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Boaty Boat Rental

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 | Corner Jozef Israelskade, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 27149493
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Very good value for money!

Not the fanciest or fastest boat but who cares? Boats are well functinning and clean, we got clear... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jessica L
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Best way to see the city

Called on a Sunday morning and they still had one available! Lucky! Boat is electric, not fast, but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rogier d
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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 water. Your rental boat is electrically driven and therefore silent and free of exhaust fumes.The boats are easy to drive, after a short instruction you will be able to do it yourself, you don't need a licence. Boaty Rent a Boat is located at the Jozef Israelskade behind hotel Okura, in the south of the city center.
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Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 | Corner Jozef Israelskade, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De Pijp
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not the fanciest or fastest boat but who cares? Boats are well functinning and clean, we got clear instructions and advices before we left. Very good experience for a good price. Higly recommended! Special thanks to Shen :)

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Called on a Sunday morning and they still had one available! Lucky! Boat is electric, not fast, but stable, clean and the guys give you a map with great routes trough the centre. Make sure of the rules on the water and you'll have the...More

Thank Rogier d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice staff person (Shean/ Stijn?) allowed us to reschedule from a rainy day, was delightful, helpful and personable. Good maps and directions. Bringing a little lunch/ repast and eating waterside was delightful. A nice company and GREAT way to see Amsterdam.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the morning spent meandering around the canals of Amsterdam in a little craft hired from Boaty. Useful instructructions & route recommendations were given to us by the very helpful Shen before we were given the freedom of (most of) the city. We got...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great trip driving through Amsterdam's canals. Boat Washington big enough for a group of six. Fun!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are SO happy that we did this during our week in Amsterdam. We had such an amazing time cruising the canals on our own! We packed a picnic and wine and it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day! Thanks to the friendly staff...More

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Thank Treehouse T
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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Treehouse T, Thank you very much again for renting a Boaty. And thank you even more for this raving review! :-) It's feedback like this that makes us really happy and proud of our business and our staff. You clearly made the very best...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late but they were very chilled. They gave us plenty of info on routes and also put our mind at ease about being first-timers. Would love to go again!

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Thank peter0bond
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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Peter, Thanks very much for your great five star review, much appreciated! You're very welcome again as a second-timer :-) All the best, Jan Pieter, Boaty Boat Rental Amsterdam

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to rent, fun trip and nice staff. It's super easy to use, even for a non-boater. Took our dog and had a great time.

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Thank josephlorena
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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Joseph, What a nice review, thank you for that! :-) We're happy to know you enjoyed your trip on the Amsterdam canals. The dog did a great job driving your Boaty ;-) All the best from Amsterdam, Jan Pieter, Boaty Boat Hire

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique, enjoyable, and highly rewarding experience. To see Amsterdam from the water provides a completely different and amazing perspective of this enchanting city. Freiclun couldn’t have been more helpful in teaching us the basics of boat piloting and navigating the canals.

Thank Dan H
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Jan Pieter R, Manager at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dan, Thanks very much for taking the effort to review your experience with Boaty! We're delighted about your kind words and happy to know you really enjoyed! All the best from Amsterdam, Jan Pieter, Boaty Rent a Boat

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect way to see Amsterdam and to be your own captain was super awesome. Experience was fantastic!

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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kristin, Thanks very much for your five star review! And congratulations for having become an Amsterdam canal captain :-) All the best from Amsterdam, Jan Pieter, Boaty Rent a Boat

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Alex V
13 May 2018|
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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.
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Helenhineyshiney
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
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Jimbosyourman
10 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
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