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

The benefits of out boat hire in Amsterdam

There are many boat hires in Amsterdam, but which one should you choose? We are happy to tell you why Eco Boats is the best.

  • Near Amsterdam Central Station
  • Eco friendly, quiet and spacious electric boats
  • Drive the boat yourself, no license needed
  • Cheap Amsterdam boat hire rates
  • Hire a private boat in Amsterdam
  • 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 routes
  • Life vests for children available
  • Bring your own drinks and food
  • We offer free activities on request

Hire a boat in the centre of Amsterdam

Looking for a boat hire in Amsterdam city centre? Eco Boats is located at the Westerdok. This is within walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station and is also perfectly accessible by public transport, car or bike. Within minutes you will be cruising the most popular canals in Amsterdam like the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht and Herengracht.

Choose between 2 different boats

You can choose between two different boats for hire in Amsterdam: the Keizers boat or the Prinsen boat. Both have a different setup and price.

Keizers boat

  • Room for 12 people
  • Drive it yourself
  • Electric
  • Steering wheel
  • Storage compartments

Prinsen boat

  • Room for 8 people
  • Drive it yourself
  • Electric
  • Steering wheel
  • Storage compartments

Cheap boats for hire in Amsterdam

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

Private canal boat hire Amsterdam

Eco Boats is a private boat hire on the Amsterdam canals. 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. This depends on which boat you choose. 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.

Hire a boat in Amsterdam and drive it yourself

You’re the captain!

Do you want to drive the boat yourself? That’s possible! You don’t need a license and it’s not difficult at all. You do have to be over the age of 18 to be the captain. 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. Make your own route and discover Amsterdam at your own pace. You can also check the routes we have made for inspiration.

Hire a boat in Amsterdam with an activity

Eco Boats Amsterdam owes its name to our commitment to sustainability. We find it very important to keep the beautiful canals of Amsterdam clean. Our electric boats were built especially for this. To encourage our guests to help us keep the Amsterdam canals clean, we offer free fun activities like plastic fishing. You’ll get all the tools you need to fish plastic out of the water during your boat ride. Please put ‘plastic fishing’ in the comments when hiring a boat or check our activities for more information.

What will be arranged on the boat?

Of course we want to make the canal cruise as comfortable as possible for you so you can enjoy the ride. This is what you get when you hire a boat with Eco Boats Amsterdam:

  • Comfortable pillows
  • Warm blankets
  • Map with routes
  • Life jackets for children
  • Activities on request

In addition, we will provide an explanation of the boat, the canal rules and all the necessary instructions so you’ll be an experienced captain. Do you have special requests such as a company outing, catering or something else? Feel free to contact us and we will try to arrange it!

What do you need to bring?

Feel free to bring some drinks and food on your boat trip. Please note that the captain must stay sober. So decide together who will be driving the boat. Also, it can get a little chilly on the water. Bring a jacket or a sweater if it’s cold outside. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen if the sun is shining! We ask you to bring at least the following:

  • Valid ID
  • Proof of reservation, if you have booked in advance.
  • The deposit is €250 and will be settled afterwards in case of damage or misbehaviour. Payment is only possible by credit card or cash.

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.

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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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+31 (0) 6 216 171 11

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00