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  • Low prices
  • No license needed
  • Choose between 2 boats
  • Amsterdam Centre

Rent a boat Amsterdam

Best priced boat rental in Amsterdam

Would you like to rent a boat in Amsterdam for a good price? We offer low hourly rates. You can rent a boat with us from Monday to Friday for at least one hour, on Saturday and Sunday the minimum boating time is two hours. So you decide how long you want to cruise the canals for. Canal Motorboats is one of the cheapest boat rentals in Amsterdam.

Self-drive boat Amsterdam

At Canal Motorboats, you can rent an electric boat and cruise around Amsterdam yourself with friends, family or colleagues. You are the captain and may drive the boat yourself, no boating license required! You must be at least 18 years old to pilot the boat. We explain everything clearly before departure and you get a map of the canals to determine the route. You can also read the canal rules before going on the canals.

Private boat hire Amsterdam

You can rent two types of private boats in Amsterdam with our boat rental, the green or blue boat. Our electric green boats are big enough for 7 people. You steer by means of a tiller. Our blue boats have room for 8 people. You steer the blue boat by means of a steering wheel. This way you can decide which boat suits you best.

Boat rental Amsterdam city centre

Canal Motorboats has a unique boat hire location in the centre of Amsterdam at the Westerdok. You immediately enter the most famous canals like the Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht and Herengracht. Our boat rental in Amsterdam is within walking distance of Central Station and easy to reach by public transport, bike or car. Simply rent a boat on our website and discover the canals of Amsterdam.

Rent a boat Amsterdam

Choose a date and time
Choose a date and time
Place your reservation
Place your reservation
Come to our boat rental
Come to our boat rental
Navigate through the Amsterdam canals

That's why customers choose Canal Motorboats

Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats

Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats

Rent a private boat
Drive the boat yourself
Incl. pillows, blankets and a map
No license needed
Free life jackets for children
You are the captain
Cheap boat rental Amsterdam
Choose between 2 boats
Place for 7 or 8 people
In the centre of Amsterdam

Boat rental Amsterdam Centre

Boat rental Canal Motorboats can be found at Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam. Our boats are located in the Westerdok, less than a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station or 5 minutes by bus 48, stop Barendszplein. There is also plenty of parking space nearby if you come by car or bicycle. There are several parking garages within walking distance where you can park.

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Canal Routes

Canal route Amsterdam: 2 hours

Would you like to spend 2 hours boating in Amsterdam? Then choose this route. You past at least 11 hotspots.

Prinsengracht | Amstel | Herengracht/Keizersgracht

Canal route Amsterdam: 3 hours

Would you like to cruise for 3 hours in Amsterdam? Then choose this route. You past at least 17 hotspots.

Prinsengracht | Entrepotdok | Oosterdok | Zwanenburgwal | Amstel | Herengracht/Keizersgracht

The best Canal Routes

We have made a few beautiful canal routes you can take when cruising the canals.

  • Choose from 2 or 3 hour routes
  • You will pass several hotspots
  • Combine the routes with fun activities
  • You cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam
  • Create your own route
  • You get a map of the canals
  • Taking a longer route is also possible
See Routes

Rent a boat in Amsterdam for cheap with Canal Motorboats

Do you have a question?

View the most frequently asked questions about Canal Motorboats here. See FAQ

We hope that this does not happen, but should it happen we charge €30,- for each 15 minutes late. Do you think you will be late? In that case, call us immediately.

No, it is forbidden to go on the IJ with the boat.

No, you don't need an insurance. We have our own insurance. You do have to pay an excess of maximum €250 in case of accident or damage, provided that you report the damage or accident to us immediately. Please note: do you not report the damage immediately, do you not abide by the rules as stated in the general terms and conditions or does damage occur due to misbehaviour and not following the instructions of the staff? Then you are not insured and you are liable for the full amount of the damage. This can be more than the excess of €250. The amount will be settled afterwards.

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Canal Motorboats
Boat Rental Amsterdam
Zandhoek 22
1013 KT Amsterdam

KVK: 33290675

+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07