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Canal boat & boat rental in Amsterdam 


Five reasons to rent a canal boat in Amsterdam


  • It is a large city in the northwest of the Netherlands and is the capital of this beautiful country. It is well known for its rich cultural and artistic heritage. It has a large system of canals throughout the city, so it is a good idea to rent a boat to tour them.


  • The best seasons to visit and rent a boat in Amsterdam are spring and summer. From April to September the weather is ideal for enjoying a canal boat trip. Rent a boat to enjoy your summer in Holland.


  • Amsterdam is known as the Venice of the North because of the canals in the city. Rent a narrowboat and cruise every canal in the city. 


  • This city is situated close to some of the best navigation areas in Holland. Ijsselmeer and Markermeer is a very friendly cruising area because it is enclosed and not directly open to the sea. 


  • In Amsterdam, you will find several well-equipped marinas and harbors to anchor your canal boat. However, we recommend you book your place in advance.  


Pricing and information about boat rental in Amsterdam


Boat hire prices in Amsterdam vary depending on the type of boat. Prices for renting a canal boat start from 125 euros per day. The high season in Amsterdam is in June and ends in August. If you plan to visit this island and rent a boat at this time, we recommend booking at least three months in advance. 


On SamBoat, you will find the best prices for a canal boat in Amsterdam. Chartering a narrow boat in the Netherlands is the best way to visit all its rivers!


Do you need a license to rent a canal boat in Amsterdam?


In Amsterdam, you can hire a canal boat without a licence. We recommend that you have a nautical curriculum explaining your boating experience and the boats you have navigated on.

Things to do in Amsterdam


⚓ Amsterdam is the city of art! Visit one of Europe's most iconic museums, such as the Van Gogh Museum.


⚓ Amsterdam is the capital of bicycles, with more than 100 kilometers of cycle paths. Rent a bike in this iconic city. 


⚓ Visit the Leidseplein square, home to a busy nightlife with its terraces and street painters. Enjoy a night with a beer!


⚓ Holland has a lot of history, witness all its highlights by visiting the national museum. It has many pieces and art of great value.


⚓ Visit the flower market. It is a colourful show where you can appreciate all kinds of flowers.


Practical Information:


The city of Amsterdam has one of the largest airports in Europe. Schiphol Airport is located a few kilometres from the city centre and welcomes thousands of international and local flights daily. To get to the centre of Amsterdam, you can take public transport and arrive in less than 20 minutes. If you are in any other city in the Netherlands or Europe, you can easily reach this modern city by train. The best way to get to Amsterdam is by boat, rent a boat in Rotterdam and cruise on the rivers and the sea to get there. We assure you it is a unique experience.


Once you are in Amsterdam, you can easily get around the city. The best way to get around is by bicycle, Amsterdam has more than 15,000 kilometers of cycle paths and is environmentally friendly. You can also take public transport such as trams and buses. A very unique way to get around the city is to rent a narrowboat and cruise the canals


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