During winter we’re closed, too cold to be out on an open Boaty! The 2020 season starts 14 March.

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Boaty’s dock is located in the southern Amsterdam city center

Start and finish at Boaty’s dock

Boaty has its own dock where you start and end your boat rental. This dock is located on the southern side of the Amsterdam city center. Other famous attractions within walking distance from our dock are the Rijksmuseum / Museumplein, the Heineken Experience and the Albert Cuyp market.

Scenic Amsterdam canal routes

In three or four hours you can make a beautiful canal tour, combining the Amstel river with some of the finest canals of the World Heritage Area. From our dock it takes about fifteen minutes to get to the Amstel river and an additional fifteen minutes on the river to the famous Amstel Hotel and Carré Theatre.

Boaty’s location in detail

Boaty has a private floating dock in the canal. The name of the footpath and bicycle lane along our canal is Jozef Israëlskade. We’re near the intersection of Jozef Israëlskade and Ferdinand Bolstraat. We don’t have a house number, so for navigation purposes we recommend to use the address of our famous neighbour: the five star high rise Hotel Okura on Ferdinand Bolstraat 333. Please skip the entrance of the hotel: we will await you at our dock!

How to get to Boaty?

* Biking/walking: from Museumplein and Heineken Experience it is a 5-10 minute bike ride or a 15-20 minute walk.
* Taxi: from the center of town it is mostly a 15-20 minute cab ride. Usually, this is faster and more convenient than public transport and if there is 3 or 4 of you only slightly more expensive.
* Car: parking at the other side of the canal (Amstelkade 130-140) costs € 3,- per hour (free parking on Sundays). The nearest park house (‘Flow Parking’, Gelrestraat 2, € 15 per day) is a 15 minute walk.
* Public transport: trams 12 (stop Scheldestraat, 1 minute walk) and 4 (stop Amstelkade, 5-10 minute walk) stop nearby. Amsterdam RAI train station is a 20 minute walk.
For a more detailed route description: please use Google Maps at the top of the page.

Alternative location

In case you prefer a boat rental on the western side of the city center, we recommend Boats4rent Amsterdam Boat Rental at the Westerpark. Boats4rent is located just west of the main canals, near the Jordaan area.