Canal Tours & Boat Rentals in Utrecht

Try’in Be Dutch: Find a Way to Get in the Water!

Boat Rentals on the Oudgracht

Grachtenvaarders – info@grachtenvaarders.nl

Plompetorengracht 18 3512CD / Utrecht, NL / +31 621177075 oMon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Explore the enchanting canals of Utrecht during a 1.5-hour tour. Whether you’re with friends or family, this private boat rental includes a knowledgeable skipper, glassware, a drink cooler, cozy blankets, life jackets, and snack trays. You’re welcome to bring your own refreshments or opt for an enhanced tour with food arrangements. Our electrically powered boat accommodates a dozen adult passengers, up to 14 with small kids. Discover the city’s hidden secrets as the captain shares Utrecht’s fascinating past. ……..

€170-€190 per boat with options to extend the trip by 30 minutes (add €65)

GRACHTENVAARDERS DOCKED BOAT
GRACHTENVAARDERS RIVERBOAT

Rederij Schuttevaer info@schuttevaer.com

Oudegracht 85 3511AD / Utrecht, NL / +31 302720111 /oMon – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lose yourself in an hour-long tour of pure history as an experienced skipper takes you through the enchanting canals and waterways of Utrecht. Admire the unique wharf cellars, graceful bridges, and elegant statues under the iconic Pyke Koch lamp posts. From this tour boat you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of the impressive canal houses and the majestic Dom Tower along the well-known Oudegracht.

Explore the newly reopened waterway of the Catharijnesingel, which flows UNDER the renovated Hoog Catharijne shopping center! Digital audio guides share fascinating stories in eight different languages along the way for those with a keen interest in our medieval past. Longer tours are available, check the kiosk on the Visbrug for details.

€16-€20 per person for a 60-90 minute tour, not including tips.

Utrecht boattour
CANAL RIVERBOAT CRUISE
SCHUTTEVAER BOAT INTERIOR

Stromma info@schuttevaer.com

Oudegracht 165 3511AL / Utrecht, NL / +31 202170501 / Mon – Sun 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

You can find Stromma Utrecht’s pedal boats at Oudegracht 165 across from the Winkel van Sinkel, which is also the embarkation and disembarkation point for these two-person watercraft. The dock is located near the city hall bridge (stadhuisbrug) and open until 4pm. There are three routes that you can take, explained with a simple, waterproof color-coded map (provided). The duration of the routes is about 1.5 hours, longer if you set your own pace through the beautiful city.

The water route across the city leads you, among other things, along the most famous canal of all: the Oudegracht. Constructed in the Middle Ages with wharves on both sides, it;s design is unique to Utrecht. Even though the canals were laid out in the 12th century, it still serves as a viable transportation for area resdients and businesses.

Rental is about €40 per boat for a 90-minute tour with up to 4 people.

PEDAL BOATS NEAR STADSHUISBRUG
FAMILY FUN IN UTRECHT PEDAL BOATS

UtoursKayaktoursinfo@utours.nl

Abstederbrug 1, 3582 AC / Utrecht, NL / +31613047727 / Mon – Sun 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Explore the historic township of Utrecht on a small-group kayak group that showcases its iconic landmarks with a three-hour English language tour from the water! With the rental of a two-person watercraft, you can delve into the city’s rich history as you navigate the 600-year-old moat around the ancient settlement. Paddle through the vibrant Old Canal, adorned with charming ‘wharves’ and cozy terraces populated with lively tourists and locals. Midway through the tour, the group stops for a refreshing break with a drink, a cookie, and perhaps a good conversation with your fellow “kayakers”. Bad weather earns a full refund, so book with confidence!

Recommended for travelers in good physical shape without back problems. Sunscreen, a hat, and bottled water are recommended.

Rental is about €35-€40 per person for 3-hours with up to 10 people.

KAYAK TOUR IN THE DUTCH SUNSHINE
SEE THE CITY FROM THE WATER