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Rent a boat Amsterdam 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. What are you waiting for? Rent a boat in Amsterdam for cheap!

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

Rent a boat in Amsterdam easily and for the best price with Canal Motorboats. We are the oldest boat rental company in the city and know exactly how to make your day in Amsterdam perfect. Check out all our benefits.

  • €20 discount on a 2-hour boat trip (Mon-Fri)
  • Oldest boat rental in the city
  • The best boat renting rates
  • In the centre of Amsterdam
  • Drive the boat yourself
  • No boating licence needed
  • Choose between 2 different boats
  • Room for up to 7 or 8 people
  • Rent a private boat in Amsterdam
  • Cushions, blankets and canal routes included
  • Life jackets for children available
  • Free activities can be added

Rent a boat Amsterdam Centre

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

Rent a boat in Amsterdam for 7 or 8 persons

You can choose between two different boats. We have a green and a blue boat available. Both boats have a different price, layout and way of steering. Which one do you choose?

Green boat

  • Space for 7 people
  • Can be steered by means of a tiller
  • Has benches in the width of the boat

Blue boat

  • Space for 8 people
  • Storage compartments under the seats
  • Steer by means of a steering wheel
  • Has benches along the side of the boat

Rent a boat in Amsterdam for cheap

Canal Motorboats is one of the cheapest boat rentals in Amsterdam. You pay a low rate for the first 2 hours, followed by a low hourly rate if you want to rent the boat longer. You can decide how long you want to rent a boat in Amsterdam. In addition, you can choose between two different boats, each with a different price. This way, you never pay too much and you can choose which boat suits you best. Check our boat rental rates for more information.

Green boat

  • First 2 hours: €90
  • Each additional hour: €30 per hour

Super Deal: temporarily €70 instead of €90 for 2 hours from Monday to Friday.

Blue boat

  • First 2 hours: €100
  • Each additional hour: €50 per hour

Super Deal: temporarily €80 instead of €100 for 2 hours on from Monday to Friday.

Rent a boat in Amsterdam and drive it yourself

Rent a boat in Amsterdam and drive it yourself. With Canal Motorboats, you don’t need a boating licence. You are the captain and can pilot the boat yourself. Don’t worry, it’s not difficult to drive our boats. Of course, you will receive clear instructions in advance and we will be happy to discuss possible Amsterdam canal routes. That way you can be sure to see the most beautiful places in town.

A good captain is someone who:

  • Knows the canal rules
  • Always gives right of way to commercial shipping and other larger boats
  • Always stays on the right side of the canals
  • Slows down at bridges and bends
  • Gives right of way to smaller vessels on the right
  • Keeps to the speed limit

Rent a private boat Amsterdam

Want to hire a boat in Amsterdam that’s just for you and your party? That’s possible with Canal Motorboats. Our green boats are spacious enough for 7 people and our blue boats have room for 8. Would you like to rent a boat in Amsterdam with a bigger group? That’s also possible, you can rent several boats. This is perfect for a group activity or a company outing for example.

Rent a boat in Amsterdam with an activity

Do you want to rent a boat in Amsterdam with an extra experience? We have a fun scavenger hunt or plastic fishing available. The activities are free of charge when you rent a boat with Canal Motorboats. Would you like to make use of this? Please put this in the comments when making a reservation online. This way we can make sure everything is ready upon arrival. Read more about our activities for more information. Tip: Did you know you can also rent a boat in Amsterdam during fun events in Amsterdam?

  • Plastic fishing
  • Scavenger hunt

What do I get on board of the boat?

At Canal Motorboats, we have thought of everything to give you a complete day out in Amsterdam. You will find the best canal routes on a water-resistant map and there are free life jackets for children under 12. Our boats also have comfortable blankets and cushions. Any problems along the way? Then you can always call us and we will help you right away.

  • Map with routes
  • Life jackets for children
  • Pillows and blankets

What should I bring myself?

Don’t forget to bring a few things yourself. For example, you can bring your own drinks and food for during the boat ride, as long as the captain stays sober. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen too, in case the sun shines or an extra cardigan for when it’s chilly. We ask you to bring at least the following.

  • A valid ID
  • A 250 euro deposit in cash or by credit card. The deposit will be settled afterwards in case of damage or misconduct

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Where can you find us?

Do you have a question?

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.

You can reschedule or cancel your reservation up to 7 days in advance without any costs. In this case, please contact us. If you cancel between 7 days and 48 hours before the reservation is made, you will be refunded half the amount. Is your reservation within 48 hours and do you want to cancel or move it? Unfortunately this is no longer possible and you will have to pay the full amount. In extremely bad/dangerous weather conditions, only Canal Motorboats can decide to cancel or move the reservation.
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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