Eco Boats Amsterdam

Cruise the canals for the best price

Discover Amsterdam in an eco-friendly and affordable way with our electric boats. We offer 3 options:

  1. Rent a boat without a licence, enjoy the steering wheel in your hands, and explore the canals at your own pace.
  2. For larger groups, we offer attractive rates for private boat tours with a captain, accommodating up to 30 people.
  3. Order budget-friendly tickets for our classic canal boat tour and cruise with us through the Amsterdam canals.

Rent a boat and sail yourself rates

Explore the Amsterdam canals in an eco-friendly way with Eco Boats Amsterdam! Discover below our rates for self-driving and find the perfect electric boat for an affordable adventure on the canals. You can choose from 2 locations: Amsterdam Centre or Amsterdam East.

Location Amsterdam Centre

Prinsen boat

  • Location Amsterdam City Centre
  • Address: Zandhoek 22 Amsterdam
  • You’re the captain
  • No licence needed
  • Space for up to 8 people
  • €50 per hour per boat
  • Minimum of 2 hours boat rental

Keizers boat

  • Location Amsterdam City Centre
  • Address: Zandhoek 22 Amsterdam
  • You’re the captain
  • No licence needed
  • Space for up to 12 people
  • €60 per hour per boat
  • Minimum of 2 hours boat rental

Location Amsterdam East

Amstel boat

  • Location Amsterdam East
  • Address: Daniël Goedkoopstraat 1 Amsterdam
  • You’re the captain
  • No licence needed
  • Space for up to 7 people
  • €50 per hour per boat
  • Minimum of 2 hours boat rental

Heren boat

  • Location Amsterdam East
  • Address: Daniël Goedkoopstraat 1 Amsterdam
  • You’re the captain
  • No licence needed
  • Space for up to 10 people
  • €60 per hour per boat
  • Minimum of 2 hours boat rental

Private Amsterdam boat tour rates

Discover Amsterdam’s canals in style with our private boat tour with captain and extra options such as an open bar. Check the rates below and enjoy an exclusive boat trip through the canals.

  • Private boat
  • Flexible boarding locations
  • Space for up to 30 people
  • With an experienced captain
  • Extra options: open bar and snacks
  • From €292.50
  • Can be rented for a minimum of 1.5 hours

Canal tour ticket rates

Order your tickets for our classic canal tour easily online and cruise with us through the Amsterdam canals. Our local skippers know the best stories about the highlights you’ll encounter along the way. The ticket price includes a drink of your choice and a guide with explanations about famous highlights.

  • Adults: €19.50
  • Children under 14 years: €9.75
  • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids): €55

Discount on family tickets

Are you coming with the family (2 adults and 2 children) or with children under the age of 14? Then, you can purchase canal tour tickets in Amsterdam with a discount.

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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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
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