Canoeing in the Dutch Hout


13/07 to 14/09


Sunday 12 May 2024 to Saturday 14 September 2024

Join the ranger on a canoe safari across the Nieuwe Slenk in the Hollandse Hout near Lelystad. Get to know this gate area of Nieuw Land National Park from the water. The Nieuwe Slenk is a large body of water in the middle of the dense deciduous forest on the edge of the Oostvaardersplassen. During this canoe excursion you will feel like you are in Sweden, because we also have beautiful, quiet nature in the Netherlands. The silence is at most disturbed by bird sounds: the kingfisher has already discovered this place and several waders are on the banks. You can't miss the dragonflies either. It is always a surprise to see how this area is developing.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday, June 8, 2024

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday, July 13, 2024

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday, August 10, 2024

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday, September 14, 2024

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Note: You will find the starting point from Praamweg on the right after 750 meters. From Larserdreef (A6) after 5 km on the Torenvalkweg on the left.
  •   There are no facilities such as a toilet at the starting point
  •   Price: including canoe rental and life jacket (mandatory to wear)
  •   Swimming diploma A and B required
  •   You sit in the canoe with a maximum of 2 people. Do you want three in the canoe? Please contact the outdoor center.
  •   Put on sturdy, waterproof shoes, bring extra clothes and binoculars
  •   Not suitable for people with a physical disability, you must be able to get into the canoe yourself
  •   Including soup and a sausage sandwich, vegetarian possible. Do you have dietary requirements? Please let us know in advance.
  •   Dogs are not allowed