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Find the right listing for you and your crew, with options for boat types, group size, captained or self-charter, and lots more.
Found one you like? Send a rental inquiry with your preferred trip details, and you’ll receive an offer from your captain to book.
Coordinate a pick-up place and time, meet your boat captain, and get out onto the water!
No, renting a small boat in Amsterdam does not require a boating license. However, having one or completing a boating safety course before you rent is a good idea. Most canal boat rentals in Amsterdam are on boats that move slowly and are easy to steer, and the owner will give you a tutorial on how to operate it before you start cruising safely. For sailboats that are between 25 and 40 meters in length, you will need a pleasure craft operator license to go sailing in Amsterdam.
Canal boat rentals in Amsterdam start at $136/hour. Canal boats are great for overnight stays, and most can accommodate anywhere from 6 to over 30 passengers, so the price will range depending on the size of the specific boat you want to rent.
Yes, many canal boats in Amsterdam have a toilet onboard. Any boat that is equipped with bedrooms for an overnight stay in Amsterdam will have a toilet too, but many canal boats used for just day tours have a toilet for passengers.