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1. Hotel de Goudfazant

An excellent, always-busy restaurant in an old factory by the IJ in Noord. A really nice place for a pleasant evening with friends, colleagues or family. Don’t forget to make a reservation!

Aambeeldstraat 10, Amsterdam | Hotel de Goudfazant

2. Bakkerswinkel Westergas

This restaurant is located on the site of the Westergasfabriek. It’s well-known for the many creative companies which are located here. In the summer, the terrace is really a wonderful place for a tasty sandwich or an afternoon tea.

Regulateurshuis 1, Polonceaukade 1, Amsterdam | Bakkerswinkel Westergas

3. Brouwerij ‘t IJ

Always a great and busy place. And, of course, it offers an extensive selection of refreshing and traditional beers from their own brewery. Also take a moment to visit the Gooyer: the largest wooden windmill in Amsterdam, which is right next to the terrace. Make sure the person who drives the boat stays sober!

Funenkade 7, Amsterdam | Brouwerij ‘t IJ

4. The Amstel Hotel

A night stay in this beautiful hotel a little over your budget? No problem, this hotel also has several comfortable terraces where you can relax from noon until sunset. And since there is terrace heating, you can even enjoy this place in cooler seasons.

Professor Tulpplein 1, Amsterdam | Amstel Hotel

5. Waterkant

Unexpected tropical atmospheres in the centre of Amsterdam. Add to this a tasteful Surinamese kitchen. A colourful place with a great atmosphere where you can spend many warm summer evenings.

Marnixstraat 246, Amsterdam | Waterkant

More hotspots in Amsterdam

The above is only a brief overview of the many waterfront terraces in Amsterdam. So be sure to let us know what your favourite hotspots are! Would you like to enjoy the canals and pass by a nice terrace? Easily rent a boat in Amsterdam on our website and enjoy your day out in Amsterdam. Would you prefer not to moor at a terrace but take some goodies with you to enjoy while cruising? Check out our tasty food tips while cruising in Amsterdam.

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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