Explore the Amsterdam canals
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Rent a boat at Amsterdam Boat Experience
Our experienced skippers and hostesses know Amsterdam and the canals like the back of their hand. There is no question they cannot answer. Book your boat online today!
Step aboard one of our legendary boat trips and get ready to sail through the Amsterdam canals on our unique, homemade electric boats.
Amsterdam Boat Experience is a shipping company with its home port in Amsterdam. With our many boats we make every birthday, bachelor party, family day or company outing an unforgettable day.
Rent a boat for a stylish experience on the water
Sail with friends, family or colleagues in Amsterdam with the Amsterdam Boat Experience in style. Enjoy a day on the water in one of our stylish and trendy boats. Give an unforgettable party with a Silent Disco on the Amsterdam Canals or hoist the sails of our beautiful classic sailboat together. Discover what we can do for you. You can already rent a boat from 10 people. Do you want the boat covered, a toilet on board or a big party? It is all possible. Be surprised by the stories and places that our skipper shows.
Highlights in Amsterdam
Science center NEMO (Oosterdok 2)
Science Center NEMO is not only grand on the inside, it is also one of the most impressive buildings around Central Station on the outside. The NEMO was built on the foundations of the IJ tunnel and was designed by Italian Renzo Pianovan. The copper-green building is located on the Oosterdok and it is certainly worthwhile to sail by boat.
Het Scheepvaartmuseum (Kattenburgerplein 1)
The Amsterdam Maritime Museum on Kattenburgerplein has the second largest maritime collection in the world and, how could it be otherwise, surrounded by water. The monumental building from 1656 can be seen in all its glory from the boat. Next to the imposing building is a replica of the VOC ship Amsterdam that you can view from the inside when you visit the museum and that also yields beautiful images from the water.
The IJ connects Amsterdam’s city center and Amsterdam-Noord. Sailing across the IJ you can see the EYE museum with its beautiful shapes (IJpromenade 1) and view the Central Station from a different point of view. Once every five years, the IJ is the highlight of SAIL Amsterdam; historic Tall Ships and countless boats then cover the IJ for a few days. In 2015 was the last edition of SAIL Amsterdam. The next edition will take place in 2020.
De Magere Brug (Kerkstraat/Nieuwe Kerkstraat)
Amsterdam has around 1500 bridges, of which the Skinny Bridge is without a doubt the best known. The bridge is located at Kerkstraat / Nieuwe Kerkstraat, between Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. If you do sail across the Amstel river in the vicinity of or towards the Magere Brug, you can also immediately admire Royal Theater Carré and the Hermitage Amsterdam museum.
De Grachtengordel (Amsterdam-Centrum)
Renting a boat in Amsterdam and skipping the seventeenth-century canals is almost unthinkable. The canal belt, which has been added to the World Heritage List since 2010, is the highlight for the many tourists who visit Amsterdam. And give them the wrong. Numerous narrow canals that lead past the historic city center, De Westerkerk, The Anne-Frank House, The Golden Bend, etc. The canal belt is an inexhaustible source of history, cosiness and architecture; you keep discovering interesting places.
Het Anne Frank huis
Amsterdam Boat Experience sails every day from the Anne Frank house on the Prinsengracht with luxury, sturdy sloops. We have special transparent canopies on the luxury boats to enjoy the beautiful city dry.
Hermitage Amsterdam is a museum where you can see several art exhibitions from various museum collections. There is always an exhibition from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, with over three million objects one of the world’s largest museums.
Koninklijk Theater Carré
National and international greats from the world of circus, variety and music have given their most famous shows in Carré. Royal Theater Carré is therefore a leading theater in the Netherlands.
The Golden Bend is the most prestigious part of the Herengracht in Amsterdam, between Leidsestraat and Vijzelstraat. The richest Amsterdam residents lived in the bend on either side of the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat.