Eco Boats Amsterdam

The most eco-friendly and best boat rental in Amsterdam

Are you searching for the best boat rental in Amsterdam? Choose Eco Boats Amsterdam! We are happy to tell you why.

  • Multiple locations in Amsterdam
  • Boat rental in Amsterdam city centre
  • Boat rental in Amsterdam East
  • Eco friendly, quiet and spacious boats
  • The best prices in town
  • Choose your own boat
  • Sail yourself or join us on a cruise

We offer 3 different activities

Our boat rental locations in Amsterdam

Eco Boats Amsterdam is located at multiple locations in Amsterdam.The locations are both perfectly accessible by public transport, bike, car and by foot. Hop on and enjoy everything that this beautiful city has to offer.

Please note: if you rent our private 30-person boat with captain, you can choose your own departure location. 

Boat Rental Amsterdam Centre

Our boat rental in Amsterdam City Center is located at Zandhoek 22, 1013KT Amsterdam. This location is within a 15 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. Here you can rent the self-drive 12-persons Keizers Boat and the 8-persons Prinsen Boat. From this location you’re within minutes on the the most popular canals like Herengracht, Keizersgracht.

Boat Rental Amsterdam East

Our boat rental in Amsterdam East is located at Daniël Goedkoopstraat 1, 1096BD Amsterdam. It’s about a 15-minute walk from Station Amsterdam Amstel. Here you can rent the 10-persons Heren Boat and the 7-persons Amstel Boat. From this location, you cruise directly on to the Amstel.

Amsterdam Central Station

Don’t want to rent a private boat and just enjoy the views while cruising the canals? Our public canal cruise boat departures directly in front of Amsterdam Central Station. Get your tickets on our website for our classic cruise and hop on.

Self-drive boats

You can choose between four different self drive boats with out boat rental in Amsterdam. All boats are electric and can be steered by means of a steering wheel. There are a few differences such as: the pick-up location, the size, the interior, the maximum amount of people allowed on the boat.

Keizers Boat

  • Start and finish in Amsterdam Centre
  • Address: Zandhoek 22 Amsterdam
  • Space for up to 12 people
  • Sail yourself, no licence needed
  • Private boat
  • Electric boat
  • Steering wheel
  • Storage compartments
  • Seat cushions

Heren boat

  • Start and finish in Amsterdam East
  • Daniël Goedkoopstraat 1 Amsterdam
  • Space for up to 10 people
  • Sail yourself, no licence needed
  • Private boat
  • Electric boat
  • Steering wheel
  • Lounge cushions

Prinsen boat

  • Start and finish in Amsterdam Centre
  • Address: Zandhoek 22 Amsterdam
  • Space for up to 8 people
  • Sail yourself, no licence needed
  • Private boat
  • Electric boat
  • Steering wheel
  • Storage compartments
  • Seat cushions

Amstel boat

  • Start and finish in Amsterdam East
  • Daniël Goedkoopstraat 1 Amsterdam
  • Space for up to 7 people
  • Sail yourself, no licence needed
  • Private boat
  • Electric boat
  • Steering wheel
  • Lounge cushions

Private boat rental on the Amsterdam Canals

Eco Boats is a private boat rental in Amsterdam. Which means, you get your own private boat. You can choose between sailing yourself and being your own captain in a small boat. Or rent our private large boat with captain and space for up to 30 persons.

Be your own captain

You are the captain of your own private boat. You can decide for yourself where you want to go and with whom. Our spacious boats are big enough for up to 7, 8, 10 or 12 people, depending which boat you choose. You will get a map with routes so you can navigate yourself. See more information.

Rent a boat with a captain

Don’t want to be the captain or do you want to go with a bigger group of people? We can arrange a larger private boat with captain for up to 30 people. This is perfect for company outings or just with friends and family. You can add extra options such as an open bar, catering and you can choose the departing location. See more information.

Hop on our canal cruise boat

Want to go sightseeing in the most classic way? Join us on our brand new public canal cruise through Amsterdam city centre. Get your ticket online on our website and hop on! In 1 hour you will see the most famous highlights in Amsterdam. The boat will be open or covered, depending on the weather. The most luxurious canal cruise boat in Amsterdam!  See more information.

Cheap boat rental in Amsterdam

Searching for a cheap Amsterdam boat rental? At Eco Boats you can rent a boat for a low price. Check our rates for more information.

Self-drive boat prices

  • Prinsen and Amstel Boats: €50 per hour
  • Keizers and Heren Boats: €60 per hour
  • You can rent a boat for 2 hours or longer

Private boat with captain prices

  • Private cruise starts at €292,50
  • For a minimum of 1,5 hours
  • There is space for up to 30 persons
  • Extra options: open bar and catering

Public canal cruise ticket prices

  • Adults: €19.50
  • Children under 14 years: €9.75
  • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids): €55
  • The duration of the cruise is 1 hour
  • Starting from Amsterdam Central Station

Boat rental in Amsterdam with fun activities

Eco Boats Amsterdam owes its name to our commitment to sustainable boating. We find it very important to keep the beautiful canals of Amsterdam clean. We have taken on Amsterdam’s plan to free up the canals entirely of diesel fuel. Our electric boats were built especially for this. We are also always busy keeping the canals of Amsterdam clean. For example, we offer a fun activity called plastic fishing to our guests. You can put this in the comments when making a reservation if you would like to do this. Take a look at our activities for more information.

This is what you get with our boat rental

Of course we want to make it as comfortable as possible for you so you can enjoy the boat trip through Amsterdam. This is what you get at our boat rental on the Amsterdam Canals:

  • Comfortable pillows
  • Warm blankets
  • Map with routes
  • Life vests for children
  • Storage space for your belongings
  • Fun activities on request

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

What should you bring with you?

Don’t forget to bring a few things with you, like some drinks and snacks. We recommend organising a picknick on the boat! Also, it’s often a little colder on the water. So don’t forget to bring a jacket or an extra sweater. Is the sun shining? Perfect! In that case, don’t forget to bring some sunscreen with you. We request at least the following two things:

  • A valid ID
  • Proof of reservation

Why do customers choose Eco Boats Amsterdam

Where can you find us?

Have a question?

We offer three options:
  1. Rent an electric boat that you may sail yourself, no boating license required.
  2. Rent a private canal boat with a captain and space for 30 people, including additional packages like catering and open bar.
  3. Purchase a ticket for our classic canal cruise starting from Amsterdam Centre and cruise through Amsterdam Center in 1 hour.

We are open every day, all year round.
  • Monday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Friday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00

Certainly! You can hire a boat with us during various events, such as King's Day, Gay Pride, and the Amsterdam Light Festival. The rental usually starts 4 to 6 months in advance. So, make sure to book in advance to secure a boat.

Available boats

  • Small boats that you can sail yourself
  • Private canal boats with a captain and space for 30 people
  • Tickets for our public canal cruise

Do you need to sail yourself or is there a captain?

Please note: on King's Day, you always rent a boat with a captain. You can rent both the small boats and the large private canal cruise boat with space for 30 people. On other holidays/events, you are allowed to sail yourself.

Food and drinks

Regarding food and drinks on King's Day and Gay Pride: On the small boats where you are the captain, you may bring your own food and drinks. On the large boats (30-person boats), it's only allowed to bring your own food. We will arrange the drinks for you.

Certainly! You can hire a private large boat, including a captain and catering and/or activities. The IJdok boat accommodates 30 people, ensuring exclusivity for your group. Or you can rent multiple smaller boats that you can sail yourself. This means you are the captain. No boating licence needed! You can choose between different boats.  

In addition to the regular boat rental fee, we are obliged to charge tourist tax at €2.50 per person. This applies to all boat rentals in Amsterdam.

The rates vary per boat. We offer 4 different self-drive boats. You rent a boat for a minimum of 2 hours, and pay a low amount per hour for any additional time.

This depends on the boat. This way, you can choose which boats fits your needs.

When you rent a boat with us, you can go plastic fishing for free. We provide all the necessary equipment on board, including nets and garbage bags, allowing you to fish for plastic during your canal cruise. Not only is it a fun activity, but it's also environmentally friendly! Learn more about plastic fishing. This can be booked at no extra cost for both self-piloted boats and private canal cruises. It's important to notify us in advance. You can do this by including 'plastic fishing' in the comments when making a reservation.

You can rent a self-drive boat from us at two locations. Where you pick up the boat, you must also return the boat.
  • Location Centre: Zandhoek 22 1013 KT Amsterdam. Check the directions to this location.
  • Location East: Daniël Goedkoopstraat 11096 BD Amsterdam. Check the directions to this location.
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Opening hours

Mon till sun: 10 am – 1o pm

The benefits of Eco Boats Amsterdam

Option 1: Sail yourself without a license
Option 2: Buy a sightseeing tour ticket
Option 3: Private cruise with a captain
From 1 to 30 persons
Choose from various boats
Electric, whisper-quiet, and clean
Guaranteed a fun day
Perfect for group outings
Around Amsterdam city center
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