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  • Eco-friendly boats
  • From 1 to 12 persons
  • Amsterdam city centre
  • You're the captain

Activities while cruising the canals

You read it right, we offer free activities when renting a boat, provided there is sufficient equipment. Put it in the comments when making a reservation if you want to make use of this. Do you have special wishes or would you like to organise another outing? Then pelase contact us. We’re happy to help!

Tip: Fun to do with the company as a team outing!

  • Plastic fishing
  • Scavenger hunt

Plastic fishing

Cleaning is fun, during plastic fishing in Amsterdam. You may have heard about it before: you go out on the canals with a boat to fish plastic from the canals of Amsterdam. You do this with scoop nets that you get from us. And at Eco Boats we only rent out electric boats. So you also cruise the canals eco friendly!

Why plastic fishing?

What do you do to keep the planet clean? Do you think it is important for everyone to help out? We agree with you. Amsterdam is our home base and, like everyone else, we love our beautiful canals, which have been on the World Heritage List since 2010. Together, we all ensure that these beautiful canals remain so wonderful. Will you help?

How does plastic fishing work?

We recommend 2 hours for plastic fishing, of course you can also go longer. This will give you enough time to collect as much plastic and other waste as possible. You rent a boat from us, and we’ll provide the scoop nets and garbage bags. It is best to separate the waste directly on board.

  • First you book a boat (when booking, put in the comments that you want to go plastic fishing)
  • You’ll get a map, scoop nets and garbage bags on board
  • We’ll explain all the rules before you set off
  • There are also blankets, cushions and life jackets for children on board to make the cruise comfortable

What did others think of plastic fishing?

“Plastic fishing with Eco Boats Amsterdam was really good. While exploring Amsterdam, you can really mean something to the city. That’s nice.” – Chantal

“Everyone got competitive! Everything that didn’t belong in the canal was taken away. Really great fun to do together.” – Alex

“The children found it extremely interesting. Wonderful to see how they did their best and later told their parents why it is so important.” – Mirna

Mention during booking

Want to experience this too? You can! It can be added for free when you book a boat. You can rent a boat online. Please put in the comments that you want to go plastic fishing, or you can call or email us. Still have questions? Feel free to contact us.

Scavenger hunt on the water

Would you like to discover Amsterdam in an interactive way? Then a scavenger hunt is perfect as an outing with family, friends or colleagues. There’s a lot to discover on Amsterdam’s canals, and how fun is it to do so in game form during a scavenger hunt!

Why go on a scavenger hunt?

Cruising the canals in Amsterdam is fun to do. Would you like to make it just a bit more interactive and get to know Amsterdam better at the same time? Then a scavenger hunt is a great idea. Discover Amsterdam’s rich history and cruise past its most beautiful spots.

How does the treasure hunt work?

We recommend setting aside at least two hours for the treasure hunt. You can then go on a beautiful route during which you will be given various assignments to discover Amsterdam. Work together to get answers to the questions. Want to make it a bit more challenging? Then rent several boats and create different teams. Which team will finish the scavenger hunt first?

  • First you book a boat. Put in the comments that you want to do a scavenger hunt.
  • You will be given a map and tasks to complete during the boat ride.
  • We will explain all the sailing before you set off.
  • There are also blankets, cushions and life jackets for children available to make the boat trip comfortable.

What did others think of the scavenger hunt?

“Rented several boats, very friendly service and the boats are very comfortable. Very fun scavenger hunt done with the team and definitely worth repeating.” – Farred

“The scavenger hunt was fun to do. We did this during a family day. Not only the kids, but also the adults really enjoyed it.” – Jesse

“An incredibly fun way to get to know Amsterdam with the team. And enjoyed the beautiful canals in between. ” – Myrthe

Please mention when booking

Want to experience this too? You can! It can be added for free when you book a boat. You can book online, put in the comments that you want to do the scavenger hunt, or you can call or email us. Still have questions? Feel free to contact us.

Why do customers choose Eco Boats Amsterdam

This is what you get at Eco Boats Amsterdam

This is what you get at Eco Boats Amsterdam

Room for 1 to 12 people
Rent a private boat
Incl. blankets, cushions and a map of the canals
No license needed
Steer by means of a steering wheel
Rent an electric boat
Free life jackets for children
You're the captain

Location Eco Boats Amsterdam

Eco Boats is located at Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam. Our Amsterdam boat rental is located in the Westerdok, less than 15 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station or 5 minutes by bus 48, stop Barendszplein. There is also plenty of parking space nearby if you come by car or bike. There are several car parks within walking distance where you can park.

Check the route description

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Route Amsterdam: 2 hours

Route Amsterdam: 2 hours

In 2 hours time you will cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam and pass at least 11 hotspots.

Prinsengracht | Amstel | Herengracht/Keizersgracht

Route Amsterdam: 3 hours

Route Amsterdam: 3 hours

In 3 hours time you will cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam and pass at least 17 hotspots.

Prinsengracht | Entrepotdok | Oosterdok | Zwanenburgwal | Amstel | Herengracht/Keizersgracht

Which canal route do you choose?

Get inspired by the routes we have made for you.

  • The best Amsterdam canal routes
  • You will pass several hotspots in Amsterdam
  • Cruise the most famous canals of Amsterdam
  • Make your own route through Amsterdam
  • You'll have enough time to take the route
  • Combine it with fun activities in Amsterdam
Check routes

Amsterdam's eco-friendly boats

Do you have a question?

Check the frequently asked questions about our Amsterdam boat rental. Read the FAQ

You can rent a boat for a minimum of 2 hours. We offer a low rate per hour. This way you can decide how long you want to rent a boat. Check our boat rental rates for more information.
  • Keizers boat: €60 per hour
  • Prinsen boat: €50 per hour

Our location is at the Westerdok, our address is Zandhoek 22 1013 KT Amsterdam. This is within walking distance from Central Station and easily accessibel by bus, bike or car. Check the directions to our boat rental.

We are open every day, all year round.
  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 - 19:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00

Or contact us

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Please contact us

+31 (0) 6 216 171 11
info@ecoboatsamsterdam.com

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm