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10 X stand up paddleboarding in Amsterdam

5 August 2023
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If you ask us, stand-up paddleboarding in Amsterdam is one of the best ways to relax in the city’s natural surroundings. Amsterdam has beautiful and charming canals to paddle through and lovely lakes and ponds. And when it comes to supping in Amsterdam, you don’t need to own a board. You can simply rent one from one of the locations on this list! So, if you want to unwind for an hour and escape from work or experience a true holiday feeling in your hometown, go paddleboarding on the waters of Amsterdam. We have already compiled a list of the best places to go and rent a sup board for you.

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10 X Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Amsterdam and Tips for Renting SUP boards

Sup Tropisch:

At Sup Tropisch, you begin your paddleboarding adventure between Zuid and de Pijp, two lively neighbourhoods in the centre of Amsterdam. This is the perfect starting point to explore the heart of Amsterdam. Our recommendations are the Sup by Night route and the Wake-up Sup. Enjoy the vibrant city of Amsterdam at night, or admire a stunning sunset over the Zuidas on these routes.
Paletstraat 14, Amsterdam – suptropisch.nl

Kano & Sup Amsterdam

Kano & Sup Amsterdam is located along the Amstel River, making it incredibly versatile. For instance, you can paddleboard through the Amstel straight into the city centre, or explore Amsterdam East or South by venturing into one of the smaller waterways. Kano & Sup Amsterdam is also perfect for those who find paddleboarding a bit too thrilling, as you can also rent canoes here.
Weesperzijde 1094, Amsterdam – kanoensupamsterdam.nl

Sup Rental Amsterdam

Sup Rental Amsterdam is located on the Amstel River. Therefore, Sup Rental Amsterdam is perfect for following the Amstel and paddleboarding towards Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. Paddleboard through the polder and alongside various windmills and pumping stations. Especially on a hot day, Sup Rental Amsterdam is highly recommended to escape the heat of the city! This is my favourite location for stand-up paddleboarding in Amsterdam.
Jachthaven Berlage, Amsteldijk 132A, Amsterdam – amsterdamboothuur.nl

Sup NU

Sup NU is located on the eastern side of the Amsterdam city centre; we couldn’t ask for a better location. Paddleboard along Artis Zoo, through the canals towards the renowned Western Canal Belt, and enjoy the canal houses’ beautiful view. It’s perfect to rent a sup board here in Amsterdam and explore the historic city centre!
Hoogte Kadijk 145, Amsterdam – supnu.nl

M&M Sup

M&M Sup is the very first paddleboarding school in the Netherlands. M&M Sup offers a wide range of fun and sporty lessons, such as Sup Yoga, Sup Pilates, and our personal favourite: Sup Fit, a true workout on a paddleboard. Of course, you can also simply paddle around Amsterdam at M&M. With locations at IJburgstrand and the canals in Amsterdam East, you can enjoy both a day on the lake and a day exploring the canals. In short, there’s something for everyone at M&M Sup!
Zeeburgerpad 10, Amsterdam – 
mm-sup.com

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© M&M Sup

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Sup & Meer

Sup & Meer is located on the Nieuwe Meer, making it the perfect base for a day on the Amsterdam lakes. Rent a paddleboard and explore the Nieuwe Meer and the Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest) in a unique way.
Boeierspad 5, Amsterdam – supenmeer.nl

Sup West

The name says it all, Sup West is the perfect base to explore Amsterdam West. Located at one end of the Westelijk Marktkanaal, you can paddleboard from here through the canals and waterways of Amsterdam West. Alternatively, try something different and paddleboard with your board to the Westerpark. A recommendation from Sup West itself is to make a few stops along the way at the many cosy cafés along the canals in Amsterdam West. Paddleboarding in Amsterdam has never been this fun!
Nieuwpoortkade 17, Amsterdam – supwest.nl

Canal Sup

Canal Sup is perfect for exploring Amsterdam West. Take your paddleboard along the various charming cafés in West and experience the atmosphere of Amsterdam uniquely. Another favourite is Canal Sup’s park route. Paddleboard to Rembrandtpark and enjoy a day on the water and the beautiful weather there.
Crynssenstraat 16, Amsterdam – 
canalsup.nl

Detour

DeTour offers a unique experience compared to the other locations on this list where you can rent a paddleboard. With DeTour, you rent a board that is delivered to your home, and then you can choose where you want to go paddleboarding. You can also opt for a ‘Sup Clinic’, where you explore the city with the instructor before it wakes up. Our recommendation? Book a ‘Vrijmibo Sup’ session with DeTour and enjoy an afternoon on the waters of Amsterdam with your colleagues. A unique way to experience stand up paddleboarding in Amsterdam.
Herengracht 420, Amsterdam – detour.amsterdam

Sup Sup Club

“Sup Sup Club is perhaps our favourite on the list. Not only does Sup Sup Club offer a wide range of possibilities, but they also organize monthly Sup Sup Cleanups. At various locations, you contribute to clean and tidy water while paddling on your sup board. It’s a great workout, a fun afternoon, and environmentally friendly at the same time! You can find Sup Sup Club at six different locations in Amsterdam: Amstel, Centrum, Sloterplas, ‘Westelijke eilanden’, and ‘Oostelijke eilanden’.
Multiple locations in Amsterdam

 | TIP: check out the best outdoor terraces in Amsterdam to go for a drink after paddleboarding >>

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© Sup Sup Club

more Amsterdam tips

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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