Balancing on the Berkel
If you fancy a sporty adventure, a good workout and enjoy life outdoors, rent a SUP boards and paddle along the Berkel, a river that winds through the Achterhoek region and joins the IJssel in Zutphen.
Anyone wanting to explore the Gorssel region while giving themselves a workout (yes, your muscles will really feel it) can rent an SUP board at De Berkel swimming pool in Almen. From here you can paddle your stand-up board down the river. Last century the Berkel was canalised but a few years ago its natural character was restored, so now it can meander through the countryside once again. Moor up for a coffee break at Theetuin ’t Besselink.
Nice to know!
Until the end of the 19th century, the Berkel was used by berkelzompen: small, flat-hulled barges. Nowadays you can take a boat trip on an old berkelzomp.
|Suppen over de Berkel|
|Address:||Berkelweg 7, Almen (De Berkel swimming pool)|
|Open:||Mondays from noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Admission:||SUP board hire € 5 per hour per person|