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Amsterdam 5-Hour Guided Canoe Trip in the Wetlands

Amsterdam 5-Hour Guided Canoe Trip in the Wetlands

From US$ 77.13 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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.
  • 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
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Prepare for the activity

    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 8 reviews

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    Die Tour wird von einer etwas älteren Dame angeführt. Sie ist unglaublich freundlich! Sie holt euch am Bahnhof ab. Wir hatten Glück und waren die einzigen an diesem Tag. Die Tour ging ca. 3 Stunden, davor wurden wir freundlich empfangen. Bei ihr daheim angekommen, gab es was zu trinken, wir würden eingewiesen und los ging es. Mit einem tollen Picknick und einer kleinen Bade Unterbrechung von ca. 5 bis 10 Minuten. Bei ihr angekommen gab es erneut ein Getränken und Sie begleitet euch zurück an die Bahn.

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    August 8, 2020


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

    April 21, 2019

    Really fun and interesting. The tour guide was a extremely happy, enthusiastic and friendly. The picnic provided was tasty and generous. I Highly recommend this trip!

    April 21, 2019

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