Do you want to do something fun while in Amsterdam? Hire a boat in Amsterdam and explore the beautiful canals of Amsterdam! This is something you absolutely have to experience at least once in your life. Come to our boat hire in Amsterdam and have a great day out in the city.
Corona Update: Due to corona, the number of people allowed on a boat has changed. Check our corona measures for up-to-date information.
The best boat hire in Amsterdam
Canal Motorboats is one of the best boat rentals in Amsterdam. We are a family business with over 15 years of experience in boat renting in Amsterdam. Our mission is to share our passion for boating with you. Curious about our Amsterdam canal boat hire? This is why you should hire a boat with us:
- Boat hire in the centre of Amsterdam
- 2 different boats for hire Amsterdam Canals
- Cheap boat hire Amsterdam Canal
- Private boat hire Amsterdam Canal
- Boat hire in Amsterdam possible for 1 hour or longer
- Decide for yourself how long you want to hire a boat
- You can steer the boat by yourself without a license
- Incl. comfortable pillows, blankets and a map of Amsterdam
- We are open every day, from 10 am to 10 pm
- We can also organise fun outings such as scavenger hunts or other special requests
Boat hire Amsterdam Canals
Canal Motorboats is located in the center of Amsterdam near the Westerdok. You can walk from Amsterdam Central Station or take the car, bike or public transportation. Our boat hire is directly on the beautiful canals in the centre of Amsterdam. What more could you ask for? Canal Motorboats boat hire is the place to go to if you’re searching for a boat hire on the Canals of Amsterdam.
Choose between 2 different boats
You can choose between 2 different boats at our boat hire in Amsterdam. We have a green boat and a blue boat. There are a number of differences between both boats.
Green boats Amsterdam boat hire:
Our green boats have an electric outboard motor. You can easily steer the boat with a tiller handle. A total of 7 people fit on the green boat. The boat has 4 benches behind each other. Boat hire in Amsterdam is possible for 1 hour or longer.
Blue boats Amsterdam boat hire:
Our blue boats are a bit more spacious than the green boats and have a built-in motor. You can easily steer the boat with a steering wheel. A total of 8 people fit on the blue boat. The boat has several benches along the side of the boat. Boat hire in Amsterdam is possible for 2 hours or longer.
Cheap boat hire Amsterdam Canal
Our Amsterdam boat hire is cheap compared to many other boat hire companies. This allows you to enjoy a day on the canals without having to pay too much. We find it important to give you a beautiful experience. At most boat hires in Amsterdam you pay for a complete part of the day. With us you can hire a boat for 1 hour or longer. For every hour longer you pay an extra hourly rate. This way you can decide for yourself how long you want to hire a boat in Amsterdam.
Spring Deal: Amsterdam cheap boat hire discount
We have a very nice discount when you hire a boat at our boat hire in Amsterdam. You get €20 discount on 2 hours boat hire if you book during the week! The discount will automatically be added when you make a reservation. Be quick, the discount is temporary.
Private boat hire Amsterdam
Searching for a private canal boat hire in Amsterdam? At Canal Motorboats you’ll get your own Amsterdam private boat! This way, you can go boating in Amsterdam with your friends and family without other people. This also means that you can choose yourself which route you want to take. You can decide yourself where you want to go. If you need help with choosing a route, don’t hesitate to ask us! We’d like to help you choose the best route. Please contact us or take a look at some popular canal routes in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam hire a boat without a license
You can hire a boat in Amsterdam without a license. Don’t worry, it’s not hard at all to steer the boat yourself. We will explain all the rules before departure. So you don’t have to worry if you’ve never steered a boat yourself before. Anyone can be a captain with us.
What do you get at our Canal boat hire in Amsterdam?
At our Amsterdam boat hire, we will make sure there are a few things on board when you rent a boat with us. We will make sure that there are pillows, blankets and a map of the canals of Amsterdam on the boat. We also have life jackets for children available. Please notify us if you want a life jacket so we can reserve one for you. You can put this in the comment section when you rent a boat with us.
What do you need to bring yourself?
We ask you to bring at least two things, a valid ID and €150 deposit. You can pay the deposit with cash or creditcard. You are also allowed to bring your own food and drinks on the boat. Make sure you have some sunscreen with you if the sun is shining or an extra sweater or jacket if it’s cold outside.
Corona update: You don’t have to pay the deposit at the moment because of corona.
Special requests and outings at our Amsterdam boat hire
Do you want to surprise someone with a nice bottle of champagne? Or do you want to do a scavenger hunt or some other activity? Please contact our boat hire so we can help you arrange this. That’s no problem at all! We love to help.
Questions about our boat hire in Amsterdam?
Would you like more information about our Amsterdam boat hire? Please take a look at our most frequently asked questions. You can also contact us if you need some extra information.