Canal Motorboats

Best company outings in Amsterdam

Is it your turn to organise a team outing? Then stop searching, because you have just found the best company outing in Amsterdam. We are in the top 15 on Tripadvisor for a reason. How great is it to combine a day on the canals with a team activity? This way you will have twice the fun! In addition, our prices include an activity, yes you read it right. It costs absolutely nothing to book an additional activity when you rent a boat from us. Curious which activities we offer in combination with renting a boat in Amsterdam? Check all options below, choose a boat and book a fun teambuilding activity in Amsterdam right away.

Team outing 1: Plastic fishing in Amsterdam

Do you want to organise a fun company outing in Amsterdam, but also contribute to the environment? Then go plastic fishing while cruising the canals! This is a really fun activity to do with a group. You’ll go out on the canals and are given scoop nets to fish plastic out of the canals. Who can fish the most plastic out of the canals? It’s not only very competitive, which makes it fun and exciting, but you are also working together to make the world just a little bit nicer. This is the ideal teambuilding outing in Amsterdam! Would you like to go plastic fishing with your colleagues, friends, family or team? Then put this in the comments when making your reservation or contact us for more information and special requests. We will make sure everything is ready upon arrival. Hire a boat in Amsterdam right away on our website.

“Everyone got really competitive! Everything that didn’t belong in the canal was taken out of the water. Really great fun to do together.” – Alex

Team outing 2: Scavenger hunt in Amsterdam

We offer fun scavenger hunts for the perfect company outing in Amsterdam. A great way to discover the city together in an interactive way. You will be given various assignments to complete while boating past the most beautiful spots in Amsterdam. A scavenger hunt on the canals is perfect for a team outing where you not only get to know Amsterdam, but also work together. You can also turn it into a competition. Create several teams and turn it into a contest. Which team will complete the assignments the fastest? Would you like to do a scavenger hunt while cruising the canals? Please put this in the comments when making a reservation or contact our boat rental in Amsterdam for more information and special requests.

“Rented several boats, very friendly service and the boats are very comfortable. Very fun scavenger hunt done with the team and definitely worth repeating.”- Farred

Company outings for small and large groups

Company outings in Amsterdam are possible for large and small groups. Our boats accommodate up to 8 people. Are you with a large group? Then book several boats or contact us for special requests.

Blue boat

  • Room for 8 people
  • You may drive the boat yourself
  • Steering by means of a steering wheel
  • Activity can be booked for free
  • Book easily online

More information about the blue boats

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We offer three options:
  • Rent an electric boat that you may sail yourself, no boating license required.
  • Rent a private canal boat with a captain and space for 30 people (The IJdok), including additional packages like catering and activities.
  • Purchase a ticket for a canal cruise starting from Amsterdam Central, cruising through Amsterdam Center in 1 hour.

We are open every day, 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

In addition to the regular boat fee, we are required to charge tourist tax at €2.50 per person. This applies to all boat rental companies in Amsterdam.

Yes, we provide enjoyable corporate outings, friend outings, team-building events, and family outings. We can organize a fun scavenger hunt, catering, or for example, go plastic fishing during the boat trip. Rent multiple small boats that you can sail yourself or choose for a private cruise boat with a captain and space for 30 people.

Of course! Every year we have some great offers during popular events such as King's Day, Amsterdam Gay pride and Amsterdam Light Festival. The rental of the boats usually starts 4 to 6 months in advance. So, make sure to book in advance to secure a boat.

Available boats

  • Small boats that you can sail yourself
  • Private canal boats with a captain and space for 30 people (The IJdok)
  • Tickets for the large canal cruise boats

Do you need to sail yourself or is there a captain?

Please note: on King's Day, you always rent a boat with a captain. You can rent both the small boats and the large private canal cruise boat with space for 30 people. On other holidays/events, you are allowed to sail yourself.

Food and drinks

Regarding food and drinks on King's Day and Gay Pride: On the small boats where you are the captain, you may bring your own food and drinks. On the large IJdok boats (30-person boats), it's only allowed to bring your own food. We will arrange the drinks for you.  

When you rent a boat with us, you can go plastic fishing for free. We provide all the necessary equipment on board, including nets and garbage bags, allowing you to fish for plastic during your cruise. Not only is it a fun activity, but it's also environmentally friendly! This activity can be booked at no extra cost for the self-drive boats and private canal cruises. It's important to notify us in advance. You can book this by including 'plastic fishing' in the comments when making a reservation.

You can choose from various locations in Amsterdam. Please note: where you pick up the boat, you must also return the boat.
  • Location Amsterdam Centre: Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam. Check the directions for more information.

Canal Motorboats is one of the most affordable boat rental companies in the city. You can rent a boat that you can sail yourself starting from €100 for 2 hours. Each additional hour is €50 per hour. This way, you can decide how long you want to cruise the canals. Check our rates for more information.

The boats available for self-driving are suitable for a maximum of 8 people. Fewer is also allowed.
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 – 21:00

+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07