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Boat rental Amsterdam

Rent a boat and experience Amsterdam in an unique way. Be your own captain on your journey through the canals of Amsterdam, enjoying the freedom and spectacular view. At Sloepdelen, renting a boat is fast and easy!

  • 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
  • Location of the dock in the city center
  • Min. duration of a boat trip is 2 hours

Renting a boat from Sloepdelen is easy

You can rent a boat within minutes by using our online reservation system.

Reserve online

Easily reserve your boat through our online reservation system.

Start the boat

Before departure you will receive an activation link through SMS, 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.

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

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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. This is route is the ultimate balance between the views of the old city of Amsterdam through the canals and the little bit more quiet neighbourhoods, for more relaxed sailing.

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.

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Highlights of Amsterdam

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.

Heineken Brouwerij

The Heineken Brouwerij (Brewery) was founded on 15 February 1863 when Gerard Adriaan Heineken purchased ‘De Hooiberg’ brewery. In 1873 the name was changed to Heineken’s Bierbrouwerij Maatschappij.

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.

Amsterdam Central Station

Amsterdam Central Station was built between 1881 and 1889, based on the design by P.J.H. Cuypers. This architect also designed the Rijksmuseum, which is why the two buildings look alike.

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.

Latest news

Ready for the perfect weather?

Summer is here and we’re ready for it! What better time to rent a boat with Sloepdelen than this week. Nothing but sunny weather, which makes for the best sailing conditions one could wish for! Gather your friends, colleagues or family and rent your very own boat with Sloepdelen. Did you know that at Sloepdelen, you’re free to bring your own bites and drinks? This way sailing the canals of Amsterdam, or one of our four other locations, is even…
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Easing of measures

Starting today, July the 1st, even more is possible! The summer is here, the sun is shining. It is with great joy that we welcome the further easing of the national measures. Under the current circumstances sailing will be allowed with up to twelve people again, as long as you maintain the distance of 1,5m between all the different households. Starting this July, children up unto the age of 17 are not required to keep this distance, which means they…
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New location: Loosdrecht

Prefer some peace and quiet on your sail? Try the dutch lakes around Loosdrecht! The new location for our boats in Loosdrecht offers you the opportunity to try a new Sloepdelen experience. This time, the busy waterways of the dutch cities will be traded in for the open Wijdemeren lakes. The perfect location to get some fresh air, go for a swim or explore these new waterways. See you soon!
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Rent a boat and experience a day in Amsterdam you will not forget

Cruising  through Amsterdam by yourself or with friends, colleagues or family is a unique experience. Enjoy the city from an another perspective and navigate trough the canals by yourself. Do you want to find the boat rentals near me? The boarding spots at the Nassaukade 69, the Mauritskade 3 and to Borneosteiger 1 are very easy to reach. So reserve your own canal boat Amsterdam now for an unique experience

You want to become a Sloepdelen member and take advantage of reduced rates?

As a Sloepdelen member you can immediately benefit from our extra friendly rates. You also have the possibility to make reservations yourself and to manage and cancel up to 2 hours before the reservation (free of charge). Click on the button for more information.

Boarding in Amsterdam

Nassaukade 69
You can find our boats opposite to number 69 in the western part of the center.

Mauritskade 3
In the eastern part of the Amsterdam city center we have a dock which is located at the Mauritskade 3. It’s near het Weesperplein.

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Are you looking for a boat rental in Utrecht, Leiden, Loosdrecht or Haarlem? check out the other location pages.

You can find the prices for boat hire on the rates page on our website.

Do you have questions? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Business events

We have extensive experience concerning event organisation and facilitation. Do you require a few boats for an event (large or small, possibly on location)? Simply contact us and enquire about the options! Sloepdelen has luxury, practical boats and we are flexible and will gladly join you in the thinking process and Sloepdelen has access to a large network.

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