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Guided Canoe Adventure with Picnic Lunch in Waterland from Amsterdam provided by Wetlands Safari

Guided Canoe Adventure with Picnic Lunch in Waterland from Amsterdam

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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7808P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Picnic lunch (also oke for vegetarians/vegan or gluten free diets)
  • 2 beverages
  • Round-trip transfer to Waterland (public transportation)
  • Use of canoe
  • Donation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Termini 25, 1022 LB Amsterdam, Netherlands The meetingpoint is at Metro Station Amsterdam NOORD, exit Termini Bushaltes A. Guide is waiting inside the terminal between AHtoGO and GVBservice ceneter, with the sign Wetlands Safari in her hand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • 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
  • It is recommended to bring bottled water on warm days
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • shoes can get wet and dirty
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Picnic lunch (also oke for vegetarians/vegan or gluten free diets)
  • 2 beverages
  • Round-trip transfer to Waterland (public transportation)
  • Use of canoe
  • Donation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Termini 25, 1022 LB Amsterdam, Netherlands The meetingpoint is at Metro Station Amsterdam NOORD, exit Termini Bushaltes A. Guide is waiting inside the terminal between AHtoGO and GVBservice ceneter, with the sign Wetlands Safari in her hand
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • 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
  • It is recommended to bring bottled water on warm days
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • shoes can get wet and dirty
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from Guided Canoe Adventure with Picnic Lunch in Waterland from Amsterdam
If you come by Public Transport you need to wear a mask. The rest is of the tour is Coronaproof. The distance between 2 people in a canoe is 1,5 meter. Dutcj rules
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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5.0
36 reviews
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Danielle
3 contributions
Cutest part of Amsterdam
Aug 2021
This was hands down my favorite part of my Amsterdam trip! I live in Chicago and kayaking on the Chicago river is a very fun thing to do for tourists to see the city and get some physical activity, so I was looking for something similar in Amsterdam. Much to my dismay, there was no kayaking that I could find downtown, but I am so happy that I came out to the "Wetlands" for this canoe trip! Majel is a wonderful guide. She met me at the train station and then we took the bus to her home where we launched the canoes from her back yard. The canoe trip was beautiful! We saw so much amazing scenery - flowers, windmills, bridges, COWS. And the picnic was delicious!! It was a very relaxing day and I would highly recommend this adventure!
Written 22 August 2021
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wetlandssafari
Thank you for the positive words Majel
Written 31 August 2021
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Vanessa H
Heidelberg, Germany1 contribution
Worth the time and money
Aug 2020 • Couples
Perfekt, tolle Guide mit Erfahrung,superpicnick , lernen a lot from Our Guido,a female skipper with a big heart
Written 30 August 2020
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wetlandssafari
Thank you so much for the lovely words that wrote about the canoe tour.
Written 31 August 2020
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Susie
4 contributions
Best part of our holiday
Jul 2020 • Couples
My partner and I had the best time ever on our canoe adventure with wetlands safari! We didn't know what to expect when booking it, but it turned out to be the best part of our holiday. We started off being met at the terminal by our guide, who took us (and paid for!) our bus to her beautiful house in a secluded village right on the water, where we had a cup of tea and some home made cookies (which were delicious!), then we took the canoes around the waterways through the village, into the European protected nature reserves with loads of wildlife - great for birdwatching - where we stopped for a picnic. The picnic was delicious, food for all preferences, including home grown tomatoes which were a particular favourite! Then we took the canoes further down the waterways to a seemingly private lake area where we swam (I'm usually nervous about natural swimming but our guide made it really easy and once we were in it was incredible). We ended the trip back at the house, with a beer in the warm sun- bliss!
And then our guide took us (and again paid for!) Our bus back to the terminal. Will definitely be coming back, and recommending to our friends and family.
Written 31 July 2020
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Uri
5 contributions
Highly recommended!
Jul 2020
This was a great experience! We have been living in The Netherlands for about 5 years and never thought it had these beautiful hidden gems!

Majel makes the experience even greater with her kind and bubbly personality and makes everyone feel like a pro when canoeing! She also tells you a lot about the history and present situation in that surroundings, which makes the trip even more enjoyable!

Tip: take sunscreen and do not eat lunch before going! The picnic is great!

All in all we really recommend it and we will repeat!

Thanks Majel !
Written 13 July 2020
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wetlandssafari
Great that you liked the Wetlands Safari and your enthousiasm!!! Thanks
Written 15 July 2020
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rekgbsc
London, UK25 contributions
Amazing views and a fountain of knowledge
Not only do you get an absolutely amazing view of the wetlands on the outskirts of Amsterdam, Majel is a fountain of knowledge and builds up a fantastic history of how Amsterdam evolved with the canal structures and wetland development. We had a great day with Majel and she took brilliant care of us. Thank you so much!!
Written 14 September 2019
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Janelle G
1 contribution
Amazing experience and very knowledgeable guide!
Aug 2019
This tour was amazing! I love chances to explore and experience the outdoors whenever I travel, and this canoe tour was everything I hoped it would be, and more. I have a job working with wetlands, so I interested to see how thorough or extensive the tour would be, and I was not disappointed. We got to see some of the natural wetlands that occur in the areas around Amsterdam, and Majel was very knowledgeable about the birds, plants, fish, and other species that lived there. Not only did she know their names, she often had interesting ecological information or fun facts to share about them. We got to see and interact with the species she told us about, and Majel also provided a lot of information about how the wetlands and the species in them have influenced the history of the Netherlands, including policy, government, and house construction! The chance to explore the wetlands was a lot of fun and exactly what I was hoping for, but a lot of the history that went along with it took me completely by surprise, and was even more fascinating! Definitely something to do if you're a nature lover in Amsterdam!

One caveat: Maybe skip this trip if you don't like bugs. My sister, who is terrified of spiders, didn't enjoy this trip quite as much as I did! She still had a fun time, but wasn't a huge fan of the spiders that would fall into our canoe.
Written 4 September 2019
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Cameron M
1 contribution
Outdoors, active and easy
Aug 2019
This was a great break from the city and an opportunity to see another side to the Netherlands, all well organised, having easy access and run by a very pleasant team. The scenery alone was worth it, and the picnicking made a solid addition. A real bucolic blast!
Written 27 August 2019
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Sarah M
1 contribution
Wonderful fun, very interesting and enjoyable for all our group
Aug 2019
This activity proved to be one of the highlights of our visit to Amsterdam, even though it ended in torrential rain. We loved Majel's approach as she guided us through the beautiful canals. She was very knowledgeable and keen to share her all her experience with us. The trip was relaxed and fun, even for one very nervous individual. The picnic held in a bird hide (due to the rain) was amazing and suitable for all types of culinary tastes. We would definitely recommend this activity as a great way to explore the wetlands area, we loved it.
Written 6 August 2019
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AliceInPDX
Portland, OR49 contributions
Peaceful Break from the City
Jul 2019 • Family
My daughter and I did this canoe trip, which was a nice peaceful break from the busy city. Majel was a terrific guide, full of interesting information about the region. The picnic lunch was delicious, and included gluten free and vegetarian options. Everything was well-organized, communication was great. You take a short bus ride to a small town and then canoe through the canals. Once of our favorite activities of our trip!
Written 2 August 2019
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Alisonharman
6 contributions
Well organised and relaxing trip
Jul 2019 • Friends
This well organised trip was perfect for me (60) and my daughter (24) to do together. Although just a short bus ride away from central Amsterdam, we were soon gliding along the rural waterways in a tranquil setting. We stopped for a generous picnic lunch - lots of food choices to cater for different diets. The lake swim at the end was absolutely wonderful, especially as it was one of the hottest days. Our host Majel was very informative and clear about everything we would do and gave lots of contextual information about our surroundings. A thoroughly enjoyable day.
Written 2 August 2019
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By: Wetlands Safari
johannaD6924DX
johannaD6924DX
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Very sweet tour
We did a beautiful trip through the wetlands. The fact that we did not know how to canoe was only a bit of a proble
petrarC1548QD
petrarC1548QD
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One late afternoon to cherish
We were welcomed by the lovely Majel with a drink and a snack on a beautiful sunny late afternoon during which she
TiminAMS
TiminAMS
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A unique canoe experience near Amsterdam
We had an amazing tour with Majel. Booking process is easy and we are lucky have a small group of friends Canoe tog
MatthewEdwards1
MatthewEdwards1
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100% the right choice!
I was lucky enough to enjoy this tour in Aug 2020. Total of 4 adventurers and the guide in total. 2 people per boat
381frejah
381frejah
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Amazing experience
We loved the canoetour and It was the perfect getaway from busy Amsterdam. Majel was very welcoming and showed us t
piab123456
piab123456
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Perfect day out
We have booked the canoe tour with Majel today and can warmly recommend it. On the one hand it is beautiful to cano
edc217
edc217
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Great tour. We had a wonderful time with Majel
Great tour. We had a wonderful time with Majel. Great tour. We had a wonderful time with Majel. Great tour. We ha
theow496
theow496
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Special trip!
Even living for such a long time in Amsterdam it was an unique experience to see nature so close by with all the b
Paul Annemieke S
Paul Annemieke S
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Highly recommended
Directly under the smoke of crowded Amsterdam a trip in a natural rural environment as if the time stood still. A c
OliviaT1994
OliviaT1994
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Awesome!
This was a great way to get away from the crowds and busy-ness in Amsterdam. Picnic was delicious, we learned some
MrJackCoffee
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It was a canoe ride in about 3 feet of water. Picnic area shared by drunk locals...
I would do other events in Amsterdam. You get on a public bus and ride for ten minutes. Then you have a drink at
thordisanna
thordisanna
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A wonderful experience!
Of all the things we did in Amsterdam this Canoe trip was by far the most Amazing thing we did. I cannot recommend
JupiterTravelers
JupiterTravelers
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Peaceful Experience in the Dutch Countryside
If you like nature, tranquility, and stillness, this is the tour for you. Your tour guide Majel will enlighten you
Ashlyn Z
Ashlyn Z
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Highly recommended!
We really enjoyed this canoe trip! Our guide, the picnic, and the environment were all amazing! It was one of our f
Alison D
Alison D
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Canoe trip Amsterdam
One of the highlights of our trip!! Had a great time. Beautiful scenery. You will love it!! Picnic was fun got to
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