With almost 25 perfect of its surface area covered with navigable waterways, Amsterdam is often known as the Venice of the East. Canal Cruises have hence emerged as a major tourist attraction in the city. For those who want to go on a canal cruise, boats can be taken on rent from various boat rental companies. There is a choice of pedal or electrically powered boat. Once popular, Houseboats are now almost exclusively private residences, and strict government regulations mean that only a few of them have legal rental space.
Canal Rental Company:
Website: www.canal.nl (200 boats at 5 locations)