Hoogstraat 10, Haastrecht, Netherlands
www.kanocentrum-haastrecht.n… - +31 (0) 182 502245
Kanocentrum Haastrecht Reviews
Kayak, Canoe and Bike rental in Green Heart of Holland Jul 22, 2012
At the northern end of the very scenic little river Vlist, close to Gouda, this rental company has canadian canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and bicycles for rent. The quality of the kayaks and canoes is quite good, they are new and easy to manoeuvre.
Rentals are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. or per day.
From this location, you can make nice tours at the Vlist river which is a perfect little river for this. The route is scenic and there are several places where you can make a stop as well as some eateries along the river. The route goes through an area that is typical for the Green Heart of Holland: a mix of cattle land and nature with threes, shribs etc.
What is very practical is that the center also gives you a route map with some information, including the approximate distance from the centre in hours (based on average kayaking speed) so that you can decide pretty accurately when you have to turn and slowly make your way back.
The people of this centre will not be waiting for you with a stopwatch in their hand. It is all quite relaxed and friendly.
For who wants to see the green flat land that Holland is in a different way than the tour bus or traffic jam, this is one of your options.
Prices are quite reasonable, for example a 2 persons kayak will cost you EUR 18 for a morning (3 hours), EUR 21 for an afternoon (4 hours) or EUR 26 for the whole day (7 hours). Other preices can be found on the website (see link). This includes the rent of a watertight drum to keep your possessions dry.
Part of the Finally summer.. Kayaking on the Vlist travel blog
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