Renting a private boat in Amsterdam

Enjoy a cruise through the Amsterdam canals with your own group.

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Private boat cruise in Amsterdam

Want to enjoy a canal cruise through the Amsterdam canals with your own group? It's possible at Rederij P. Kooij.

You can rent a boat to celebrate your birthday, wedding, wedding anniversary or just because it is a wonderful experience. You can also bring your business guests on board for a cruise through the Amsterdam Canals.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to take luggage such as, suitcases, hand luggage and backpacks on board or to store them during the cruise.


The price for renting a private boat is € 360,- per hour with a maximum of 40 people. If your group exceeds 40 people, the price is € 9,00 per person per hour. The price is charged from the departure at Rokin to the return at the Rokin. No extra costs for groups starting and ending at Leidseplein (Rederij Boekel).

After 5 PM the minimum costs are € 720,00 per boat. Embarking is possible virtually anywhere in Amsterdam.

Our boats come with a skipper. Our rates include 9% VAT.


Rederij Kooij has TOB Services as its regular catering partner. You can also provide your own catering with no extra costs. For more information, please see our pages below.

Contact us

You can call +31 (0) 20-6233810,  e-mail or fill in the form for more information.

Canal Cruise Amsterdam with drinks

  • All Amsterdam highlights from the water
  • Only €360,00 per hour, including skipper
  • Drink and Snack from € 4,50 per person
  • Most of our boats are electrical, which is good for the city
  • All our boats have slidings roofs, have toilets and are heated
  • Comfortable boats; spacious and very relaxed seated
  • Hop-on, hop-off everywhere
  • Extra possibilities like a drinks on board and choice of snacks (see Catering menu below)

Guide on board

All of our ships are equipped with a computer controlled audio system. Through the speakers, you'll be able to hear an explanation about the attractions along the canals of Amsterdam. We do not use earplugs or headsets. We provide explanations in 10 different languages, being Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Chinese and Russian. Would you rather hear the information from a guide on board? If so, please know that we have certified guides on file. We can connect you to one of these guides. Price arrangements must be made with them individually.

Historische foto van een gids aan boord

The route & our fleet

We have our Rederij Kooij route. If there are certain parts of Amsterdam you wish to include in your cruise, please let us know. Where possible, we can adjust our route to your wishes. Within our fleet, you can choose the boat that best suits your wishes.

Route Rederij Kooij via Herenracht