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  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
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Rent a boat and enjoy Amsterdam at its best! With our rental boats you can explore the canals of Amsterdam with your family and friends. A good map of the canals, including route suggestions and highlights on your way, helps to find your way on the...more
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Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 | Corner Jozef Israelskade, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De Pijp
+31 6 27149493
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The ease of this whole rental, from the booking online, to also the help via email, as well as retrieving and returning the boat was great. The boats themselves are very easy to drive and go at a very easy pace. I had to Dutch...More

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4  Thank mayatraveler09
JanPieter1, Manager at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Many thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your tour on the Amsterdam canals! Jan Pieter, Boaty Rent a Boat Amsterdam

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 August 2015

To put in a few words, a complete failure. The boat just stopped working due to ( I believe ) lack of energy. I am sure it had nothing to do with the propeller because I checked more than once. If I hadn't some experience...More

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4  Thank Marcel J
JanPieter1, Owner at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2015

Dear Marcel, Thanks for your review. I completely understand you were not satisfied with your rental boat. Indeed there was a battery problem. This happens very rarely. But of course it is really annoying that it happened to you. You were quite far out, so...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I and our 2.5 year old son made a reservation with boaty to rent a boat on our trip and we couldn’t be happier with the experience. The guide met us at the dock, the boat was all ready, we signed some...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Had a blast on this self tour of Amsterdam via its beautiful rivers and canals. Rein & Arlo from Boaty were super friendly and helpful in getting us on our way. Will do this again next time I’m in Amsterdam.

Thank Todd L
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Great boat rental! Very reasonable prices and very helpful staff. Amazing way to see the city. Rein was super helpful!

Thank Ezra B
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing day out on canal watching the sunset! Rien was the best! We had a great time, highly recommend

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

It was a great experience, super recommended! Its nice to chill and see Ams in an alternative way. Marius was super cool with us and told us nice places to go!

Thank 644leandron
Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Dear Leandron, Thank you very much for your excellent five star rating! We'll let Marius know he did a good job helping you. Hope to welcome you again some day! :-) All the best from the Boaty Boat Rental Team

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Honesty, this slower pace and you drive boat was amazing. My wife and I spent three hours of pure fun. If you don't know how to steer a boat that might be an issue but it really is not that hard. They are electric and...More

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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Dear Steve, thank you very much for renting a Boaty and for writing such a nice review about it! You're right: it's not about speed, it's about enjoying good company in a beautiful surrounding :-) All the best from the Boaty Rent a Boat Team

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to Amsterdam a few times and always wanted to rent a boat but never got around to it. Finally did with some friends this June and it was a great experience. The whole process was a breeze and it was wonderful having our...More

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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Dear Aims1987, Thank you so much for your great review! We'll let Stijin know he did a good job helping you :-) All the best from Amsterdam, Jan Pieter, Boaty Rent a Boat

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon cruising through the canals in our Boaty rental. Niels and Stijn could not have been more friendly and hospitable in preparing the boat and showing us routes to take. Our guests enjoyed themselves and we did too- nice to have...More

Thank stevenmA3993KX
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

If you’re happy to pootle around at a slower speed than everything else on the canal in a tin can then this is the company for you. Having said that we enjoyed our trip and the route map and explanations were good. Just expect to...More

Thank Martyn C
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Great hospitality by Marius and the other team members. Silent boats, electric flow. Clean and well maintained. Perfect!!

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De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag
through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp
Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s
many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic
thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in
search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly
half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners
and a good number of them are students. Here you'll
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Alex V
14 May 2018|
Response from aftabkuk | Reviewed this property |
Hey I think you have accidentally sent me this question and you wanted to send it to Boaty...i was a Boaty customer and have nothing to do with the company.
20 November 2016|
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Response from Jan Pieter R | Property representative |
Dear Helen, thanks for your request. I'm sorry to let you know that we are closed for winter. Too cold to be out on an open boaty... I would advise to buy a ticket for a canal tour on a large covered boat, e.g. at Kooij or... More
11 September 2016|
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Response from Jan Pieter R | Property representative |
Thanks for your request! We always have to close shortly before sun set. At the moment the latest available time slot is 16.30-19.30 hrs. This will get earlier as the days are getting shorter. You can always see the... More