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

Rent a boat with an activity in Amsterdam

Would you like to rent a boat and combine cruising the canals with a fun activity? At Canal Motorboats, we offer free activities when you hire a boat from us. Want to find out what activities we have on offer? Then please read on. Would you like to do an activity? Then put the activity in the comments when making a reservation. We will take care of the rest. We offer these activities:

  • Plastic Fishing
  • Scavenger Hunt

Plastic fishing

Do you think the environment is as important as we do, and do you want to keep Amsterdam’s canals clean? Then choose the plastic fishing activity. You will be given scoop nets and rubbish bags to fish plastic out of the canals while on your boat trip through Amsterdam. This is a fun activity for all ages. Want to make it even more exciting? Then make it a competition. Who can fish the most rubbish out of the canals?

Book plastic fishing

Would you like to go plastic fishing during your boat trip? This costs nothing extra. Just put ‘plastic fishing’ in the comments when you make your reservation. We will then make sure all the equipment is there.

What did others think of plastic fishing?

“Plastic fishing was great. While cruising the canals, you can really mean something to the city. That’s nice.” – Chantal

“Everyone got competitive! Everything that didn’t belong in the canals was taken away. Really great fun to do together.” – Alex

“The children found it extremely interesting. Wonderful to see them doing their best and later telling their parents why it is so important.” – Mirna

Scavenger hunt

Want to discover Amsterdam in a unique way? Then opt for the scavenger hunt. You will be given a nice route that will take you past a number of well-known spots in Amsterdam. This way, you will get to know Amsterdam while enjoying a fun activity at the same time. You can also create several teams and turn it into a competition. Which boat will be the first to complete the tasks?

Book the scavenger hunt

Would you like to do the scavenger hunt while boating? Then put ‘scavenger hunt’ in the comments when making a reservation. This costs nothing extra.

What did others think of the scavenger hunt?

“Rented several boats, very friendly service and the boats are very comfortable. Very fun scavenger hunt done with the team and definitely worth repeating.” – Farred

“The scavenger hunt was fun to do. We did this during a family day. Not only the kids, but also the adults really enjoyed it.” – Jesse

“An incredibly fun way to get to know Amsterdam with the team. And enjoyed the beautiful canals in between.” – Myrthe

Rent the XL Boat

Want a fun boat outing with a larger group during a family day or a company outing, for example? That’s possible at Canal Motorboats. In addition to our standard boats, we also have an XL boat available with space for up to 35 people. This includes captain, activity and catering if required. Please contact us with any questions.

That's why customers choose Canal Motorboats

This is what you get with Canal Motorboats

This is what you get with Canal Motorboats

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

Location Canal Motorboats

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 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 to Friday: 11:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm