Tulips, wooden clogs, cheese and canals... Lots of canals! Are you already planning your next trip to the Netherlands? You won't regret it! Characterized by an intriguing mix of colors, scents and folklore, this country is an ideal vacation destination for those seeking relaxation, culture, tradition and contact with nature.
The best way to travel and discover it? Hiring a boat in the Netherlands is a unique way to discover the country's hidden treasures!
Floating houses, sailboats or speedboats? If you venture out to follow the many waterways of the Netherlands, you can go almost anywhere: from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, from Friesland to Zeeland or even the IJsselmeer - renting a boat in the Netherlands with Click&Boat has never been easier!
Compared to other European countries, it is possible to hire a boat in the Netherlands relatively cheaply, especially when compared to the typical sail and motor boats that are rented in the Mediterranean. Boat rental prices vary depending on the type of boat and the time of year: high or low season.
In general, most of the available boats can be rented by the hour, by the day, for half a week, for a weekend or for a whole week, so each traveler can find the solution that best suits him or her.
Average prices for boat rentals in the Netherlands:
Since you are interested in a boat hire in the Netherlands, how about these local destinations?
What better plan than to charter a yacht to explore the wonders of the Netherlands? There are numerous boating areas in the country, all surrounded by simply stunning natural scenery. Are you ready to set sail? The options are endless!
Ideal to charter a yacht, the capital of the Netherlands hides treasures at every turn.
While cruising along the centuries-old canals, you can choose to dock on the banks and stop for a drink at one of the many typical restaurants that line the canals: absolutely fascinating!
In Amsterdam, you have the possibility to hire a boat without a license, so you can enjoy wonderful moments with your fellow travelers.
A former region of the Netherlands on the shores of the North Sea, Friesland (or Frisia), is rich with fascinating waterways, ancient villages and meadows. Ideal for long nature walks, cycling or sailing, hiring a boat here is a great option.
The region's numerous canals and river connections will allow you to reach almost any town of interest. Do you plan to sail on the Wadden Sea (also known as the Waddenmeer)? Beware of the tides! Navigating this area with the help of a skipper on board is always helpful to avoid unpleasant inconveniences and follow the best routes in the area.
Popular sailing destination in the region, Zeeland is one of the best places to rent a boat in the Netherlands. Enjoy an adventurous trip and collect unforgettable moments in the company of friends or family.
Contact the owner of the boat of your dreams and ask for all the necessary information about the area: together, you can plan a trip full of surprises!
Check out Click&Boat's offers and charter a yacht in the Netherlands: an unforgettable vacation awaits you!
How? Select the type of boat, the departure and return dates and whether you will need a skipper on board. After a first look, you can use the filters on the left side of the page to refine your search by selecting, for example, the budget, the number of cabins and the shipyard.
Each listing is complete with boat specifications, comments from previous renters and a dedicated messaging tool. Use it for free to contact the owner and set up the details of the tour. In a few clicks, the boat will be ready and waiting for you.
When it comes to regulations in the Netherlands, there are three options:
The answer is yes. In most cases, especially in the case of boats rented by the hour, it is possible to request a motorboat without a license.
Before departure, the boat owner will give you a detailed explanation of the boat itself and the surroundings, as well as advice on the best mooring areas and tourist sites not to be missed.
If you are inexperienced, or still do not feel comfortable on board, you can request the presence of a skipper, or inquire about some theory and practice courses, so that you can steer the helm on board during your next vacation.
When it comes to sailboats, experience is necessary and should be demonstrated, as steering the boat itself can be more complex and risky, depending on the winds.
So, are you coming on board?