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To discover the Amsterdamse Bos from the waterside is a unique experience. Paddling through the waterways of the Bos makes the forest feel like the Amazone area. The canoe- and water bike rental is situated at the edge of the the Grote Speelweide along the Grote Vijver. On the water a special canoe route is marked with purple poles.

Renting and tickets

You can rent a canoe from 6 euro per hour and a water bike from 10 euro per hour. There are several combo options for groups, bachelor- or team-building parties. For instance: a combination of 1 hour canoeing and diner, or a 3,5 hour survival tour in Canadian canoes. You can also combine canoeing with a brunch, picknick or barbecue on the water terrace.

NB You cannot pay with pin.

Cycle combo

Rent a bike at Bike rental Amsterdamse Bos and cycle a lovely route from Visitors' Centre 'De Boswinkel' to the Grote Vijver. The canoe rental offers a special combo ticket: for 12 euros you can rent a normal bike for one day ánd rent a canoe or water bike for one hour.


Opened daily from 10.30 to 19.00 o'clock.


Visitors who come by car can use the parking facilities on De Duizendmeterweg. Public transport brings you to the main entrance of the Amsterdamse Bos, near de Boswinkel (buses 170, 172 or 174 from Amsterdam Central Station). From De Boswinkel the canoe- and water bike rental can be reached by bike, or by foot (a 30 minute walk).

For more information:

Canoe- and water bike rental

Grote Speelweide 5
1182 AD Amstelveen
020 645 7831