Pay aboard our boats with your debit or credit card on an iPad

Convenience serves our guest. At Rent A Boat Amsterdam we work hard to keep improving our service level. Even when it comes to the part that is the least fun when organizing a boat tour in Amsterdam: Payment.

We hereby proudly introduce a new and contemporary method of payment: Pay aboard our boats with your debit or credit card on an iPad. In two simple steps the payment is made. We accepts debit cards of all major Dutch banks as well as Mastercard, Visa and Diners Club credit cards.

On board debit or credit card payments with an iPad at Rent A Boat Amsterdam. Easy and convenient.

But of course you can continue to pay in the ways you are accustomed to at Rent A Boat Amsterdam. Online with iDeal, PayPal and Credit Card. And, the regular way: A wire transfer. For more information about our payment options please visit: Payment at Rent A Boat Amsterdam.

Do you have questions or suggestions? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com in French

Following the launch of our brand new website on 30 July 2012, we have seen a number of major developments within the Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com website. This has unfortunately resulted in an incomplete French version of the website. In other words, the content on the French version of the website was not equal to the English version.

But, after many hours of translating the thousands of words, sentences and paragraphs we have completed the task of translating the entire website into French. The French version of Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com is now fully up-to-date.

The French version of the Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com website

This means that every part of the website is now available in French. The boats, the package deals, the location, the occasions, etc, etc. Do you have friends, acquaintances, colleagues, family or other contacts that are French? Send them a message with this joyous news. The only boat rental website in Amsterdam that is available in French.

Do you have questions, suggestions or comments? Or did you bump into a translation mistakes? Let us know by using the form below or by calling +31 (0)20 6247635.

First Amsterdam Boats newsletter

Today we have send the very first newsletter since Amsterdam Boats was founded (2009). In the past months many events and significant changes have taken place at Amsterdam Boats. The takeover of Classic Canal Charters (with the lovely classic canal boat Bota Fogo), acquiring the now exactly 100-year-old classic boat Marie Zurlohe and the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website restyle just to name a few.

Memorable events that we like to share with our clients. Information that the readers will benefit from.

First Amsterdam Boats newsletter

Developments that are particularly newsworthy we will continue to share in the future. But do not worry. We will never ever send messages just to send messages. And we will save up the news so we will not send more than one Amsterdam Boats Newsletter per quarter. We hate spam, just like everyone else, so no need to worry.

Do you have questions about our newsletter (policy)? Please do not hesitate to let us know.

Catering with Rent A Boat Amsterdam

Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com is keen on delivering the best possible features and usability when it comes to finding the perfect rental boat in Amsterdam. For a large majority of our customers catering plays a crucial role when booking a boat tour. On the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website we have listed roughly 75% of all commercial (and licenced) boats in Amsterdam. This means the boats are owned and / or managed by a variety of boat owners. As a result the catering possibilities vary per boat rental agency. To avoid confusion between the different menus on offer and the corresponding boats it has been our policy not to display catering / dinner possibilities on the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website.

Catering menus with Rent A Boat Amsterdam

The brand new catering page at Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com

However, based on research amongst our valued customers, we have learned that the need for catering menus on the website was very high. Much higher than we initially anticipated. It turned out that many visitors weren’t even sure if the possibility to order catering on board was possible at all. An evidently undesirable situation that made us decide to provide our customers with a proper presentation of the catering possibilities we (can) offer aboard. This overview can be found at this page: Boat catering. On this page you will find our breakfast, lunch and high tea, fingerfood snacks and bites as well as (a la carte) diner / buffet menu’s. To avoid any confusion about the boats that offer these menus we have displayed a selection of boats that you can order the catering menus for. When looking for catering aboard one of the other boats that we have listed please contact us.

In case you have any question about the above, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Rent A Boat Amsterdam website restyle

Since the beginning of the website (2006) it has been our goal to make the website as user friendly as we possibly can. Offering the boat that suits the specific occasion of the guests perfectly is the central theme. With this in mind we have worked hard for over 7 months to completely restyle the Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com website.

Redesigned Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com website

The new design offers the following improvements:

  1. Lightning speeds: Each page loads within a record time. Navigate fast and effectively through the Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com website and find the boat that is perfect to the occasion.
  2. Instant search: Use these handy sliders to set and modify your search criteria. The website presents the boat / boats that match the criteria within milliseconds.
  3. Clearer: Easy navigation, neat categories (boat type),  more detailed information, bigger and better photographs and  improved comparison features.
  4. More boats: The largest selection of rental boats in Amsterdam. For any occasion a suitable boat. And in each category multiple boats. We simply have the right boat. If not, it’s not there.

It goes without saying that you will keep booking with the advantages you are accustomed to:

  1. Most complete selection of boats for rent in Amsterdam: Over 85% of the exclusive charter boats in Amsterdam are listed at the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website.
  2. Best Price Guarantee: Lower price on the internet? We pay the difference. Read the terms and conditions.
  3. Over 750 boat reviews: Make use of hundreds of guest reviews. Every day new messages are posted by people that have just rented a boat.
  4. Free expert advice (without obligation): We are happy to assist. Feel free to call or mail us for information or advice about an exclusive boat tour in Amsterdam.
  5. No reservation costs: Take advantage of all our benefits and book without nay reservation fee.
  6. Only registered boats: At Rent A Boat Amsterdam you are assured to rent a “fair boat” at a registered company. No unpleasant surprises (read more).

Check out the new website at Rent A Boat Amsterdam and tell us what you think by sending us a tweet: @amsterdamboat. Your opinion is, as always, highly appreciated.

Location page fully up-to-date

In due course we have discovered a lot of boarding / disembarking location throughout the city of Amsterdam and surrounding area. Numerous location that we didn’t display on our website. Until now! We have decided to expand our locations database. And, to keep our website visitors properly informed we have updated our location page too. It is now possible to cruise for example to Beach West, Restaurant Noorderlicht or Restaurant Breitner!

All boarding (and disembarking) locations in Amsterdam

Curious what the other boarding locations are? Have a look at the most complete boarding locations guide at: Boat Boarding Location in Amsterdam.

Multiligual in more languages

Since several years already the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website is available in both Dutch and English. The website statistics show us however that the website is visited by people from over 141 countries worldwide. From the early days of the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website we strive to make the Amsterdam boat rental market as transparent as possible and accessible to as many people as possible. Based on the fact we have some many internation visitors the decision to serve them better by providing more languages was easy.

Website visitors map of Rent A Boat Amsterdam

Map showing the visitors map of Rent A Boat Amsterdam by geographic location

Therefore the Rent A Boat Amsterdam team has determined which languages would provide this extra service best and based on this analysis we decided to offer the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website in 7 different languages. During fall 2010 we will make the website available in the following languages (in addition to the already available languages Dutch and English).

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian

We hope that by providing this extra service we are able to bring the boats of the by Rent A Boat Amsterdam connected boat rental agencies under the attention of a much larger audience. Everyone that wants to rent a boat in Amsterdam for a lovely canal cruise can now read and view all the possibilities that are available when organizing a cruise on one of our open motorboats, classic canal boats, canal barges or IJ-boats. Whether he / she is Moscow or La Paz! Taking a canal cruise in Amsterdam becomes an event to prepare for worldwide.

Do you have questions about this subject or suggestions that you would like to share with us? Please feel free to leave a comment. The Rent A Boat Amsterdam team will always take your comment into account.