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Canal Motorboats

Zandhoek 10 A, 1013 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 422 7007
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Ranked #86 of 289 Activities in Amsterdam
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Canal Motorboats rent a boat Amsterdam: At Canal Motorboats you can rent your own private boat to...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Canal Motorboats rent a boat Amsterdam: At Canal Motorboats you can rent your own private boat to cruise the amazing Amsterdam canals with your friends and family at your own time and paste, our comfortable and quiet rentalboats are very easy to handle and can fit up to 6 people. Our location is only 2 minutes away from the Amsterdam canals by boat. Rent a boat and enjoy Amsterdam!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I WOULD AVOID THIS COMPANY COMPLETELY. The boat was very slow...very very slow... to be honest I am surprised they allow a business to rent boats so slow because you end up just getting in the way of everyone. That was not really the problem though. When I returned the boat I wanted to let them know that I felt... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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42 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

From Central Station Amsterdam it is about a ten minute walk away. Though we had to wait a little bit longer from our scheduled time of reservation, there is a nice restaurant café beside it, that we were able to enjoy ourselves with, small drinks and some sight seeing.. The boat we had was relatively new, though it would have... More 

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Horten, Norway
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

For 140 euro we had the boat for 4 hours, 20 euro per hour after that if we wanted more. Quite exensive per person if you're just two like us, but still worth the money. Brought a portable soundsystem and some cold beers from the supermarked, lots of tourist walking the canals looked at us with envy. Also moored next... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

An absolute highlight. We took a rather short trip of 1,5 hours but thoroughly enjoyed being able to view the canals at our own pace and from our own boat! The owners are extremely helpful and friendly, for example explaining where to go on land in order to buy a few snacks and beers from a supermarket, and rounding downward... More 

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Been touring Amsterdam along time! Give yourself an afternoon break and take a canal ride for an hour and a half. It will show you things you missed while walking. It is fun and educational.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We rented a boat at Canal Motorboats, bit afraid but we got very good and funny instructions. Your journey is not complete without a trip threw the canals with your own silent boat. Thank you very much guys @ Canal Motorboats.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

You get see parts of Amsterdam and some of it's history you would not get on foot. The trip I did was 1 hour long and I had wished it had been longer. Moving along the canals and a slow speed almost gave the feeling of floating on the water.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Amsterdam, getting to cruise the canals on a sunny afternoon with some friends was just perfect. The boat is extremely easy to operate and the guy renting the boats was very friendly. Make sure you bring drinks and snacks. If you happen to have some cushions or some towels you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Highlight of our trip. Cruised the canals of Amsterdam with friends. Stopped to get drinks and food and really made a day of it. Was really reasonably priced and the owner even had a beer with us when we arrived back. Great service!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a great way to see the city - especially when you're in a big group. The owner was also a character (in a good way!). I recommend taking a picnic and drinks!

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