Centuries of History and Majestic Views
From the Oudegracht canal to the Kromme Rijn river, Utrecht’s waterways hold centuries of history and majestic views of the city and countryside. Unlike Amsterdam’s canals, Utrecht’s canals were made with double docks and dock cellars, which are now home to waterside restaurants and cafes. The Oudegracht, or “old canal”, is the city’s oldest canal built in 1122 with connections to the river Kromme Rijn and the river Vecht. On the northern edge, you’ll see a statue of Trijn van Leemput, a historical heroine who led the rebellion against the Spanish in the Eighty Year’s War according to legend. Learn more about the history of Utrecht’s canals and rivers as you explore the city through a kayak, canoe, boat, or SUP rental.
Float through Utrecht’s Canals and Rivers with a Kayak or SUP Rental
Wind in your hair, sun shining down on the water, and stunning views of medieval architecture — a kayak or SUP rental in Utrecht is the perfect way to spend the day. Float by the Netherland’s tallest tour (Dom Tower) while you take in the sights of art galleries, museums, and local cafes. The restoration of Catarijnesingel, a canal that circles the city center, in 2020 has made floating around town even easier. Take in the gothic arches of St. Martin’s Cathedral or stop at Cathedral Square. From there, you can check out the city from above by climbing Dom Tower or dig into its history through underground artifacts in the DOMunder tour.
Whatever floats your boat, make sure to reserve your Utrecht kayak, boat, or SUP rental online today!