Kayaking and Rafting on the Limburg Grensmaas

Kayaking & Canoeing

Sailing alone or together? We have 1- and 2-person kayaks for rent. Our canoes are suitable for 2 adults with 1 or 2 small children. Our kayaks are equipped with a comfortable backrest so that your back also enjoys the outing.


Enjoy the beautiful nature together with friends or family. Our Canadian rafts can accommodate 4 – 8 people. Fun for young and old! In the summer season the water is generally calm. Are you looking for excitement and sensation? Then we advise against rafting during this period.


Finished kayaking or rafting and reached the end point? Take an E-step, through the Belgian Limburg nature reserve, back to the starting point. This way you not only enjoy the beautiful nature on the water, but also on the way back. Please note: we have a limited number of E-Steps.

Safe & Comfortable Kayaking or Rafting

We think it is important that you have fun on the water safely and comfortably. When renting a kayak, canoe or raft the following is always included:

Beautiful environment

You will sail on the Grensmaas, the river that separates Belgian and Dutch Limburg. You paddle with your kayak, canoe or raft through a varied nature reserve with a maze of old river arms, levees, stream channels and gravel banks. You can also encounter wild horses or Galloway cattle.

The Grensmaas is free of motor boats and freight traffic. The hundreds of hectares of protected nature reserve in combination with the sound of birds and flowing water give you the ultimate feeling of tranquility. The Grensmaas, with its many rapids, also offers thrills for the adventure seeker.

Sailing route

Our standard sailing route starts in Uikhoven and ends in Kotem. Depending on the current, tailwind or against and the pace of rowing, the route takes about 1.5 hours (6.5KM).

Would you rather sail longer? We offer a longer route for groups of 25 people or more. Whether this is possible depends on the water level. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Prices rental Kayaks, Canoes, Rafting and E-Steps

Kayaking & Canoeing

€19.50 per person

  • Bookable from 2 persons
  • Incl. Paddles, Lifejacket and Waterproof barrel
  • From 25 people adjusted group rate
  • Available from April to October
  • All activities are at your own risk


€120.00 per raft

  • Minimum 4 to maximum 8 persons per raft
  • Incl. Paddles, Lifejacket and Waterproof barrel
  • From 25 people adjusted group rate
  • Available all year round
  • All activities are at your own risk


€10.00 per E-step

  • Maximum 1 person per E-Step
  • At least 12 years old
  • Limited number available
  • All activities are at your own risk

Frequently Asked Questions

The starting point is located at the Langeweidestraat in Uikhoven (Belgium). You will find the starting point at the end of the street towards the Grensmaas.
Directions to the starting point

The end point is located at the Weg naar Geneuth 100 in Kotem (Belgium).
Directions to the end point

  • In warm weather, make sure you have enough drinks on the water, these should not be alcoholic drinks.
  • Also remember to wear a head covering and sunscreen in warm weather.
  • Wear clothes that can get wet during the trip.
  • Provide light footwear that is snug around the foot, no flip flops or boots.
  • Make sure you have dry clothes on hand at the end point.
  • In case of rainy weather, a thin rain jacket.
  • For your (sun)glasses a cord that you attach to both arms of your glasses so that you cannot lose them.
  • Attach any backpack to the boat or put the stuff in a barrel.
  • Do not take (emotional) valuables such as expensive watches, rings, necklaces and the like onto the water.
  • Treat nature with respect, do not leave any dirt or litter behind.

Age is not important. It is important that the children are in possession of a swimming certificate and that they always come kayaking or rafting under the supervision of an adult.

Your dog is welcome with us! Please note this is at your own risk, remember it is running water. With strong currents, it is not recommended to take your dog into the water.

Wearing a life jacket is mandatory at all times and at all temperatures. This is checked by us, Rijkswaterstaat and the Flemish Waterway.

A swimming certificate is mandatory for everyone.

  1. Sit up straight, shoulders relaxed, chest slightly forward, and hands free to hold your paddle (you can even keep the ‘other hand’ open to make it easy to turn the paddle).
  2. Rotate your upper body so that the ‘front arm’ goes forward, shoulder and all, and put the paddle blade in the water approximately at your feet.
  3. Pull the paddle along the bow of your kayak as if you were trying to pull yourself forward, keeping the paddle ‘as vertical as possible’ (i.e. not quite, make sure your elbow does not rise above the shoulder on the other side), and support with the foot from the other side (left arm paddles-right foot props, right arm paddles-left foot props).
  4. Remove the leaf from the water and complete the movement so that your other side is now turned forward and you can put the leaf in the water at about your feet.

In the summer you can moor almost anywhere and enjoy a picnic in the sun. We do ask that you take all the waste neatly back onto the boat. You can put this in a trash can at the endpoint afterward. In the spring we advise not to go to the side, because that is the breeding period for birds in the nature reserve. If you are going for a picnic, keep in mind that we expect you back 2.5 hours after the start.

When you sail the standard route, it is possible to drive back using E-steps (if booked in advance).

It is also possible to walk back to the starting point. The short walking tour is 3.6 KM. The long walk through the nature reserve along the waterfront is 7 KM. You will receive instructions from us on how to walk after your water adventure.

If you come with several cars, you can also park a car in advance at the end point. Then you can drive back to the starting point with this car when you arrive at the end point. Driving there and back to the starting point by car is about 20 minutes.

If desired, we can also arrange transport through a partner. Inform without obligation about the possibilities and costs.

There is more than enough free parking at the starting point in Uikhoven.

In most cases you can just sail. We do not force anyone to go on the water. We don’t let anyone sail in the event of a thunderstorm or too high water level. Our judgment in this regard is decisive.

When booking online you can pay directly via iDeal or Bancontact. Do not forget to bring your reservation or payment number. It is also possible to pay in cash on arrival. You would help us a lot if you have the exact amount.

  • Sailing is done entirely at your own Risk!
  • Life jackets are mandatory at all times and at any temperature.
  • Swimming diplomas are mandatory.
  • Alcohol or the use of alcohol on the Maas or during the sailing trip is not allowed.
  • Kayak Tour Limburg is at all times authorized to interrupt or abort the activity. This is for safety reasons.
  • At the discretion of the landlord, the number of supervisors for young groups is mandatory. These adult escorts must be from the group participating in the departure.
  • Wherever you are on the water, you are on the Maas border. If you sail with the current, the right bank is Dutch territory and the left bank is Belgian territory. We tell this for a special reason; should something go wrong and you can’t go any further for whatever reason, try landing on the Belgian bank (left). You have our mobile number, contact us and we will try to get you back on the water as soon as possible.
  • Water recreation with small ships propelled by muscle power (such as canoeing, kayaking and rafting) on the common Meuse between Lanaken/Borgharen and Kinrooi/Stevensweert is not easy. The common Meuse is a rain river, the level of which can change very sharply and very quickly. The flow rate of the water also differs from place to place and depending on the (different) weather conditions. Every canoeist must therefore take into account the unpredictable nature of the communal Meuse. Don’t be surprised. Sail safely and be prepared for unexpected situations.

Contact us

The fastest way to book is directly via our website. Do you still have a question or would you like to speak to someone before you make a reservation? Please feel free to contact us.

Company details
Kayak and Rafting Tour Limburg BV
Postal address: Sint Monulphusweg 3, 6212BG Maastricht
Chamber of Commerce: 78518768

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