Canal Motorboats

The best company outing in Amsterdam

Is it your turn to organize a fun company outing? Look no further, because you’ve just found the best company outing in Amsterdam. We offer unique, affordable, and fun company outings in Amsterdam, suitable for both small and large groups. Whether you are looking for a corporate activity, staff outing, or team event in Amsterdam, you’ve come to the right place. Combine cruising along the canals with a fun activity, at no additional cost! You can book the activity for free when you rent a boat with us.

Our teambuilding activities in Amsterdam

  • Open Bar boat
  • Plastic Fishing
  • Boat Quiz
  • Silent Disco

Team outings in Amsterdam for small and large groups

At Canal Motorboats, we offer company outings in Amsterdam for groups of all sizes. Our private self-drive boats can accommodate up to 8 people and are easy to operate without a license. For larger groups, you can rent multiple private boats or choose our stylish private boat with a captain, suitable for up to 30 people. We have multiple boats available, so you can even book with a group of up to 300 people. Our private boat offers extra luxury with a captain, open bar, catering options, and additional activities during the cruise.

Discover our top team outings in Amsterdam below and enjoy an unforgettable team outing in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats, the very first and oldest boat rental company in the city.

Team Outing 1: Open Bar Boat

Enjoy a relaxing boat trip through Amsterdam with our private boat with an open bar. This team outing offers the perfect combination of sightseeing and socializing on the canals of Amsterdam. Onboard, you can enjoy an open bar and even delicious snacks while cruising past iconic highlights. It’s ideal for informal and enjoyable team building in Amsterdam. Choose how long you want to cruise and which snacks you want onboard. If desired, our experienced captain will share fun facts about the highlights as we pass by.

Book online

Easily book a private boat with a captain online. You can choose how long you want to cruise and whether you want snacks and drinks included. The tour boat can accommodate up to 30 people. Are you with a larger group? We have multiple boats available. Do you have other requests? Contact us, and we’ll be happy to assist.

Team Outing 2: Plastic Fishing

“Everyone got really competitive! We picked up everything that didn’t belong in the canal. It was really fun to do together.” – Alex

Do you want to organize a fun company outing in Amsterdam while also contributing to the environment? Then go plastic fishing while cruising through Amsterdam! This is a very fun activity to do with a group. You’ll head out on the canals with nets to fish plastic out of the water. Who can collect the most plastic from the canals? It’s not only competitive, making it very fun and exciting, but you’re also working together to make the world a bit cleaner. The perfect team-building activity in Amsterdam!

Book online

Do you want to rent multiple boats and combine self-driving with plastic fishing? Mention ‘plastic fishing – team outing’ in the comments when making a reservation. Prefer to be all together on one large boat and go plastic fishing? That’s possible too. In that case, select ‘plastic fishing’ as an option when booking a private boat with a captain.

Team Outing 3: Boat Quiz

“Rented multiple boats, very friendly service, and the boats are very comfortable. Had a very fun quiz about the city with the team and definitely worth repeating.” – Farred

Explore Amsterdam in an interactive way with our Boat Quiz. You’ll get various questions about Amsterdam while cruising along the city’s most beautiful spots. Tip: turn it into a competition. Who or which team can answer the most questions correctly?

Book online

Do you want to rent multiple boats and combine self-driving with a quiz? Mention ‘boat quiz – team outing’ in the comments when making a reservation. Prefer to be all together on one large boat with a quiz? That’s possible too. In that case, select ‘boat quiz’ as an option when booking a private boat with a captain.

Team outing 4: Silent Disco

Feeling like having a party? Book a silent disco with your boat! You’ll receive headphones so you can dance while cruising the Amsterdam canals. How fun is that!

Book online

Do you want to rent multiple boats and combine self-driving with silent disco? Mention ‘silent disco – company outing’ in the comments when making a reservation. Prefer to be all together on one large boat with a silent disco? That’s possible too. In that case, select ‘silent disco’ as an option when booking a private boat with a captain.

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We are open every day, all year round. These are our opening hours:
  • Monday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Friday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00

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
  • 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 boats (30-person boats), it's only allowed to bring your own food. We will arrange the drinks for you.  

You can choose from various locations in Amsterdam. Please note: where you pick up the boat, you must also return the boat. Check all directions to our boat rentals.
  • Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam
  • Westerdoksdijk 705, 1013 BX Amsterdam
  • Nassaukade 341, 1053LZ Amsterdam
  • Polonceaukade 20, 1014 DA Amsterdam

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.

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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