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.

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Vondelpark

Vondelpark
1071 AA AMSTERDAM
The Vondelpark is Amsterdam's most popular park, attracting thousands of tourists, residents and everyone in between every day.

Landschap Waterland

Noorderlaaik
1511 BX OOSTZAAN
The Waterland landscape is a scenic area located north of Amsterdam along the Markermeer (lake). Here you'll find green meadows, g...

IJmuiderslag beach

IJmuiderslag
1974 VW IJMUIDEN
IJmuiderslag’s wide, peaceful beach is located just south of the IJmuiden aan Zee beach. On part of the beach it’s possible for do...

IJmuiden aan Zee beach

Kennemerstrand 174
1976 GA IJMUIDEN
IJmuiden aan Zee has one of the nicest beaches in the Noord Holland province. The extraordinarily wide beach has four pavilions th...

Westeinderplassen

Kudelstaartseweg
1431 GA AALSMEER
Take to the water and enjoy an adventure boating on the lakes and through the network of channels that link the Westeinderplassen....

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...
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Zaanferry

Zuiddijk
1505 HE ZAANDAM
With Shipping Company Lee you are on the right place for a completely catered boat trip.

HVM Vaartochten

Westzijde 45
1506 EB ZAANDAM
The Hollandsche Vaartochten Maatschappij (HVM) offers sailing trips in and around Amsterdam. It has 4 ships in its possession. Tri...

Hotel Old Dutch

Haven 142
1131 EW VOLENDAM
Hotel Old Dutch is a new three star hotel, situated on the harbour of the small fishing community of Volendam, about half an hour ...

Fletcher Hotel-Resort Spaarnwoude

Oostbroekerweg 17
1981 LR VELSEN-ZUID
This resort hotel is beautifully situated in the serene green nature area of Spaarnwoude, sandwiched between Amsterdam and Haarlem...