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What is Gay Pride Amsterdam?

Amsterdam Gay Pride is in one word: spectacular! We promise you that. Every year we celebrate the fact that you can be yourself, no matter who you love. Whether you’re straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, it doesn’t matter! And that is something that can be celebrated. The whole city is one big festival and especially the canals are one big party.

When is Amsterdam Gay Pride 2022?

Gay Pride Amsterdam and its highlight: the Canal Parade is this year on Saturday, August 6. This event is world famous for a reason. A beautiful boat parade can be seen on the canals and it’s one big party. You can experience this from close by if you hire a boat.

Rent a boat on Amsterdam Gay Pride

Of course, the best way to experience the parade is right on the canals. This guarantees the best view of the beautifully decorated boats.

Eco Boats Amsterdam has managed to secure a number of spots. Nowadays, you have to have a vignette to be allowed on the route with a boat.

You rent a boat from us for the whole day. You pick up the boat early in the morning and bring it back at 18:00 (6 pm) when the parade is over. The exact time you can pick up the boat is still to be announced. We will assign you an area where you can park the boat during Gay Pride Amsterdam.

Our boats are for rent for the whole day, including vignette, for a low fixed price of €560. You get your own private boat with room for 12 people.

  • For only €560
  • Vignette included
  • Space for 12 people
  • Quiet, electric boats
  • Handy storage compartments under the seats

Enjoying the Amsterdam Canal Parade

Once you’ve gone into your designated area, there are only two things left to do; enjoy and wave. Enjoy everything that passes together with your company, the tasty snacks and drinks you brought, the music and the atmosphere. Don’t forget to wave at the participants of the parade and ofcourse take many photos.

Gay Parade Amsterdam rules

Of course we want everyone to have a nice day and enjoy it. That’s why it’s important to stick to the rules below. That way it stays fun for everyone and you can be sure that you will have a successful day, without any hassle.

  • Do not throw waste into the water or leave it on the docks. There is a special waste service where you can dispose of your waste.
  • Do not play music on the boat, this is forbidden and also unnecessary because there will be music on the canals.
  • The captain must stay sober. So decide in advance who will steer the boat.
  • Do not spray water at the parade boats.
  • Do not throw anything at the parade boats.
  • You may not swim or jump into the water.
  • Do not enter houseboats without permission of the owner.
  • Drink in moderation, it’s a long day.
  • Enjoy!

Check out all the other boating rules that apply in Amsterdam.

Rent a boat on another day

Would you rather cruise the canals on another day in Amsterdam? Of course you can! Our boat rental is open every day, all year round. Also during other events in Amsterdam you can rent a boat at Eco Boats Amsterdam.

Amsterdam canal cruises with Eco Boats

Amsterdam canal cruises with Eco Boats

Room for 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

Amsterdam boat rental location

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

Amsterdam Canal Routes

Canal route Amsterdam: 2 hours

In 2 hours time you will cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam and pass 7 hotspots.

Canal route Amsterdam: 3 hours

In 3 hours time you will cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam and pass 12 hotspots.

Which Amsterdam canal route do you choose?

  • 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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Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Eco Boats Amsterdam

Do you have a question?

Read the frequently asked questions about boating in Amsterdam. Read the FAQ

Yes, we organize the best outings for companies and family outings, please contact us by mail, for a scavenger hunt, catering request, plastic fishing or something else.

We'd prefer it if that won't happen. Should it happen anyway, we'll deduct it from your deposit. It wil cost  €20, - per every 15 min. Please call us if you think you're going to be late.

Yes. You pay a deposit of €150,- cash or by credit card. The deposit will be settled afterwards in case of damage or misbehaviour. Check our boat rental rates.

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Eco Boats Amsterdam
Boat Rental Amsterdam
Zandhoek 22
1013KT Amsterdam

KVK: 34241039

+31 (0) 6 216 171 11
info@ecoboatsamsterdam.com