Enjoyment starts already in the minivan on the way to Overijssel, the province of picturesque Giethoorn and nature reserve Weerribben, when you leave the busy city of Amsterdam behind you.

Watch the landscape of Netherlands’ newest province Flevoland pass by, a province built on reclaimed land, as your friendly and professional guide shares interesting and entertaining information about the Netherlands with you.

Upon arrival at the nature reserve, the kayaks are ready and after getting comfortable in the kayaks, your guide leads the ‘way’: a route of 10 miles through Weerribben-Wieden national park. With over 24,000 ac (10.000 ha) it 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, and a nursing room for special plant and animal species.

Upon finishing the kayak route, your guides drives you in 15 min to Giethoorn, where you have some free time to explore the town by foot and to take a break. Or you can use your free pass for a 1hr boat ride through the village canals, passing by beautiful farms and little bridges. Or do both!