Envisage the gentle ripple of tranquil waters as you slowly sail through scenic routes, embraced by lush landscapes and picturesque villages. This vision can become your reality in Overijssel, Kampen, a beautiful Dutch province, known for its charming waterways and historic towns. Here, renting a houseboat for your holiday isn't just accommodation, it's a journey into the heart of Dutch water culture.
Your houseboat becomes your floating home on the IJssel River, one of the most beautiful rivers in the Netherlands. These houseboats come with all the modern comforts you'd expect from a holiday rental - cozy bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and lounge areas - some even with outdoor decks perfect for soaking in the Dutch sun. It's the unique blend of homely comfort and adventurous spirit that makes a houseboat holiday in Overijssel, Kampen so special.
Kampen, sitting on the banks of the IJssel River, is a city of rich history and heritage. From your houseboat, you can sail to the heart of the city, observing its well-preserved medieval architecture, charmingly huddled houses, and iconic city towers. Dock your houseboat for a while to stroll through the city's ancient streets, visiting museums and art galleries, or simply enjoying a cup of Dutch coffee in a riverside cafe.
Renting a houseboat in Overijssel, Kampen also opens a world of water activities. You can dive into the clean, inviting waters for a refreshing swim, or rent a canoe or paddleboard for a closer exploration of the river's nooks and crannies. Fishing enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities to cast their line in the IJssel River.
The journey doesn't end on water. Overijssel province is known for its stunning natural parks and reserves. You can dock your houseboat and venture into these verdant spaces for a delightful hiking or cycling trip.