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  • Low prices
  • No license needed
  • Choose between 2 boats
  • Amsterdam centre

Super Deal! €20,- discount

We have a temporary Super Deal! You get a €20 discount if you rent a boat for 2 hours during the week. The discount applies to both boats and will be automatically deducted at checkout.

Please note: The discount is only valid from Monday to Friday for a maximum of 2 hours

Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats

Would you like to rent a boat in Amsterdam? Rent a boat fast and cheap at Canal Motorboats! We are the oldest boat rental company in Amsterdam and have more than 26 years of experience in providing a great day out on the city’s most beautiful canals.

  • More than 26 years experience
  • Cheap boat renting rates
  • Rent a boat in Amsterdam city centre
  • Drive the boat yourself without a license
  • Choose between 2 boats
  • Room for 7 or 8 people
  • Rent a private boat with friends and family
  • Includes comfortable cushions, blankets, a map of the canals and life jackets for children
  • We can arrange fun outings like a scavenger hunt or plastic fishing

Rent a boat Amsterdam Centre

Would you like to rent a boat in the centre of Amsterdam? Canal Motorboats is located in the Westerdok and is easily accessible by public transport, bicycle, car and is in walking distance of Amsterdam Central Station. There is a parking garage around the corner, just a few minutes walk from our boat rental. See more information about the route description.

Choose between 2 boats

You can choose between two different boats. We have a green and a blue boat. Both boats have a different price, layout and way of steering.

Rent the green boat

The green boat has an electric outboard engine and is steerable by means of a tiller. The boat has 4 benches in a row, with room for a total of 7 people. You can rent the green boat for at least 1 hour from monday until friday or for a minimum of 2 hours on saturday and sunday.

Rent the blue boat

The blue boat is also electric, but slightly bigger than the green boat and can be steered by a steering wheel. There is room for 8 people on the blue boat. The boat has benches on the side of the boat. You can rent the blue boat for 2 hours or longer.

Cheap hourly rates

Canal Motorboats is one of the cheapest boat rentals in Amsterdam. With us, you don’t have to pay for an entire day, as is often the case when you rent a boat in Amsterdam. You pay a low starting rate and then a low hourly rate. This way you can decide for yourself how long you want to rent a boat. In addition, you have a choice of two different boats, each with a different price. This way you never pay too much and you can choose which boat suits you best. Take a look at our rates.

Drive the boat yourself without a license

Want to rent a boat in Amsterdam that you can drive yourself? That is possible with us! With Canal Motorboats, you don’t need a boating license. You are the captain and you can drive yourself. Don’t worry, it is not difficult to pilot our boats. Of course, you will receive clear instructions and we will be happy to discuss possible routes. This way, you can be sure that you will see the most beautiful places in the city.

A good captain is someone who:

  • Follows the Amsterdam canal rules
  • Always gives way to commercial shipping and other larger boats
  • Always stays on the right side of the canal
  • Slows down at bridges and turns
  • Gives priority to smaller vessels on the right
  • Complies with the maximum speed limit

Rent a private boat in Amsterdam with friends and family

Do you want to rent a private boat in Amsterdam where you can have a great day with friends and family? That is possible with Canal Motorboats. You rent a private boat, that’s just for you and your company. Our green boats are spacious enough to fit 7 people and our blue boats have room for 8 people. Would you like to rent boats in Amsterdam with more people? Please rent several boats or contact us for other options.

Fun boat outings

Would you like to rent a boat in Amsterdam with an extra experience? Then we also have a fun scavenger hunt or plastic fishing available. Please put this in the comments when making a reservation if you’d like to do this. We’ll make sure everything is ready upon arrival. Please contact us for more information and other special wishes.

What will be provided on the boat?

At Canal Motorboats, we have thought of everything to provide you with a complete day out in Amsterdam. For example, you will find the best navigation routes on a water resistant map and for children under the age of 12 there are free life jackets available. Our boats are also equipped with comfortable blankets and pillows. Problems on the way? You can always call us and we will help you back on your way.

What do I need to bring with me?

Are you going to rent a boat in Amsterdam with Canal Motorboats? Great! Please don’t forget to bring a few things with you. For example, you can bring your own drinks and food on the boat, as long as the captain stays sober. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen for when the sun shines or an extra vest for when it’s chilly.

We ask you to bring at least the following:

  • A valid ID
  • 150 euro cash or credit card deposit. The deposit will be settled at the end in case of damage or misbehaviour.
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

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.

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 can read all the canal rules that apply in Amsterdam.

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

You can rent a boat for a longer period when it is not too busy and there are no other reservations. Please call us first to ask if this is possible.

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Canal Motorboats
Boat Rental Amsterdam
Zandhoek 22
1013 KT Amsterdam

KVK: 33290675

+ 31 (0) 20 422 70 07