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Canoe the canals of Holland’s Waterland region at sunset on this 4-hour trip from Amsterdam. Travel with a guide to this rural area, and paddle past reed beds, meadows and picture-postcard villages. Savor the sound of birdsong and scents of wild flowers, glide through landscapes once painted by Rembrandt, and learn how the flat countryside was reclaimed from the sea. Take a swim if the weather allows, and finish with a picnic dinner overlooking a lake and the area’s wooden windmills. Numbers limited to 10 people for a small-group experience.
Enjoyment starts in the minivan on the way to the province Overijssel, home to picturesque Giethoorn and Weerribben Wieden National Park, when you leave the busy city behind you with your own private party (or family) of max 7 people. Watch the landscape of the province of Flevoland pass by, that is built on reclaimed land.
Upon arrival at the nature reserve, the kayaks are ready. After getting comfortable, your tour guide leads the route (1.5 - 2 hrs) through the nature reserve. With over 24,000 acres, it’s the largest contiguous low peat bog area in North-West Europe. A labyrinth of ponds, lakes, ditches, mysterious-looking swamp forests, vast reed plots and flowery meadows; a nursing room for special plant and animal species.
After the kayak trip, your guide drives you to Giethoorn (20 min), the 'Venice of Holland'. Enjoy a 1hr boat ride through the village canals and watch the beautiful farmhouses pass be. Be amazed by the beauty of this village without roads.
Paddle through Holland’s Waterland area on a 5-hour canoe experience from Amsterdam. With an expert guide, travel north to Waterland, home to time-warp villages, quaint waterways and lush pastures. Then, board a canoe and paddle around the idyllic waterways. Enjoy the sound of birdsong and scents of wild plants; glide past reedbeds and weatherboarded villages, and hear about the region’s traditional way of life. Stop for a swim if the weather allows, and visit an island for a picnic of local produce. Numbers limited to 10 for a small-group experience.
Corona Update: until June 2020 max. group size is 4 travelers.
Enjoyment starts in the minivan, when you watch the landscape of Netherlands’ newest province Flevoland pass by, that was built on reclaimed land, as your guide friendly shares interesting information with you.
Upon arrival at National Park Weerribben Wieden, the kayaks are ready to be taken out on the water. Your guide leads the route of max. 1.5 - 2 hrs through the nature reserve. With over 24,000 acres, is the largest contiguous low peat bog area in North-West Europe. A labyrinth of ponds, lakes, ditches, mysterious-looking swamp forests, vast reed plots and flowery meadows.
Then it takes a transfer of 25 min. to get to Giethoorn, the village without roads or 'Venice of the North'. Here you have free time to explore the village by foot, take a break, or experience Giethoorn from the water (use your free boat ride ticket).
Back in Amsterdam you are dropped off at the same place as where you started the tour.
Amsterdam Canoeing is one of our most popular outdoor activities. Visit the fascinating landscapes that inspired the famous Dutch painters.
AMSTERDAM IS FAMOUS FOR ITS WATERWAYS, AND OUR CANOEING TOUR IS A UNIQUE WAY TO DISCOVER THEM!
Not all waters are suitable for canoeing, as shifts in water level and fast moving currents require skill to traverse. However in the still waters of canals, lakes and rivers, canoeing requires only basic skills, and is an exciting and engaging way of travelling through Amsterdam’s canals and surrounding countryside! Our experienced guide will provide you with some training on your canoe, and then you’ll be off on a comprehensive tour of local waterways. Our guides are passionate about Amsterdam and its natural surroundings, and love to share that passion with visitors!
A day spend on the water is never a waste of time.
Explore the Amsterdam Wetlands water ways like locals do.
Go for the authentic Dutch experience with insiders.
We sail around the city to the wetlands and surprise you on our trip.
After a brief explanation on land we will walk up to Gooyer windmill and hit the water at the jetty behind the windmill. From there we will paddle out towards the Kromhout hallen and pass the first of the 39 locks we have in Amsterdam, via another lock and some canals we will paddle back via the Maritiem museum and check out the replica Amsterdam ship.
Instead ion siring in one of the hundreds of boats that go though town all day long seeding time on a paddle board and experiencing this beautiful city is much more fun. And also a great workout in the meanwhile!
Amsterdam Canoeing is one of the most popular outdoor activities. You will get to see the fascinating landscapes that inspired the famous famous Dutch painters.
Canoeing is an ancient mean of transportation; however, the modern canoe was introduced towards the end of the 19th century and has become increasingly popular. Nowadays, people use them for sports, recreation or entertainment.
Not all waters are suitable for this activity, as changes in water level can be tricky to navigate. The best places for this activity are canals, lakes and rivers.
If you’re looking for a special company excursion, kids party, bachelor party or just for a great day on the water with friends we have multiple opportunities.
Next to a sportive day you can also book a private boat tour. For example to the island Pampus or visite the smal fisherman’s village muiden.
If you have something to celebrate we can also bring a bottle of champange.
Flyboarding is an exciting new sport that gives you complete freedom in the water. Without any prior training, you can dart through the waves like a dolphin and leap into the air up to 15 meters (50 feet). Do you want to know just how easy flyboarding is? FlyboardWorld will tell you everything you need to know and help you set up the perfect flyboard experience.