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The Best Boat Rentals in Amsterdam

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do you need a license to rent a boat in Amsterdam?

    No, renting a small boat in Amsterdam does not require a boating license. However, having one or completing a boating safety course before you rent is a good idea. Most canal boat rentals in Amsterdam are on boats that move slowly and are easy to steer, and the owner will give you a tutorial on how to operate it before you start cruising safely. For sailboats that are between 25 and 40 meters in length, you will need a pleasure craft operator license to go sailing in Amsterdam.

    Is it possible to rent a boat in Amsterdam?

    Yes! Boat rentals in Amsterdam are a great way to experience the city and see the sights. From canal boats to sailboats or even houseboats to sleeping on the water, there are many great ways to see Amsterdam with a boat rental. Find boat rentals for as cheap as $86/hour in Amsterdam.

    How much does a canal boat cost Amsterdam?

    Canal boat rentals in Amsterdam start at $136/hour. Canal boats are great for overnight stays, and most can accommodate anywhere from 6 to over 30 passengers, so the price will range depending on the size of the specific boat you want to rent.

    Do Amsterdam canal boats have toilets?

    Yes, many canal boats in Amsterdam have a toilet onboard. Any boat that is equipped with bedrooms for an overnight stay in Amsterdam will have a toilet too, but many canal boats used for just day tours have a toilet for passengers.