Eco Boats Amsterdam

Boarding Location

The boarding location of the Prinsensloep is in Amsterdam Center: Zandhoek 22, 1013KT Amsterdam. This is a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station and easily accessible by public transport, bicycle, or car (paid parking available right in front of the location).


The Prinsensloep can accommodate up to 8 people.


The Prinsensloep can be rented for as little as €50 per hour with a minimum rental duration of 2 hours.

You’re the captain

You are the captain and are allowed to steer the boat yourself without a boating license. We’ll explain everything before departure, and it’s not difficult. You steer easily with a steering wheel. We’ll also provide you with a map of routes. You must be at least 18 years old to be the captain.

8 persoons sloep

Discover the Prinsen Boat

Place for up to 8 people, a private boat for you and your party, easy to steer with a steering wheel, electric and handy storage compartments under the seats for all your belongings. What else do you want?


  • Pilot the boat without a license
  • Space for up to 8 people
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Quiet and electric
  • Steering by means of a steering wheel
  • Sitting cushions
  • Storage compartments
  • Fun for groups


  • Comfortable cushions
  • Blankets to keep you warm
  • Life jackets for children
  • Map of the Amsterdam Canals
  • Instruments for plastic fishing (on request)
  • Extra activities possible (on request)
Discover the Prinsen Boat

Boating laws Amsterdam

Are you going to drive a boat in Amsterdam? Then read the boating laws below

What is the minimum age for driving a boat in Amsterdam?

You have to be at least 18 years old to drive our boats.

Who has priority on the canals of Amsterdam?

Always give priority to commercial shipping and boats that are longer than your boat. This includes canal tour boats. Beware: always giving priority means from both left and right!

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  • Mooring prohibited Mooring prohibited
  • Forbidden to take a berth Forbidden to take a berth
  • Pay attention Pay attention
  • Forbidden to pass Forbidden to pass
  • No entry No entry

Why do customers choose Eco Boats Amsterdam

Where can you find us?

Have a question?

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.

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 private large boat, including a captain and catering and/or activities. The private 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.  

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.

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.

You can rent a self-drive boat from us at two locations. Where you start, you also finish. Check all route descriptions.
  • Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam
  • Daniël Goedkoopstraat 1, 1096 BD Amsterdam

You can always book a boat at short notice, provided there are still boats available. This can be done either by phone or online. However, we recommend booking a boat at least a few days in advance, especially when sunny days are expected.
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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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