The Rental Shop - Kanoverhuur Utrecht
The Utrecht Countryside + Torrential Downpour
One of Bonnie's friends who had lived in Utrecht recommended a pancake house as a fun paddling destination. She said "it's about a 1-hour paddle from the centrum." So when the rental associate said it would take us 3 hours to paddle upstream (and half that to get back), we glanced nervously at each other. But hey, we're experts, right? We can slash that down to 1.5 hours.
The Pancake House (Theehuis Rhijnauwen)
Utrecht is a really fun city to paddle through. It might even rival the Hague, in terms of boat-in eating/drinking opportunities. There are still many channels I haven't explored, so I can't wait to return again soon!
Distance: 16.5 km (10.3 miles)
Duration: ~5.5 hours (including extended pancake lunch break)
Weather: Torrential downpour + a bit of sun at the end