

    For 2018 another sister-ship of the AmaKristina is already in outfitting at Vahali’s yard in Gendt, the Netherlands. Again to be followed by the 11th vessel of this serie which will be delivered to AmaWAterways shortly after the AmaMagna for the 2019 season. 

  2. On the 10th of May, 2017 - our 25th project and AmaWaterways newest vessel, AmaKristina, has been added to its fleet with a christening ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany. The namesake of AmaWaterways’ Co-Owner and Executive Vice President Kristin Karst, AmaKristina represents AmaWaterways’ award-winning commitment to innovative ship design and exceptional guest comfort and service. The special ceremony celebrates the arrival of the company’s 20th ship and marks the 15th year anniversary.
    The christening event itself was part of a weeklong celebration, during which guests onboard were joined by Karst, AmaWaterways’ President and Co-Owner Rudi Schreiner, AmaWaterways’ Vice President, Sales and Co-Owner Gary Murphy, past Godmothers, travel industry friends and international media. Presiding over his tenth AmaWaterways christening ceremony, Captain Jan de Bruijn welcomed Karst and over 200 international and local guests to the special afternoon event, which featured a dockside cocktail reception, traditional religious blessing, local entertainment and warm welcome by Mayor, Peter Labonte on behalf of the town of Lahnstein. Celebrations continued into the evening with a gala dinner and were culminated with a surprise fireworks display.
    Sister-ship to AmaViola and AmaStella, AmaKristina accommodates 156 guests and will be sailing the Rhine River between Amsterdam and Basel. Travelers will enjoy spacious staterooms with signature twin-balconies and three dining venues including The Chef’s Table – an intimate dining experience with an exquisite, multi-course tasting menu paired with hand-selected regional wines all at no additional cost. Other features include the comfortable sundeck with running track; heated pool and swim-up bar; convenient elevator with enhanced access to the lower deck and expanded fitness center; hair salon and spa; free Wi-Fi throughout the ship; in-room Entertainment-On-Demand system and complimentary beer and fine wine with lunch and dinner. 
    A ship’s christening is a long-standing tradition originating more than 4,000 years ago. The momentous ceremony features the blessing of the ship by an appointed Godmother and concludes with a more recent good luck tradition of breaking a bottle of champagne against the ship’s hull. 

  3. During festivities at Vahali Shipyard in Serbia to launch AmaWaterways’ newest vessel, AmaKristina, evp and co-owner Kristin Karst baptized her namesake vessel on the 28th of April, 2016.   AmaWaterways president and co-owner Rudi Schreiner then honored long-time shipbuilding partners and friends Koert and Marian Kamphuisen, presenting them with a memorial plate.
    'We are thrilled to celebrate the latest addition to our AmaWaterways fleet, as well as the dedication and friendship of Koert and Marian Kamphuisen,' Karst said. 'Part of what makes AmaWaterways so special, we believe, is our careful attention to innovative design. It has been a privilege to work with Koert and Marian over the years and to have them as our partners, bringing our inspiration to life.'
    Ceremony guests participated in a commemorative champagne toast, tasted local specialties and were treated to farewell fireworks.
    AmaKristina is currently being transferred by tugboat on a three-week journey to Vahali Shipyard in the Netherlands, where interior will be completed.  AmaKristina is modeled after the line’s newest vessels, AmaStella and AmaViola, which are designed to cater to the multigenerational and group markets with connecting cabins.  These ships also sport a higher number of signature twin-balcony (French and outside balconies) staterooms, expanded fitness rooms and salon and massage areas on the lower deck.AmaKristina is scheduled to sail its inaugural Rhine River cruise on March 31, 2017.


  4. Beginning with the AmaStella in February and the AmaViola in April Kamphuisen Projects again handed over two vessels to their longterm partner AmaWaterways.  With Adventures by Disney passengers in mind, the 170 passenger AmaStella and AmaViola features connecting cabins and new room configurations designed specifically for families.  Construction is already underway on the AmaKristina, launching in 2017, for a second Adventures by Disney river cruise itinerary along the Rhine. 

    In addition to new group-friendly stateroom configurations, AmaStella and AmaViola also features the company’s latest ship design. Guests have access to a greater number signature twin-balcony (French and outside balconies) staterooms, which provides breathtaking panoramic views, as well as expanded fitness rooms and salon and massage areas on the lower deck.

Agency and Cruises

About us

The Company's profile

Most of the companies within the Kamphuisen Group focus on capital investments and participations in the leisure and shipping industry. Among these, Kamphuisen Shipping and Kamphuisen Projects play a more active role and offer a wider range of services in the shipping industry in general. Kamphuisen Shipping is a well-known shipping agent and acts as an exclusive agent for several Dutch shipping lines (Agency & Cruises) Within Kamphuisen Projects we take care of the design & project management - more popular: we built ships....(Design & Projects) However, the company group is specialized in inland shipping; or to be even more specific: in river cruising. As we operate in a very small team we are familiar with our clients and their needs.

Our history in a view

Coming from a house of bargemen, the Kamphuisen family started in the early 1950's - as one of the first to organize and offer river cruises. In the beginning of the 21th century, the company has grown to one of the leading and largest river cruise companies in Europe. Years ago we reviewed our ideas, opportunities and strengths. This led to a complete reorganisation of the company. At the same time we disposed of the operational side. Ever since, we only focus on advising and accompanying our partners to realize their projects and ideas.

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Keijenbergseweg 21, 6705 BM Wageningen (- Hoog), The Netherlands

Phone +31(0)317 425 115
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Fax +31(0)317 415 801
Email info@kamphuisen.nl
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