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Address: Polonceau-kade 1, 1014 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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At Boats4rent you can rent a self operated boat and explore the beautiful...

At Boats4rent you can rent a self operated boat and explore the beautiful and famous canals of Amsterdam.

Upon arrival you will receive a personal instruction about the boat and a detailed map of the Amsterdam canals. This map includes some nice route suggestions. After this instruction it is great fun and really easy to drive our boats. You don't need any licence, nor experience for that.

Being on the water in a private boat is a great experience in Amsterdam. It might be the highlight of your trip!

 

The electric propulsion of the boats assures a smooth ride: silent and without exhaust fumes.

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Amsterdam from the water!

It was great fun! We started out at Bakkerswinkel and bought delicious scones and tart for the boat trip. The host at boats4rend was very friendly, and provided us with the... read more

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Amsterdam, Nederland

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great fun! We started out at Bakkerswinkel and bought delicious scones and tart for the boat trip. The host at boats4rend was very friendly, and provided us with the necessary life jackets for the little ones (3 and 5), a map and explained shortly how the boat works. And off we went. Even the little ones could steer... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend renting a boat to see the city. We had a friend come into town, and after a week of walking, we were tired and ready to relax. We packed a picnic and took in the city from the canals. I'd recommend going on a sunny day with no wind. We went in March, and it was unusually... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were 5 friends coming in Amsterdam for a couple days. The sun was shinning and the idea of ridding on the canals suddenly became really attractive. We were all surprised to realize that for only 89€, we had the possibility to rent a small boat, without having a permet or a special license. The overall experience was awesome. Boat... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

Excellent way to start your trip in the heart of Amsterdam. Self guided tour adds an adventurous spin.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

Elec. boats is a fantastic way to see Amsterdam, the canals. Boats are easy to use, quite reasonably priced, the first bridge is a bit of low navigation, but otherwise the rest of your tour should be easy,

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

Amazing canal tour and an even more amazing was JP!!! Super friendly, competent and funny:-) Would recommend it to anyone who visits Amsterdam! Cheers,

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed March 13, 2017

JP was extremely friendly - there was a staffing issue and we had to change locations (albeit to an even better location) and he was more than willing to compensate for the last minute switch, which was lovely of him. The ride itself was everything we expected and more - super relaxing with beautiful sights. VERY glad we did this... More 

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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this review

Dear CKelly08, Thank you so much for your great review! I'm really glad to read to enjoyed your tour and that you appreciated our service :-) All the best from Amsterdam! JP, Boats4rent More 

Sotogrande, Spain
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

We really enjoyed the 3 hour tour. It was great weather and we even had time to have a quick lunch while we docked the boat at a terrace.

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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this review

Dear Rocio, Many thanks for your five star review, much appreciated! The beautiful spring weather surely helped ;-) Best regards from Amsterdam! JP, Boats4rent More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Really enjoyed the Boats4Rent experience. We had signed up for a rental with a different boat rental company but they referred us to Boats4Rent after some difficulties. Boats4Rent called us at 9:30 at night to make sure we were able to find them in the morning to get on our boat. Super friendly staff. Not too expensive.

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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this review

Dear C2lsen, Thank you so much for writing this review about us! It is great to know that you appreciated our service. And we agree, the price is right ;-) (the best rates in Amsterdam). Best regards, JP, Boats4rent More 

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Reviewed December 25, 2016

At the last minute decided that the weather would be okay and after a two hour wait, were off in our own electric canal boat rental. This turned out to be a highlight of our trip to Amsterdam! Although it's a floating aluminum tin can of sorts, it just works and is extremely easy. TIP: download the gps activated canal... More 

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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy, many thanks for your great review! I'm glad it was worth the waiting und turned out the best thing you did in Amsterdam!!! :-) More 

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