Did you know that Amsterdam is also known as the Venice of the North? Many people are convinced that the water is the best place to admire the city from. Would you like to discover why for yourself and have an amazing time too? If so, rent a boat from Canal Motorboats in Amsterdam. You’ll be able to sail off onto the canals from our rental office in the centre of the city in no time at all.
Rent a boat for seven people
Our spacious aluminium boats are big enough to carry seven people. Each of them is powered by a 1500 Watt electric outboard motor with four batteries, which ensures that you can explore the city all day long without having to worry. Thanks to the built-in air boxes, our rental boats will never sink, even if they fill up with water. Would you like to discover the capital city from the water with family or friends? If so, book one of our ten boats now and jump on board. Our boat rental office is situated at the Westerdok, within walking distance of the centre of Amsterdam.
Boat + extras
Here at Canal Motorboats, we have thought of everything you might need for a perfect day. We have the best sailing routes all mapped out for you on a waterproof map and free life jackets are provided for children under the age of 12. If you have any problems while you’re out, don’t worry; you can always call us and we’ll help you get back on your way. Would you like to do more than just rent a boat? If so, we also have a fun quest that you might like to do.
You’re the captain
You don’t need a navigation licence to rent a boat from us; so you’ll be free to steer it yourself. We will give you clear instructions before letting you out onto the water and we are always available to discuss possible sailing routes with you. So, you can be sure that you’ll see the most beautiful parts of the city.
A good captain is someone who:
- obeys the Amsterdam navigation rules
- always gives way to commercial shipping and other big boats
- always keeps to the right-hand side of the waterway
- reduces speed when approaching bridges and bends
- gives way to smaller ships approaching from the right
- observes the maximum speed limit
does NOT play loud music
What we ask of you?
Would you like to rent a boat from Canal Motorboats Amsterdam? Great! To start off, we ask you to show us valid ID and pay a deposit of €150. You can pay this in cash or with a credit card. We are able to offer you a number of flexible rental options, starting with a minimum of one hour. There are a number of rules that we will expect you to observe. The full rental amount will be due from you as soon as you make your booking and must be paid even if you don’t actually use the boat for whatever reason. In this situation, the boat you booked will be rented out to someone else after the first hour has passed. See our general conditions for more information.
Renting a small or big boat in Amsterdam
Here at Canal Motorboats Amsterdam, we have a number of bigger sloops and boats too. They cater for groups of 70 people or more. These vessels can’t be booked online, so please contact us if you would like more information about them. We’ll be happy to tell you which options are possible. Renting a small boat for seven people or less can be completed easily via our reservation system.