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Rent a boat with an activity in Amsterdam

Would you like to rent a boat in Amsterdam and combine cruising the canals with a fun activity? At Canal Motorboats, we offer free activities when you rent a boat with us. Would you like to do a fun activity in Amsterdam? Then please 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 in Amsterdam

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? It’s perfect for a group activity in Amsterdam. This way, together we will ensure that Amsterdam’s canals remain on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Book plastic fishing

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

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 in Amsterdam

Want to discover Amsterdam in a unique way? Then opt for the scavenger hunt. You will be given a nice canal 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?

NB: For location Centrum you can choose a route of at least 2 hours to do the scavenger hunt. For location East you can choose a route of at least 3 hours.

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. Hire a boat in Amsterdam and enjoy the activity!

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

Outdoor activities in Amsterdam for groups

Want to do a fun outdoor activity in Amsterdam with a larger group during a friends outing, family outing or a company outing for example? This is possible at Canal Motorboats. Rent a few boats and head out together. Activities such as plastic fishing and a treasure hunt can be booked free of charge. Fun guaranteed! Contact us for questions or special requests.

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Where can you find us?

Do you have a question?

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.

You can reschedule or cancel your reservation up to 7 days in advance without any costs. In this case, please contact us. If you cancel between 7 days and 48 hours before the reservation is made, you will be refunded half the amount. Is your reservation within 48 hours and do you want to cancel or move it? Unfortunately this is no longer possible and you will have to pay the full amount. In extremely bad/dangerous weather conditions, only Canal Motorboats can decide to cancel or move the reservation.
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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