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Self-drive boats


You can now hire a boat to drive yourself! See the boats we offer below.

Rent a boat to drive yourself on the Amsterdam canals

Boaty Boat Rental Amsterdam

With some friends or family it’s great fun to rent a small self-drive boat. These electric boats are really easy to drive; you don’t need a license for that. You can rent a boat for three or four hours, which is enough time to explore some of the finest canals and a nice part of the Amstel river. We recommend the two most economic boat rental companies in Amsterdam: Boaty Rent a Boat  is located in the southern city center and Boats4rent Boat Hire  is located at the popular Westerpark. You can take a maximum of six people on board and you may bring your own food and drinks.

The basics of renting a self-drive boat in Amsterdam

Rent a Boat Amsterdam Boats4rent
Personal instruction
Silent zero-emission propulsion
Max. 6 people per boat
No license required
Easy to drive
Good reviews (> 4,5 stars) on Google and Tripadvisor
Locations in the South (Boaty) and West (Boats4rent) of Amsterdam
Foam seats, life vests and canal map included
For hire in morning, afternoon and evening
From euro 79,- for three hours
Reservations online