Johans Kayak Site


A round trip along Bobeldijk, Berkhout, Avenhorn and Grosthuizen of 18 km.

Kayak rentals: Camping 't Venhop, De Hulk 6a, 1647 DR Berkhout.

To the starting point at the Veenhoop in Berkhout:

Leave the highway A7 at exit 8 in the direction Hoorn. At the roundabout you turn right in the direction Berkhout. At the next roundabout you turn right again in the direction Berkhout. You pass under the A7 and continue on the narrow road through the village. After 1.6 km. you turn right on the Bruggevaart. After a bend to the left you turn right on the Veenhoop. At the end of the road there is a parking place at a park. On the left is a boatramp with a pier.

From the boatramp you go to the left. At the T-junction (4) you turn left. At the next intersection (5) you turn left again. When you come at a railroad you can turn left or go under the bridge and then turn left (7). At the next intersection you turn left again and you pass Bobeldijk. At the next intersection you turn left under an iron footbridge. On your right you see the pet cemetry De Stille Weiden. After the next bridge you can go to the side to have a look. Then continue on the Kerksloot to Berkhout. At the T-junction (3) you turn right. After a short distance you can choose to go straight on, or turn left and right again to follow the canal De Tocht on the other side of the village. At the end of De Tocht you turn left on the Noordertocht (1). Follow the canal to the right and the turn left through the culvert. Follow the canal Dorpsvaart until you see another narrow culvert on your left. You pass through the culvert and follow the canal on the other side of the road. In the village De Goorn there is an overhaul with a kayak-pier on your left. You go straight on, but you can stop for a brake here. In Avenhorn you go under a bridge and follow the canal to the left. There is a boat-ramp, and a kayak pier. This is an alternative starting point. You turn right under the bridge and then follow the canal passed Grosthuizen. When you are near the highway A7 there is a wooden log in the canal, and that's where you turn left. After a while the canal makes a sharp bend to the right and you come across a small aqueduct. You go straight on under the highway A7 and follow the bend to the left. At the next intersection (16) there are various ways to go the east end of Berkhout. I chose to turn right and made an extra loop throught the park De Hulk. Then I followed the canal along the dike passed intersection 15 on the Trekvaart. Then you turn left at the next intersection towards waypoint 8. There is a sign on the corner. After a culvert under the A7 you turn right and the left again. Follow the canal passed the village, and turn right at indersection 4.

Berkhout De Veenhoop boatramp (6): N 52.6444, E 5.0044
Hoorn Dwaalpark: N 52.6374, E 5.0167.
Avenhorn Venneweg: N 52.6154, E 4.9545.

Downloadable GPS-track of 21.9 km.: Hoorn.



In Bobeldijk you turn left under the bridge passed the pet cemetery.

Pet cemetery "De Stille Weiden".

Kerksloot towards Berkhout. Beyond the bridge is a low side with grass where you can go.

Kayak pier and overhaul in De Goorn.

Bootramp at the starting point in Avenhorn.



Canal "Trekvaart Alkmaar-Hoorn" along the Westerdijk.

Canal in the in the neighbourhood Grote Waal.


From the lake in De Hulk you can go in a southern direction towards the pumping station Westerkogge. There is a kayak pier for portage towards the Markermeer (Hoornse Hop). No parking space available here.