Eco Boats Amsterdam


Boarding location

The boarding location is flexible and determined by mutual agreement. Generally, we start right in front of Amsterdam Central Station.

Open or covered boat

Currently, all our new luxury boats are open. Would you prefer a covered boat? Please contact us. We have a slightly older model available that is covered.

Capacity

There is space for 30 people on board, but you can make it as intimate or extensive as you like since you’ll have the boat to yourselves.

Rate

  • 1.5 hours – from €292.50
  • 2 hours – from €390.00
  • 3 hours – from €585.00
  • 4 hours – from €780.00

Includes experienced skipper

The rate includes an experienced skipper who will navigate the boat. This allows you to relax with a drink in hand and discover Amsterdam in a unique way. If desired, our skipper can provide explanations along the way about what you’ll see passing by.

Food and drinks

Would you like some delicious food and drinks on board? You can book drinks or an open bar and choose tasty snacks from our menu.

Discover the Private Canal Cruise Boat

Luxury private canal boats, eco-friendly and brand new. Step on board and cruise through Amsterdam with your group.

Features

  • Space for up to 30 persons
  • Captain included
  • Open bar
  • Catering
  • Flexible boarding locations
  • Luxurious boats
  • Open or covered
  • Eco-friendly
  • Newest boats
  • Perfect for company outings
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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?

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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Or contact us

Have not found what you are looking for? We are happy to assist you.

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
+31 (0) 6 216 171 11