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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 2023?

Gay Pride Amsterdam and its highlight: the Canal Parade is this year on Saturday, August 5th. 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 2023

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 around 9 am and bring it back at 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. You’ll get your own private boat with space for a maximum of 8 or 12 people, depending on which boat you choose.

Prinsen Boat

  • Only €500 for the whole day
  • Vignette included
  • Space for max. 8 people
  • Quiet, electric boats
  • Handy storage compartments under the seats

Keizers Boat

  • Only €600 for the whole day
  • Vignette included
  • Space for max. 12 people
  • Quiet, electric boats
  • Handy storage compartments under the seats

Enjoying the Amsterdam Canal Parade 2023

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! Eco Boats Amsterdam is open every day, all year round. Also during other events in Amsterdam like Kingsday you can rent a boat at Eco Boats 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.

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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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Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00
Friday: 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00