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Address: Zandhoek 10 A, 1013 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 422 7007
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Description: Canal Motorboats rent a boat Amsterdam: At Canal Motorboats you can rent...
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 7 people. Our location is only 2 minutes away from the Amsterdam canals by boat. Rent a boat and enjoy Amsterdam!
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Fun way to spend an afternoon in Amsterdam!

Five of us rented one of these boats for an hour for 50 euros so great value - we did not pre-book and just turned up and got a boat straight away with no issues. It is a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Five of us rented one of these boats for an hour for 50 euros so great value - we did not pre-book and just turned up and got a boat straight away with no issues. It is a great way to see the sights and we managed to make it down past Anne Franks house and back in the hour.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Rented our boat from Ron! This was an incredible way to see Amsterdam! Cheap and fun! Definitely worth it! From your Irish Friends!!

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culver city, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I first booked a three hour afternoon rental and had to postpone the trip. They were great in letting me change dates for my prepaid booking. Paperwork process was easy especially nervous about my American debit card working in Amsterdam which had been turned down at ING ATM's and grocery stories. No problems with the card and we were off... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We rented a canal motor boat from 9-10pm for 50euros, a very reasonable price. We were greeted by the friendly owner, Ron, who had lots of craic and made the trip all the more enjoyable. It's a cool way to see the sights of the city through the canals and we brought a few drinks on board too. Really fun... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I had a great time seeing Amsterdam from the view of the canals. It's a fun way to spend the day touring with friends. The boat is clean and spacious, the friendly staff is very helpful, the boat does not go fast which makes for a nice ride. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see Amsterdam from... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Been using canal motorboats for 15 years. They are the best way to see Amsterdam. Fun and friendly. Jim Braun USA

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our best day in Amsterdam was spent with Canal Motorboats. The gentleman who rented us the boat was super friendly and patient when teaching us how to use the boat. Excellent service. We took a picnic onto the boat and rode down the canal, it was a superb experience! You get to see many of the sights without being pushed... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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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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Address: Address: Zandhoek 10 A, 1013 KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 422 7007
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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