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Amsterdam 5-Hour Guided Canoe Trip in the Wetlands

Product ID: 35370
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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
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Dutch, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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

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
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wetlands safari

Product ID: 35370