Canal Motorboats

Amsterdam King’s Day boat rental

Want to rent a boat in Amsterdam on King’s Day 2024 and enjoy the festivities together with friends, family or colleagues? That’s possible at Canal Motorboats! With us, you rent a boat including a captain. This is included in the price. This means everybody can have a drink and party together .What more could you ask for? You can choose between the blue boat and the ijdok boat.

Blue boat:

  • Captain included
  • Private boat
  • Room for 7 people
  • From 10 am until 2 pm
  • For only €399
  • Open boat
  • There are storage compartments on the boat

The IJdok

  • Private boat
  • Including captain
  • Space for 30 people
  • From 11:00 am until 3:00 pm or from 3:30 pm until 7:30 pm
  • €4000 fixed price
  • The price includes an open bar: beer, wine, soft drinks. So you don’t need to bring your own drinks.
  • You may bring your own food and snacks.
  • The boat can be open or covered
  • Storage space for all your belongings

Please note that cancellation conditions do not apply on King’s Day. See the general terms and conditions for more information.

King’s Day Canal Cruise Tickets

Buy a ticket for a 90-minute canal cruise through Amsterdam on King’s Day. Let us take you on a boat trip and discover the city from the canals, the best way to explore Amsterdam! Our local skippers know the most beautiful spots in the city and are happy to share them with you. We start from Amsterdam Central and sail along various landmarks. The route may vary each time. Examples of highlights you can expect are:

  • Canal Belt
  • Schreierstoren
  • Oosterdok
  • The Skinny Bridge
  • The Dancing Houses
  • The Amstel River


  • 90-minute canal cruise on King’s Day
  • Explanation from the skipper about the highlights
  • Local skipper
  • Open or covered boat (weather-dependent)
  • Guide in different languages with additional explanations

Boating in Amsterdam on April 27, 2024

Choose for cruising the Amsterdam Canals on King’s Day! Bring tasty snacks and drinks and make it a great day with Canal Motorboats. Be quick though, sales have started and the boats are always rented out very quickly for this day.

Rent a boat for King’s Day 2024

What to do in Amsterdam on King’s Day 2024?

King’s Day 2024 promises to be spectaculair! The best way to celebrate King’s day is on a boat on the Amsterdam canals. From the water, you’ll have a first-class view of all the party boats, the stalls along the side and the live music on the bridges. Rent a Kings Day party boat and party on the canals with friends and family. Cruising down the canals in Amsterdam on Kingsday is something you really have to experience and even more spectacular than usual. Rent a boat at our boat rental in Amsterdam before they are all rented out!

Amsterdam King’s Day tips

Do you want to hire a boat in Amsterdam on King’s Day 2024? If so, read through the tips below to get the most out of your day. This way, you’ll be prepared for everything.

  • Bring your own drinks and snacks on board
  • Make sure you have enough ice to cool your drinks. A warm beer is not very tasty.
  • Make sure there is enough water and food on board as well as alcoholic drinks, otherwise things can go very fast and that would be a shame!
  • Stay well hydrated, especially when it’s warm and the sun is shining
  • Dress warmly, it can be chilly on the water
  • Bring a poncho just in case it starts to rain. You never know in the Netherlands.

Open all year round

Can’t go cruising the canals on King’s Day or have all our boats been rented out? Then just drop by another day! After all, a boat trip in Amsterdam is a fun activity every day, for all ages. We are open all year round. Book a boat on our website and make a party out of every day. Do you still really want to rent a boat for april 27th 2024? Then please take a look at our sister company Eco Boats Amsterdam, maybe they still have a boat available for King’s Day 2024.

Other events in Amsterdam

Besides Kings Day, there are many other fun events throughout the year in Amsterdam, such as the Canal Parade and the Amsterdam Light Festival. We have listed the best events in Amsterdam. On these days, too, you can hire a boat from Canal Motorboats and enjoy all the beauty Amsterdam has to offer.

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How does it work?

Discover Amsterdam in a unique way with Canal Motorboats! Reserve your boat, choose a date and time, come to our rental, and sail through the canals! Fun on the water guaranteed!

  • Choose a boat, date and time
  • Place your reservation
  • Come to our boat rental
  • Sail through Amsterdam

Where can you find us?

Do you have a question?

We offer three options:
  • Rent an electric boat that you may sail yourself, no boating license required.
  • Rent a private canal boat with a captain and space for 30 people (The IJdok), including additional packages like catering and activities.
  • Purchase a ticket for a canal cruise starting from Amsterdam Central, cruising through Amsterdam Center in 1 hour.

We are open every day, all year round. These are our opening hours:
  • Monday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Friday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

In addition to the regular boat fee, we are required to charge tourist tax at €2.50 per person. This applies to all boat rental companies in Amsterdam.

Yes, we provide enjoyable corporate outings, friend outings, team-building events, and family outings. We can organize a fun scavenger hunt, catering, or for example, go plastic fishing during the boat trip. Rent multiple small boats that you can sail yourself or choose for a private cruise boat with a captain and space for 30 people.

Of course! Every year we have some great offers during popular events such as King's Day, Amsterdam Gay pride and Amsterdam Light Festival. The rental of the boats usually starts 4 to 6 months in advance. So, make sure to book in advance to secure a boat.

Available boats

  • Small boats that you can sail yourself
  • Private canal boats with a captain and space for 30 people (The IJdok)
  • Tickets for the large canal cruise boats

Do you need to sail yourself or is there a captain?

Please note: on King's Day, you always rent a boat with a captain. You can rent both the small boats and the large private canal cruise boat with space for 30 people. On other holidays/events, you are allowed to sail yourself.

Food and drinks

Regarding food and drinks on King's Day and Gay Pride: On the small boats where you are the captain, you may bring your own food and drinks. On the large IJdok boats (30-person boats), it's only allowed to bring your own food. We will arrange the drinks for you.  

When you rent a boat with us, you can go plastic fishing for free. We provide all the necessary equipment on board, including nets and garbage bags, allowing you to fish for plastic during your cruise. Not only is it a fun activity, but it's also environmentally friendly! This activity can be booked at no extra cost for the self-drive boats and private canal cruises. It's important to notify us in advance. You can book this by including 'plastic fishing' in the comments when making a reservation.

You can choose from various locations in Amsterdam. Please note: where you pick up the boat, you must also return the boat.
  • Location Amsterdam Centre: Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam. Check the directions for more information.

Canal Motorboats is one of the most affordable boat rental companies in the city. You can rent a boat that you can sail yourself starting from €100 for 2 hours. Each additional hour is €50 per hour. This way, you can decide how long you want to cruise the canals. Check our rates for more information.

The boats available for self-driving are suitable for a maximum of 8 people. Fewer is also allowed.
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Monday to Sunday: 10:00 – 21:00

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