As of November 1, 2021, we are closed in Utrecht because our pedal boats will be undergoing a service overhaul. They will go to our yard in Amsterdam for maintenance. From 31 March 2022 they return fully serviced so everyone can cycle again on the canals of the Domstad.
Looking for and Pedal Boat adventure? Stop by our location Stromma Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
From 31 March 2022:
Book and reserve your tickets for a pedal boat adventure in Utrecht easily here. In the Domstad you can not only cycle on the roads but also on the water. Since 1991, water cycling has been the ideal canal attraction for families, friends and with your partner. Experience and taste the atmosphere of the old bustling city center from the water at your own pace. Discover the terraces on the low-lying quays, the wharfs on the water, the old warehouses and buildings along the canals and the many green parks surrounding the water.
Rent your paddle boat here
You can find Stromma Utrecht with its Pedal Boat jetty at the Oudegracht 165, which is also the embarkation and disembarkation point for the paddle boats. The dock is located near the old library opposite the Winkel van Sinkel. We are located right in the center so there are many restaurants nearby for a cup of coffee, a nice lunch or a well-deserved drink - especially after the activity.
Follow a canal route through the center
In Utrecht there are three routes that you can sail and for which you can rent a paddle boat. All routes are indicated with a color. The duration of the routes is about 1.5 hours, starting from the Oudegracht and then at your own pace make a Pedal Boat tour through the beautiful city.
Some highlights along your sightseeing tour
- Utrecht most famous canal, the Oudegracht
- The beautiful narrow Nieuwgracht and the Kromme Nieuwegracht
- Hoog Catharijne – if you choose the route where you paddle by
The canals of Utrecht: the Oudegracht
The beautiful sailing route across the city leads you, among other things, along the most famous canal of all: the Oudegracht. Constructed in the Middle Ages with its wharves on both sides, it is unique in the world. The canal was laid out at the beginning of the 12th century. You can still taste the Middle Ages today when you rent a boat or a pedal boat and travel along the waterways. For a moment back in time!
You can rent a pedal boat between 11:30 in the morning and 16:00 in the afternoon, so you can still pedal until half past five. The opening hours are sometimes changed because of the weather, if you are in doubt about the opening hours because of the bad weather please contact our customer service: +31 20 217 0501.
From May to September the dock is open daily for pedal boat rentals. In the winter months it depends on the weather, so keep an eye here on our website.
- You leave a €20 deposit when picking up the pedal boat, which you get returned once the pedal boat is brought back to the pickup location
- Read about all our safety precautions at our COVID-19 page
- Children under 12 require adult supervision