Guided Canoe Adventure With Picnic Lunch In Waterland From Amsterdam

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This guided Waterland canoe tour takes you through Dutch nature and villages in Old Holland near Amsterdam, only 15 minutes from the city center. See the 'real' Dutch way of life and explore Old Holland's nature. Paddle through the village and the area's reed-lands, hear the birds singing and smell the plants surrounding you on this outdoor adventure with group size of maximum 10 adults.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Led by a local guide
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife

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Start your guided 5-hour outdoor adventure from Amsterdam with a short 15 minutes bus ride to a small Dutch village. Enjoy a beverage at a local cafe upon arrival and start our canoe tour afterwards.

Paddle through Old Holland's nature and villages, see the Dutch way of life and learn about the people in The Netherlands. You will learn about Waterland from your local guide, who will also be happy to answer all your questions. Explore the reed-lands and listen to signing birds while smelling the local plants. If the weather allows, the tour will also stop for a swim, so bring your swim gear with you!

Enjoy a picnic lunch including local products from the area you're paddling through one of the islands -- it might be a bit wet here so be prepared for your shoes to get wet and dirty.

Back at the cafe you will have time to enjoy another beverage before taking the bus back to Amsterdam where your outdoor adventure ends.

Inclusions for Guided Canoe Adventure With Picnic Lunch In Waterland From Amsterdam

  • Local guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • 2 beverages
  • Round-trip transfer to Waterland (public transportation)
  • Use of canoe
  • Donation

Exclusions for Guided Canoe Adventure With Picnic Lunch In Waterland From Amsterdam

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for participants with back problems or participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not wheelchair accessible

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Life jackets will be provided. It is recommended that participants be able to swim

Dress accordingly. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and bring additional change of clothes. Also, rain coats/swim gear (depending on weather conditions)

No vegetarian option available for picnic lunch

It is recommended to bring bottled water on warm days

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • A hidden gem of a find. What a unique way to see a different side of the Netherlands. I would recommend this to anyone, anytime, any age.

  • We had an amazing time canoeing through the waterlands... saw windmills, sheep and water lilies, and had a wonderful picnic with our guide. She was very knowledgeable about the area, and shared some great stories of the land and community. Highly recommended!

  • very relaxing and enjoyable tour.
    Tour guide was superb!!!!!
    A must do with your family

  • This is a fantastic excursion. We learned a lot about the area as we leisurely canoed. The picnic lunch was bountiful and delicious!

  • What a wonderful way to get out of the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam! We had a lovely canoe trip, gorgeous sites, and a delicious lunch. Highly recommend! This was a highlight of our 2 week trip.

  • Fabulous

  • This was an amazing experience. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and energetic and a lovely woman.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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