Broeker Bootverhuur is open Wednesdays to Sundays.
Extra open on Tuesday june 25th due to the nice wheather.

Due to a lot of bad wheather we are not always present at the boat rental, please reserve online or give us a call before you travel to us:

Whisper boat and canoe rental company “Broeker Bootverhuur” is established  at the border of the beautiful village of Broek in Waterland, only 8 kilometers from Amsterdam. You can rent a whisper boat with electric motor or canoe from Wednesday to Sunday (July & August open all week) for a wonderful boat trip through a beautiful nature area and past idyllic villages. Feel free to bring a picnic basket or cool box with some snacks and drink,  this will make your trip even more enjoyable.

Whisper boats

With a whisper boat you can quietly enjoy various routes through the beautiful protected area called Waterland. Besides enjoying the green environment and birds, during your trip on the small lakes and canals, you will also pass through the idyllic villages Broek in Waterland, Zuiderwoude, Monnickendam and Holysloot with their characteristic colored wooden houses. Along the way you can make a stop in one of the villages or at a tea garden. A whisper boat is easy to handle for everyone.

Whisper boats:

Rental Periods:

– In the morning you can start at 10.00 a.m., 10.30 a.m. or 11 am.
– In the afternoon you can start at 1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30 and 3.00 pm.
– All day is from 10.30/11.00 a.m. to 6.00 pm

Please note: it can happen that a timeslot is fully booked but then please try another because it may well be that there still is a timeslot available starting at another time.


  • 3 hour rental period;  morning or afternoon block: € 70,-
  • 4 hour rental period;  morning or afternoon block: € 85,-
  • All day: € 115,-

Know before you go:

  • A whisper boat is suitable for a maximum of 5 people (or 4 adults + 2 children up to 12 years)
  • Easy to operate electric engine
  • Route map, route app (download: Routefabriek, code 23485) and directions are provided
  • Seat cushions, umbrella’s and blankets (if necessary) are provided.
  • Children live jackets are provided.
  • Please bring you own food & drinks, we don’t sell anything at the boat rental
  • There is enough space in the boat to store a cool box and picknick basket.
  • Free cancellation in case of bad weather
  • Dogs are not allowed.


Canoe along various routes over small lakes and canals through the beautiful, green, well protected nature area of Waterland. You can pass by the idyllic villages Broek in Waterland, Zuiderwoude, Holysloot and Monnickendam. While paddling enjoy the tranquility and space of Waterland and stop for a break at a picnic area, a tea garden or in one of the villages. You will be given an explanation of the canoe and route before departure. The canoe rental has 1- and 2 person kayaks and 3- person Canadian canoes.


Rental periods:

– The morning block runs from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– The afternoon from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
– All day is from 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please note: you do not have to start exactly at 10.30 a.m. or 2.30 p.m. The whole day rent period is from 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. but again, you may start at the time that suits you best.


  • 1- or 2 person Kayaks:
    € 15,00 per person per canoe place per half day
    € 25,00 per person per canoe place per day
  • 3 person Canadian Canoe:
    Half day: € 12,50 per adult, € 6,25 per child (up to 12 years)
    Full day: € 20,- per adult, € 10,- per child (up to 12 years)

Know before you go:

  • You will receive directions for canoeing (if needed)
  • Route map, route app (download: Routefabriek, code 23485) and directions are provided
  • Free life jackets (for kids only) to borrow
  • Free watertight barrel for valuables to borrow.  In practice they are not always completely watertight. We accept no liability for items rented by tenants, stored in barrels or left on our property.
  • Free cancellation in case of bad weather
  • Dogs are not allowed.

Opening Times:

  • In 2024 we are open from Saturday March 30th to Sunday Septembre 29th 2024 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • In  April, May, June and September the boat rental is open from Wednesday to Sunday (but also on National holidays and during Dutch holiday periods. And, if the wheather is very nice, see te top of this page for any adjusted opening times) In July and August the boat rental is open 7 days a week

Contact & Address:

Broeker Bootverhuur c/o Stal Baco
Belmermeer 5
1151 ED Broek in Waterland
(So NOT: Belmermeer 5, Amsterdam! ( If you have an I phone it wil probably send you to the Amsterdam address, if you come from direction Broek in Waterland it is not Stal Melman but it is Stal Baco, a little further on the left side of the road)

T +31 (0) 6-37525640

Know before you go:

  • Pin, cash and payment with a mobile phone are all possible.
  • Parking in the parking places at the property of Stal Baco, follow the signs. Parking is at your own risk.
  • Public transportation: See for address the  instructions above, from Amsterdam CS there are  two buses (314 and 316 from the ‘IJzijde’ on the platform) to Broek in Waterland and from the metro North also two (312 and 315). It is quite a walk from the bus stop (=Broek in Waterland DORP) to the boat rental; it is about 2.8 kilometers but it certainly is a nice walk through the Dutch country side!
  • Dogs or pets are not allowed on the property, nor in the canoes or on the boats. Please leave them at home.

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