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  • Low prices
  • Drive the boat yourself
  • Choose between 2 boats
  • Amsterdam Centre

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 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.

That's why customers choose Canal Motorboats

This is what you get with Canal Motorboats

This is what you get with Canal Motorboats

Private boat
Drive the boat yourself
Incl. pillows, blankets and a map
No license needed
Free life jackets for children
You are the captain
Cheap boat rental Amsterdam
Choose between 2 boats
Place for 7 or 8 people
In the centre of Amsterdam

Location Canal Motorboats

Canal Motorboats can be found at Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam. Our boats are located in the Westerdok, less than a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station or 5 minutes by bus 48, stop Barendszplein. There is also plenty of parking space nearby if you come by car or bicycle. There are several parking garages within walking distance where you can park.

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Canal Routes in Amsterdam

Canal route: 2 hours

Canal route: 2 hours

Would you like to spend 2 hours boating in Amsterdam? Then choose this route. You past at least 11 hotspots.

Prinsengracht | Amstel | Herengracht/Keizersgracht

Canal route: 3 hours

Canal route: 3 hours

Would you like to cruise for 3 hours in Amsterdam? Then choose this route. You past at least 17 hotspots.

Prinsengracht | Entrepotdok | Oosterdok | Zwanenburgwal | Amstel | Herengracht/Keizersgracht

The best Canal Routes

We have made some beautiful canal routes that you can take when cruising the canals in Amsterdam.

  • Choose from 2 or 3 hour routes
  • You will pass several hotspots
  • Combine the routes with fun activities
  • You cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam
  • Create your own route
  • You get a map of the canals
  • Taking a longer route is also possible
See Routes

Canal Motorboats: The best priced boat rental in Amsterdam

Do you have a question?

View the most frequently asked questions about Canal Motorboats here. See FAQ

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 to Friday: 11:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00

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Monday to Friday: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm