BoatNow makes your time in Amsterdam count!

Locations
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MONEY WELL SPENT!

Luxurious boats for the best price are always closeby. We give transparancy in the costs and always aim for the lowest price.

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SAFE AND SOUND

All boats have a CVO safety, have a license and are driven by professional captains. This all to make sure you’re on a safe and secure boattrip.

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WHEREVER, WHENEVER

Wherever you are in Amsterdam, there is always a pier nearby! We’ve got over a 152 piers in Amsterdam.

Book a boat within a minute!

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CHOOSE PICK UP LOCATION

From your current location in Amsterdam there is always a pier nearby. We’ve got over 100 piers available.

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CHOOSE YOUR BOAT

Do you prefer an open boat, or would you like a boat with a roof? Just pick your favourite!

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CONFIRMATION

We'll contact you within minutes. We will take care of the rest, your boat will pick you up as requested.

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CRUISE IN AMSTERDAM

Enjoy Amsterdam as it is meant to be. Always safe and secure with only the best boats and the best captains.

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Freek van Koolbergen

About Freek

Ahoy! I'm Freek van Koolbergen. Born and raised in the eastern part of Amsterdam (Oost) and a skipper on the Canals of Amsterdam for over 3 years now.

What I love most about being a skipper is seeing Amsterdam’s majesticity from a different angle, from the outside looking in. For me, it has always been the perfect student job, one that I smoothly combined with my bachelors in Communication & Multimedia Design. My final thesis focussed on supply and demand for tours on the Canals of Amsterdam. The result, and my bachelors degree, became the prototype of BoatNow.

One day, while sailing one of the boats, I met Jan-Joost Rueb. When we spoke about the platform, he got really excited, and said: "This should be on the market!" This is the origin story of BoatNow: an online platform where you can order a boat wherever you want, whenever you want.

Our team

Freek van Koolbergen

Freek van Koolbergen

Co-founder & Captain

Sander van der Neut

Sander van der Neut

Marketing Master

Max Baljet

Max Baljet

Marketing Chief

Rutger Bresjer

Rutger Bresjer

Technical Wizard & Chief iOS Team

Sebastiaan de Stoppelaar

Sebastiaan de Stoppelaar

Technical Wizard & Chief Android Team

Jan-Joost Rueb

Jan-Joost Rueb

Co-founder & Advisor