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Boat rental Amsterdam

Sailing yourself through Amsterdam? Book your boat trip online at Sloepdelen! We’ve been renting out sloops for years which you can sail yourself easily through the canals of Amsterdam. Boat Rental Amsterdam, always a good idea!

  • Reserve online, fast and easy
  • No boating license needed
  • Boats are suited for up to 12 persons
  • Starting from € 5,- per person per hour
  • Electric boat can drive 14 hours non-stop
  • Activate the boat with your phone
  • Boats are very easy to drive
  • Locations of the docks in the city center
  • We have a lot of happy customers!

How to Rent a boat in Amsterdam

You can rent a boat within minutes by using our online reservation system. From our jetty on the Nassaukade 69 or the Borneosteiger 1, an employee will help you on your way!

Reserve online

Easily reserve your boat in Amsterdam through our online reservation system.

Start the boat

Before departure you will receive an text message with activation link, which gives you the possibility to start the boat.

Go out on the water!

Explore the canals of Amsterdam yourself, on a 100% electric boat.


We have a fixed price for the rental of our boats: € 60 per hour. For that money we help you on your way from the jetty in one of our 12-person electric sloops. Are you sailing and want to extend the trip? It is often possible, just give us a call!

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Rate per hour
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€ 70.00 + € 150.00 deposit
Sloepdelen member
Off-peak hours
Peak hours
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€ 32.50
€ 42.50


Nassaukade 69 – view on maps

Our jetty on the west side of the center of Amsterdam. You can easily reach it by foot, bike, public transport (bus/tram stop Marnixplein) or Uber.

Borneosteiger 1 – view on maps

Our other jetty on the east side of the center of Amsterdam. Teach it by bike, public transport (tram stop: Rietlandpark bus stop: Borneolaan) or Uber.

Others about boat rental in Amsterdam

Boat Rental Amsterdam costumer

I’ve rented with Sloepdelen quite a few times now, and it’s always been problem free. The rental process is very chilled and relaxed and so is a few hours cruising the canals-much more fun than the big tourist boats!

Robert Smith – Expat from Bakersfield USA

Boat Rental Amsterdam costumer

We rented a boat with a group of 10 in Amsterdam, it is a great way to see the city and good value for money! I booked online one hour before, the process was extremely easy. Boats are easy to drive. Brilliant experience, definitely recommend it!

Valentina Bianchi – Napels Italy

Boat Rental Amsterdam costumer

Super easy to navigate website made booking easy. Boats were clean and exactly as described on the website. Easy to steer and super quiet. We went out on a Friday morning and had a fantastic time as their weren’t too many others on the canals at that time.

Alexis Lim – Singapore

Discover the boat

Our sloop is suited for a maximum of 12 persons and it is easy to navigate with it.

Boat Rental Amsterdam

Explore our Canaltours


2 hour Canaltour

The city of Amsterdam is at its most beautiful when viewed from another perspective, a boat on the canals! You can take the  2 hour route through the city center of Amsterdam. During this trip you will see many of the highlights such as the Anne Frank house, the Royal Theatre,  the Hermitage, Nemo, the Red Light District (Wallen) and the Brouwersgracht.

It can be quiet busy on the Amsterdam Canals so take in account it could take a bit longer!


3 hour Canaltour

This route will take you along all the good places Amsterdam has to offer. This route will take you 3 hours along hot-spots like the Prinsengracht and the Amstel, but also through the western (Jordaan & Westerpark) and eastern part (Plantagebuurt) of Amsterdam, which both have their own unique vibe.

4 hour Canaltour

Take this 4 hour safari through Amsterdam which leads you to all kinds of interesting places. For example this route will take you along the City-Zoo ‘Artis’ you might even spot some exotic creatures. Artis is situated at the Eastern end of Amsterdam and is part of the “plantagebuurt” , a green and more spacious part of Amsterdam with some different architecture. Of course this route takes you along all the places you NEED to see in Amsterdam which also contains the beautiful old-west of Amsterdam.

The sailing map of Amsterdam

top 10 sights along the Amsterdam canals

Navigating through the canals of Amsterdam with a boat is a unique experience. You definitely want take some time to visit some or all of the spots mentioned below.


In 1612, the canal belt was dug in a southern direction from the Brouwersgracht. It owes its name to the many breweries that were in the area.

Anne Frank huis

The Anne Frank Huis is a monument to commemorate Anne Frank and her family. The house is located at 263-267 Prinsengracht.


Westerkerk in Amsterdam is a church located at the Prinsengracht canal, at Westermarkt, on the edge of the Jordaan.


The largest and most important national museum of the Netherlands, and also the house of Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night Watch.

The Royal Theatre Carré (Koninklijk Theater Carré)

The Royal Theatre Carré is a theatre, located near the Amstel. Its original name was Circus Carré and it is built in the classicist style.


Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, located along the Amstel.

Artis (Zoo)

Natura Artis Magistra: ‘Nature is the teacher of art and science’ is the zoo of Amsterdam and the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, located in the Plantage neighbourhood.

National Maritime Museum (Scheepsvaartmuseum)

Specialised museum in Dutch maritime history, located in the building of the former ‘s Lands Zeemagazijn, with the second-largest maritime collection in the world.


NEMO is a technology museum in Amsterdam. It was built on the foundations of the IJ tunnel and is located at Oosterdok.

Wallen (red light district)

De Wallen, the best known prostitution neighbourhood of the Western world, is a bustling neighbourhood, also known as the ‘red light district‘, and is mostly filled with tourists.

Boat rental Amsterdam news

New locations!

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Sailing during King’s Day!

Celebrate King’s Day from the water with Sloepdelen Yes, Wednesday, April 27 is the day, Kings Day 2023! The day everyone flips their closets until the orange garment is found and the day we go to the streets to celebrate the most important birthday of our country! Every year the streets, canals and canals turn orange in every city. The best way to celebrate King’s Day is on the water. That’s why you can reserve our boats for this day.…
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New vacancies

Is working at Sloepdelen something for you? Are you looking for a social job with responsibility? Working in a cozy team and getting all the space for your talents? At Sloepdelen we don’t look at education, but at knowledge, talent and character: are you not sure yet what you want in terms of work, but do you know what you are good at? Let us know what you are looking for and what you are absolutely good at. Apply directly…
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