water

Water is a huge part of Amsterdam’s landscape so it’s no wonder that life here is so closely entwined with it. Cruising on the canals is a favourite for young and old and is taken to another level during King’s Day and Amsterdam Gay Pride, swimming is a treat whether it’s in the sea or a city pool, there’s a wide variety of water sports on offer, and there are large-scale boating events like SAIL and HISWA.

Houseboats

Looking for somewhere original to stay in Amsterdam? Get a different view of the city by spending a few nights in a houseboat.

Arrival by boat

Amsterdam is a major hub for transport and travel and still continues to receive millions of visitors each year who arrive by boat. Considering that t...

Leisure Lakes

For a beautiful day beside or on the water, you needn’t simply take to the seaside: head inland and enjoy the many Leisure Lakes near Amsterdam.

Hotel Old Dutch

Haven 142
1131 EW VOLENDAM
Hotel Old Dutch is a new three star hotel, situated on the harbour of the small fishing community of Volendam, about half an hour ...

Flyboard World

Oude Haagseweg 18
1066 BW AMSTERDAM
Located on the Nieuwe Meer lake in Amsterdam South, this extreme sports company specialises in unique, innovative and adrenalin-fu...

Fletcher Hotel-Resort Spaarnwoude

Oostbroekerweg 17
1981 LR VELSEN-ZUID
This resort hotel is beautifully situated in the serene green nature area of Spaarnwoude, sandwiched between Amsterdam and Haarlem...

Barqo Boat Rental

Herengracht 178
1016 BR AMSTERDAM
Barqo is an online boat rental platform for those who wish to enjoy sailing the waters of this lovely city. Our purpose is to make...

Aalsmeer Canal Cruise

Oude Spoordijk 20ws
1432 AB AALSMEER
We welcom you at the Dutch Lakes. Visit Lake Amsterdam! Discover the sociable villages Aalsmeer, Warmond, Alphen ad Rijn, Leiden, ...

HVM Vaartochten

Westzijde 45
1506 EB ZAANDAM
The Hollandsche Vaartochten Maatschappij (HVM) offers sailing trips in and around Amsterdam. It has 4 ships in its possession. Tri...