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? Come by and rent a boat in Amsterdam at Canal Motorboats. From our boat rent location in the centre of Amsterdam you can cruise the beautiful canals of Amsterdam in no time.
Covid update: We are open! You can rent a boat with us from 12:00 until 20:00. Max. 4 persons per boat allowed. Do you want to rent a boat for today? Please call us. For any other day, book online!
Rent boat Amsterdam Canal
Looking for the best Amsterdam rent a boat company on the canals? Canal Motorboats is the oldest Amsterdam boat rent in Amsterdam. We have more than 15 years of experience in making sure you have the best day in Amsterdam. Rent a boat Amsterdam Canal and discover the city by boat!
- Rent boat Amsterdam Centre
- Choose between 2 different boats
- Cheap Amsterdam boat rent prices
- Private boat for rent Amsterdam Canals
- Boat rent Amsterdam Canal possible 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!
Boat rent Amsterdam: choose between 2 boats
With Canal Motorboats, you can choose between 2 different Amsterdam rental boats. We have a green and a blue boat for rent. The blue boat is slightly more luxurious and spacious than the green boat. Both boats have a different price, 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.
Rent a boat Amsterdam: green boat
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.
Amsterdam rent a boat: blue boat
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.
Cheap boat rent Amsterdam Canals
With Canal Motorboats you don’t have to pay for a whole part of the day, as is the case with most boat renting 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. In addition, you can choose between 2 different boats with both a different price.
Super Deal: Amsterdam rent a boat cheap discount
We have a temporary Super Deal! You get €20 discount on Amsterdam rent a boat 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!
Private boat for rent Amsterdam Canals
Do you want to rent a private boat in Amsterdam? At Canal Motorboats you’ll get your own private rental boat! You can rent a private boat for cheap in Amsterdam. This way, you can explore the Canals of Amsterdam with your own group of friends and family members. This also means you can decide yourself which route you want to take! You can go wherever you want. We got the best Amsterdam boats for rent! Do you need help with choosing the best route on the Canals of Amsterdam? Ask us for help, we’re happy to help.
Rent a boat Amsterdam without a license
With us, you don’t need a license when renting 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. Renting a boat Amsterdam is the best way to explore 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
With how many people can I rent a boat Amsterdam?
Canal Motorboats has private Amsterdam boats for rent. This way, you can enjoy a great day out in Amsterdam with friends or family without other people. 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 on the Amsterdam canals with more people? Please rent several boats or contact us for other possibilities.
Rent a boat in the centre of Amsterdam
Would you like to rent a boat in the centre of Amsterdam? Canal Motorboats is located at Zandhoek 22, 1013KT Amsterdam and is easily accessible by public transport, bicycle 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.
Coming by public transport? There are several bus and tram stops within walking distance of our boat rental. Bus 48 stops around the corner at the Barentszplein stop, which is a 2-minute walk away. You are within 3 minutes from the station at the bus stop around the corner. Buses 18, 21 and 22 stop at the Buiten Oranjestraat stop within 5 minutes’ walking distance from our location. You can also take the ferry from Amsterdam Noord. This is a 7-minute walk away. Prefer the tram? Take tram 5 and get off at Eerste Marnixdwarsstraat. This is 10 minutes walking distance from our boat rental.
Coming by car? Park easily at parking garage Interparking IJDok or Willemspoort. This is an 8 minute walk from our boat rental and parking here is much cheaper than on the street. You can also park in other car parks in the area via the ParkBee website. Check the route description.
What is included when I rent a boat on the Amsterdam Canals?
At Canal Motorboats we have thought of everything to make sure you a have 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 cruising the canals? 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 at Amsterdam Canal? 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
- The deposit is €150 and will be settled afterwards in case of damage or misbehaviour (credit card or cash)
Do you have questions about renting a boat Amsterdam?
Do you have any questions about renting a boat in Amsterdam? Take a look at our most frequently asked questions or contact us for more information. We’re happy to help!