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Boats4rent

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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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Reviewed yesterday

Gin & juice were outstanding and they really made our experience remarkably unbelievable. They showed us how to manoeuvre the boat and sail like real amsterdam sailors. We will be back soon just for gin & juice.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kathhebams
Reviewed 3 days ago

I got the contact from a very close friend of mine and I decided to take my family along even though I had never manoeuvered a boat in the canals of Amsterdam. We met Fay at the place and were immediately put at ease by...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ananth R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My my what a trip. Fay and Rico were so helpful and gave us a great route to follow and the boat was super comfortable with a great pace to it. Definitely going to come back.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our second trip on a Boats4rent boat yesterday. It's a shockingly economical and fun way to see the old canal district in Amsterdam. Fay, who helped us with check in and safety/boating instructions, went out of her way to share some fascinating insights...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank B7716SHwilliamr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are visiting our son and his partner who have moved to Amsterdam from the UK. This was the first time they had hired a boat and felt it was a good way for us to get an introduction to and a feel for the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lindacI8492VR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked online and when we arrived, Fay greeted us and also gave us a life jacket which fits the baby passenger perfectly. Also explained to us about the route to take and what to expect in case your propeller got stuck, thankfully it didn't...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank noup1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great boats that move at a good pace. Sophia from boats4rent helped us out with instructions and got us on the way quickly. Would definitely use again. Thanks :-)

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RuneSplifberg
boatyr, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rune, Many thanks for your nice 5 star review! We'll let Sophie know that you appreciated her service :-) Hope to welcome you again some day! Best regards, Jan Pieter, owner of Boats4rent Boat Hire

Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

4 of us rented the boat for 3h, which was just enough time to see canals, relax and enjoy our time with a glass of wine and snacks. Jill was super helpful and explained the routes we can take and rules. Her insight into getting...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Boba8820
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

We were having foreign guests over and invited them for a trip on a battery driven ‘whisper boat’ (max 6) through the canals! The receipt at the quay is friendly and pre-booking is recommended. The instructions are clear. Make sure you bring your own drinks...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AL273
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

Would highly recommend boats4rent we booked via the internet whilst in Amsterdam very friendly and helpful staff on the phone and at your boat we did a 4 hr rental and had ample time to do everything we wanted to do you can stick to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from Laurie B | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on the weather! For now, Thursday 27th Sept looks best, but I'd advise you to keep an eye on the forecast.
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michelle p
June 29, 2018|
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Response from boatyr | Property representative |
Dear Michelle, Many thanks for your request! What a good idea to rent one of our boats when you're in Amsterdam. I'm sure you will like it :-) At the end of July it's the peak of the summer holidays. Not just in Amsterdam... More
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Theresa S
February 3, 2017|
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Dear Theresa, thanks for your request! Yes, there are some good spots to break on your way. We recommend some terraces of water front restaurants and cafes for that. These are clearly indicated on our custom made map that... More
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