Water activity

Amsterdam 5-Hour Guided Canoe Trip in the Wetlands

Activity provider: wetlands safari

Amsterdam 5-Hour Guided Canoe Trip in the Wetlands

Activity provider: wetlands safari

From US$ 80.54 per person

Enjoy an excursion into nature at a site close to Amsterdam. On this wetlands safari you’ll travel by canoe through a watery 17th-century landscape dominated by dense reeds. Pass through villages and by windmills, and stop at an island for a picnic.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided canoe tour in a nature reserve near Amsterdam
  • Stop at an island for a picnic
  • See the black-tailed godwit, lapwing, bittern, and others in this prime bird watching area
Full description
Start off this 5-hour trip by taking public transportation to a small village near the wetlands area. After a cup of coffee in a local village house, begin your guided canoe trip. Note that there will be 2-3 people per canoe. The guide will tell you all about the unique wetlands area and how it came to be. After the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of why Amsterdam was built the way it was. At the half-way point, stop at an island where you’ll enjoy a picnic with a variety of products such as juices from the region, fresh fruit, all kinds of cheeses, bread, pasta, and more. On the way back, see real Dutch windmills – and they may be smaller than you expected! You can also stop for a swim when it’s warm enough. Before heading back to Amsterdam, there’ll be time for a drink at the local village house that was your starting point.
Includes
  • Transportation from Metro Station Amsterdam NOORD
  • A drink before and after the tour
  • Guide
  • Canoe
  • Picnic
  • Donation to Landschap Noord Holland
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Participants

    Date

    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Metro Station Amsterdam Noord, Exit Termini Bushaltes A. Your guide will be holding a sign with the local partner's name on it.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera
    • Water
    • Rain gear

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • Be sure to wear clothing suitable for this outdoor activity
    • Your shoes will get wet and dirty. It's a good idea to bring spare clothes and shoes
    • There's a special bucket for mobile phones and cameras to keep them dry
    • To take part in this tour, it is highly recommended that you can swim
    • You must also be able to paddle the canoe by yourself. Depending on the size of the group, there will be 2 or 3 people to each canoe
    • If the wind from the west is too strong, the tour will be canceled without penalty
    • This is a small group tour with a maximum of 10 participants
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 10 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    My son and I really enjoyed this trip. Majel is very hospitable and knowledgeable about the Dutch wetlands. You start and finish at her waterside home and she brings a picnic lunch with her to eat on the trip (it was really delicious!). The canoeing itself was very gentle - suitable for all abilities I think. Very nice that we were a small group of six in three canoes. Highly recommend!

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    July 7, 2022

    The tour is led by a slightly older lady. She is incredibly friendly! She will pick you up at the train station. We were lucky and were the only ones that day. The tour lasted about 3 hours, before that we received a friendly welcome. When she got home, there was something to drink, we were briefed and off we went. With a great picnic and a short bathing break of about 5 to 10 minutes. When she arrived there was another drink and she accompanies you back to the train.

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    August 8, 2020

    Very nice tour! Thank you for all! Dank u wel!

    April 21, 2019

    Product ID: 35370