Rent your own boat for the Amsterdam canals

Boaty Boat Hire 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 really easy to drive after a short personal instruction. So there’s no need for a licence or any boating experience.

Boaty Rent a Boat has the best boat rental rates in Amsterdam:  https://www.amsterdamrentaboat.com/rates/

The boats can be rented for three hours, four hours or a full day. Prices start at just €79 all-in for a three hour (morning) rental. Your boat rental includes fully charged batteries, foam seats, taxes and insurance, life vests, a personal instruction, and a large custom made canal map with suggested routes and highlights to look out for. 

Boaty Rent a Boat is located on the south side of the Amsterdam city centre, within walking distance from the Museum Quarter and the Heineken Experience and close to the Amstel river, which leads directly onto Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals. 

You can also hire an open boat from our sister company, Boats4rent Boat Hire Amsterdam, at the Westerpark.

Please book your boat rental in advance, online or by phone


Booking in advance is highly recommended. In particular on sunny days, during the weekend and on holidays. For a same-day boat rental, please contact Boaty by phone (+31 6 2714 9493). For a boat hire any other day than today please use Boaty’s easy online booking tool.

Do you find Boaty fully booked? Then please try sister company Boats4rent Boat Hire.