Ahoy Captain! Do you want to rent a boat on the canals of Amsterdam? Many people are convinced that the city is best admired from the canals. Would you like to discover the city and have a great day out in Amsterdam? Then come by and rent a boat in Amsterdam at Canal Motorboats. From our boat rent location in the centre of Amsterdam you can go boating on the beautiful canals of Amsterdam in no time.
Corona Update: Due to corona there has to be 1.5 meters distance between non-family members. This allows fewer people on a boat than usual. Check the corona measures for an up-to-date overview of the maximum amount of people you are allowed to rent a boat with.
Rent a boat in Amsterdam at Canal Motorboats
Would you like to rent a boat in Amsterdam? Rent a boat at Canal Motorboats! We are the oldest boat rental company in Amsterdam and have 15 years of experience in making sure you have the best day in Amsterdam.
- Rent a boat in the centre of Amsterdam
- Choose between 2 different boats
- Affordable boat rent prices
- You can rent a boat in Amsterdam for 1 hour or longer.
- Decide for yourself how long you want to rent a boat in Amsterdam
- You are allowed to rent a boat without a license
- You’ll get comfortable pillows, blankets and a map of Amsterdam.
- You can rent a boat with us all day long. We are open from 10 am until 10 pm.
- Would you like to do a fun activity while renting a boat? Or do you have special wishes? We’ll arrange it!
Rent a boat in the centre of Amsterdam
Would you like to rent a boat in the centre of Amsterdam? Canal Motorboats has an ideal boat rent location near Amsterdam Central Station. Our boats are located in the Westerdok, the extension of the Prinsengracht. We are easy to reach by public transport, car, bicycle or even on walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station.
Choose between 2 different boats
With us you can choose from 2 different rental boats. We have a green and a blue boat. The blue boat is slightly more luxurious and spacious than the green boat. Both boats have a different layout and way of steering. The green boat can be rented for 1 hour or longer. The blue boat can be rented for 2 hours or longer.
The green boat has an electric outboard motor and can be steered by means of a tiller handle. There are 4 benches in a row on the boat which can accommodate a total of 7 people. You can rent the green boat for 1 hour or longer.
The blue boat is slightly bigger than the green boat and can be steered by means of a steering wheel instead of a tiller handle. A total of 8 people fit on the blue boat. The boat has benches on the side of the boat instead of behind each other. You can rent the blue boat for at least 2 hours or longer.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Amsterdam?
With Canal Motorboats you don’t have to pay for a whole part of the day, as is the case with most boat rentals in Amsterdam. You pay per hour with a minimum of 1 hour for the green boat and 2 hours for the blue boat. This way, you can decide for yourself how long you want to rent a boat in Amsterdam and how much you want to pay. In addition, you can choose between 2 different boats with both a different price.
Special Deal: Amsterdam rent a boat with discount
We currently have a Special Deal! You get €20 discount on renting a boat in Amsterdam for 2 hours! The discount applies to both boats from Monday to Friday and is automatically deducted when renting a boat. Be quick about it. The discount is temporary. Rent a cheap boat in Amsterdam right now!
Rent a boat in Amsterdam without a license
You don’t need a license to rent a boat in Amsterdam. You can steer the boat yourself. Of course you will receive clear instructions in advance and we are happy to explain possible routes. This way you can be sure that you will get to see the most beautiful places in the city.
A good captain is someone who:
- Obey the Amsterdam navigation rules
- Always give way to commercial shipping and other big boats
- Always keep to the right-hand side of the waterway
- Reduce speed when approaching bridges and bends
- Give way to smaller ships approaching from the right
- Observe the maximum speed limit
- Don’t play loud music
Rent a private boat in Amsterdam with friends and family
You will get your own private boat where you can enjoy a great day out in Amsterdam with friends or family. Our green boats are spacious enough to rent a boat with 7 people and our blue boats have room for 8 people. Would you like to rent a boat in Amsterdam with more people? Then rent several boats or contact us for the possibilities.
Note: Check the corona measures for an up-to-date overview of the maximum amount of people you are allowed to rent a boat with.
What is included when I rent a boat in Amsterdam?
At Canal Motorboats we have thought of everything to give you a great day in Amsterdam. For example, you’ll find the best cruising routes on a water-resistant map and there are free life jackets for children below 12. Blankets and pillows are also provided in our comfortable boats. Having problems while boating? You can always call us and we’ll help you on your way again. Would you like to rent a boat with an extra experience? Then we also have a nice scavenger hunt available. Please contact us for more information.
What should I bring with me when I rent a boat in Amsterdam?
Would you like to rent a boat in Amsterdam? Great! You can bring your own drinks and snacks on the boat, as long as the captain stays sober. Don’t forget to bring some sunscreen if the sun is shining or an extra sweater if it’s cold! We ask you to bring at least the following:
- A valid ID
- 150 euro deposit cash or credit card
Corona update: Due to the corona crisis you don’t have to pay a deposit at the moment. See all the corona measures.