About the Activity

Amsterdam Canoeing – Sunset tour

Amsterdam Canoeing is one of the most popular outdoor activities. You will get to see the fascinating landscapes that inspired the famous famous Dutch painters.

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                                       Sunset from the canoe

What is canoeing?

Canoeing is an ancient mean of transportation; however, the modern canoe was introduced towards the end of the 19th century and has become increasingly popular. Nowadays, people use them for sports, recreation or entertainment.
Not all waters are suitable for this activity, as changes in water level can be tricky to navigate. The best places for this activity are canals, lakes and rivers.

Amsterdam is the perfect setting for canoeing!

Our Amsterdam Canoeing tour is a perfect way to see the cities beautiful canals! The city has over 100km of canals, and the canal ring was named on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010. Not to mention that Amsterdam has over 1,500 bridges and over 90 islands, which creates a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere in the city. It is for this reason that Amsterdam is nicknamed “The Venice of the North.”
Canoeing here is also ideal because of the wide range of water routes. You can leave the city behind and take the route straight into nature. The small villages near Amsterdam are a perfect area for recreation and sharing moments with your family or friends.

What are we going to do?

This canoeing tour will take you to see unforgettable landscapes, with houses that are still built on water, waterbirds and water plants with their charming flowers.
You will paddle through the reed lands, along with a professional guide. They will tell you more about the wildlife and the origin of the surroundings and landscapes, which inspired the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt.
On the way, you will stop and have a picnic break and enjoy some wine together too!

The tour will take approximately 4 hours and the price is 45 Euros per person. The price for children with the age between 7 and 16 is 25 Euros. The tour takes place daily from 5pm.

Looking for more great activities to enjoy in Amsterdam? Look no further! We have a huge selection of events, tour, activities and workshops for you to choose from. Check out our activities page to see the full range of what we have on offer!

  • We recommend booking this activity 24 hours in advance.
  • Please bring all relevant documentation with you to your activity, including your voucher.

Book today and see Amsterdam’s waterways from a different 



Please, make sure to bring adequate clothing and keep your personal belongings safe; we are not be responsible for this.


Maximum capacity for a group is 10 persons
Children must be at least 7 years old

Duration: 4 hours
Starting time: Monday – Sunday from 5pm


Canoeing in Amsterdam only operates from the 5th of May till the 21st of August.

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