On the Amstel river, into the quiet Amsterdam countryside
Away from the bustle of the city
If you want to escape from the crowds and enjoy the scenery surrounding Amsterdam, this is your best bet! The curvy Amstel river will lead you into a peaceful green countryside. This is where locals go to unwind: strolling, cycling, rowing or even swimming! All the way to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel is a bit too far. One hour boating will take you to the terrace of restaurant Klein Kalfje, which makes up for a good spot for a break before you head back to our dock.
This route on a map
This very easy and relaxing route is indicated on a large laminated map that we provide. A basic preview of the route is also available on Google Maps below.
What’s to see on this route?
Right after the Amsterdam South architecture by Berlage and the skyscrapers at the Amstel station is where the countryside starts. You will pass the Martin Luther King Park, the Zorgvlied cemetery, several lush country houses, and even a wind mill, with a statue of painter Rembrandt van Rijn at work.