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

Eco Boats Amsterdam boat hire

There are a lot of boat rentals in Amsterdam, but which should you choose? Choose Eco Boats! We are happy to tell you why we’re the best.

  • Canal boat hire in Amsterdam near Central Station
  • Environmentally conscious, quiet and very spacious electric boats
  • You can go plastic fishing
  • Drive the boat yourself, no license needed
  • Cheap hourly rates
  • Private boat hire
  • Choose between 2 different boats
  • Space for 8 or 12 people on our Eco Boats.
  • Steering by means of a steering wheel
  • Incl. comfortable pillows, blankets and a map of Amsterdam
  • Life vests for children available
  • Bring your own drinks and food
  • We can arrange fun outings and activities on request

Boat hire Amsterdam centre

Looking for a boat to hire in the city centre of Amsterdam? We are located at the Westerdok. This is in the centre of Amsterdam, close to Central Station. Westerdok is in walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station and is also perfectly accessible by public transport, car or bike. From our location you can go directly on the most popular canals like Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht and Herengracht.

Choose between 2 different boats

You can choose between two different boats: the Keizers boat or the Prinsen boat. Both are electric and can be steered by means of a steering wheel.

Keizers boat

  • Room for 12 people

Prinsen boat

  • Room for 8 people

Cheap boats for hire Amsterdam

Looking for cheap boats for hire in Amsterdam? Eco Boats has one of the best prices. Our Prinsen boats are only 50,- per hour and our Keizers boats are 60,- per hour. You can rent a boat for 2 hours or longer and you can pay per hour after that. Check our boat hire prices for more information.

Private Canal boat hire Amsterdam

Eco Boats is a private boat hire in Amsterdam. Which means, you are the captain of your own private boat. You can decide for yourself where you want to go, with whom and for how long. Our spacious boats are big enough for up to 8 or 12 people. We also have storage space under the seats to store your belongings safely and dry. Do you want to hire a boat in Amsterdam with more people? That is possible. You can rent several boats from us or please contact us so we can arrange a bigger boat for you. Please contact us for more information and the possibilities.

Amsterdam boat for hire without license

You’re the captain!

Do you want to pilot the boat yourself? That’s possible! You don’t need a license at our Amsterdam boat hire and it’s not difficult at all. We’ll explain everything before you leave. You can also take a look at the canal rules to make sure you know what the rules are. Would you rather rent a boat with a captain? Please contact us for more information and possibilities. You can also check our route inspiration.

Eco-friendly boats for hire

Eco Boats Amsterdam owes its name to our commitment to sustainable boat hire. We find it very important to keep the beautiful canals of Amsterdam clean. Our electric boats were built especially for this. We encourage keeping the canals of Amsterdam clean. To participate in this, we occasionally go plastic fishing and organize boat trips where you can do the same. You’ll get all the tools you need to fish plastic out of the water. Please put ‘plastic fishing’ in the comments when hiring a boat with us, if you would like to this during your boat trip.

What will be arranged on the boat?

What will be arranged on the boat? Of course we want to make it as comfortable as possible for you so you can enjoy the canal cruise. This is what you get on our boats:

  • Comfortable pillows
  • Warm blankets
  • Map of the canals in Amsterdam
  • Life jackets for children
  • Plastic fishing on request

In addition, we will provide an explanation of the boat, the canal rules in Amsterdam and all the necessary instructions so that you can go on the canals like an experienced captain. Do you have special requests such as a scavenger hunt, catering or something else? Feel free to contact us and we will try to arrange it!

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

You're the captain

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

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Opening hours

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