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  • Low prices
  • No license needed
  • Choose between 2 boats
  • Amsterdam centre

Super Deal! €20,- discount

We have a temporary Super Deal! You get a €20 discount if you rent a boat for 2 hours during the week. The discount applies to both boats and will be automatically deducted at checkout.

Please note: The discount is only valid from Monday to Friday for a maximum of 2 hours

Boat rental Amsterdam Canal Motorboats

Canal Motorboats is a family business with over 26 years of experience in boat rentals in Amsterdam. We want to share our passion for boating with you and make sure you have a great day out in Amsterdam. When you rent a boat from our boat rental company, you get a day you won’t forget! Curious why? Check out our advantages below.

  • Boat rental Amsterdam city centre
  • Choose between 2 different boats
  • Cheap boat rental Amsterdam
  • Drive the boat yourself without a license
  • You get a private boat
  • Space for 7 or 8 people on our boats
  • Including comfortable cushions, blankets, a  map and life jackets for children
  • We can organise fun trips such as scavenger hunts or plastic fishing

Boat rental Amsterdam city centre

Our boat rental is located in the centre of Amsterdam near the Westerdok. You can get to our boat rental by car, bicycle, public transport and it’s in walking distance from Central Station. You will be cruising the most beautiful canals in no time. What more could you want? Reserve a boat quickly and easily on our website. Be quick, before all boats have been rented out. Canal Motorboats is very popular and that is for a good reason. Besides a sunny service, we have a lot more to offer. Read more about our Amsterdam boat rental below.

Choose between 2 different boats

You can choose between 2 different boats at our boat rental in Amsterdam. We have a green boat and a blue boat. There are some differences between both boats, including the layout and the way of steering.

Green boat

Our green boats have an electric outboard engine. You steer the boat easily with a tiller. In total, 7 people fit on the green boat. The boat has 4 benches which are placed behind each other. You can hire the green boat for 1 hour or longer from Monday until Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the minimum boat rental time is 2 hours.

Blue boat

Our blue boats are a bit more spacious than the green boats and have a built-in engine. You can easily steer the boat with a steering wheel. In total, 8 people fit on the blue boat. The boat has several benches along the side of the boat. You can rent the blue boat for at least 2 hours or longer.

Affordable boat rental Amsterdam

Our boat rental rates are very advantageous. This allows you to enjoy a day on the canals without paying a high price. We find it important to give you a nice experience. With most boat rentals you pay for a full day. With us, you can rent a boat for as little as 1 hour from Monday until Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the minimum boat rental time is 2 hours. For every hour longer you pay a low hourly rate. So you can decide for yourself how long you want to cruise the canals. Check our boat rental rates.

Amsterdam boat rental without a license

With our boat rental in Amsterdam you can drive the boat yourself. You don’t need a license for this. The only condition is that you must be over the age of 18 to drive the boat. We’ll explain all the rules before you leave. So you don’t have to worry if you have never done this before. Anyone can be a captain with us. Would you rather not pilot the boat yourself but rent a boat with a captain? Please contact us for the possibilities.

Private boat rental Amsterdam

At Canal Motorboats, you get your own private boat. This way, you and your friends and family can enjoy a great day on the water and decide your own route. You decide where you want to go and how long the boat trip will last. Do you need help to plan your trip? We are happy to help! Please contact us for more information.

Special requests and outings

We want to do everything we can to make your day in Amsterdam complete. Do you have special requests, would you like to surprise someone with a romantic boat trip or would you like a bottle of champagne on board? Our Amsterdam boat rental is ready to help. We can, for example, arrange a fun scavenger hunt or you can go plastic fishing while cruising the canals. Please put this in the comments if you’d like to do this or contact us for more information.

What do you get with our boat rental in Amsterdam?

We want to make the boat trip as comfortable as possible. That’s why we make sure there are pillows, blankets and a map of Amsterdam on the boat. We have also life jackets for children available.

What do you need to bring?

We ask you to bring at least a valid ID and €150 deposit. You can pay this in cash or by credit card. The deposit will be deducted afterwards in case of damage or misconduct.

You may also bring your own food and drinks. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen when the sun is shining or an extra vest when it’s colder!

Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats

Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats

Private boat rental in Amsterdam
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

Amsterdam Boat Rental location

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.

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

No, you don't need experience to drive the boat. We will explain everything. You can read all the canal rules that apply in Amsterdam.

You have to be 18 years or older to drive the boat.

You can rent a boat for a longer period when it is not too busy and there are no other reservations. Please call us first to ask if this is possible.

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Canal Motorboats
Boat Rental Amsterdam
Zandhoek 22
1013 KT Amsterdam

KVK: 33290675

+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07