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Private Cruise with Eco Boats Amsterdam

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want to enjoy a relaxing day with friends and family, our private canal cruise through Amsterdam guarantees an unforgettable experience. We provide the perfect Amsterdam atmosphere, so you can concentrate on what’s really important: enjoying the beautiful ambiance and breathtaking views of Amsterdam, with a drink or snack in your hand. During the cruise you will enjoy beautiful views over the canals while discovering the city from a new perspective.

Decide for yourself how long you want to sail and whether you want food and drinks on board. Together we explore Amsterdam from the water, which we believe is the best way to discover the city. If you like, our skipper will provide you with interesting explanations about Amsterdam along the way.

There is room for 30 people on board, but the boat is all for yourselves, so you can make the experience as intimate as you want!

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Why choose a Private Cruise from Eco Boats Amsterdam?

Rain or shine

Discover the charm of the Amsterdam canals, regardless of the weather, with our private boat tour. With our specially designed boats we ensure that you can fully enjoy the Amsterdam canals, whether the sun is shining or not.

When the weather is sunny, the boat is open, so you can enjoy the surroundings in complete freedom. If the weather is less cooperative on the day of your planned cruise, we will close the roof. This way you can still enjoy an authentic canal cruise, comfortable and dry.

Flexible boarding locations

We understand that convenience is essential. That’s why we offer various boarding locations throughout the city, so you can depart from a location that best suits you and your guests. Below are our regular boarding locations. Is there no suitable one for you? Please contact us!

  • Koepelkerk/Singel
  • Central Station
  • Herenmarkt

Experienced Captain at the Helm

Our expert captains know the canals like the back of their hand. With extensive knowledge about the city and its history, they make your boat trip not only safe, but also informative and fascinating. Feel free to ask questions and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings and highlights you pass by with us.

Food and drinks on board

Do you want to make your boat trip even more special? Then choose our drinks package and enjoy a selection of refreshing drinks on board. For gourmets we offer a delicious appetizer, so you can enjoy local flavors.

Book your private boat tour now at Eco Boats Amsterdam

Enjoy our exclusive private boat tours all year round! Discover Amsterdam in a unique way that you have never experienced before. Whether you choose spring, summer, autumn or winter, our cruises are there to show you the city at any time of the year.

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 (The IJdok), including additional packages like catering and activities.
  3. Purchase a ticket for a canal cruise starting from Amsterdam Central, cruising through Amsterdam Center in 1 hour.

We are open every day, all year round.
  • Monday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Friday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00

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.

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 (The IJdok)
  • Tickets for the large canal cruise boats

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 IJdok 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.  

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.

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. Keizers Boat: €60 per uur Heren Boat: €60 per uur Prinsen Boat: €50 per uur Amstel Boat: €50 per uur

This depends on the boat. This way, you can choose which boats fits your needs.

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: 10:00 – 21:00

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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