Amsterdam Boat Experience

Rent a boat or dinghy in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Boat Experience

Rent a boat to explore Amsterdam’s canals in style.
Turn sightseeing into a party.

Rent boat Amsterdam

Amsterdam and boats go way back, experience the unique view from the water by renting a boat from Amsterdam Boat Experience! Discover amazing places only accessible by water while exploring the canals with our expert skippers who will guide you through the illustrious history of Amsterdam. View all rental boats of Amsterdam Boat Experience here.

Rent a boat from 10 people

For every party we have a suitable boat: rent a luxury salon boat or a trendy dinghy at Amsterdam Boat Experience! Our boats can sail groups of 10 people or more. And do you want to cover the boat, a toilet on board or a big party? It is all possible. Be surprised by the stories and the spots that our skipper shows.

dinghy rental


10-60 persons
From €197,50 per hour (ex. VAT)

Rent a dinghy
saloon boat rental

Saloon boats

10-50 persons
From €155 per hour (ex. VAT)

Rent a saloon boat
Party boat rental

Party boats

10-70 persons
From €150 per hour (ex. VAT)

Rent a party boats
Excursion boat rental

Excursion boats

10-70 persons
From €305 per hour (ex. VAT)

Rent an excursion boat

Catering for your boat trips in Amsterdam

Of course, a boat trip is not complete without snacks and drinks. Amsterdam Boat Experience can take care of everything for you: from catering on board to a hospitable hostess. Discover our arrangements in the overview below.

Snacks: Complete drinks package from € 6.50 p.p. (ex. VAT)
Snacks: Warm snacks from € 6.50 p.p. (ex. VAT)
Lunch: Various lunches from € 9.50 p.p. (ex. VAT)
Diners: Elaborate dinner from € 14.50 p.p. (ex. VAT)

The possibilities for catering are dependent on the type of boat. Of course, the catering possibilities do not only apply for boats in Amsterdam. It is also possible to book catering for an excursion trip in Haarlem, Loosdrecht or Zaandam.

View all possibilities in our catering overview.

Rent a boat in Amsterdam immediately?

Contact us by calling 020 771 59 30 or reserve a dinghy via the button below.


Hear what our guests say

Benjamin nonchalantly tells the best stories and Mirthe her warm hostess skills adaptable flexibly to the various passengers, our daughters, a Spanish tourist with Amsterdam lover and the 65+ group of friends; a suitable approach for everyone; very kind.
Lot Keizer
Was a cozy not too big boat. Good and enthusiastic explanation by the skipper! Was a pleasant and welcoming team. Our teenage children liked it! Gluh wine, hot chocolate, Christmas cake. Pillows and blankets to keep warm: was very good to do. Tied well with the wintry weather.
Mylene Heystek
“We had a very nice evening, great fun service and cozy coming in with a nice drink …
There was good talk about Amsterdam and the art …

Totally top again next year.

Liesbeth de la Bije

Highlights of a boat trip in Amsterdam


Science center NEMO (Oosterdok 2)

Science Centre NEMO is not only grand on the inside, the outside also makes it one of the most impressive buildings around the Central Station. The NEMO was built on the fundamentals of the IJ tunnel and was designed by the Italian Renzo Pianovan. The copper green building is located on the Oosterdok and is certainly worth the trouble of travelling past by boat.


The Scheepvaartmuseum (Kattenburgerplein 1)

The Amsterdam Scheepvaartmuseum on the Kattenburgerplein contains the second largest maritime collection in the world and is, of course, surrounded by water. The monumental building from 1656 can indeed be viewed in all its grandeur from the boat. Besides the imposing building, there is a replica of the VOC ship Amsterdam that you can view from the inside when visiting the museum and that also provides an impressive image from the water.

De Magere Brug

The Magere Brug (Kerkstraat/Nieuwe Kerkstraat)

Amsterdam has about 1500 bridges, of which The Magere Brug is the most famous, without doubt. The bridge is located at the level of the Kerkstraat/Nieuwe Kerkstraat, between the Keizersgracht and the Prinsengracht. If you are travelling by boat across the Amstel in the area or direction of The Magere Brug, you can simultaneously appreciate Royal Theatre Carré and museum Hermitage Amsterdam .

De Grachtengordel

The Canal Belt (Central-Amsterdam)

Renting a dinghy in Amsterdam and skipping the seventeenth-century canal belt is unthinkable. The canal belt, that has been added to the World Heritage List since 2010, is the highlight for many tourists who visit Amsterdam. And rightfully so. Countless small little canals alongside the historic inner-city, The Westerkerk, The Anne Frank House, The Gouden Bocht, etc. The canal belt is an inexhaustible source of history, cosiness and architecture; you keep discovering interesting spots.

Het IJ

The IJ

The IJ connects the inner-city of Amsterdam and North Amsterdam. Boating across the IJ you can behold the EYE museum with its beautiful shapes (1 IJpromenade) and view the Central Station from a different perspective, amongst others. Once every five years, the IJ is the highlight of SAIL Amsterdam; historic Tall Ships and countless boats and dinghies cover the IJ for several days. The last edition of SAIL Amsterdam was in 2015. The next edition will take place in 202.

Amsterdam Boat Experience

Bepaal de vaarroute in Amsterdam

Weet je zelf nog leuke hotspots in Amsterdam waar we echt langs moeten tijdens jouw vaartocht? Bespreek het gerust met de schipper. Onze schipper kent gegarandeerd de leukste plekjes en vaart op basis van jouw wensen de mooiste route. Wij zorgen ervoor dat we een leuke route varen met aandacht voor jouw favoriete plekken in onze hoofdstad. Ook als je ergens een tussenstap wilt maken of wilt eindigen bij een bijzondere plek, kun je dit aangeven bij de schipper.

Dinghy nomag in Amsterdam

Our electrical boat, the Nomag, offers space for groups of 10 to 52 persons; ideal for a boating excursion for a birthday, family outing, hen or stag do or company event. Do you enjoy music during boating? With Amsterdam Boat Experience you can bring your own music, have DJ play tunes and even book a silent disco!

Sloep Nomag

Through the canals of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is beautiful from the water. Do you have a boating route in mind? Or would you rather be surprised? We are happy to help you! Our skipper guarantees the best spots and navigates the most beautiful route based on your wishes. Furthermore, if you want to make any intermediate stops or want to end at a special spot, you can let the skipper know.

In Amsterdam there are many sights to behold from the water. Popular boating routes run past, for instance, the scheepvaartmuseum, the magere brug, the ij and of course the seventeenth-century canal belt.

Rent the boat Nomag

Prices Nomag dinghy in Amsterdam

Nomag dinghy – minimum boating time 2 hours
Price first 2 hours € 380,- (2 x € 190,-)
Price per extra hour € 145,-
Silent Disco € 3,50,- per person
Silent Disco DJ incl. turn tables € 350,- per trip*

* Prices include skipper and 6% VAT. Excluding € 0.65 entertainment contribution per person. We do not charge for going to and from the trip (within the centre).

* During national holidays and/or events we utilise different tariffs.

A stylish experience on the in Amsterdam and surroundings

Going on a boat trip with fiends, family or colleagues in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Zaandam or Loosdrecht? Whatever destination you choose, with Amsterdam Boat Experience you will travel ins style. Enjoy a day on the water on one of our stylish and trendy dinghies. Throw an unforgettable party with a Silent Disco on the canals of Amsterdam or sail together on our beautiful classic sail boat.

Discover what we can do for you.

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About Amsterdam Boat Experience

Amsterdam Boat Experience is a shipping company with its home port in Amsterdam. With our various dinghies and excursion boats, we make every birthday, bachelor or hen party, family outing or company event a day to remember. The people behind Amsterdam Boat Experience are Raimon Kievit & Arno Westra. Raimon is responsible for marketing & sales and takes care of all business on dry land. Captain Arno Westra is fully at home on the water, he renovated all boats single handily. If you want to rent boats and dinghies in Amsterdam, you go to Amsterdam Boat Experience.



Amsterdam Boat Experience B.V.
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 70-1
1017 DH Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 771 59 30