Eco Boats Amsterdam

Ahoy, future colleague!

Hey skipper, do you possess a Small Craft Certificate (Klein Vaarbewijs) or are you planning to obtain one? Apply for the position of captain and navigate with guests through the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. You’ll welcome guests on board, ensure safety, and share fascinating stories during the journey. Want to know more? Take a look at the vacancy and apply.

Where will you be working?

We are located at 4 locations in Amsterdam and expanding rapidly. Our fleet consists of a total of 57 independently navigable boats and 6 large boats, where you will be the captain. This is divided between our two boat rental companies: Canal Motorboats and Eco Boats Amsterdam. When you apply with us, you’ll be working for both boat rental companies, making every day unique!

Fun fact: Canal Motorboats, our sister company, has been in operation since 1996, making it the longest-lasting boat rental in Amsterdam.

What will you be doing?

  • Welcoming customers on the dock
  • Cruising the canals in Amsterdam
  • Tidying up the boats between cruises
  • Ensuring safety on board
  • Telling stories during the journey
  • Being an ambassador for Amsterdam
  • Ensuring an unforgettable experience

Who are you?

  • You are 18 years or older
  • You have a Small Craft License
  • You have a Marifoon Certificaat (Short Range Certificate)
  • You are independent and responsible
  • Customer-oriented and communicative
  • Available for a minimum of 2 days per week
  • Available on weekends as well
  • Proficient in both Dutch and English
  • Knowledge of a third language is a plus
  • Experience in the hospitality industry is a plus

What do you get?

  • The most enjoyable job in Amsterdam
  • A competitive salary + tips
  • Flexibility, you determine when you work
  • Making hours to get the Large Craft Certificate
  • A dinner budget for evening shifts
  • Fun gatherings and company outings


Do you see yourself as the captain on one of our boats? Apply right now!

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Where can you find us?

+31 (0) 6 216 171 11