We can welcome you again!

We don’t have the option to start take-away or delivery, but this doesn’t mean we can’t stay productive. We, as Amsterdam Boats, do everything we can to stay in touch with you, our guests, and to prepare for what we always do: deliver the perfect customized cruise so that you can enjoy the event without any worries. Due to the circumstances we have sailed to a lesser extent in the past year, but we are happy that several cruises have already been booked for next year!

Following the press conference last Tuesday, there are some possibilities again. The extra measures have beeb dropped and the city of Amsterdam lifted the boating ban. We have been still long enough, we can welcome you again on our beautiful boats!

There are several measures that we need to take into account, but we are pleased with the possibilities. The cruises that we are allowed to provide are currently without catering, but you and your group are on a beautiful heated, private, boat on the Amsterdam canals. Of course the boats will be decorated in the Christmas spirit.

The museums, theaters, cinemas and zoos are also open again. How great would it be to combine this and sail to 1 of these locations in style? We can pick you up at a place of your choice in Amsterdam and drop you off at the desired theater, museum or Artis. The other way around is of course also possible 😉

Although we are not yet allowed to organize dinners or a cozy Christmas drink with friends, sailing through Amsterdam remains one of the best things to do in our capital. Sailing on the beautiful Amsterdam canals with good company is an experience for everyone to never forget.

The fleet of Amsterdam Boats!

We are proud to introduce you to our classic fleet, consisting of 5 boats.

Our beautiful classic canal barge Bota Fogo from 1890. The boat has a wooden saloon, a retractable roof and a large afterdeck. Nowadays equipped with all comfort and luxury facilities you may expect on a modern-day boat.

Authentic Amsterdam Canal boat Ondine is incredibly beautiful and very luxurious from1909. Equipped with all modern day facilities the Lady Ondine is the perfect location for a variety of occasions.

The canal barge Anna Maria is an amazing ship from Friesland dating from 1910. Due to the specific and unique hull of the boat it makes its way elegantly through the canals. The boat has been remodeled and is now a very luxurious and comfortable ship.

The canal boat Marie Zurlohe, among close friends also called ‘Marietje’, is a jewel of a boat from the year 1912. The ship belongs to one of the loveliest (smaller) canalboats in its class in the country. This boat is also equipped with all luxury conveniences.

Luxurious canal yacht, HRH (Her Royal Highness) from 1913, was renovated in 2010 into a luxurious sailing trendy bar / restaurant. The ship is equipped with a number of characteristic elements, and equipped with all luxurious comforts.

Classical or contemporary, with a closed or open roof, intimate or for a large group? We have the perfect luxury boat for you, tailored to the occasion.

For more information and features check our website. You can also request a quote for your favorite boat, without any obligation.

The perfect (Christmas)gift, something wonderful to look forward to!

By giving one of our gift vouchers you give exactly what we miss the most during these challenging times: the joy of being together while enjoying delicious food and drinks. We will do everything we can to ensure that the recipients of the gift vouchers have a fantastic time on board so that they can remember the experience with a big smile. And we all deserve a reason to smile after the past few months.


Choose from one of the Amsterdam Boats gift vouchers… and set the perfect time to send the voucher digitally.

Luxury dinner cruise
Elegant à la carte 3-course dinner on a luxury boat including amuse, aperitif and 3-course dinner.

Craft beer boat tour
Tasting of 3 Amsterdam craft beers on a characteristic luxury boat with a tasty selection of bites.

High wine boat tour
Tasting of 3 seasonal wines on a characteristic luxury boat and a tasty selection of bites.

The gift vouchers are valid for 2 years.


Would you like to order gift vouchers for your business in a luxury gift box for your team, colleagues or relations? Request a non-binding offer now and get to know our business benefits.

Minimum purchase of 10 vouchers

Staycation in Amsterdam

Now that we will fully enjoy holidays in our own country, it is also the perfect opportunity to get to know the capital Amsterdam better. We are happy to share our tips for a great day out with friends or a romantic weekend away with your partner.

Day out with friends

Scavenger hunt through Amsterdam
How well do you know Amsterdam? During a 2.5-hour scavenger hunt, topics such as the versatility of Amsterdam, the history of Amsterdam’s city center, crime, prostitution and drug trafficking are discussed. The route runs in a circle; the starting point is also the ending point. A scavenger hunt can be booked from €25,-, but wiht the Amsterdam Boats promotional code you will receive a 20% discount! Order your scavenger hunt here.

Craft beer boat tour
Would you like to relax and enjoy the canals on a boat? Then te Craft beer boat tour is the perfect option for you! Enjoy a 1.75 hour cruise through the historic Canal Belt while we serve three unique, locally brewed, craft beers. During the comfortable cruise, matching hot and cold finger food is served. You can book the Craft beer boat tour for only € 39 per person. Click here and book directly.

→ Final Touch Poolen en Snooker
Challenge your friends with a game of pool! In the heart of Amsterdam you can play snooker, pool, shuffleboard and other games. The cozy setting and the staff will make you feel as if you were at home. At the bar you can choose from a wide range of good beers, tap or bottle, soft drinks, great coffee and various snacks. Book your table now with 50% discount via 020 6209252 wit reference tot the Amsterdam Boats news letter. This offer is only valid in July.

A weekend away with your partner

→ Visit a museum
Up for a cultural activity? Amsterdam offers a range of great museums. Go back in time during a visit to the Rijksmuseum and discover the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to Mondrian. More interested in world cultures? Then plan your visit to the Tropenmuseum and be inspired by universal human themes. Learn about the vast cultural diversity of the world and discover that apart from the differences, we are all the same: human. More of modern art fan? Then the Moco museum is your pick! The Moco Museum exhibits a wide range of modern and contemporary art, from artists who especially excel at processing irony on thecontemporary society.

→ Luxury dinner cruise
To relax after your cultural trip you can experience the city quietly from the Amsterdam canals, during a 3 hour luxury dinner cruise. You will be welcomed on board a classic (salon) boat with a festive aperitif. Then the boat departs for a fantastic sailing route through the historic center of Amsterdam. While you enjoy the view we serve, à la carte, a 3-course dinner with a surprising appetizer. Dinner is served directly from the kitchen of a restaurant located on the canals. Book the Luxury dinner cruise here for only € 95 per person.

→ Book a romantic overnight stay
End your day and unwind in a luxurious hotel room in the center of Amsterdam. Take advantage of a Staycation deal at one of our favorite hotels such as Hotel Ambassade, InterContinental Amstel Hotel or Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam.

Dining on the Amsterdam canals?

Book your table for the Luxury dinner cruise!

You will be welcomed aboard our atmospheric classic (saloon) boat with a festive aperitif, after which the boat departs for a fantastic 3-hour boat tour through the UNESCO historic center of Amsterdam. While enjoying the stunning view we serve an à la carte 3-course dinner with a surprising appetizer. Our exclusive dinner is served directly from the kitchen of a renowned canal-side restaurant. → More information

The luxury dinner cruise sails every Friday at  6:30 PM.

Craft beer boat tour

Last week on the 2nd of June the new Amsterdam Boats | Tickets website was launched, with the first two available sailing experiences. These experiences have already taken place a number of times and it has been a great succes time and time again!

Had a nice trip. Everything well arranged with snacks and drinks. Easy to find. Nice, helpful staff and nice skipper. Beautiful boat!
— J. van der Veen

What are you going to do?

You will be welcomed aboard our luxury classic boat with a surprising beertail, after which the boat departs for a 1.75-hour craft beer boat tour through the historic city center of Amsterdam.

While you enjoy a lovely cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage canal belt we serve three unique Amsterdam-brewed craft beers from three different breweries. During the cruise a selection of matching hot and cold fingerfood is served. Cheers!

The craft beer boat tour can be booked online and sails every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 PM. May we welcome you on board?

Amsterdam Boats launches first ticket platform for luxury experiences on the canals of Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Boats has been renting out luxury (saloon) boats in Amsterdam to groups since 2009. With passion for classic boats, friendly service and good food and drinks, we have been ensuring that our guests leave with a smile for more than ten years.

With the corona crisis, it soon became clear that we had to adapt to new circumstances. Before the crisis started, we increasingly received the question whether people could use our services without hiring an entire boat. The past 2 months have been hard work and June the 2nd at 13:00 we launched a unique ticket platform for luxury experiences on the Amsterdam canals. Take a quick look at:

Amsterdam Boats Tickets

Now everyone can buy an individual ticket and step on board to enjoy one of our exceptional sailing experiences on the Amsterdam canals. As of today, the first two experiences can be booked:

  • Luxury dinner cruise: 3-hour cruise with elegant à la carte 3-course dinner on a luxurious boat including appetizer and aperitif
  • Craft beer boat tour: 1,75-hour cruise with a tasting of three different, Amsterdam-brewed craft beers on a luxurious boat including a surprising ‘beertail’ and matching fingerfood

New experiences will be added the coming period and we will keep you posted.

It’s almost time to start sailing again!

Amsterdam Boats will be happy to welcome you aboard! From the 1st of June we can start organising boat trips again and of course, given the current circumstances, we will make sure this happens in a responsible, comfortable and hospitable way. To celebrate that we can welcome you back aboard we have some special June offers!

BBQ Boat
Experience the summer of 2020 on the historic canals of Amsterdam and aboard your private BBQ & Drinks Boat! While you enjoy a 2 hour boat trip and a drink, the private chef provides you with the most delicious BBQ dishes, directly from the electric grill. Now for € 39.50 p.p. including drinks and BBQ*

Amsterdam Borrel Boats
After weeks of having virtual drinks, we can now meet in real life again.
During this 2-hour tour through the historic center of Amsterdam, we happily provide you with unlimited drinks (beer, wine and soft drinks) and tasty snacks. Bubbling and sailing in one: it couldn’t be more fun. Now for €21,50 p.p.*

Dinner on board
3 hours of sailing, 3rd hour for free! The icing on the cake of your trip / stay / day in Amsterdam! While you enjoy the beautiful scenery, the à la carte 3-course dinner is served directly to you aboard from the canal side kitchen. Now for €56,00 p.p.*


*Excluding VAT and boat rental

Valid in June 2020

Self-drive boat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a few boat rental companies where you can rent a small boat to drive yourself. A nice and affordable way to explore the canals with your family or some friends!   
For that kind of boat tours Rent A Boat Amsterdam recommends Boaty Boat Rental and Boats4rent Boat Hire. They have decent boats and provide friendly service at the best rates in town.

How does it work? It’s recommended to book your boat in advance, in particular for weekends and holidays. You will receive a confirmation via e-mail and the boat rental staff will await you at the time of your booking.

You don’t need any license to drive a small rental boat on the Amsterdam canals. The staff will give you a proper briefing about the handling of the boat and the basic rules on the canals.  Your rental also includes a map of the canals (with suggested routes on it), foam seats to sit on and life vests for the kids and others on board that cannot swim.

Your canal tour with a self-drive boat always starts at the dock of the boat hire. Boaty’s dock is located in ‘De Pijp’, a popular and lively neighbourhood in the southern city center. It’s only a few minutes walking from metro station ‘De Pijp’.  If you prefer to start and end your rental in the western city center, you’d better go for Boats4rent. That has a dock at the cultural hotspot Westerpark, close to the northern Jordaan neighbourhood.

All rental boats are electric. They are zero emission, silent and easy to drive. Full batteries are included in the rental price.  Catering is not included in this kind of boat rental. So it’s recommended to bring your own food and drinks.

The maximum number of people per boat is limited to six, due to the license and insurance. Rates start at € 79,- per boat for a three hour rental.

Are you ready to book your self-drive boat rental? Or do you want some more information about it? Please get in touch directly with Boaty Boat Rental or Boats4rent Boat Hire. Enjoy!

Christmas in Amsterdam

Are you coming to Amsterdam during the Christmas period. Enjoy the many Christmas markets. Such as the Ice Village Amsterdam on the Museumplein. From December 13 to December 26 you can discover the cozy Christmas village. The winter chalets and skates are certainly skate a on the ice ring. Free entrance. Hopefully you can also skate on the canals of Amsterdam this year. It is also nice to visit the Amsterdam Winter Paradise at the RAI Amsterdam. From December 21 to January 5, you can go on après-ski, ride the Ferris wheel, go to the cinema or theater or listen to the performances that take place. Admission is 5 euros.

The Amsterdam Light festival can still be visited! The Light festival is best viewed from the water. The tallest Christmas tree in Amsterdam can be found in the inner gardens of Pulitzer Amsterdam. Are you more interested in some classical music? Like every year, music is played in different places. This year you can even enter the Gashouder for free if your name is “Maria”.

Are you still looking for a unique location for a beautifully arranged Christmas dinner? Our team at Rent A Boat Amsterdam have developed a delicious menu together with our partners. Enjoy together with your loved ones, friends or colleagues a delicious 4-course menu on one of our heated saloon boats. Do you want a little less formal? Then view the options together with our account managers.