water

Water is a huge part of Amsterdam’s landscape so it’s no wonder that life here is so closely entwined with it. Cruising on the canals is a favourite for young and old and is taken to another level during King’s Day and Amsterdam Gay Pride, swimming is a treat whether it’s in the sea or a city pool, there’s a wide variety of water sports on offer, and there are large-scale boating events like SAIL and HISWA.

Amsterdam canal tours

The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. Its 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and recla...

Swimming pools

Visit one of Amsterdam’s many swimming pools for an active day out with the whole family. In addition to large pools for swimming laps, most of these ...

Cablepark Almere

Bergsmapad 1
1324 ZK ALMERE
Calling all (water-based) thrill-seekers! Spend a day whizzing around the Weerwater lake on waterskis or a wakeboard, aided by a k...

Westeinder Rondvaart

Uiterweg 27ws1
1431 AA AALSMEER
Be guided through the peaceful surrounds of the Westeinder lakes on an open boat. This tour leads you through a maze of islands an...

Villa Westend

Westlaan 41
1991 AL VELSERBROEK
Situated on the outskirts of Haarlem and Velsen, adjacent to Spaarnwoude. Open daily from 10:00 am for coffee, lunch and dinner.

The River Spaarne

Spaarne
2011 AV HAARLEM
Winding its way through Haarlem is the Spaarne, a river that was once the lifeblood of the city’s economy. Nowadays, the banks of ...
Tip

Het Woonbootmuseum

Prinsengracht 296K
1016 HW AMSTERDAM
The Houseboat Museum gives you the unique opportunity to experience what life is like on board a houseboat in an Amsterdam canal. ...