What to do in Oudewater

There’s a lot to do in Oudewater. On this page, you’ll find a handful of activities  we’d be glad to recommend you.


Walking in Oudewater to enjoy the splendid inner city is a unique experience, with or without a guide. Or see the land life in the countryside around Oudewater.


Oudewater lies in the Green Heart of Holland, and cycling from Oudewater into the countryside is a unique experience. Various beautiful places are within reach following picturesque roads and trails.

By boat


Having a boat trip is possible by taking the historical canal cruise or a special cruise beyond the locks for a different view on Oudewater. Joining the evening cruise to Linschoten and Montfoort and back along the scenic Lange Linschoten river, with a shorter or longer stop on the way.
Oudewater has various addresses to rent a boat, barge or canoe to discover the magnificent water scenery by yourself.


Oudewater has a good heated water, open air swimming pool. Beyond recreational swimming, it organises various activities.

Culinary city trips

Have your culinary city walk in Oudewater, named ‘Happen en Stappen’ (= Steps and Bites). Glorious food in well-known restaurants combined with exciting guided city walks. See more at the Steps and Bites page.