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When is Gay Pride Amsterdam 2022?

The Amsterdam Gay Pride, or Canal Parade, is on Saturday, August 6, 2022. On this day you can rent a boat from us and watch the Canal Parade from your own private boat on the Prinsengracht.

Gay Pride Amsterdam boat rental

Of course you and your friends want to be as close to the parade as possible. This is the place to be! Canal Motorboats has managed to get a few spots, because nowadays you need to have a vignette to be allowed on the route with a boat.

At Canal Motorboats you can rent a boat for the whole day during Gay Pride Amsterdam 2022. You can pick up the boat early in the morning and when the Parade is over at 18:00 hrs (6 pm) you can bring it back to us. The exact time you can pick up the boat is still to be announced. We will assign you an area where you can park the boat during Gay Pride.

  • You rent a boat for the whole day
  • Fixed low rate
  • Price includes vignette

Green boat

  • Space for 7 people
  • For only €400 including vignette
  • Electric boat
  • Can be steered by means of a tiller
  • Seats in the middle of the boat

Blue boat

  • Space for 8 people
  • For only €475 including vignette
  • Electric boat
  • Can be steered by a steering wheel
  • Convenient storage compartments under the seats
  • Seats along the side of the boat

Rules for renting a boat during Gay Pride Amsterdam

During Gay Pride Amsterdam, the canals are filled with boats and hundreds of thousands of visitors. This means that at 6pm the canals and streets no longer look as tidy as they did before. We believe that celebrating should not be an excuse for anti-social behaviour. Therefore, we would like to remind you of the rules.

  • Do not throw rubbish overboard into the water or on the dock. There is a special waste service where you can dispose of your waste.
  • Do not play music! On the canals, music is played on high quality sound systems. Your tunes are therefore not only unnecessary but also prohibited.
  • The captain must stay sober. So decide in advance who will steer the boat.
  • Do not throw water or other stuff at the parade boats.
  • You may not swim or jump into the water.
  • Do not enter houseboats without permission of the owner.
  • Drink in moderation, it’s a long day.
  • Put on your wildest outfit! It would be a shame to leave it hanging in the closet any longer.

The normal boating rules still apply. Please read them carefully.

Rent a boat on Amsterdam Gay Pride

Would you like to rent a boat during the Amsterdam Canal Parade? Then be quick, because it is very popular to rent a boat during Gay Pride, the boat rentals are sold out far in advance every year. So book well in advance to be sure of a boat. Being on the canals during Gay Pride Amsterdam is something that should definitely be on your bucket list.

Other Events in Amsterdam

Do you want to rent a boat during another event in Amsterdam? There are many events during the summer. For example: King’s Day. Please contact us for more information.

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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