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Canoe ride in quiet waters in Waterland

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Majel (Magdalena J.P.)

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Dutch

What you'll do

I'll take you on a canoe ride through a small, quiet village located just 7 minutes from Amsterdam Noord. We'll paddle near houses and areas filled with cows, sheep, and birds—it'll feel like you're back in the time of Rembrandt. Before heading back, we'll stop at an island and have a picnic with typical Dutch delicacies.
Other things to note
Bring a swimsuit or raincoat, depending on the weather. Spare clothes are a good idea in case something gets wet. The island can be wet and muddy, so wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty.

Majel (Magdalena J.P.)'s commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    I'll bring bread, cheese, pasta's, fruit, local juices, and sweets. There w...
  • Drinks
    I'll treat you to a drink before or after the tour and during the picnic. P...
  • Tickets
    donation Landschap N-H
  • Transportation
    Public transport fare
  • Equipment
    Bring the right clothes for the day. At the island it can be wet and muddy,...
From $82
/ person
Sat, Mar 27
$82 per person
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$82 per person
Mon, Mar 29
$82 per person
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$82 per person
Wed, Mar 31
$82 per person
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$82 per person

Meet your host, Majel (Magdalena J.P.)

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 47 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Majel Tromp is the founder of Wetlands Safari. Since 1995 Majel is organizing this canoe tours. She studied environmental science and travelled all over the world as tourguide, loves to show you the Dutch countryside what you only can visit by boat. For 2020 starting of the canoe tours at Majel's cottage. So you really will meet the local.
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Where you'll be

We'll be in Waterland, an area near Amsterdam accessible only by boat. We'll be paddling through a village and a nature preserve. We'll picnic on an island, see cows and sheep when we paddle and small windmills—all while taking care to stay dry.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 47 reviews.

Polina
August 2020
This was the top Airbnb experience during my Amsterdam stay. A great break from the city-museums-dining-cycling and a great outdoor adventure. An insightful and relaxing way to learn more from the expert about Dutch countryside, waterlands, local flora and fauna. Extra bonus for the tea at Majel's garden overseeing the canal and a picnic. Don't be afraid of the weather forecast, it's flakey but clears up most of the time
This was the top Airbnb experience during my Amsterdam stay. A great break from the city-museums-dining-cycling and a great outdoor adventure. An insightful and relaxing way to le…
Chelsea
September 2019
Fantastic experience! We loved the canoe tour and learning more about Dutch history!! Also the picnic was lovely and Majel was kind be enough to bring many vegan treats!
Thea
September 2019
Truly wonderful experience!! This excursion was the highlight of our trip and we would recommend this to everyone!! Majel was so lovely and passionate it was truly a pleasure to meet her. The trip was also so well thought through - it offered a perfect balance between socialing, learning, exploring and eating! Thank you Majel 😊
Truly wonderful experience!! This excursion was the highlight of our trip and we would recommend this to everyone!! Majel was so lovely and passionate it was truly a pleasure to me…
Sarun
August 2019
Majel was an awesome guide and knew pretty much everything about what has to known for the experience and more! Loved to have my friends try and have the same yet unique experience I had with Majel.
Dina
July 2019
Once in a lifetime experience. Amazing friendly host. Lots of laughter and fun, even in the pouring rain! Definitely recommend it to any and all travellers 😁
Michael
June 2019
Such a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing yet absolutely fascinating day out, just a short distance from the bustling centre of Amsterdam. The nature reserve is a really unique and fascinating environment, and Majel is a superb guide to the wildlife, plants and the special interaction of land and water that creates this iconically Dutch environment. Canoeing is a fun, engaging and very relaxing way to enjoy it too. If you're spending a few days in Amsterdam, this is a highly-recommended tour for a nice contrast to all the excitement and stimulation of being in the city.
Such a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing yet absolutely fascinating day out, just a short distance from the bustling centre of Amsterdam. The nature reserve is a really unique and fasc…

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  • Sat, Mar 27
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    $82 per person
  • Mon, Mar 29
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    $82 per person
  • Wed, Mar 31
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    $82 per person
  • Fri, Apr 2
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    $82 per person
  • Sat, Apr 3
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    $82 per person
  • Mon, Apr 5
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    $82 per person

Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 17 and up can attend.

What to bring

outdoor clothes

rain coat or swimmers