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

Rent the green boat

The green boat is an inexpensive, environmentally friendly, electric boat. You can hire the boat for 1 hour or more and you can drive it yourself, no license needed! You can steer the boat using a tiller and there is room for 7 people. You get a private boat that is just for you and your company. You are the captain! What more could you ask for? Rent a green boat directly on our website. Easy, fast and inexpensive!

Price green boat

You can hire the green boat for an hour or longer. For each subsequent hour you pay a reduced hourly rate. This way you can decide how long you want to cruise the canals. A 1-hour cruise is only possible from Monday to Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the minimum boat rental time is 2 hours.

  • 1 hour: €50 (mon-fri only)
  • 2 hours: €90
  • Each subsequent hour: €30 per hour

Super Deal: temporarily €70 instead of €90 for 2 hours boat rental on Mon-Fri. The discount will be automatically deducted when making the reservation. 

Organising a family, friends or team outing

Would you like to organise a family, friends or team outing? Then Canal Motorboats is the right place for you! Combine a day out cruising through Amsterdam with a fun activity. Think for example of plastic fishing, a scavenger hunt or another fun activity. We are happy to help you with this. Please contact us for more information.

Do you prefer the blue boat?

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

  • Electric boat
  • Steering by means of a steering wheel
  • Room for 8 people
  • Minimum of 2 hours

Have a look at the blue boats

Discover the green boat


  • Tiller
  • Private boat
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Affordable
  • Space for 7 people
  • Minimum of 1 hour or longer
  • No boat licence needed

This is what you get

  • Cushions
  • Blankets
  • Map of Amsterdam
  • Life jackets for children
Discover the green 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

That's why customers choose Canal Motorboats

Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats

Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats

Rent a 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

Boat rental Amsterdam Centre

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.

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Canal Routes

Canal route Amsterdam: 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 Amsterdam: 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 a few beautiful canal routes you can take when cruising the canals.

  • 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

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

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.

No, it is forbidden to go on the IJ with the boat.

No, you don't need an insurance. We have our own insurance. You do have to pay an excess of maximum €250 in case of accident or damage, provided that you report the damage or accident to us immediately. Please note: do you not report the damage immediately, do you not abide by the rules as stated in the general terms and conditions or does damage occur due to misbehaviour and not following the instructions of the staff? Then you are not insured and you are liable for the full amount of the damage. This can be more than the excess of €250. The amount will be settled afterwards.

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Open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 21:00

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Canal Motorboats
Boat Rental Amsterdam
Zandhoek 22
1013 KT Amsterdam

KVK: 33290675

+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07