Canal Tour Amsterdam at Boaty or Boats4rent Boat Rental or by Pedal Boat, Kayak or SUP

Active Amsterdam
Canal Tours

Active Amsterdam
Canal Tours

Canal Tour Amsterdam at Boaty or Boats4rent Boat Rental or by Pedal Boat, Kayak or SUP

ACTIVE CANAL TOurs: PEDAL BOAT, SELF DRIVE BOAT, KAYAK AND SUP

Are you into some action and adventure on the Amsterdam canals? Then take a pedal boat out. Or -with some more time and effort- you could make a canal tour by kayak or SUP (stand up paddling) board. And if you like to be active and independent without the hard work, then you could rent a self-drive canal boat to explore the Amsterdam waterways.

pros of an active
Amsterdam canal tour

+  freedom (sailing time, routes, breaks)
+  nice combination of sightseeing & some action
+  pedal- & self drive boat: fun for kids
+  pedal boat: low budget
+  self drive boat: value for money

cons of an active
Amsterdam canal tour

  • kayak & SUP:
    –  relatively time-consuming
    –  only for groups of at least 6 people
    –  good physical condition and swimming skills required
  • pedal boat and SUP:
    –  limited range

pros of an active
canal tour

+  freedom (time, routes, breaks)
+  combination of sightseeing & action
+  pedal- & self drive boat: fun for kids
+  pedal boat: low budget
+  self drive boat: value for money

 

cons of an active
canal tour

  • kayak & SUP:
    –  time-consuming
    –  only for large groups (min. 6 pax.)
    –  good physical condition and swimming skills required
  • pedal boat and SUP:
    –  limited range

 

our pick for pedal boats, self drive rental boats and kayak- and sup-tours IN AMSTERDAM

Boats4rent Boat Rental (Self-Drive)

Boats4rent Boat Rental (Self-Drive)

Yes, you can rent and drive your own boat on the Amsterdam canals! Boats4rent Boat Hire is located at the lively Westerpark, close to the Jordaan area and the most beautiful canals in the center. You will get a good personal explanation and a clear map. Boats4rent is often fully booked, in particular when the weather is nice. That is why we recommend to book in advance. In case of bad weather you can reschedule your reservation free of charge.
To Boats4rent Boat Rental
Boaty Self Drive Boat Hire Amsterdam

Boaty Self Drive Boat Hire Amsterdam

At Boaty Rent a Boat you can rent two types of self drive boats to explore the Amsterdam canals: a completely open boat or a partially covered boat with solar panels. Boaty is located in the southern city center, within walking distance of the Museumplein, the Albert Cuyp Market, the Heineken Experience and the RAI. To make sure that a boat is available, we recommend booking online in advance. Max. 6 people per boat, large groups can rent more boats.
Boaty Amsterdam Self Drive Boat Hire
SUP Rental Amsterdam

SUP Rental Amsterdam

SUP Rental Amsterdam has decent and stabile SUPs for rent. Excellent for active tours on the Amstel river and the Amsterdam canals. All by yourself or together with friends. If you’ve never been on a SUP before, they will give you some instructions. You can store your personal belongings at their dock at the Amstel river near the Berlage bridge. 

SUP Rental Amsterdam
Pedal Boats by Stromma: ‘Biking’ on the Amsterdam Canals

Pedal Boats by Stromma: ‘Biking’ on the Amsterdam Canals

Over 30 years ago Stromma’s predecessor Canal Company started the only pedal boat rental in Amsterdam. This activity is particularly exciting for families with children (max. 4 people per pedal boat). The minimum rental period is one hour. You can start at three different locations in the center. For a small fee you can return the pedal boat at one of the other locations.

To the Stromma Pedal Boats
Stand up paddling (SUP)

Stand up paddling (SUP)

This trendy sport is offered by Kayak & SUP Amsterdam, only on request. They have 1,5 hour introductory classes for a minimum of six people. Their location is at the Amstel river on the south side of the city centre, but at a surcharge other locations are possible.

Go to Kayak & SUP Amsterdam

the locations for pedal boats, self drive rental boats and kayak- and sup-tours