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$ 84.81 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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration 5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Reserve now & pay later
Reserve now & pay later to book your spot without any charges today. Learn more
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

    Select participants and 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.

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    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 9 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    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.

    Read more

    August 8, 2020

    Very good experience, nice guide, and generous lunch! To be recommended.

    July 25, 2020

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

    April 21, 2019

    Product ID: 35370