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Boats4rent

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Polonceau-kade 1, 1014 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 26326420
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Booked this on the day around 9am for our 1:30pm ride. Easy booking process - took name, number and... read more

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Cheaper than other boat companies we looked at this was a perfect way to spend time away from the... read more

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At Boats4rent you can rent a self operated boat and explore the beautiful and famous canals of Amsterdam. Upon arrival you will receive a personal instruction about the boat and a detailed map of the Amsterdam canals. This map includes some nice route suggestions. After this instruction it is great fun and really easy to drive our boats. You don't need any licence, nor experience for that. Being on the water in a private boat is a great experience in Amsterdam. It might be the highlight of your trip! The electric propulsion of the boats assures a smooth ride: silent and without exhaust fumes.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Polonceau-kade 1, 1014 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked this on the day around 9am for our 1:30pm ride. Easy booking process - took name, number and credit card details over the phone but we didn’t actually pay until we arrived. Thorough instructions upon arrival including a map and recommended route. The boat...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheaper than other boat companies we looked at this was a perfect way to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Navigating was tricky at times but the experience was really relaxing. The staff were friendly and even managed to smile...More

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Thank jjjjjjjjjjjjjen
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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 'jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjen', Thank you very much for your lovely five star rating! We're very glad to know that you had a relaxing time on the Amsterdam canal and that you appreciated our service. And you're right about our rates and the cafe next door: our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! Last time we visited Amsterdam we went on a group tour of the canals and this visit we wanted our own experience which this truely delivered. Spending 3 hours motoring around with our 6 yr old was idyllic. I don’t think...More

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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Julie, Thank you so much for this lovely review! It makes me very happy to read that you truely enjoyed your Amsterdam canal trip and the service that we delivered. Hope to welcome you again on your next visit to Amsterdam ;-) Best regards...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to book, friendly service, & excellent value for money, in all a great way to navigate the canals. Thanks to Shen - top bloke!

Thank Lee M
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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lee, Thanks so much for your kind words. That makes us happy and proud :-) We'll tell Nai-Shen you appreciated his service! All the best from the Boats4rent Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very nice experience. Easy to rent, pleasant journey through the canals. Totally different perspective of the city!

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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Powroznikn, Thank you very much for renting with us and also for your very kind review! We're glad to know you enjoyed Amsterdam from the canals :-) All the best from the Boats4rent Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really affordable, even for a couple. You can fit a few people on the bot and the staff were fantastic. We did a 3 hour tour and they provide a map on where to go. Make sure you follow it as the canals can get...More

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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 'Camwashere', What a spot-on description of your boat trip: cheap and cheerful. That's how it should be, right? Thanks very much for letting us know you enjoyed! All the best from the Boats4rent Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

certainly worth doing in amsterdam and these guys have good prices so why not. Works out cheaper for 4 people then paying for a cruiseMore

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Thank Ti M M
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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ti M M, That's an A+ for mathematics :-) You're right that our private rental boats are better value for money than a guided tour on a large tourist boat! Please don't tell everyone, otherwise we might get too busy ;-) We're happy to...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to Amsterdam many times and it is our favorite city in the world. I have always said I wanted to find a friend in Amsterdam with a boat to take us on the canals for a private boat tour. Who knew that...More

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Thank Keith B
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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Keith, How nice to read your review! You have definitely made the very best of it, well done! We're looking forward to welcoming you again on your next Amsterdam trip :-) All the best from your favorite city in the world, the Boats4rent Team

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Myself and three friends hired a boat for three hours in the evening. Seb was super helpful getting us set up! We had such an awesome afternoon, it's a totally different way to see the city and you can cover plenty of distance in those...More

Thank Laura C
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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear Laura, Thank you so much for this lovely feedback and for recommending us! We'll let our colleague Seb know that he did a good job! :-) All the best from the Boats4rent Team

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Great and quick service. Cheap and well worth it's price. their map and suggestions were really helpful. One of the best things to do on a summer day.

Thank Alfons J
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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boats4rent, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear Alfons, Many thanks for sharing your positive experience! We're glad to know enjoyed it. Indeed, we have the best rates in Amsterdam! And good service, thanks to Nai-Shen; we'll let him know :-) Hope to welcome you again some day, Jan Pieter, Boats4rent

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michelle p
29 June 2018|
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Response from Jan Pieter R | Property representative |
Dear Michelle, Many thanks for your request! What a good idea to rent one of our boats when you're in Amsterdam. I'm sure you will like it :-) At the end of July it's the peak of the summer holidays. Not just in Amsterdam... More
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Theresa S
4 February 2017|
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Response from Jan Pieter R | Property representative |
Dear Theresa, thanks for your request! Yes, there are some good spots to break on your way. We recommend some terraces of water front restaurants and cafes for that. These are clearly indicated on our custom made map that... More
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Handbag94
10 November 2015|
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Response from Jan Pieter R | Property representative |
Hi there, our rates are the best in Amsterdam. They start at euro 79,- all-in for a three hour boat tour. You may take a maximum of six people on board. On the website of Boats4rent there is an overview of the different... More
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