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  • Low prices
  • Drive the boat yourself
  • Choose between 2 boats
  • Amsterdam Centre

We have 2 different boats to choose from. The blue boat and the green boat. Both boats have a different price. Take a look at our boat rates.

The departure location is at Zandhoek 22 1013 KT Amsterdam.This is near the famous Prinsengracht. It is within walking distance from Central Station and easily accessibel by bus, bike and car. You will find a route description for more information.

We are open all year round. These are our opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00

Our green boats have room for up to 7 people and our blue boats are suitable for up to 8 people. It is also possible for larger groups to rent boats. Please contact us if you want this.

You have to be 18 years or older to drive the boat.

You can hire a boat from us for an hour or longer. The green boats can be hired from Monday to Friday for at least 1 hour and on Saturday and Sunday for at least 2 hours. The blue boats can be rented every day for at least 2 hours or longer.

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.

You can call us at that time to ask if this is possible because of other reservations. If you are late bringing the boat back without permission we will charge you €30 per 15 minutes late.

You can reschedule or cancel your reservation up to 7 days in advance without any costs. In this case, please contact us. If you cancel between 7 days and 48 hours before the reservation is made, you will be refunded half the amount. Is your reservation within 48 hours and do you want to cancel or move it? Unfortunately this is no longer possible and you will have to pay the full amount. In extremely bad/dangerous weather conditions, only Canal Motorboats can decide to cancel or move the reservation.

No, you do not have to pay a deposit. You have 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.

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.

No, you don't need experience to drive the boat. We will explain everything. You do need to read the canal rules that apply in Amsterdam.

No, you don’t need a license to be able to rent one of our boats. You do have to be over the age of 18 to drive the boat. Also, please read the canal rules before departure.

Yes, this is certainly possible. You can go plastic fishing or do a scavenger hunt during your boat trip. Please put this in the comments when making a reservation. We can also rent out larger boats which can fit groups of 70 people or more. Contact us for more information. We’d be happy to discuss the possibilities!

Of course! Every year we have some great offers during popular events such as King's Day and the Amsterdam Gay pride. Be sure to keep an eye out on our homepage. Book well over a month in advance, because our boats are always fully booked on these days.

There are some rules when you go boating in Amsterdam. For example, don't play loud music on the boat. Take a look at all the boating rules.

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

No, you're not allowed to have music on the boat. You can get a fine if you do play music on the boat. Take a look at all the boating rules.

Yes you can bring all the food and drinks you like! But remember: the captain (the one who will be driving) has to stay sober!

Yes, of course you can bring your dog with you on the boat.

Yes, we have life vests available for free.

You do! You are the captain and may decide the route that you take through the Amsterdam canals. If you don't know where to go, you can ask us for ideas our check the routes we have made.

Of course you can decide what you bring, for example you can bring some snacks and drinks. If it's sunny, don't forget your sunglasses and suncream. It can also cool down quickly on the water. So take a jacket or sweater with you, just to be sure. In any case, make sure you bring valid identification and a proof of reservation. Rent a sloop easily on our website.

We are open! There are no additional measures. We keep the rules up to date on our covid measures page.

No. That is not necessary.

That's why customers choose Canal Motorboats

This is what you get with Canal Motorboats

This is what you get with Canal Motorboats

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

Location Canal Motorboats

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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We have 2 different boats to choose from. The blue boat and the green boat. Both boats have a different price. Take a look at our boat rates.

The departure location is at Zandhoek 22 1013 KT Amsterdam.This is near the famous Prinsengracht. It is within walking distance from Central Station and easily accessibel by bus, bike and car. You will find a route description for more information.

We are open all year round. These are our opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00

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

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm