Kayaking National Park & Giethoorn - Private Experience incl. pick-up (regional)

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Destination: The Netherlands, Flevoland Province, Amsterdam

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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoyment starts in the minivan on the way to the province Overijssel, home to picturesque Giethoorn and Weerribben Wieden National Park, when you leave the busy city behind you with your own private party (or family) of max 7 people. Watch the landscape of the province of Flevoland pass by, that is built on reclaimed land.

Upon arrival at the nature reserve, the kayaks are ready. After getting comfortable, your tour guide leads the route (1.5 - 2 hrs) through the nature reserve. With over 24,000 acres, it’s 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.

After the kayak trip, your guide drives you to Giethoorn (20 min), the 'Venice of Holland'. Enjoy a 1hr boat ride through the village canals and watch the beautiful farmhouses pass be. Be amazed by the beauty of this village without roads.


After getting comfortable in the kayaks, your professional and friendly guide will lead the way through the national park. The route is about 1.5 - 2 hours paddling including break.

Stop At:

• De Weerribben National Park, The Netherlands
• Giethoorn Molenweg, Molenweg 14, 8355 AT Giethoorn, Netherlands
• Flevoland Province, Flevoland Province
• Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland Province

  • Comfortable, air-conditioned transportation
  • Pick-up and drop off anywhere in the region
  • Guided tour through the nature reserve
  • Use of kayak / canoe (your preference)
  • Boat ride in Giethoorn
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Opportunity to go off-the-beaten tracks - escape mass tourism and see a different side of Holland
  • Professional and friendly guide for the day

  • Guide gratuity (optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Traveler must be able to swim
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You can choose between a regular 1hr canal boat ride in Giethoorn, of the 1hr use of a private electrical small boat that you sail yourself.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any address in the provinces of North-Holland, Flevoland, Utrecht, and Overijssel (or anywhere else between Amsterdam & Giethoorn)


  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol The Netherlands


  • All river cruises ports and ocean cruise terminal in Amsterdam, Zaandam.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


12 Aug, 2019

I was absolutely amazed by this tour! First, let me begin by saying that the owner, Marloes Mazzei, provided my family with a spectacular day. This is a private tour for a maximum of 7 people. It was only my family of 4, but the company van can easily accommodate 7 people. Marloes (Lucy) picked us up from out hotel and took us to kayak in a lovely, quiet national park. Lucy is a wonderful conversationalist and gave us a great deal of information about Amsterdam and the Netherlands. She is also multi-lingual and can easily converse in many languages. After the kayak trip, which included the kayaks and a lovely, delicious lunch, we were whisked away to Giethoorn. Giethoorn is known as the Venice of the Netherlands and it was incredible. Our tour with Lucy included a boat ride on the canals and more history about Giethoorn and the engineering skills of canal and land creation. Lucy patiently waited while we shopped Giethoorn after our boat ride and she was kind enough to help us pick up some groceries in the local market, too.

If you are hesitant about booking this tour due to the price (as I initially was) you shouldn't be. It is worth every penny for a private tour with such personalized attention. Lucy was warm, knowledgeable, and accommodating. This tour was the highlight of our vacation and we will be talking about it for many, many years to come. Thank you, Marloes, for a wonderful family memory!

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