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Rent a boat in Amsterdam

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Do you want to be able to rent a boat in Amsterdam easily and without any hassle? If so, Canal Motorboats boat rental in the heart of Amsterdam is the right choice for you. We have ten motorboats at our rental office at Westerdok –an extension of the Prinsengracht – each of which is able to carry a maximum of seven people. Canal Motorboats is also able to cater for bigger groups such as company outings, for example. Within minutes, you’ll be sailing off onto the canals and discovering Amsterdam from the water.

Our boats

Are you planning an afternoon out with friends, because it’s a public holiday or you have something to celebrate? If so, renting a boat is a great idea. Our boats are 5.5 metres long and 1.80 metres wide, so big enough to carry seven people. They are capable of speeds of up to 6.5 kilometres an hour, which means that you won’t need a navigation licence. After receiving a few instructions from Canal Motorboats, you’ll be ready to head out like the best of experienced captains. Blankets, cushions, and a free navigation map are all included in the price and are all designed to make your trip a comfortable one.


Canal Motorboats is a boat rental company with a long history. We are a family business and the oldest boat rental company in Amsterdam. Our rental office is situated in a unique location: within walking distance of Amsterdam Centraal station, which makes our business popular with residents of Amsterdam, tourists, and day trippers alike. We are open from 10:00 AM until sunset (10:00 PM at the latest) for boat rental throughout the year.

Why rent a boat from us?

Are you looking to experience an unforgettable time on the waterways in Amsterdam? If so, don’t delay: rent a boat now. Just some of the advantages that Canal Motorboats has to offer:

You are your own captain
Great prices
Rental office in the city centre
Our motorboats are safe thanks to a built-in safety system
Flexible renting options > from one hour upwards!
Free life jackets and other essentials
Boat rental possible all year round
A friendly service

If you have any questions, check out our prices online or contact us for more information. We are always pleased to help you on your way (or onto the water … to be more accurate). It’s also possible to rent a boat from us on the day itself. Don’t leave it too late though: we are particularly busy on public holidays and when the weather’s good.

Book your boat here

Bootje met 6 mensen van Canal Motorboats op de Amsterdamse grachten

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Rather choose a renewable energy boat?

Rent a boat with our sister company Eco Boat and take your friends and family on an unforgettable journey through the Amsterdam canals. You are your own captain and choose your own route.

Visit Eco Boats