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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.


  • 5-hour Waterland guided canoe tour from Amsterdam
  • Travel into the Waterland region, famous for its canals, pretty villages and traditional Dutch lifestyle
  • Paddle a canoe past pretty villages, reedbeds and islands filled with birdsong
  • Savor a delicious picnic lunch of local specialities on a picturesque island
  • Break for an optional swim depending on the weather
  • Learn about the area and the bucolic lifestyle of the villagers
  • Numbers limited to a maximum of 10 people ensuring a more intimate experience

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

What a great way to see some of the unexpected in Amsterdam. Our guide was so enthusiastic, thoughtful and knowledgeable. Our lunch was great and the day perfect. Thankyou.

Fang-Chin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

got to do this, it really help me to appreciate how these people lived with all these canals and wetlands. it's so peaceful, scenic and the picnic lunch was great. our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. I strongly recommend this.

Svein Erik K Norway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

When in Amsterdam, do take time to see the Waterland from a Kanoo.

Jennie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable Dutch guide. Majel shared a wealth of information about Dutch history, culture and wetlands management. This is a very easy canoe trip on flat water all the way. Our mid-week tour consisted of 6 people, most of whom were retirement age. We saw ducklings, newborn lambs, and quaint Dutch villages. The picnic was very generous and you certainly will not walk away hungry. We will do this tour again the next time we visit Holland. Highly recommended!

ZEE India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

In simple words 'out of this world'. I took this trip with my aunt on 15th April 2016 as last leg of our 7 days stay in Amsterdam and I must say this was the best one. We both thoroughly enjoyed the 5 hour long scenic, beautiful, full of nature canoe through the narrow bridges. The best part is the an awesome, ever smiling guide who made us feel more comfortable and enjoy it to the fullest. A 'MUST' for those who admire nature and some physical activities. Its not at all tiring nor required any previous experience. I am back with so many unforgettable memories of nature: Thank you for having such an amazing itinerary.

JoAnn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic experience

Kim/Kimberli H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved, loved, loved this tour!! Our guide was fantastic and a bit of a celebrity- she hosted Rick Steves on his televised visit...Canals were so beautiful and we loved going under the small bridges. It was so much more scenic than the larger canals in Amsterdam proper. Picnic lunch was yummy...Can't say enough about the value and excellence of this tour!!

Lucy O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a fantastic experience- gets you out of the city in no time and is a wonderful way to learn about the history and nature of outlying amsterdam. Guide was kind, funny, and super knowledgeable, and a picnic on a marsh island before an epic downpour is not something i will soon forget. rain or shine, this adventure is certainly worth your time!

Philip A

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Very peaceful and relaxing tour. Great Guide.

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