Eco Boats Amsterdam

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The benefits of our boat rental in Amsterdam

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

  • Boat rental in the centre of Amsterdam
  • Environmentally friendly, quiet and spacious boats
  • Pilot the boat yourself, no license needed
  • Low prices
  • Private boats, you’re the captain
  • Choose between 2 different boats
  • There can be up to 8 or 12 people on our boats
  • You get comfortable pillows, blankets and a map of Amsterdam
  • Free life jackets for children available
  • You can bring your own drinks and food
  • We can arrange fun activities on request

Boat rental Amsterdam centre

Eco Boats Amsterdam is located in the centre of Amsterdam. Our location is at the Westerdok and is perfectly accessible by public transport, bike, car and is even on walking distance from Central Station. From our Amsterdam boat rentals location you’re within minutes on the the most popular canals like Herengracht, Keizersgracht. Hop ons and enjoy everything that this beautiful city has to offer.

Choose between 2 different boats

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

Keizers boat

  • Space for 12 people
  • Electric
  • Steering wheel
  • Storage compartments

Prinsen boat

  • Space for 8 people
  • Electric
  • Steering wheel
  • Storage compartments

Cheap boat rental in Amsterdam

Searching for a cheap Amsterdam boat rental? At Eco Boats you can rent a boat for a low price. The Prinsen boats are only 50,- per hour and the Keizers boats are 60,- per hour. You can rent a boat for 2 hours or longer. This way, the price per person is one of the best in the whole city. Check our rates for more information.

Private boat rental on the Amsterdam Canals

Eco Boats is a private boat rental in Amsterdam. Which means, 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 8 or 12 people, depending which boat you choose. We have storage space under the seats to store your belongings safely and dry. This also saves a lot of space on the boat. Do you want to go with more dan 12 people on one boat? This is also possible. We can arrange a larger boat for up to 35 people. Please contact us for more information and the possibilities.

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 things:

  • A 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

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 (The IJdok), including additional packages like catering and activities.
  3. Purchase a ticket for a canal cruise starting from Amsterdam Central, cruising through Amsterdam Center in 1 hour.

We are open every day, all year round.
  • Monday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Friday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

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.

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 (The IJdok)
  • Tickets for the large canal cruise boats

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 IJdok 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.  

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.

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. Keizers Boat: €60 per uur Heren Boat: €60 per uur Prinsen Boat: €50 per uur Amstel Boat: €50 per uur

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

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: 10:00 – 21:00

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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