This weekend I received an email from a paddling enthusiast who recently moved to the Netherlands and is looking for ways to get involved in the Dutch paddling community. I searched for a list of the paddling clubs (kanoverenigingen) in the Netherlands, and quickly realized there are no good/comprehensive/user friendly maps available. All I could find were long and incomplete lists of club names and cities, which are pretty much useless to a newcomer to the Netherlands. Many paddling clubs are located in small towns just outside big cities, and if you don't know the names of those towns, then you wouldn't know to look for them in a long list! So I was inspired to take various lists (from the Watersportverbond, TKBN, and some additional websites) and put them into a simple Google map. Ta-daaah!
For the interactive map, and more information, please visit the new page (available under the Resources tab at the top of the page).
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