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

Rent the blue boat in Amsterdam

The blue boat is an environmentally friendly, electric boat. You can steer the boat yourself, no license required! You can steer the boat using a steering wheel, there is room for 8 people and there are storage compartments available for all your belongings. You get a private boat that is just for you and your company. You are the captain! What more could you want? Read more information about hiring a boat in Amsterdam and book the blue boat directly on our website, easy and quick!

Prices blue boat

You can rent the blue boat for a minimum of 2 hours or longer. For every next hour you pay a low hourly rate. This way you can decide for yourself how long you want to cruise the canals.

  • Starting rate: €100 for 2 hours
  • Each subsequent hour: €50 per hour

Super Deal: Temporary €80 instead of €100 for 2 hours from Monday to Friday The discount will be automatically deducted when making a reservation. 

Organising a family, friends or team outing

Would you like to organise a family outing, friends outing or a company outing? Canal Motorboats is the right place for you! Combine a day of cruising the Amsterdam Canals with a fun activity. You can for example go plastic fishing or do a scavenger hunt. The activities are free when renting a boat with us. Put the activity in the comments when making a reservation. View all our activities or contact us for other requirements.

Do you prefer the green boat?

Have all our blue boats been rented out or would you rather take our green boat? Take a look at the characteristics of the green boat and rent a boat in Amsterdam.

  • Electric boat
  • Steering by means of a tiller
  • Space for 7 people

Take a look at the green boats

Discover the blue boat


  • Steering wheel
  • Electric
  • Private boat
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Space for 8 people
  • Storage compartments
  • Minimum of 2 hours
  • No boat licence needed
  • You're the captain

This is what you get

  • Cushions
  • Blankets
  • Map with routes
  • Life jackets for children
  • Activities on request
Discover the blue boat

Amsterdam Canal Rules

Are you going to rent a boat in Amsterdam? Please read the boating regulations and navigation rules.

Don’t play loud music on the boat

It is forbidden to play loud music on your boat. If you do not abide by this rule, the enforcers may confiscate your equipment and issue a fine.

Give priority to larger boats

An Amsterdam navigation rule that always applies is that priority must be given to longer boats (if your boat is less than 20m in length).

Check all rules
  • Forbidden to moor Forbidden to moor
  • Forbidden to dock Forbidden to dock
  • Pay attention Pay attention
  • Forbidden to pass simultaneously Forbidden to pass simultaneously
  • Forbidden to enter Forbidden to enter

Where can you find us?

Amsterdam Centre

Amsterdam city centre
Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam
We are open today
10:00 - 21:00 hour
The address of our boat rental location in Amsterdam Centre is Zandhoek 22, Amsterdam. This is less than a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station or 5 minutes by bus 48, bus stop Barendszplein. There are also plenty of (paid) parking spaces nearby if you're by car or bike. There are several parking garages within walking distance.
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That's why customers choose Canal Motorboats

This is what you get with Canal Motorboats

This is what you get with Canal Motorboats

Private boats for rent
Drive the boat yourself
Incl. pillows, blankets and a map
No license needed
Free life jackets for children
You are the captain
Lowest prices
Choose your own boat
Space for 7 or 8 people
In the centre of Amsterdam

Activities and Events

The best company outing in Amsterdam on the canals

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8 Fun events in Amsterdam in 2023

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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: 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 - 21:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

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 Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

Amsterdam Centre

Amsterdam city centre
We are open today
10:00 - 21:00