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Pedal boats in Amsterdam’s Canals

Explore Amsterdam’s canals by pedal boat and enjoy the view of the city in a unique way. The pedal boats are an inexpensive, sustainable and above all fun way to explore the canals of Amsterdam. The pedal boats are easy to book online, so you can always start cycling on the canals quickly.

Explore the Amsterdam canals by pedal boat

Make your way through Amsterdam’s labyrinth of canals at your leisure on a pedal boat! These little white movers let you take in the city and the atmosphere of the canals from a whole new angle. Great fun for young and old!

Amsterdam is the number one cycling city in the world, and this form of ‘cycling’ along the waters of its equally bike-filled canals has been the city’s top canal attraction since 1984.

Opening hours Pedal Boat rental Amsterdam

The tour boats operate 365 days a year from early morning to evening.

WeekdayOpening hours
Monday10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Tuesday10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Wednesday10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Thursday10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Friday10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Ticket price & discounts

Each pedal boat can take 4 people with a maximum of 2. There are several routes you can cycle with the water bike. €20 deposit per pedal boat requested to rent the boat. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Amsterdam Pedal Boat rentalPrice per boat
1-hour pedal boat € 27.50Book now

The Amsterdam Pedal Boats can be rented with a 25% discount with the I Amsterdam City Card. This tourist card offers many advantages during a visit to Amsterdam. Visit the best museums, attractions, activities and a canal cruise for free. Learn more about the I Amsterdam City Card.

Availability Pedal Boats Amsterdam

Pedal boats are available for rent every day of the year. Check the availability of the water bikes below and book a water bike for the day and time you want to go.

How to get to the Pedal Boat Rental Company

The pedal boats are operated by Stromma on the following address:

  • Stadhouderskade 520
  • 1073 AX Amsterdam
  • Phone: +31 (0)20 21 70 500
  • Email: info@stromma.nl

The departure point is perfectly accessible by car and public transport.

Metro Line 52, Vijzelgracht stop. From here it is a 5-minute walk to the pedal boat rental point.

Tram 1,7 & 17 Stop Amsterdam Rijksmuseum. From here it is a 2-minute walk to the pedal boat rental point .

The pedal boat rental point is located near the Rijksmuseum. You can best park at the nearby parking garage: Q-Park Museumplein. Please note that parking in the centre of Amsterdam is expensive. It is possible to reserve the parking garage in advance. This is often considerably cheaper. Make sure you also reserve the canal cruise so you do not have to wait long for a seat on the cruise. Reserve your parking space here. From here it is a 15-minute walk to the pedal boat rental point .

Take a look at the pedal boats in Amsterdam

Map of the canal district in Amsterdam

You will never be bored in the canal district of Amsterdam. The many shops, restaurants, hotels, attractions and museums ensure that both young and old are entertained. There are also many activities to undertake on or along the canals. Use the map below to explore the canal area. What are you going to do in Amsterdam?