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
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.