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Plastic Fishing

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 255 reviews.Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Plastic Whale

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Help make Amsterdam’s canals plastic-free and join us for a two hour plastic fishing adventure. While cleaning up the canals, you get to see the historical center with its many highlights from a unique perspective: the water. Our skipper will gladly tell you about it.

Plastic Whale believes in the power of doing, no matter what season it is. We commit unconditionally to our mission; fighting for plastic-free waters worldwide. This winter we want you to bring out your inner adventurer and join the movement of doers on the water to fish plastic. Come winter fishing with Plastic Whale cause' that warm drink at home on your sofa will just taste a lot better if you do. During winter time, we offer enough blankets and tea to keep you warm while enjoying Amsterdam's beautiful winter sights and lights!

The plastic we collect together with you is recycled into Plastic Whale boats—the same kind of boats that we use during this experience. And did you know that we're also making furniture out of Amsterdam Canal Plastic?

P.S.: A lot of people like to write about this experience. In some cases, we invite press to go plastic fishing together with you or to make some photos. If you don't feel comfortable with this, please let us know by sending us a message!
Help make Amsterdam’s canals plastic-free and join us for a two hour plastic fishing adventure. While cleaning up the canals, you get to see the historical center with its many highlights from a unique perspective: the water. Our skipper will gladly tell you about it.

Plastic Whale believes in the power of doing, no matter what season it is. We commit unconditionally to our mission; fighting for plastic-free waters worldwide. This wint…

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What's included

  • Food
    Chocolate bars
  • Drinks
    Water and hot tea
  • Tickets
    Blankets
  • Equipment
    Extra blankets during winter time, ponchos, and life vests
From £28
/ person
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Meet your host, Plastic Whale

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Plastic Whale is a social enterprise with a mission: to make the world’s waters plastic-free by creating value from plastic waste. We want to involve as many people as possible in our mission. The more people get involved, the bigger impact we can make together.
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About the organisation: Plastic Whale



Plastic Whale is the first professional plastic fishing company in the world. It started in 2011 with a single challenge to build a boat made of plastic waste. Today, we have a fleet of ten design boats made from Amsterdam Canal Plastic. It is our goal to go ‘out of business’: overfishing is a positive phenomenon in our case.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Plastic Whale.

Where you'll be

We’ll be on the canals of Amsterdam showing you the highlights. We'll also cruise to spots large tourist boats can’t access due to their size.

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 255 reviews.

Eos
February 2020
Cool way to see the canals of Amsterdam AND make a difference. The boat we were on was made of the plastic that was fished out of the canals! Ours had a bottom comprised of plastic bottle tops and cocoa beans (a nod to the sponsor of the boat). Eric was a great guide with seemingly a deep passion for the cause, experience, and quite a bit of patience for those of us grumbling about the bad weather. We did get soaked by the rain, and fishing out several bags of plastic and other stuff (including 2 chairs and a brand new looking motorcycle helmet), so come prepared for this adventure! Totally recommended for something different.
Cool way to see the canals of Amsterdam AND make a difference. The boat we were on was made of the plastic that was fished out of the canals! Ours had a bottom comprised of plastic…
Amber
February 2020
A wonderful experience! Bundle up if you go in winter, but Eric (a wonderful host!) had hot drinks and chocolate at the ready and gloves and towels to keep everything dry! It was a great way to see the canals, learn about the city, and make a positive impact while you visit! I left with several more places I wanted to visit next and a better understanding of some the environmental concerns facing Amsterdam. I would recommend this experience to anyone visiting the city, especially with youngsters!
A wonderful experience! Bundle up if you go in winter, but Eric (a wonderful host!) had hot drinks and chocolate at the ready and gloves and towels to keep everything dry! It was a…
Kat
January 2020
Such a cool worthwhile experience! Definitely worth taking the 2 hours of your day. You feel like you're giving back to the area in a very direct way and you get a great view of the canal. That being said-just know you're going to get a bit wet and therefore chilly. I had multiple layers on and still was very cold(January experience). I personally wouldn't do it again in the winter but your tolerance may vary-I happened to go on the coldest day of my stay. Absolutely you should do it(and I'd do it again on a warmer day for sure)-just be aware of your personal limitations and dress appropriately.
Such a cool worthwhile experience! Definitely worth taking the 2 hours of your day. You feel like you're giving back to the area in a very direct way and you get a great view of th…
Coline
January 2020
Amazing experience that allows you to give back to the city through fishing garbage out of the canals and enjoy a great boat tour!
Helen
January 2020
What a way to make new friends and clean up the canals. Amazing how 9 strangers worked together to collect as much rubbish and plastic out of canals. Loads of laughter and a bit of competition. Did not matter that it was cold.
Julie
January 2020
What a wonderful experience. We met lovely, interesting people who thought about and had something to say about the world we live in and how we can, together, make a difference. And, it was totally fun and unique.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

It can be a bit chilly on the water, so please dress to stay warm. Oh, and don't forget your camera!

What to bring

Dress to stay warm. We will bring tea and chocolate!