Eco Boats Amsterdam

Why do customers choose Eco Boats Amsterdam

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Rent a boat in Amsterdam without captain

Rent an electric boat in Amsterdam that you can sail yourself, no licence needed. All our boats are electric, quiet, and equipped with a steering wheel. The minimum rental time for all boats is 2 hours. The pick-up location, capacity, and seat cushions vary.

  • Amstel – Rent a boat for 7 people in Amsterdam East – €50 per hour
  • Prinsen – Rent a boat for 8 people in Amsterdam Centre – €50 per hour
  • Heren – Rent a boat for 10 people in Amsterdam East – €60 per hour
  • Keizers – Rent a boat for 12 people in Amsterdam Centre – €60 per hour
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Rent a boat with captain in Amsterdam

Rent our private canal boat tour in Amsterdam with skipper if you’re with a big group.

  • Rent a private boat for 30 persons
  • Perfect for company outings
  • Extra options: open bar and snacks
  • Flexible pick-up locations
  • Minimum of 1,5 hours
  • Starting at €292,50
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Rent an electric boat in Amsterdam

It’s important to keep the Amsterdam canals clean, do you agree? Therefore, all our boats are electric and minimising pollution. Rent a boat on the Amsterdam canals and cruise in an eco-friendly way.

Free Plastic fishing activity when you rent a boat with us

Want to earn extra karma points? Opt for plastic fishing when you rent a boat with us. We offer this for free. You’ll be provided with nets and garbage bags on board, so you can fish out plastic from the canals while cruising. It’s not only good for the environment but also a lot of fun. Mention ‘plastic fishing‘ in the comments when making a reservation if you’d like to do this.

Prefer to join our public canal cruise?

In addition to self-piloted boats and private boats, we also offer tickets for our public canal cruise. We depart at scheduled times from Amsterdam Central and cruise for about 1 hour, passing by multiple highlights in Amsterdam. Purchase a ticket and come on board! Learn more about our public canal cruises.

Eco Boats Amsterdam boat rental advantages

  • Rent self-drive boats in Amsterdam
  • Rent a boat with captain in Amsterdam
  • Sail yourself or hire a private boat
  • No license or experience required
  • Boats are equipped with a steering wheel
  • Electric, quiet, and eco-friendly
  • Includes cushions and a route map
  • Additional activities available
  • Choose the boat that suits your needs
  • Accommodates 1 to 30 people
  • Boat rental in Amsterdam Centre/East
  • 600 reviews with 5 stars on TripAdvisor
  • Always a sunny service

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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.

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.
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Mon till sun: 10 am – 1o pm

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