AMSTERDAM CANAL BOAT ROUTES

HOW TO MAKE AN AWESOME TOUR WITH YOUR CANAL BOAT? 

  • personal advice
  • suggested routes

  • laminated map

  • good starting point

  • personal advice
  • suggested routes

  • laminated map

  • good starting point

SO MUCH TO EXPLORE ON A CANAL BOAT

The Amsterdam canals are the number one attraction in town. The first canals served to defend the city and for water regulation. Mainly in the 17th century, when Amsterdam developed to the richest and most important trade centre in the world, many more canals were constructed to transport goods from all over the world.

Nowadays, they are not just a reminder of this era, but also an iconic symbol of the beauty of Amsterdam. Therefore, a private canal boat hire to tour some of the most beautiful canals of Amsterdam should rank top on ever visitor’s bucket list. Including yours!

Enjoying the Amsterdam canals with a private boat rental
Beautiful Amsterdam canal routes from Boats4rent

SO MUCH TO EXPLORE ON A CANAL BOAT

The Amsterdam canals are the number one attraction in town. The first canals served to defend the city and for water regulation. Mainly in the 17th century, when Amsterdam developed to the richest and most important trade centre in the world, many more canals were constructed to transport goods from all over the world.

Nowadays, they are not just a reminder of this era, but also an iconic symbol of the beauty of Amsterdam. Therefore, a private canal boat hire on the most beautiful canals of Amsterdam should rank top on ever visitor’s bucket list. Including yours!

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your canal boat 

165+

canals

1680+

bridges

2500+

houseboats 

endless

sightseeing

Follow your own route on the Amsterdam canals

YOU’LL MANAGE, WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM US

At first sight the Amsterdam canals may seem pretty overwhelming: there are many, they are curvy and some look rather similar. However, with the right help it is actually quite easy to find your way.

You will get a large, custom made laminated map of the Amsterdam canals. This map contains route suggestions and other useful information. Before your departure we will personally explain the map and our route suggestions to you.

Then it’s up to you: follow our suggestions or go your own way.

Reserve my boat now!

YOU’LL MANAGE, WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM US

At first sight the Amsterdam canals may seem pretty overwhelming: there are many, they are curvy and some look rather similar. However, with the right help it is actually quite easy to find your way.

You will get a large, custom made laminated map of the Amsterdam canals. This map contains route suggestions and other useful information. Before your departure we will personally explain the map and our route suggestions to you.

And then it’s up to you: you may follow our suggestions, or you may decide to go your own way.

Reserve my boat now!
Exploring the Amsterdam canals by rental boat

WHERE CAN YOU TAKE YOUR CANAL BOAT? 

You can explore almost the whole city center with our canal boats.

A great boat tour on some of the most scenic and popular canals and a part of the Amstel river takes about three hours. If you want to stay out longer, you could consider a four hour or even a full day rental.

There are two ways from our location into the World Heritage Area: one via the Amstel river and one via the Rijksmuseum. We recommend making a large loop, starting on the Amstel river and returning via the Rijksmuseum. On your way you’ll get to see many beautiful city center canals, among others the famous Herengracht and the most popular Prinsengracht.

For your own safety only a few areas are strictly forbidden: the IJ, the Kostverlorenvaart and the Nieuwe Herengracht.

Amsterdam Rent a Canal Boat Boats4rent

WHERE CAN YOU TAKE YOUR CANAL BOAT? 

You can explore almost the whole city center with our canal boats.

A great boat tour on some of the most scenic and popular canals and a part of the Amstel river takes about three hours. If you want to stay out longer, you could consider a four hour or even a full day rental.

There are two ways from our location into the World Heritage Area: one via the Amstel river and one via the Rijksmuseum. We recommend making a large loop, starting on the Amstel river and returning via the Rijksmuseum. On your way you’ll get to see many beautiful city center canals, among others the famous Herengracht and the most popular Prinsengracht.

For your own safety only a few areas are strictly forbidden: the IJ, the Kostverlorenvaart and the Nieuwe Herengracht.

Amsterdam Rent a Canal Boat Boats4rent