Kayak in Amsterdam: a unique experience

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Edward

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

I will welcome you at my houseboat in the center of Amsterdam. We will start with a short introduction on basic kayak techniques, and then plan a route that will show you the highlights you want to see, e.g. Anne Frank House, Skinny Bridge and others. You will be supplied with life vests and a snack/water, and then we enter the kayaks. First we will practise controlling the kayak, and then start our tour. We will kayak past monumental buildings, see the quaint houseboats and enjoy the city at its most beautiful. I will give you information on the history of Amsterdam, and will try to answer any questions you might have. We return to the houseboat after about 100 minutes. As I only guide a maximum of five participants per tour, it is a highly personal and friendly experience.

Please note: If only one person wants to do the tour, the price is €100.
Also: as the season is over, I can only organise tours by appointment. Please contact via +316 444 88911.
Other things to note
I expect you to be fit and able to go kayaking. I also expect you to be able to swim. You don't need any previous experience with kayaking as it is not difficult to do. You can leave items at the houseboat for safekeeping.
I will welcome you at my houseboat in the center of Amsterdam. We will start with a short introduction on basic kayak techniques, and then plan a route that will show you the highlights you want to see, e.g. Anne Frank House, Skinny Bridge and others. You will be supplied with life vests and a snack/water, and then we enter the kayaks. First we will practise controlling the kayak, and then start our tour. We will kayak past monumental buildings,…

What's included

  • Equipment
    I will supply you with a kayak (I have three one-seater kayaks and one doub...

Meet your host, Edward

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 21 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Ed, born and raised in Amsterdam, and I work as professional classical musician. I love kayaking, and have kayaked not only in Amsterdam, but also in Belgium, England, Scotland and Western Canada. To see Amsterdam from a kayak is a magical experience that I love to share with others. I have kayaked with a wide range of people, from teenagers to seniors. The enthusiastic reactions I received inspired me to start tours on a daily basis. I hope to get the chance to meet you and show you my city in a unique way.
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Sat, Aug 14
$71 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$71 per person
Sun, Aug 15
$71 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$71 per person
Mon, Aug 16
$71 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$71 per person

Where you'll be

In a kayak you get see Amsterdam from a unique vantage point. You also will see canals that are too small for the regular canal boats. It is a peacefull and personal way that makes you connect to this historic city like no other tour will.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Lauren
July 2021
Edwards tour of Amsterdam through the canals in kayaks was a perfect way to see the city. We met Edward at his house boat where he covered the basics of kayaking and rules of the canal. He then helped us into the kayak, and we were off! He took pictures and sent them to us so we didn’t have to worry about taking our phones into the water. His English is perfect and he’s knowledgeable about the city. I would recommend this to everyone and would 100% do it again.
Edwards tour of Amsterdam through the canals in kayaks was a perfect way to see the city. We met Edward at his house boat where he covered the basics of kayaking and rules of the c…
Bas
June 2021
Ontvangst in een smaakvol ingerichte woonboot, even de details doornemen, daarna direct de kajak in. Edward vroeg of we al iets wisten van Amsterdam (ja) en of we dus gewoon lekker wilden 'toeren'. Dat wilden we wel: er was weinig verkeer op het water op deze doordeweekse dag en er waren ook weinig toeristen (corona is toch ergens goed voor). Een unieke ervaring. Ga lekker vroeg, zolang het nog kan. Wij komen zeker nog eens terug.
Ontvangst in een smaakvol ingerichte woonboot, even de details doornemen, daarna direct de kajak in. Edward vroeg of we al iets wisten van Amsterdam (ja) en of we dus gewoon lekker…
Mira
August 2020
It was a great experience, we would definitely recommend it. Ed is really kind and super friendly. If you want to see Amsterdam from a different point of view, you should do the tour with Ed.
Alp
August 2020
Edward is such a cool guy. He welcomed us at his cozy woonboot and has told us many aspects and stories of kayaking. Containing his advanced-level experience, we managed to take a very, very, very amazing tour throughout the channels. I thought my stamina wouldn’t be enough to keep track of the group, however after I got used to my boat in 5-10 mins, I was really successful and fond of kayaking. Amstel, Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht... just an astonishing view and an amazing experience!! I’d absolutely do it again.
Edward is such a cool guy. He welcomed us at his cozy woonboot and has told us many aspects and stories of kayaking. Containing his advanced-level experience, we managed to take a…
Yurina
July 2020
Such an amazing experience! Good workout and amazing views! At the beginning I was bit nervous but after I had started to paddling I was enjoyed a lot! you don't need to worry at all:) Thank you for amazing time**
Magnuss
July 2020
We had an excellent time. Edward was knowledgeable and was a great tour guide. Seeing Amsterdam from the point of canal is something I would recommend to anyone.

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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Mon, Aug 16
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Wed, Aug 18
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Thu, Aug 19
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Fri, Aug 20
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $71 per person

Activity advisory

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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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Please wear comfrotable clothes that you don't mind getting somewhat wet, as this can happen while kayaking. Any raingear or sun block you should bring yourself. I advise that you don't bring anything in the kayak that could get damaged by water. You can