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Utrecht Kayak Tour

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 70 reviews.Utrecht, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Raphael

4 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Dutch

What you'll do

Enjoy Utrecht at it's best! By kayak we will navigate the famous Old Canal with its vibrant 'wharves'. Along the way I'll tell you all about the fascinating history of this town. This kayaktour is a one-of-a-kind experience!

The kayaktour starts at the Domsquare/Domplein. From there we'll have a guided 15 min. walk to the kayaks. After boarding you will navigate the green and lush ring canal. Halfway there is a stop at a nice bar. A drink is included in the price. After the break we paddle through the famous Old Canal; the lively heart of the city of Utrecht. During the tour I’ll tell you everything you’d like to know about the history of Utrecht and Dutch culture. I’m looking forward meeting you!

This unique kayaktour will be a relaxing and joyful experience that you’ll never forget.
Enjoy Utrecht at it's best! By kayak we will navigate the famous Old Canal with its vibrant 'wharves'. Along the way I'll tell you all about the fascinating history of this town. This kayaktour is a one-of-a-kind experience!

The kayaktour starts at the Domsquare/Domplein. From there we'll have a guided 15 min. walk to the kayaks. After boarding you will navigate the green and lush ring canal. Halfway there is a stop at a nice bar. A dr…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    A drink and cookie are included during the half-way break.
  • Equipment
    Kayak + paddle, waterproof barrel, life-jacket for small children.
From $44
/ person
Sat, Oct 3
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$44 per person
$44 per person
Sun, Oct 4
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$44 per person
$44 per person
Mon, Oct 5
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$44 per person
$44 per person

Meet your host, Raphael

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 70 Reviews
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My name is Raphaël. I'm a passionate and professional tour-guide, born and bred in Utrecht. I am fascinated by the history of Utrecht and Dutch culture. With my tours I want to take you to the best spots in town, inspire you with stories and give you an experience to remember.

Hope to see you soon!
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Where you'll be

- The famous Domsquare is our meeting-point.
- From there I'll guide you on a 15 min. walk to the kayaks.
- From there we navigate through the canals of Utrecht.
- We'll have a break halfway. A drink is included in the price.
- We finish at the place where we have boarded the kayak, close to the city centre. I'll show you the way back to the Dom-square, to the nearest ice-cream shop, bar or restaurant.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 70 reviews.

Silke
August 2020
Eine tolle Erfahrung! Raphael ist ein sehr sympatischer »Utrechter«, der einem seine Begeisterung seiner Heimatstadt toll vermitteln kann. Ich hätte gerne noch mehr über die Geschichte und Hintergründe Utrechts erfahren, aber hierfür war die Gruppe nicht homogen genug, was jedoch nicht an Raphael lag. :-)
Eine tolle Erfahrung! Raphael ist ein sehr sympatischer »Utrechter«, der einem seine Begeisterung seiner Heimatstadt toll vermitteln kann. Ich hätte gerne noch mehr über die Geschi…
Martina
July 2020
What a unique and excellent way to discover Utrecht - the canals are so nice and making your way through all the Hotspots and interesting places is sure a highlight - and Raphael's stories and explanations at the different spots just topped of a really nice experience all around and were embedded really well in the tour. You feel like you've seen the city in a way you might not have otherwise.
What a unique and excellent way to discover Utrecht - the canals are so nice and making your way through all the Hotspots and interesting places is sure a highlight - and Raphael's…
Frankie
November 2019
This experience was so awesome! We were Raphael’s last tour of the year so it was a private experience for my boyfriend and I! We met him and walked to where he stores his kayaks and he was even able to bring our luggage we had with us in garbage bags. We did a long kayak through the canals and it was very beautiful plus as a local, Raphael knew a ton of interesting facts. We stopped in the middle for a drink at the bar then he dropped us close to the train which was very convenient! Awesome experience would recommend but do note previous kayak experience would be helpful!
This experience was so awesome! We were Raphael’s last tour of the year so it was a private experience for my boyfriend and I! We met him and walked to where he stores his kayaks a…
Chaimaa
November 2019
It was a wonderful experience kayaking while enjoying the beautiful cozy buildings. Raphael is very friendly and passionate about what he does, he was very excited telling the stories of Utrecht history. I definitely recommend Raphael’s tours
It was a wonderful experience kayaking while enjoying the beautiful cozy buildings. Raphael is very friendly and passionate about what he does, he was very excited telling the stor…
Hans Ulrik
October 2019
Raphael is an excellent guide who can tell you a lot about Utrecht and the Dutch way of life. We enjoyed his very interesting hints and tips as well as the kayaking and the breathtaking views from the canals. The pace was pleasant and not too challenging, so you also have time for the unique impressions. We can strongly recommend the experience and look forward to a repeat!
Raphael is an excellent guide who can tell you a lot about Utrecht and the Dutch way of life. We enjoyed his very interesting hints and tips as well as the kayaking and the breatht…
Caitlin
October 2019
Kayaking is a very special and unique way to see Utrecht. Raphael was so friendly and considerate. He went out of his way to tell great stories about Utrecht & share knowledge, while also getting to know us and sharing personal stories. The views from the water are unmatched and you’ll get so many great photos, learn a ton, and spend quality time on the water with your friends. You will get some exercise but that is part of the fun !! we highly recommend this tour!
Kayaking is a very special and unique way to see Utrecht. Raphael was so friendly and considerate. He went out of his way to tell great stories about Utrecht & share knowledge, whi…

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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 8 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

More tips

The Domsquare is 10 min. walk from the Central station

What to bring

Please wear comfortable clothing.