Groningen is trying hard to become the water sports province of the Netherlands. At least that is what the people there are hoping. It is indeed a province that has a great deal to offer water sports enthusiasts. Numerous lakes such as Schildmeer, Zuidlaardermeer and Lauwersmeer provide a wide range of water sports opportunities.
However, the province of Groningen also has numerous other waterways with ever-improving links to the main waterways.
You can reach the province of Groningen via a range of canals. If you wish to sail with upright mast, you have to approach Groningen via Leeuwarden and Lauwersmeer lake.