Canoeing for schools

Canoeing for schools

Canoeing for schools


Canoeing as a fieldtrip? That is a great and most of all beneficial idea! We offer canoeing tours  for primary schools as well as for secondary schools and vocational education. Together with your classmates you board an open Canadian canoe. An adventurous, unique and splashing outing on the water. Canoeing for schools is very suitable as an introducing outing, fieldtrip or as part of a workweek or a camp. Whether you bring 15 classmates or 500 students is not a problem at Kanovaren Valkenswaard!

We can offer great daily programmes, like survival, paintball or a hexathlon combined with canoeing, in cooperation with Rofra Sportieve Arrangementen. If you would like further information on this you can call 040 2939078.


Experience and safety

Canoeing as a fieldtrip has been chosen by different schools for years. The canoeing tour starting in Borkel is most popular among schools. Canoeing on “De Dommel” is safe; there are no rapids and the river is about 1.5m deep at the deepest spots (this can be a little deeper in case of heavy rainfall). Pupils will be very well instructed about paddling techniques, safety and the environment. For every 15 students you can bring one supervisor, free of charge. It is mandatory for schools to have at least one supervisor canoeing in front of the students and one supervisor canoeing behind them.



Students will assemble on the parking lot of “’t Boothuys” and will be taken to the canoe boarding point in Borkel with a bus from there. After instructions about paddling technique, safety and attention for nature the students will go canoeing on “De Dommel” under supervision from their school. Students and/or supervisors who are not in possession of a swimming diploma are mandated to wear a safety vest. The canoeing tour ends back at the Venbergse Watermolen”. If you would like to make use of our changing rooms and showers this is possible in the nearby “Boothuys”, please let us know beforehand. At the end of the canoe trip you have to walk nearby 300 metres back to ‘t Boothuys.


When to canoe

Kanovaren Valkenswaard is opened 7 days a week and you can book a canoeing tour every day, even in winter. Canaoeing for schools provides a special prices, which means it can only booked Monday through Friday. However, canoeing on Saturday and Sunday is possible, but on those days our normal rate is maintained. Starting times for a canoeing tour of 8 km are 10 am, 11 am, 12 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Starting hours for a longer tour are 10 am, 11 am and 12 am (starting at June 15th also at 1 pm). We ask you to be present 15 minutes beforehand.



Canoe typeCanoeing tour> 10 people> 25 people> 50 people> 100 people> 151 people
Open Canadian canoe (3 students per canoe)starting in Borkel (8km)€ 13,00€ 12,00€ 11,00€ 10,00€ 9,00
Open Canadian canoe (3 students per canoe)starting in Neerpelt (15km)€ 16,00€ 15,00€ 14,00€ 13,00€ 12,00
Small barrel (1 per reservation for free, up to 10 persons)

Free of charge
Safety vestFree of charge

Prices are per person and include tax and standard accident insurance


You can easily book a canoeing tour for school online via the button below, but if you would rather contact us personally you can call the following number +31 (0)40 293 90 78 or you can send an email to the following address: