Customer service

Reserve + 31 (0) 20 422 70 07
  • Low prices
  • Drive the boat yourself
  • Choose between 2 boats
  • Amsterdam Centre

Super Deal: Amsterdam boat hire discount

We have a temporary discount when you hire a boat with us 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.

The best boat hire in Amsterdam

Canal Motorboats is one of the best boat hires in Amsterdam. We are a family business with over 26 years of experience. 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 Amsterdam centre
  • Choose between 2 different boats
  • Cheap boat hire Amsterdam Canal
  • Private boat hire Amsterdam Canals
  • Boat hire possible for 1 hour or longer
  • Decide for yourself how long you want to cruise the canals
  • You can steer the boat by yourself without a license
  • Incl. comfortable pillows, blankets and a map of Amsterdam
  • We can organise fun outings such as scavenger hunts, plastic fishing and 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 Amsterdam boat hire is the place to go to for a fun day on the canals.

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

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. Green boat hire in Amsterdam is possible for 1 hour or longer.

Blue boats 

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. Blue boat hire in Amsterdam is possible for 2 hours or longer.

Cheap boat hire Amsterdam Canals

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 boats for 1 hour or longer. For every hour longer you pay a low hourly rate. This way you can decide for yourself how long you want to hire a boat in Amsterdam. Check our rates.

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.

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 pilot a boat yourself before. Anyone can be a captain with us. Rather rent a boat with captain? Please contact us for the possibilities.

Fun boat outings

We can arrange a fun boat outing like a scavenger hunt or plastic fishing. We’ll make sure everything is ready upon arrival. Do you want to do this? Please put this in the comments when making a reservation or contact us for other possibilities.

What do you get at our Canal boat hire?

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.

What do you need to bring yourself?

We ask you to bring at least two things, a valid ID and €150 deposit. The deposit will be settled afterwards in case of damage or misbehaviour. 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.

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.

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.

Check Location

Canal Routes in Amsterdam

Canal route: 2 hours

Canal route: 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: 3 hours

Canal route: 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 some beautiful canal routes that you can take when cruising the canals in Amsterdam.

  • 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

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

Or contact us

Did not find what you're looking for? We are happy to help you.

Contact us

+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07

Opening hours

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