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

Rent a Boat (and Drive it Yourself!) from Boats4rent

Rent a Boat (and Drive it Yourself!) from Boats4rent

At Boats4rent you can rent a small open canal boat to sail yourself. From the dock at the lively Westerpark (near the Jordaan area) it is only a short drive to the most beautiful parts of the city centre. The boats are decent but rather basic and the rates are the best in town, starting at just €79 for a three hour canal tour. Before departure you will receive a good personal instruction and a clear map with the best canal routes. Popular with locals and tourists, so make sure you reserve your boat in advance.

Rent a Boat from Boats4rent
Self-drive Amsterdam Boat Rental at Boaty Boat Hire

Self-drive Amsterdam Boat Rental at Boaty Boat Hire

Boaty Boat Rental has two types of electric canal boats for rent: fully open or partially covered. It’s easy to drive yourself. You don’t need a license for that. The location of Boaty is in the popular ‘de Pijp’ area, not far from the Museum Quarter and the Heineken Experience. Boaty has a limited number of boats available, so we recommend to book online in advance.

Rent a Boat at Boaty Boat Hire
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