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Boat rental in Rotterdam


Five reasons to rent a boat in Rotterdam


  • Rotterdam is an important port city in South Holland. This city has an extensive nautical history that is worth discovering.


  • The best months to visit and sail in Rotterdam are June, July, August and September. But if you are looking for good weather, we recommend June and July.


  • Rent a canal boat in Rotterdam to explore the rivers of this beautiful country. Let yourself be amazed by the unique and colourful landscapes.


  • If you rent a boat in Rotterdam, you can easily reach the sea. Just sail along the Rhine and enjoy the view. It is an experience to sail to neighbouring countries


  • You can have the best view of the city onboard a boat. Rent a boat and enjoy the river and the view of this modern city.


Pricing and information about boat rental in Rotterdam


Boat hire prices in Rotterdam vary depending on the type of boat and the season. Prices for a sailboat rental in Rotterdam start from 120 euros per day. While prices for renting a canal boat start from 110 euros per day. The high season in Rotterdam 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 yacht charter in Rotterdam. Renting a boat in the Netherlands is the best way to visit all its rivers!


Do you need a license to rent a boat in Rotterdam?


If you think about renting a boat in the Netherlands, you only need a boat licence in two situations. If the boat you are chartering is more than 15 metres in length, and if the boat can go faster than 20 km/hour. Otherwise, you can hire a boat without a licence. We recommend that you have a nautical curriculum explaining your sailing experience and the boats you have sailed.


If you do not have a licence or sailing experience, you can charter any of our skippered boats. A skipper will take you to the best places in Rotterdam so that you can get to know all the corners of the island. Ask your skipper for advice and he will tell you where to get the best local food.


Things to do in Rotterdam


⚓ Discover the interesting nautical history of Rotterdam. Visit the Maritime Museum and its exhibitions with ships of all ages.


⚓ Visit the Delfshaven district, with its many shops near the canals and the church of the Pilgrim Fathers.


⚓ After the Second World War the city was almost entirely rebuilt. But some places still retain their old charm. Take a guided tour and learn about its history.


⚓ Go and cross the Erasmusbrug, a bridge of more than eight hundred metres that connects the northern and southern parts of the city.


⚓ Visit the biggest tower in the city! The Euromast tower is over 150 m high and offers the best view over the whole city of Rotterdam. 


⚓ Plan a trip to the village of Kinderdijk, a village very close to Rotterdam with the typical Dutch windmills.


⚓ If you are a fan of boats, we recommend a visit to the old port of Rotterdam. This is the port where the city's trade started and has several old ships.


Practical Information:


The great thing about Holland is that the distances between cities are very short, meaning that you can travel easily by train or bus. To get to Rotterdam, you can take a train or bus from any city in Holland. Another idea is to rent a car and drive around the Netherlands, but make sure you park in the designated parking places. The best way to get to Rotterdam is by boat, rent a boat in Amsterdam and sail to this modern city.


About SamBoat


SamBoat offers a vast range of boats to hire from 60€/day. Choose from a wide selection of sailboats, motorboats, RIBs, catamarans, yachts, and canal boats. With the best offers, SamBoat helps you to find the ideal boat charter for the perfect vacation.

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