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Walk from Amsterdam Central Station

It is about a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station to our boat rental. Take the exit at the stationsplein (front of the station). Then walk right along the station square until you reach the Melkmarktsbrug / Western Entrance Bridge. Cross the bridge and turn right towards the Prins Hendrikkade. Keep walking straight ahead until you pass Nieuwe Westerdoksstraat and then Haarlemmer Houttuinen.  At the end of the Haarlemmer Houttuinen, turn right towards the Grote Bickersstraat (walk through the tunnel). Keep walking straight ahead, the Grote Bickerstraat changes into the Zandhoek. Canal Motorboats is on your right at Zandhoek 22.

Parking at IJdok or Willemspoort

We advise you to drive to the parking garage Interparking IJdok or Willemspoort and park your car there. This is much cheaper than parking on the street and it is only an 8 minute walk from our boat rental. Would you like to combine boating with a day in Amsterdam? Then this is also a very convenient place to park your car thanks to its central location. It is within walking distance of the canals, Amsterdam Central Station and many other attractions. The address of the IJdok car park is IJdok 33, 1013 MM Amsterdam and the address of the Willemspoort car park is Haarlemmer Houttuinen 549, 1013 GM Amsterdam.

You can also park via ParkBee. This is a website where several parking garages are affiliated and where you can park at a discounted rate at various locations in Amsterdam.

Public transport

Are you coming from Central Station Amsterdam? Take bus 48 in the direction of the Houthavens and get off at stop Barendszplein. You are there in 3 minutes. Cross over to Barendszplein and after the buildings turn left to Bokkinghangen. Walk 60 metres straight ahead and across the bridge you will find Canal Motorboats. Bus 18 and 21 also both leave from Amsterdam Central Station. Get off at the Buiten Oranjestraat stop. This is a 5 minute walk from our boat rental.

Are you coming from Amsterdam Sloterdijk Station? Then take bus 22 and get off at stop Buiten Oranjestraat. This is a 5 minute walk from our boat rental.

You can also take the ferry from Amsterdam North to the Houthavens. This is 7 minutes walking distance from our boat rental.

Prefer to take the tram? Tram 5 stops at the Eerste Marnixdwarsstraat. This is 10 minutes walking distance from our boat rental. From December 2022, tram 3 will stop even closer at a 3 minute walk.

Questions about directions

Do you have questions about parking or directions? Please contact us or check our FAQ!

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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Canal Motorboats
Boat Rental Amsterdam
Zandhoek 22
1013 KT Amsterdam

KVK: 33290675

+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07
info@canalmotorboats.com