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  • Low prices
  • No license needed
  • 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! Need some tips? Check our blog!

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.

Fun boat trips

It is important to us that you, your friends and family have an unforgettable day on the canals. That’s why we love to help make your day out in Amsterdam complete. Do you have an important occasion or do you want to surprise someone? We can help you organise the perfect day. Our experienced team will be happy to think along with you about possibilities on-board and off-board. Would you like to combine your boat trip in Amsterdam with a a bottle of champagne on board or would you like to do a scavenger hunt or go plastic fishing? Let us know and we’ll make sure everything is ready upon arrival.

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