Canal Motorboats

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Discover Amsterdam

Discover the historic city centre of Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats. From our boat rental location, you’re directly on the beautiful canals of Amsterdam in just a few minutes. Enjoy a wonderful day on the water with friends and family. An experience never to be forgotten!

Oldest boat rental in town

Canal Motorboats is the oldest boat rental in town. We have been doing this since 1996. Our boat rental is located at a unique spot in Amsterdam: the Westerdok. This is within walking distance of Central Station and (partly because of this) attracts thousands of visitors each year. We are open all year round. Our spacious motorboats are silent and environmentally friendly. So you can enjoy the peace and quiet on the water in the middle of the city. Curious about the best way to get to us? Take a look at our route direction.

The best prices

Renting a boat in Amsterdam is popular, so the rates can rise quickly. At Canal Motorboats, we have therefore set up fixed low prices. Apart from the pleasant prices, you will also enjoy our cheerful service and you will immediately notice our love for boating. Check our prices for more information.

Choose your own boat

There are several boats to choose from. All our boats are electric and therefore environmentally friendly. Canal Motorboats can accommodate up to 8 people. Do you want to cruise the canals with a larger group? Then please book several boats. Contact us for more information.

Fun boat trips

It is important to us that you, your friends and family have an unforgettable day on the canals. That is why we are happy to help make your day out in Amsterdam complete. If you have an important occasion or want to surprise someone, we will be happy to help you organise the perfect day. Our experienced team likes to think along with you about possibilities both inboard and outboard. For example, would you like to combine your boat trip in Amsterdam with a scavenger hunt, plastic fishing or would you like a nice bottle of champagne on board? Just let us know and we will make sure everything is ready when you arrive. You can also put ‘plastic fishing’ in the comments if you would like to make use of this. There is no extra charge for this. View all our outings for more information.

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We have 2 different boats to choose from. The blue boat and the green boat. Both boats have a different price. Take a look at our boat rates.

The departure location is at Zandhoek 22 1013 KT Amsterdam.This is near the famous Prinsengracht. It is within walking distance from Central Station and easily accessibel by bus, bike and car. You will find a route description for more information.

We are open all year round. These are our opening hours:
  • Monday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Friday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00

Our green boats have room for up to 7 people and our blue boats are suitable for up to 8 people. It is also possible for larger groups to rent boats. Please contact us if you want this.

You have to be 18 years or older to drive the boat.

You can hire a boat for 2 hours or longer. For every hour after that, you pay a low hourly rate. This way you can decide for yourself how long you want to rent a boat in Amsterdam.

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.

You can call us at that time to ask if this is possible because of other reservations. If you are late bringing the boat back without permission we will charge you €30 per 15 minutes late.

Up to 48 hours before the start of the reservation? Then you can move free of charge. Cancel completely? Then you will get 50% of the amount paid back.

Within 48 hours before the start of the reservation? Canceling or moving is then no longer possible. You then owe the full amount.

In weather conditions where it is not safe to sail, only Canal Motorboats can decide to move the reservation. The reservation will then be rescheduled free of charge to a date to be determined later by the tenant (within one year after the booked date). We will of course contact you.

View our terms and conditions for more information.

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 21:00

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 22:00

Discover the city from the water with Canal Motorboats

Choose your own private boat
No license required
incl. pillows, blankets and routes
Lowest rates
In the center of Amsterdam
Free life jackets for children
You are the captain
Place for 7 or 8 people
All boats are electric sloops
+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07