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  • Low prices
  • No license needed
  • 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!

2. Bitterballen: the perfect bar and boat snack

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

3. Breakfast aboard

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 crispy 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.

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 please which is easy to reach from the water is Genki on the Reguliersdwarsstraat.

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.

Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats

Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats

Private boat rental in Amsterdam
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

That's why customers choose Canal Motorboats

Amsterdam Boat Rental location

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 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

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.

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

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.

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Canal Motorboats
Boat Rental Amsterdam
Zandhoek 22
1013 KT Amsterdam

KVK: 33290675

+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07