Sailing routes

As a yacht hire company we are often asked about attractive sailing routes, for that reason we have committed a number of them.

The routes take you through beautiful areas, many attractions and numerous villages and towns. For each route is listed the mileage / engine hours, average fuel consumption, number of bridges and locks.

The routes are also available on paper on all the boats.

Sailing route Elfstedentocht North route

Sailing route: Elfstedentocht - North route

Directions for 1 week

  • Daily: 5 to 6 hours of sailing
  • Distance: 255 km.
  • Engine hours: 30 hours
  • Fuel consumption: ± 120 liters
  • Locks: 6
  • Number of bridges: 49

Places to visit

Woudsend
IJlst
Sneek
Grou
Franeker (evt. Harlingen)
Leeuwarden
Dokkum
Lauersmeergebied
Groningen
Eernewoude
Akkrum
Joure
Langweer
Woudsend

Sailing route Elfstedentocht south route

Sailing route: Elfstedentocht - south route

Directions for 1 week

  • Daily: 3 to 4 hours sailing
  • Distance: 150 km.
  • Engine hours: 18 hours
  • Fuel consumption: 70 liters ±
  • Locks: 4
  • Number of bridges: 41

Places to visit

Woudsend
Stavoren
Hindelopen
Workum
Bolsward
IJlst
Sneek
Grou
Eernewoude
Akkrum
Joure
Tjeukemeer
Lemmer
Sloten
Woudsend

Sailing route Friesland

Sailing route: Friesland

Directions for 1 week 

  • Daily 3-4 hours
  • Sailing Distance: 130 km
  • Engine hours: 16 hours
  • Fuel consumption: 61 liters ±
  • Locks: 1
  • Number of bridges: 24

Places to visit

Woudsend
Workum
Bolsward
Sneek
Grou
Eernewoude
Akkrum
Heerenveen
Echtenerbrug
Sloten
Woudsend

Sailing route Friesland and Turf Route

Sailing route: Friesland and Turf Route 

Directions for 2 weeks

  • Daily 4-5 hours sailing
  • Distance: 270 km.
  • Engine hours: 40 hours
  • Fuel consumption: ± 160 liters
  • Locks: 16
  • Number of bridges: 116
  • Maximum headroom: 3.65m.

Places to visit

Woudsend
Echtenerbrug
Heerenveen
Gorredijk
Oosterwolde
Assen
Groningen
Zoutkamp
Lauwersmeer
Dokkum
Leeuwarden
Grou
Sneek
Woudsend

Sailing route Friesland and Overijssel

Sailing route: Friesland & Overijssel

Directions for 1 week

  • Daily 4-5 hours sailing
  • Distance: 177 km.
  • Engine hours: 24 hours
  • Fuel consumption: 95 liters ±
  • Locks: 8
  • Number of Bridges: 36

Places to visit

Woudsend
Langweer
Echtenerbrug
Ossenzijl
Steenwijk
Giethoorn
Zwartsluis
Kampen
Vollenhove
Emmeloord
Lemmer
Sloten
Woudsend

Sailing route Ijsselmeer, Randmeren and Overijssel

Sailing route: IJsselmeer, Randmeren en Overijssel

Directions for 1 week

  • Daily 6-7 hours sailing
  • Distance: 285 km.
  • Engine hours: 37 hours
  • Fuel consumption: ± 148 liters
  • Locks: 9
  • Number of bridges: 25
  • For the experienced sailor

Places to visit

Woudsend
Stavoren
Enkhuizen
Amsterdam
Harderwijk
Kampen
Blokzijl
Echtenerbrug
Woudsend