We are going on a treasure hunt! Similar to metal detecting where objects are found on land using a metal detector, magnet fishing is about finding metal objects in water using strong magnets. Have you always imagined what could be at the bottom of a lake near where you live? There have been interesting finds by people who have been curious enough to tie a magnet at the end of a rope to answer this – many of them were very surprised with what they have found. Magnet fishing in our canals is one of the greatest outdoor experiences one can have. To throw out your magnet and to see what you pull out feels so exciting. It is unbelievable what metal objects you dig up from our canals. Keys, jewels, warattributes, pistols, knives, axes, parts of bikes, cars, you name it, I saw it getting dragged out of our waters. We will meet in the centre near one of our famous bridges and I will talk you trough our beautiful history while I hand you all a strong magnet with a rope attached, we trow out our magnets and we're off! This is not only an awesome activity to enjoy, you also help clean our canals, for which the city of Amsterdam is forever grateful!
Hi People! My name is Youri, I am 34 years old and born and raised in Amsterdam. I used to love fishing but stopped doing this when I became a vegetarian some years ago. Then I saw this video on youtube of people using a magnet to hunt for metal treasures and that's when I decided to start magnet fishing in our city waters. You wont believe what kind of metal stuff you fish out of our canals. It's the coolest eco-friendly amusement sport to do in Amsterdam. And it feels like a treasure hunt :) Great, exciting fun for all ages.
Fishing gear for everyone. (Magnet, rope, gloves)
We will meet at one of the many many Bridges Amsterdam is rich, over one of our beautiful canals. This will almost always take place in the centre. Everyday this will be a different bridge to make sure there's always a catch ;) I will inform you on the day itself where we will meet up.
Magnet Fishing: The treasure hunt!