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Stand Up Paddle Boarding the canals

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Mathys

2 hoursHosted in English and Dutch
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 3 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

You drop by on our houseboat in the center of Amsterdam. I will give you a quick training on how to use the paddle boards, we'll help you get the boards in the water and will discuss some options for exploring the nicest areas in the city center.

When you come back, you can take a shower on the deck, we'll have towels for you and of course a nice drink on the deck.
Other things to note
You should be comfortable falling in the canals. :)

What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Boards, paddles and optionally wetsuits

Meet your host, Mathys

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a tech entrepreneur living on a boat with my family, enjoying the canals and water sports. We have three stand up paddle boards which I'll instruct you about which you can use to tour the neighborhood.
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Where you'll be

You start at the Oudeschans on our houseboat in a very central but beautiful part of town and can tour the all the great neighborhoods, the Red Light District, the Museum Port or a nice round around the Artis Zoo.

It's a real nice area to be in. It is unique to be experiencing Amsterdam from the water instead of walking the busy streets with the rest of the tourists.
August 2020
For me it was my first time and it was such a great experience! I was smiling the whole time and still after that I couldn’t stop smiling. Mathys and his wife are super friendly and I‘m really thankful. Everyone should try that! :)
July 2019
Great experience! I try to SUP every time I travel the US. This was definitely different compared to paddling oceans and red rock canyons. It was quiet in the small canals and a bit bustling in the larger ones. I am very experienced and felt comfortable navigating through the heavy boat traffic in the larger canals. If you are new to SUP, you might want to stay in the smaller canals where the boat traffic is lighter. Mathys was very welcoming and friendly! His boat house is pretty cool too! I would definitely rent from him again!
Great experience! I try to SUP every time I travel the US. This was definitely different compared to paddling oceans and red rock canyons. It was quiet in the small canals and a…
July 2020
Wonderful experience with a lovely host. Goes above and beyond to help, and good instructions and tutoring. Really recommend.
July 2020
Thoroughly recommend, a great way to experience Amsterdam up close and personal!

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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
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.

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 3 guests ages 14 and up can attend.


This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Swim suit

Sunglasses (preferably with a cord)