Would you like to rent a sloop in Amsterdam? Canal Motorboats is the oldest sloop rental company in Amsterdam. Our family business has been around for more than 15 years and we would like to share our passion for boating with you. Would you like to experience a wonderful day on the canals? Our spacious and comfortable sloops are waiting for you at our unique location in the Westerdok, Amsterdam. Discover all the beauty that the Amsterdam Canals have to offer from one of our beautiful sloops.
Please note: Due to the corona crisis there are currently less people allowed on a sloop. Check the current corona measures for more information.
Sloop renting Amsterdam
Would you like to rent a sloop in Amsterdam? We would like to tell you why you should rent a sloop with us!
- Sloep rentals Amsterdam Centre close to Amsterdam Central Station
- Choose between 2 different sloops
- There is room for 7 or 8 people on our sloops
- Cheap sloop rental Amsterdam
- Sloep rentals Amsterdam possible for 1 hour or longer
- You decide how long you rent a sloop
- Rent a sloop without a license
- Incl. comfortable cushions, blankets and a map of the Canals
- We are open from 10:00 in the morning until 22:00 in the evening.
- Would you like to do a fun activity while renting a sloop? Or do you have special wishes? We’ll arrange it!
Sloop hire Amsterdam city center
Because Canal Motorboats is located at the Westerdok, you can be in the centre of Amsterdam in just a few minutes. We are easy to reach by public transport, car, bike or on foot from Amsterdam Central Station. So what are you waiting for? Rent a sloop on the canals of Amsterdam and enjoy a wonderful day out in Amsterdam!
Choose between 2 sloops
We offer two different types of sloops for rent. You can choose between the green sloop and the blue sloop. There are a number of differences between the two. We’ll explain these below.
Rent the green sloop:
The green sloop is an electric sloop with an outboard engine. You can steer the sloop yourself by means of a steering handle. A total of seven people can fit on the green sloop. The sloop has 4 benches in a row. You can rent the green sloop for 1 hour or longer.
Rent the blue sloop:
The blue sloop is slightly bigger with room for 8 people. You can steer the sloop yourself by means of a steering wheel instead of a handle. The sloop has benches along the side of the sloop. You can rent the blue sloop for at least 2 hours or longer.
Cheap sloop renting Amsterdam
Would you like to rent a cheap sloop in Amsterdam? Our sloops are one of the cheapest in Amsterdam. This is because of our pricing system. You can rent a sloop in Amsterdam for a cruise time of 1 hour or longer. So you don’t have to rent a sloop for the whole day. You can decide for yourself how long you want to cruise the canals. In addition, we offer 2 different sloops. The price differs per sloop. This way you can choose which sloop fits you best.
Special Deal: €20 discount on sloop renting in Amsterdam for 2 hours (Monday-Friday)
We currently have a Special Deal on renting a sloop in Amsterdam! If you rent a sloop during the week you’ll get a € 20 discount! The discount applies to both sloops and is valid from Monday to Friday for 2 hours. The discount is automatically deducted when you rent a sloop.
Steer the sloop yourself
You don’t need a license when you rent a sloop with us. You can steer the sloop yourself. The sloops have a maximum speed of 6.5 km per hour and are easy to steer. Don’t worry, you don’t need any experience to be a captain on one of our sloops. We’ll provide you with all the necessary information before departure.
A good captain is someone who:
- Adheres to the Amsterdam canal rules
- Always gives way to commercial shipping and boats that are bigger
- Always stays on the right side of the canal
- Reduces speed at bridges and bends
- Gives priority to smaller vessels on the right
- Comply with the maximum speed limit.
- Checks the rules of navigation
With how many people can I rent a sloop in Amsterdam?
You’ll get your own private sloop which you can rent together with friends and family. Our green sloops hold 7 people in total and our blue sloops hold 8 people. Would you like to rent a sloop with more people? No problem at all! You can rent multiple sloops from us or contact us for other possibilities.
Corona update: Due to the corona crisis, there are currently fewer people allowed on a sloop. Check the current corona measures for more information.
What should I bring along?
Would you like to rent a sloop in Amsterdam? We’ll provide comfortable cushions, blankets and a navigation map of the canals. Are you with children under the age of 12? Then you will also receive free life jackets, if you want. We do ask you to bring at least two things with you.
- A valid ID
- 150 euro cash or credit card deposit
Corona update: Because of corona you don’t have to pay a deposit at the moment.