Stand up paddling Giethoorn – The Netherlands

Stand up paddling Giethoorn

Giethoorn – The Netherlands

This page will tell you all about stand up paddling Giethoorn.

Short summary

Giethoorn is also know as Dutch Venice, due to the picturesque and narrow waterways across the village. In the summer the small village of Giethoorn is crowded with tourists from all over the world. The small village is located between beautiful Dutch nature and lakes which make this place just awesome for stand up paddling. Locals organize events and SUP tours trough and around the village and there is a place to rent windsurf and stand up paddle equipment. Get a taste of the pure Dutch nature while paddling on your surfboard. You won’t regret it!

Spot characteristics

Quick overview

  • Rating: 8
  • Beginner friendly: Yes
  • Water depth: Waist deep
  • Water surface: Flat
  • Type of water: Shallow lake
  • Comments: There are some awesome nature routes

Best time to visit for Stand up paddling

The best months to visit this spot are:

May, June, July, August

Weather information

Best places to go

Places to sleep

If you are coming to Giethoorn for both the culture and Stand up paddling, than Camping de Hof is the place to be. This campsite offers a wide range of outdoor activities. The campsite is situated in the centre of Giethoorn, so it makes you feel like a local from the beginning of your trip.

Places to eat

Giethoorn has one of the best pizzerias in The Netherlands. It is called Ristorante Fratelli. Make sure you reserve your seats before coming, because you won’t be their only guest!

Places to visit in the area (after Stand up paddling Giethoorn)

Enough things to do when you visit Giethoorn, these are some good options:

  • Visit the museum ‘de oude aarde’
  • Hire a typical Giethoorn boat
  • Go windsurfing

Places to shop

Get your stand up paddling lesson and your surf equipment at Camping de Hof.

Nearest airport

Amsterdam, Schiphol. Take the train to Steenwijk and the bus to Giethoorn. Check out to plan your trip in The Netherlands.

Enjoy your time Stand up paddling Giethoorn!


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