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

When is Gay Pride Amsterdam 2023?

The Amsterdam Gay Pride, or Canal Parade, is on Saturday, August 5, 2023. On this day you can rent a boat from us and watch the Canal Parade from your own private boat on the Prinsengracht. This is the day when everyone dressed up in their most outrageous outfit along the Prinsengracht canal can celebrate abundantly, that love is for everyone! The canals are filled with boats lining the docks to watch dozens of parade boats cruise by. Enough reason to rent your own boat during Gay Parade Amsterdam and party along.

Amsterdam Gay Pride 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 2023. 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 during Amsterdam Canal Parade

Would you like to rent a boat during the Amsterdam Canal Parade 2023? 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 in Amsterdam. For example: King’s Day or Amsterdam Light Festival. Please contact us for more information or check the pages mentioned above.

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