sailing area Flevoland and Randmeren
Not much written background information is available on the polder for sailing enthusiasts. To be honest this is an injustice. Areas of outstanding natural beauty have developed in our newest province over the past forty years. Thanks to the overhanging trees the canals now look like country rivers. Their length give you an endless feeling of peace and quiet.
The Randmeren is the largest uninterrupted sailing area in the Netherlands. The many reed lands along the banks mean the Randmeren is hugely important for swamp and water birds.
The Randmeren area is a unique link between the old and the new areas of Flevoland, the Veluwe and ’t Gooi.
The Randmeren are a must for sailing enthusiasts who love space and charm. Broad views and endless polders alternate with charming locations which offer great facilities to stay the night, such as Spakenburg and Elburg. The Randmeren features numerous islands which are ideal for daytime leisure pursuits.
Contrary to what the name suggests, you can encounter quite strong winds on the Randmeren lakes. The lake bottom is uneven due to the sand excavation areas and this can, from time to time, lead to changeable surges.