Rent a small boat without skipper
Self drive boats in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam you can also rent a small boat without a skipper. You don’t need a licence or experience for that. This is an attractive option for small groups (2-6 people) that would like to drive their own boat on the Amsterdam canals and the Amstel river. Pick-up and return of your boat are at the dock of the rental company. You have to navigate yourself and you may bring your own food and drinks.
Boaty Rent a Boat
Boaty has both open boats and boats with a partial cover for rent. Their dock is in the south of the city center, close to Hotel Okura. A nice city center tour on the Amstel river and some of the most beautiful canals takes three to four hours. It’s recommended to book your boat in advance.
Boats4rent Boat Rental
Boats4rent has open electric boats for rent. Their dock is at the attractive Westergasfabriek. From there it is only a short drive to the main canals and the Jordaan area.Boats4rent has an easy online booking tool, where you can reserve your boat for three hours, four hours or a full day.