Amsterdam under the leaves

The 400,000 trees that connect the canals of Amsterdam give a magical image of our city. It makes Amsterdam one of the most leafy cities in Europe. We can no longer wait for the warm after summer days to share the last BBQ with loved ones and friends. Not in the mood for a BBQ? No problem! For the cooler days you can enjoy a piece of apple pie with warm chocolate milk. View the nice hotspots for hot chocolate milk here!

From 16 to 20 October, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will also take place in Amsterdam again. At more than 120 participating locations. Dancing outside until the late hours, you can also immerse yourself in dance music during the many interviews, discussions and various pop-up events. For ADE we have developed a “Happy Hour” offer so that you can enjoy a unique experience from the canals.

Are you more in a sporty mood? The Amsterdam marathon takes place on October 20th. The route starts in the Olympic Stadium and brings the runners under the Rijksmuseum, along the Amstel and through the Vondelpark back to the Olympic Stadium. This sporting spectacle provides a unique view of the city of Amsterdam not only for the participants but also for the spectators.

From November 28th you can enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival again. The Amsterdam canals will be illuminated by numerous artists. Such as Gabriel Lester, Krijn de Koning and many others. With the exhibition “Disrupt!” The disruption is central. The artists were challenged to question the surroundings of the city with their light artworks, to test them and to wake them up. This exhibition is best viewed from our luxury boats. Enjoy the exhibition in peace. Be quick, we know from experience that these trips are very quickly fully booked.

Looking for something unique for bigger groups? Look here for our offers!

Enjoy the last months of 2019 together with us. See you on the water.

Update boats 2018

In our continuous effort to offer a selection of rental boats in Amsterdam that comply with our goal to offer a fully serviced boating experience on the Amsterdam Canals  as per 2018 three boats are no longer available on the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website. Please learn below which boats and how to contact the owners.


Are you looking for something special, something romantic, something that you and your partner will never forget? Take a romantic cruise on our lovely gondola and grant yourselves an once in a lifetime experience! No motor noise, maybe a bottle of champagne,  and just you and your loved one. We understand some situations are special and therefore we make sure it is. Feel free to send us an email for more information about cruising the gondola through the Amsterdam canals.


Cruise the canals in a classic wooden runabout from the early sixties. This boat is powered by a high-tech zero-emissions electric motor fed by onboard solar panels. A classic boat turned modern. Iconic Venetian style in contemporary Amsterdam. Naturally with a civilized multi-lingual captain / host (m / f) who is dedicated to the unique experience of the guests. Ambolux Classic Ecoboat transports a maximum of three passengers. Personal and exclusive, with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and delicious snacks and bites always included in the price.

Adam’s Boats

Cruise the canals like a local with an Adam’s boat.  With these robust electrically powered boats you can discover Amsterdam in an entirely unique way. Discovering the maze of canals at your own pace in one of these sturdy aluminum boats is a great experience. This is not the typical tourist boat, but a boat to be seen on! These sloops are easy to drive and a license is not required. There are 10 Adam’s boats so if you want to go out with multiple boats, no problem. Book, sail and enjoy!

Check out our open boats / sloops with skipper here.

More about Rent A Boat Amsterdam

About us

Rent A Boat Amsterdam is managed by Amsterdam Boats B.V. website, the leading (online) boat rental reservations agenacy in Amsterdam. The Rent A Boat Amsterdam website attracts thousands of visitors each month from all over the World looking for the perfect boat and related services for both leisure or businesses purposes. Since her establishment in 2005 Rent A Boat Amsterdam offers a wide variety of boats for rent as well as fully serviced boating packages tailored to fit the clients specific requirements.


Rent A Boat Amsterdam is committed to enhance the transparency within the Amsterdam boat rental market by offering an informative, user- friendly website with competitive rates enabling our clients to rent a boat on a efficient and cost-effective way.

The team

Rent A Boat Amsterdam currently employs 10 professionals that are ready to assist 7 days a week ensuring excellent service and support. Our personal approach makes it possible to tailor make a cruise to your specific requirements.

Advantages for our clients

  • Transparent: Rent A Boat Amsterdam creates transparency within the fragmented boat rental market and facilitates the possibility to compare all available boats.
  • One-stop-shop: Over 50 boats in Amsterdam brought together on one website: Widest selection and largest variety of rental boats in Amsterdam.
  • Best rate guarantee: As the leading boat rental platform in Amsterdam we are able to offer you highly competitive rates for all Rent A Boat Amsterdam listed boats.
  • Reviews: Use thousands of guest reviews to choose the boat that meets your requirements.
  • Free expert advice: Consult our experienced advisory team at no charge. With years of experience in the industry always the best advice tailored to meet your wishes.
  • No reservation costs: All services provided by Rent A Boat Amsterdam are free of charge. No reservation or administration fees apply
  • Multilingual (5 languages): Rent A Boat Amsterdam is offered to you in the language of your choice

Unsere Website jetzt auch auf Deutsch

During 2012 the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website was visited from 152 countries, from all over the World.

Visitors by country | Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com

Visitors by country | Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com

A thorough analysis showed that a significant number of our visitors have German as their mother tongue. This fact made ​​us decide that the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website had to be offered in German in order to serve our customers in a better fashion. We take great pride to hereby present the full German version of the Rent A Boat Amsterdam .com website.

Screenshot Boot Mieten Amsterdam

German version of the Rent A Boat Amsterdam website. Boot mieten in Amsterdam?

We consider it of the utmost importance that we keep improving our service level, now and in the future. From that perspective we expect to add more languages to our website allowing more and more people to read all about boat rental in Amsterdam in their native language.

Do you have any suggestions? Please call us at +31 (0)20 624 76 35.

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.