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Private Amsterdam Cruise with Canal Motorboats

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or want to experience a perfect day with friends & family, our private canal cruise through Amsterdam guarantees an unforgettable experience. We provide the ultimate Amsterdam vibe, so you can focus on what’s really important – enjoying the great atmosphere and breathtaking views of Amsterdam, with a nice drink or bitterbal in your hand. During this cruise you will enjoy breathtaking views over beautiful canals and you will discover the capital from a new and surprising perspective.

You can choose how long you want to sail and whether you want food or drinks on board. Together we will explore Amsterdam from the water, which we believe is the best way to get to know the city.
If desired, our skipper will provide explanations about beautiful Amsterdam along the way.

There is room for 35 people on board, but you can make it as intimate or extensive as you want, because you have the boat all to yourself!

Why choose a Private Cruise from Canal Motorboats?

Good or bad weather

Discover the charm of the Amsterdam canals, regardless of the weather, with our private boat tour. Our specially designed boats ensure that you can fully enjoy the Amsterdam canals, whether the sun is shining or not.

When the weather is sunny, the boat is open, so you can enjoy the surroundings in complete freedom. If the weather is less cooperative on the day of your planned cruise, we will close the roof. This way you can still enjoy an authentic canal cruise, comfortable and dry.

Flexibility of boarding locations

At Canal Motorboats we understand that convenience is essential. That’s why we offer various boarding locations throughout the city, so you can depart from a location that best suits you and your guests. These are our regular boarding locations. Is there no suitable one for you? Please contact us!

  • Koepelkerk/Singel
  • Central Station
  • Herenmarkt

Experienced Captain at the Helm

Our expert captains know the canals like the back of their hand. With extensive knowledge about the city and its history, they make your boat trip not only safe, but also informative and fascinating. Feel free to ask questions and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings and highlights you pass by with us.

Extras for the ultimate experience

Do you want to make your boat trip even more special? Then choose our drinks package and enjoy a selection of refreshing drinks on board. For gourmets we offer a delicious appetizer, so you can enjoy local flavors.

Book your private boat tour now with Canal Motorboats

Our private boat tours are available all year round, depending on date and season. Book today and experience the city in a way you’ve never seen before!

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Where can you find us?

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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: 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 - 22:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00

Our green boats have room for up to 7 people and our blue boats are suitable for up to 8 people. It is also possible for larger groups to rent boats. Please contact us if you want this.

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

You can hire a boat for 2 hours or longer. For every hour after that, you pay a low hourly rate. This way you can decide for yourself how long you want to rent a boat in Amsterdam.

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.

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.

Up to 48 hours before the start of the reservation? Then you can move free of charge. Cancel completely? Then you will get 50% of the amount paid back.

Within 48 hours before the start of the reservation? Canceling or moving is then no longer possible. You then owe the full amount.

In weather conditions where it is not safe to sail, only Canal Motorboats can decide to move the reservation. The reservation will then be rescheduled free of charge to a date to be determined later by the tenant (within one year after the booked date). We will of course contact you.

View our terms and conditions for more information.

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 21:00

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 22:00

Discover the city from the water with Canal Motorboats

Choose your own private boat
No license required
incl. pillows, blankets and routes
Lowest rates
In the center of Amsterdam
Free life jackets for children
You are the captain
Place for 7 or 8 people
All boats are electric sloops
+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07