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Amsterdam hosts concerts, events and festivals on an almost daily basis. Of course, there are a few highlights that you really should experience while cruising the canals. We’ve listed the best canal events in Amsterdam for you.

By the way, don’t forget to rent your sloop in time! We are usually fully booked more than a month in advance.

King’s Day – 27 April 2022

The day on which we celebrate the birthday of our King Willem-Alexander extensively. The city turns completely orange on this day and everywhere you look, there’s a party going on. More information about King’s Day.

Concert on the Amstel – 5 May 2022

This wonderful concert is the traditional festive end of Liberation Day in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Gay Pride – 30 July to 7 August 2022

This is one of the biggest LGBTQ events in the world. There are parties everywhere in the city. The highlight, of course, is the famous colourful boat parade on the canals. More information about Amsterdam Gay Pride.

Grachtenfestival – 12 to 21 August 2022

The Grachtenfestival introduces young and old to music in a different way at special locations in the city. From classical music to jazz, everyone will find something to their taste.

Prinsengracht concert – 20 August 2022

This is the largest classical open-air concert in the Netherlands. It is open to a wide audience and provides a stage for many young talents. A fun detail: the stage is on a pontoon and the audience can listen from their own boat. Be sure to register if you want to attend the concert.

Entry of Sinterklaas – 13 November 2020

Sinterklaas never skips Amsterdam. With his steam boat and his Pieten, he brings presents and fun to the children every year. The city always gives him a warm welcome during the entry.

Amsterdam Light Festival – 2 December 2021 to 17 January 2022

This is Amsterdam’s leading winter festival. Each year, the city’s streets and canals are exuberantly illuminated by various light installations from international artists. Hire a boat and visit them all.

SAIL Amsterdam 2020 – 12 to 16 August 2020

This event takes place every 5 years in Amsterdam. For a few days, the city will be visited by a gigantic fleet of monumental ships from all over the world. Visitors can sail between the ships and see the inside of them.

Amsterdam boat event tip!

Are all our boats booked? Please take a look at the website of our sister company Canal Motorboats, also located in the heart of Amsterdam. Perhaps you can still hire a boat there! You can also rent a boat on other days when there are no events. Tip: cruise past the most beautiful bridges in Amsterdam.

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.

Check the route description

You're the captain

Route Amsterdam: 2 hours

Route Amsterdam: 2 hours

In 2 hours time you will cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam and pass at least 11 hotspots.

Prinsengracht | Amstel | Herengracht/Keizersgracht

Route Amsterdam: 3 hours

Route Amsterdam: 3 hours

In 3 hours time you will cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam and pass at least 17 hotspots.

Prinsengracht | Entrepotdok | Oosterdok | Zwanenburgwal | Amstel | Herengracht/Keizersgracht

Which canal route do you choose?

Get inspired by the routes we have made for you.

  • The best Amsterdam canal routes
  • You will pass several hotspots in Amsterdam
  • Cruise the most famous canals of Amsterdam
  • Make your own route through Amsterdam
  • You'll have enough time to take the route
  • Combine it with fun activities in Amsterdam
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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
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Monday to Friday: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 8 pm