Canoeing on the Dommel River

Canoeing on the Dommel is always a treat. The winding river meanders between Neerpelt and Valkenswaard through forests and meadows. You pass through two nature reserves, Hageven and Malpie and you have to be very unlucky not to spot Kingfishers. Especially during the first part of the trip, they find a home in the elevated river banks. Further on you will come across the infrastructure work of beavers who have been living here for several years now.

The Dommel is an ideal river to practice your paddling skills. The constant meandering and the light current keep you alert. While paddling, the guide will pay attention to the ins and outs of preparing and making canoe trips. As you cruise through a tranquil landscape you will learn basic paddling techniques, safety skills and how to load and carry your canoe.

Trip details

Region: Kempen
Trip type: Day trip
Length: 15 km
Group size: 8 maximum
Confirmed: When 2 participants book
Difficulty: For all paddlers with basic canoeing skills

By appointment from 2 participants // €85 pp


€ 85 per person

Trip dates

By appointment from 2 participants

The fine print

Minimum age to participate is 12 years with an adult or 18 years without. We reserve the right to cancel any program with less than 24 hours notice due to changing weather conditions such as strong winds or thunderstorms. Please check your email for cancellation notices before arriving. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but your safety and well-being is our top priority.

Canoe trip prerequisites

Canoeing on the Dommel River is accessible for all paddlers with basic canoeing skills and a good level of fitness. You can expect up to 4 hours of paddling plus breaks.

What's included?

  • Paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • Canoe
  • Dry bag for your personal affairs

What to bring?

  • Water/sports drink
  • Active clothing you don’t mind getting wet
  • Secure footwear you don’t mind getting wet
  • Extra layers in case it cools off during the day
  • A change of clothes and shoes
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses with floater string
  • Snacks
  • Bagged lunch
  • A rain jacket/pants

Arrival and departure

We make a start in Neerpelt. You are expected at 10:00am. We will back at approximately 04:00pm. Cars will be parked safely.