Head left from the Pier Christiaan Ditch to the Tjonger and experience the beauty of the marvelous nature. If you pay close attention, there is a high chance of observing a buzzard, peregrine, blue or brown harrier above the reed beds.


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The Rottige Meente – the first inhabitants of the area already settled in the thirteenth century and build up a mostly poor life. Peat extraction still occurred here late 19th and early 20th century. Since the soil was very wet, it was not well-suited for farming (‘Rottige’ means ‘Rotting’).

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From the starting point ‘De TjongerVallei’, you will set out on the Pier Christiaan Ditch, which runs into the Tjonger River. Going straight, underneath a concrete bridge, you will arrive at a wide part of the old Tjonger River. Here, you will be fully absorbed into the natural beauty, silence and tranquillity.


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In order for you to obtain more knowledge in an accessible and pleasant manner, we organise special guided nature tours.

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KayakTjongerTours is dedicated to the beauty of the nature surrounding the Tjongervallei and wishes to contribute to the development of eco-friendly tourism.

With its natural beauty and picturesque quality, the landscape has an incredible appeal, which you can enjoy in silence in your kayak.

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