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The first and oldest boat rental in the city

Canal Motorboats is the very first and therefore the oldest boat rental company in our beautiful city. In addition to renting self-drive boats and private tours, you can now also purchase tickets for our public Amsterdam canal cruise on our brand-new boats built in 2024.

Public Amsterdam canal cruise boat

  • Boarding location: in front of Amsterdam Central Station
  • Amsterdam city canal cruise
  • We cruise in 1 hour past popular highlights
  • In an open or covered boat (weather dependent)
  • Including one free drink of your choice
  • Captain’s commentary
  • Guide available in multiple languages with extra info
  • Brand-new boats since 2024
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Amsterdam boat tour discount

We offer highly affordable Amsterdam boat tour rates. Besides the already low ticket prices compared to other cruises, we also provide discounts on family tickets and tickets for children. After all, we are a family business ourselves!

Check out our rates below and easily get your tickets online on our website. Be quick, as seats are limited! We cruise with a maximum of 30 people on our canal boats in Amsterdam. This way, it’s not too crowded, and you can enjoy to the fullest.

Boat tour rates

  • Adults: €19.50
  • Children under 14: €9.75
  • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): €55
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Amsterdam canal cruise highlights

Step aboard and explore the beautiful Amsterdam canals with us. We cruise in 1 hour past multiple highlights in Amsterdam. Departure is from Amsterdam Central Station at Stationsplein 18. The route varies each time, depending on external circumstances. During the boat tour, you’ll see iconic highlights such as:

  • The Red Light District
  • The Skinny Bridge
  • The Dancing Houses
  • The Amstel River
  • Grimburgwal
  • Prinsengracht
  • Herengracht

Book a private boat

Do you want to book a canal cruise in Amsterdam but prefer a private boat with only your own company? That’s possible with us. We offer private boats with space for up to 30 people and an experienced captain. We’ll gladly assist you in organising a perfect day. This is ideal for corporate events, team outings, or simply a fun day with friends and family.

Do you want to be the captain?

Would you rather take charge and navigate the canals yourself as a true captain? That’s also possible at Canal Motorboats. After all, we are the oldest and first boat rental in Amsterdam. It all started here in 1996. Simply rent a self-drive boat, no boating license required. The boat accommodates 8 people and is available for rent starting from €50 per hour. Check more information about our self-drive boats and book easily online.

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Do you have a question?

These are the rates for a canal cruise ticket from Amsterdam Central Station:
  • Adults: €19.95
  • Children <14: €9.50
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): now from €58.90 to €55.00

Yes, families and children receive a discount on the canal cruise ticket price.
  • Adults: €19.95
  • Children <14: €9.50
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children): now from €58.90 to €55.00

The canal cruise through Amsterdam Central takes about 1 hour.

Have you purchased a ticket for a canal cruise? You can board right in front of Amsterdam Central Station. The address is Stationsplein 18, 1012 AB Amsterdam. You will see the boat from our sister company, Eco Boats Amsterdam, docked there. The boat will also return to this location. This is both the boarding and disembarking location.

The price includes a complimentary drink of your choice. Additionally, the captain will share interesting stories about the sights you will pass during the canal cruise.

We start from Amsterdam Central Station and sail for 1 hour along the most popular places in Amsterdam Central, such as The Red Light District (De Wallen), The Skinny Bridge (De Magere Brug), De Amstel, Prinsengracht, and Herengracht.
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Monday to Sunday: 10:00 – 21:00

+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07