With over 24,000 acres, National Park Weerribben Wieden is the largest contiguous low peat bog area in North-West Europe. A labyrinth of ponds, lakes, ditches, mysterious-looking swamp forests, vast reed plots and flowery meadows; a nursing room for special plant and animal species. Explore this national park by kayak and continue to Giethoorn, the village without streets or 'Venice of the North', for a boat ride. Perfect as a private day tour with your own family or group of friends!
Start your private (group) tour comfortably, as a pick-up and drop off from any address in the provinces of North-Holland, Flevoland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Overijssel is included.
Then, the enjoyment starts already in the minivan, when you make your way to the province of Overijssel, home to picturesque Giethoorn and Weerribben Wieden National Park. Watch the dutch, 'flat as a pancake' landscape pass by while your friendly and professional guide shares interesting information about the Netherlands with you.
Upon arrival at the nature park, the kayaks are ready to be taken out on the water. Then your guide leads the ‘way’: a beautiful route through the nature reserve. And as it is your private experience, you decide how long the kayak route is.
After the kayak trip, it takes a transfer of 25 minutes to get to Giethoorn, where you have free time to explore the town by foot, take a break, or use your free ticket for a 1hr boat ride through the village canals to experience Giethoorn from the water. After all, it is the mode of transport in Giethoorn in this village with beautiful farmhouses along the canals. After a full day of enjoyment in nature and Giethoorn, it's time for the transfer to your drop off address.
Please note: This tour includes hotel/airport/port pick up and drop off service. You can select the pick up place of your preference from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.
Daily, March until October
9:30 am pick-up, calculated from Amsterdam. The exact pick-up time depends on your location and preference and is adjusted accordingly. The exact pick-up time is communicated once we know your pick-up address.
Duration total experience
± 8 to 9 hours
Pick-up and drop-off
Anywhere in the province of North-Holland, Utrecht, Overijssel and Flevoland.
Booking cut-off time
6 pm, evening before pick-up. Too late? Contact us, by WhatsApp or SMS, perhaps we have last-minute availability. It never hurts to ask!
Always a 24-hr free cancellation policy with full refund →
The minimum group size is two travellers. The maximum group size is six travellers including children.
Good to know
In summer the kayaks may be difficult to arrange at the very last moment. We therefore may close our booking engine days earlier. We therefore recommend to book as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements in time. There's always the 24-hr free cancellation policy if you are not sure about your travel plans or the weather forecast.
The boat in Giethoorn is for maximum six travellers. If your party consists of six travellers, the guide must be left 'ashore' and one of the travellers has to steer the boat in Giethoorn. But rest assured; it's easy to steer the boat and you won't get lost since there's a canal route to follow in the village!
Travelling with children
The kayak tour is not suitable for infants and toddlers.
Children from the age of six can share a kayak with a parent / guardian / supervisor.
Corona-proof travelling →
Complimentary use of child car seat(s)
Participation is on own risk.
Easy if you know how to peddle. It's up to you how difficult you want to make it.
From June until mid-September we also offer this experience as public experience departing from Amsterdam. Our public experiences are perfect for solo travellers and couples / duo's as you get a chance to meet fellow travellers.
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