Canoeing on the Rur River

Canoeing on the Rur is a unique experience for the Netherlands, because it is one of the last major Dutch rivers to meander freely. There are many places with gravel banks, but the river also has real steep banks where Kingfisher and Sand Martin nest. The river itself is rich in stream-loving aquatic plants, which, in a canoe, can be a hassle sometimes.

The day trip on the Rur is approximately 22 km long. The meandering course is largely quiet with, nevertheless, a noticeable current. Along the Roer there are mainly agricultural lands, meadows, poplar stands and willow thickets.

Trip details

Region: Limburg
Trip type: Day trip
Length: 20 km
Group size: 8 maximum
Confirmed: When 2 participants book
Difficulty: For all paddlers

Sunday September 17, 2023 // €75 pp


€ 75 per person

Trip dates

Sunday September 17, 2023

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 Rur River is accessible for all paddlers with a good level of fitness. You can expect up to 4 hours of paddling plus breaks. Level: Canoeing beginners

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 Vlodrop. You are expected at 10:00am. We will back at approximately 05:00pm. Cars will be parked safely.