Sailing areas & routes

We have mapped out some fantastic sailing routes, based on our experiences and those of our satisfied customers.

There is something to suit any captain and crew. Our sailing routes cover the Frisian lakes, IJsselmeer and Flevomeer, and lead past towns and cities such as Sneek, Woudsend, Heeg, Enkhuizen, Volendam, Leeuwarden, Harderwijk and many more.

You are, of course, also free to choose your own routes and go on your own tour of discovery.

Discover Friesland

Friesland is known for the many lakes and waterways. You can visit some charming old towns like Sneek, IJlst, Sloten and Grou. We also recommend the wonderful nature reserve near Eernewoude.

Here you can read more tips. 

Say hello to Groningen

Our neighbour province has some wonderful sailing areas. You can visit Lauwersmeer for example, which is an official national park. With special flowers, birds and views, it is a place like you have never seen.

Read more about Groningen. 

Canals of Groningen and Friesland

Crossing IJsselmeer 

On the other side of IJsselmeer, you will discover more picturesque old towns like Enkhuizen, Hoorn and Volendam. Just cross the lake and enjoy!

Read more about sailing on IJsselmeer. 

The lakes of Flevoland

The area of Flevoland is not a sailing area which directly comes to mind. It is, however, a great area to discover. On the long canals, it feels like you are sailing a river, which can give a great feeling of peace.

Read more about sailing in Flevoland. 

Sailing in Overijssel

If you go a bit more south, you will discover nice towns like Giethoorn, Blokzijl and Zwartsluis. Did you bring a dinghy with an outboard motor? Then you can easily discover national park Weerribben - Wieden.

Read more about sailing in Overijssel. 

Swim in the lakes