Relax while exploring the Amsterdam canals!

Boaty Rent a Boat Amsterdam, your boat rental for:

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4,5 star reviews

Rent a boat and feel free on the Amsterdam canals!

Rent your own boat in Amsterdam! Just for you and your friends or family. You can decide on the length of your canal tour: 3 hours, 4 hours or even a full day. Also, you decide where to go. Along the way it’s up to you where to stop in order to get some provisions, to take pictures or to go to the toilet. You don’t need to worry about refuelling, as your boat is electric and your batteries are always full enough for your trip. So relax and enjoy your freedom on the Amsterdam canals!

Rent a boat and feel free!

Rent your own boat in Amsterdam! Then it’s up to you: 

  • who to bring along on your boat;
  • how many hours to rent your boat;
  • what route to take;
  • where and when to take a break. 

You don’t need to worry about refuelling, as your boat is electric and your batteries are always full enough for your trip. So relax and enjoy your freedom on the Amsterdam canals! 

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The most affordable Amsterdam boat rental 

A private Amsterdam boat rental is not just for the rich and famous. In fact, it’s very affordable. Especially, if you rent a Boaty and share the costs. Our boat rental rates start at just 79,- for a three hour trip, with a maximum of six people on board. That’s the best boat rental deal you will find in Amsterdam! So you can spend more money on nice food and drinks to take on board.

Most affordable Amsterdam boat rental 

A private Amsterdam boat rental is not just for the rich and famous. In fact, it’s very affordable if you rent a Boaty and share the costs. Our boat rental rates start at just 79,- for a three hour trip, with a maximum of six people on board. That’s the best boat rental deal you will find in Amsterdam! 

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Rent your boat the easy way  

Renting a boat should be easy and relaxed, right? So it is at Boaty:

  • it’s easy to book. Just call us for same day rentals. Or book online for any other day;
  • upon arrival a clean boat is waiting for you. Before you sail off, you’ll receive a clear and personal instruction;
  • our boats are very easy to drive yourself. Even if you don’t have any license or experience.
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Personal service, great reviews

Are you not familiar with the Amsterdam canals? Are you a ’virgin’ when it comes to renting a boat? No problem at all! We’re here to help!
Before departure we will explain everything you need to know. You will receive a handy, customized Amsterdam canal map with beautiful suggested routes, foam seats to sit on and some life vests.

Over the years hundreds of guests have rated their Boaty experience. Our average review scores on Google, Tripadvisor, Facebook and Yelp are just above a solid 4,5 stars (very good to excellent).

 

Personal service, great reviews

Are you not familiar in Amsterdam, or a ’virgin’ when it comes to renting a boat? No problem, we’re here to help! 
Before departure we will explain everything you need to know. You will also receive a customized canal map with suggested routes, foam seats and life vests.
Our average review scores on Google, Tripadvisor, Facebook and Yelp are just above 4,5 stars (very good to excellent).

Renting a boat in Amsterdam

Reschedule for free in case of bad weather

You don’t need to worry about the weather, when booking your boat with us. In case of a bad weather forecast (rain and/or storm) you may reschedule for free up to 24 hours before the start of your rental. Then you can either reschedule right away, or you’ll get a credit for some other time. 

Rent a boat in Amsterdam

Electric boats in two versions: completely open and with a partial cover

All of our rental boats have electric engines. Therefore, they are zero emission and silent. And they are easy to drive. The maximum capacity is 6 people (including the ‘skipper’). You can choose between a completely open boat and a boat that has a partial cover of solar panels. Apart from that partial cover, the boats are all the same. And so are their rental rates.

When making your reservation, you can check the availability of both boat types and choose the type of your preference.

Two types of electric boats: open and partially covered

All of our rental boats are electric: zero emission, silent and easy to drive. The maximum capacity is 6 people (including the ‘skipper’). There are two versions to choose from: 

+ completely open boats
+ partially covered boats

The rates are the same. When making your reservation, you can check the availability of both boat types and choose the type of your preference.

Electric boat rental Amsterdam

Where to go with your rental boat?

Our boats are ideal to explore the Amsterdam city center. All main canals -such as Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Singel- are accessible with our boats. And so are the smaller canals in the Jordaan area and the more tranquil canals in the eastern city center, including the charming Plantage area. Even some larger central waterways like the majestic Amstel river and the fascinating Oosterdok are no problem.
Strictly forbidden for safety reasons are the IJ, Kostverlorenvaart, Nieuwe Herengracht and Nieuwe Meer.
The large map that we provide contains three suggested routes. If you follow one of these, you don’t need to worry and you will see many highlights of the Amsterdam canals. 

Where to go with your rental boat?

Our boats are ideal for exploring Amsterdam. Almost all canals in the city center -including the main canals, the Jordaan and the Plantage area- are accessible with our boats. Also the majestic Amstel river and the fascinating Oosterdok are no problem. Only the IJ, Kostverlorenvaart, Nieuwe Herengracht and Nieuwe Meer are forbidden for safety reasons.
Our large map contains three suggested routes. You may either follow one of these, or go your own way. 

Amsterdam boat rental canal routes

Convenient boat hire location

Your boat hire starts and ends at our private boat dock in the southern city center. We’re easy to get to by any means of transport. And the surrounding neighbourhood ‘de Pijp’ is very attractive and popular for its lively atmosphere, with plenty of nice shops, bars and restaurants to visit before or after your boat rental.  
During a three or four hour boat hire you can make a great city center tour. We recommend starting your tour on a nice part of the Amstel river, to continue exploring some of the finest canals in the famous World Heritage Area and to return to our dock via the impressive Rijksmuseum. Alternatively, you could also explore the eastern city center, or go out of town on the Amstel river. 

Convenient boat hire location

Your boat tour starts and ends at our boat hire in ‘De Pijp’ area:

  • easy to get to;
  • in the southern city center;
  • with many nearby bars and restaurants.

A 3 or 4 hour boat hire allows for a nice city center trip, e.g.:

  • into the city center on the Amstel river;
  • some beautiful canals in the World Heritage Area; 
  • another way back via the ‘Rijksmuseum’.
Boat hire Amsterdam canals Boaty

Checklist: what to bring along on your boat? 

  1. You can pick your own ‘crew’. Who will be the lucky ones: your friends, your family, your (first) date? Or some co-workers, just the fun ones?
  2. Nice food and drinks. It’s best to go shopping before picking up your boat, so you can fully enjoy your rental time on the boat.
  3. Appropriate clothing. You don’t need to look like a professional captain. But we do recommend having a good look at the weather forecast. So you know what to wear, varying from just swimwear and sunglasses to a warm jacket with a hat and gloves.

Checklist: what to bring along on your boat?

  1. your favorite crew: friends, family, co-workers or your (first) date?
  2. food and drinks. It’s best to buy these before your trip, so you don’t loose any valuable time on the canals; 
  3. appropriate clothing. Have a good look at the weather forecast, so you’ll know what to wear. 
Amsterdam boat hire checklist

Your company event or staff outing on the Amsterdam canals

Taking our boats out on the Amsterdam canals is a brilliant activity with your co-workers or business partners. The maximum group size of six people per boat is ideal for mingling in an informal setting. If you want to add some ‘team-building’, you should go for our ‘Canal Cruise Competition’. During a beautiful canal tour all crews have to deal with not-so-obvious questions about Amsterdam and its canals, and some rather original photo assignments.  
If you need any assistance organising the rest of your day, we’ll be more than happy to advise. Free of charge and without any obligations. 

Company event or staff outing boat tours 

Your co-workers or business partners will definitely appreciate an Amsterdam canal tour on our boats. It is the ideal setting to mingle in an informal way. And if you want to add some ‘team-building’, go for our ‘Canal Cruise Competition’. 
If you need any assistance organising the rest of your day, we’ll be more than happy to advise. Free of charge and without any obligations.

Company event staff outing Amsterdam boat tour

Rent a boat for King’s Day or the Gay Pride

You can also rent a boat for King’s Day or for the Gay Pride. King’s Day on the canals is a flabbergasting experience: everyone is dressed in orange and there is music and party everywhere. Even though you’re likely to go get stuck every now and then, you will still be able to see a lot of the city center, without having to stroll among the crowds for hours.
The annual Gay Pride is even more colourful, outspoken and spectacular. Your Gaypride boat rental includes the obligatory entrance and parking license. There is no better way to experience the entire parade up close!

Rent a boat for King’s Day or the Gay Pride

A King’s Day boat rental is a flabbergasting experience: lots of orange boats and music and party everywhere. Although you’re likely to go get stuck every now and then, you will still be able to see a lot, without having to stroll among the crowds for hours.
The annual Gay Pride is even more colourful, outspoken and spectacular. Your Gaypride boat rental includes the obligatory entrance and parking license. The best way to experience the entire parade up close!

Rent a Boat Amsterdam Kingsday Gay Pride

Win a free boat hire! 

Only one thing beats our most economic boat hire rates in Amsterdam: a completely free hire. You might win one, if you participate in our photo contest. So don’t forget to take some nice  pictures of your canal tour and tag Boaty on your Instagram or Facebook.

Free Amsterdam boat hire photo contest

About Boaty Rent a Boat Amsterdam: affordable, personal, easy

Since 2008, this is the way we’ve been renting out boats for relaxing and exploring the Amsterdam canals:

  • affordable: the best rates in Amsterdam;
  • personal: with our friendly service;
  • easy for you: easy to book, easy to use
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