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  • Low prices
  • Drive the boat yourself
  • Choose between 2 boats
  • Amsterdam Centre

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 prices that you can control yourself. You pay a low starting rate and for each subsequent hour of boat rental you pay a low hourly rate. 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 7 or 8 people. This depends on which boat you choose. 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.

Where can you find us?

Amsterdam Centre

Amsterdam city centre
Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam
We are open today
10:00 - 21:00 hour
The address of our boat rental location in Amsterdam Centre is Zandhoek 22, Amsterdam. This is less than a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station or 5 minutes by bus 48, bus stop Barendszplein. There are also plenty of (paid) parking spaces nearby if you're by car or bike. There are several parking garages within walking distance.
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That's why customers choose Canal Motorboats

This is what you get with Canal Motorboats

This is what you get with Canal Motorboats

Private boats for rent
Drive the boat yourself
Incl. pillows, blankets and a map
No license needed
Free life jackets for children
You are the captain
Lowest prices
Choose your own boat
Space for 7 or 8 people
In the centre of Amsterdam

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Canal Motorboats: The best priced boat rental in Amsterdam

Do you have a question?

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

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 - 21:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

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+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

Amsterdam Centre

Amsterdam city centre
We are open today
10:00 - 21:00