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

1. Order a picnic basket

What could be more enjoyable than a nice picnic in the sun? And you don’t even have to pack up your own basket and tow it along all day. Just order one, for example, from Picnic Company. This company has a wide range of choices: from a high tea to tapas, from sandwiches to a Provençal lunch. You can pick up these treats yourself by boat from a house boat on the Nieuwe Prinsengracht canal without even having to disembark!

Location: Nieuwe Prinsengracht 86 G, 1018 VV Amsterdam

2. Bitterballen: the perfect bar and boat snack

It doesn’t get more Dutch than this: a platter of warm and fresh bitterballen! Order something at Bar Bitterbal. They have over 25 different varieties. Ready for a twist? Try out, for example, the crayfish bitterbal, or the vegetarian one filled with red beet. You can find this place at the Utrechtsestraat, therefore it’s easiest to reach by water by mooring at the Herengracht. Enjoy!

Location: Utrechtsestraat 18, 1017 VN Amsterdam

3. Breakfast on the boat

Up and about early to be ahead of water traffic rush? Then consider breakfast aboard. We recommend Prins Heerlijk. You’re welcome all day for a delicious croissant or, for the ones with a really healthy appetite, a full English breakfast. Very important of course: takeaway service is available. This place is most easily reached by water via the canal called Oudezijds Voorburgwal.

Location: Prins Hendrikkade 57, 1012 AC Amsterdam

4. Sushi for sharing

Sushi is a typical example of a meal which you can easily share with friends on a boat. Order your favourite mix of sashimi, maki, nigiri and grilled bites à la carte and enjoy together in your boat. A nice place which is easy to reach from the water is Genki on the Reguliersdwarsstraat.

Location: Reguliersdwarsstraat 26, 1017 BM Amsterdam

5. Fresh pizza

Another ideal meal to share with your friends and, also very important, easily to eat without needing cutlery or plates is pizza. Amsterdam has many good places along the canals where you can order and takeaway pizza. Try, for example, San Marco at the Amstelkade. Really fresh pizza which you can pick up from the water edge door where you can tie your lines.

Location: Amstelkade 148A, 1078AW Amsterdam

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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Canal Routes in Amsterdam

Canal route: 2 hours

Canal route: 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: 3 hours

Canal route: 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 some beautiful canal routes that you can take when cruising the canals in Amsterdam.

  • 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

Canal Motorboats: The best priced boat rental in Amsterdam

Do you have a question?

View the most frequently asked questions about Canal Motorboats here. See FAQ

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