Rent your own boat for Amsterdam’s canals

Boaty offers two types of boat for rent: completely open boats, and partly covered solar boats. Both types take a maximum of six passengers, and are easy to drive once we’ve shown you the ropes – so there’s no need for a licence or any boating experience.

Boaty prices start at €79 for a three hour rental, including fully charged batteries, foam seats, insurance, life vests, a personal instruction session, and a canal map with suggested routes and highlights to look out for. You can also hire open boats from our sister company, Boats4rent Amsterdam, at Westerpark.

Book your rental boat in advance, online or by phone

Boaty Rent a Boat is located on the south side of Amsterdam city centre, within walking distance from the museum quarter and close to the Amstel river, which leads directly onto Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals. The boats can be rented for three hours, four hours or a full day. Booking in advance is recommended. For same-day boat rental, please contact Boaty by phone (+31 6 2714 9493). To hire a boat in advance, you can use Boaty’s easy online booking tool.