Tours in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is not the Capital of The Netherlands, but the most beautiful one. Due to its Canal / Grachten system it is a wonderful and exciting rowing area. Wikipedia says….the Amsterdam canal system is the result of conscious city planning.
In the early 17th century, when immigration was at a peak, a comprehensive plan was developed that was based on four concentric half-circles of canals with their ends emerging at the Isselmeer bay. The canals served for defence, water management and transport. The defences took the form of a moat and earthen dikes, with gates at transit points. No masonry superstructures. The original plans have been lost, so historian need to speculate on the original intentions.
This city is everones rowing highlight. Several options can be rowed:
City Row: When you row within the canals, you need to be aware of plenty of private boats and sightseeing ships. There is usually a good understanding between the “Captains” still, the canal system is narrow, and sometimes objects cannot be seen.
Angstel Row: The Angstel Row is a nice and calm trip with unique bridges and narrow waters. Some short paddling is required. Very pleasant.
Amstel Row: The Amstel Row leads you through a nice part of southern Amsterdam, narrow bridges, wonderful sceneries, wind mills etc. Sometimes the paddle hook is needed.
Boats: We offer Quads (4x), doubles and even singles scullers, usually wherry boats are used for crews. These boats are very communicative and easy to row.
Clubs: Amsterdam has almost 10 rowing clubs which are very different at size. Most clubs are at the southern part of the city next to the Amstel River.
Meeting Point: The Rowing Clubs can be reached by car, public transportation or by foot , depending on trip and boat. Usually easy to reach with a 10-15 min walk.
Language: Dutch people speak very good English. Menus are often bi-lingual.