Rent a kayak in Haarlem and explore the city and its surroundings. From our centrally located shop, you can take our single- and double seater kayaks on a convenient tour of the historic city center. Paddle on the river Spaarne and through Haarlem’s historic canals at your own leasure. Nature lovers and active paddlers love to take trips to the many lakes and historic sights and windmills that are located just a short trip from the city center. Those looking for a challenge should check out the famous Windmill Route around Haarlem (19,5 km).
Prepare for your kayak trip:
We recommend convenient clothing that can get a little wet. While paddling, some water drops will drop on top of you, so it would be a shame if this would ruin any delicate clothing. Our shop offers a changing room for your convenience. We recommend wearing a pair of sweat pants or shorts, combined with a fast drying t-shirt. On your feet you can wear sneaker, flip flops or just go bare-foot.
What is the difference between a kayak and a canoe?
A kayak and canoe are very similar. The paddle makes for the main difference: a canoe has a paddle with a blade on a single end, where a kayak has blades on both ends. As a result, you won’t have to switch paddling sides in your kayak. Novice paddlers especially prefer a kayak over a canoe.