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Sailing area Friesland/holland,The Netherlands for motor yachtcharter

 

In Friesland, you will find all the elements that will make your
sailingholiday into an unforgettable experience. The
numerous Frisian lakes, interconnected through a unique
system of rivers and canals, will leadyou along typical
landscapes with wide vistas studded with picturesque
villages and cities.

The Frisian lakes region offers unique little towns with
well-equippedmarinas inviting you to call in, such as:
Sneek, Langweer, Sloten,Woudsend, Grou, Earnewâld, etc.
In conclusion, we are the right address for boat rental /
yacht rental in Friesland!



The Frisian language and traditions


Friesland is unique because it has its own language, flag and national anthem. Its residents can speak, write and read Dutch and Frisian (or Frysk). The new Frisian literature, music and poetry which appears every year is proof that the Frisian language is alive and kicking. Frisian sayings have even been incorporated into the Dutch language. For example, ‘It giet oan!’ (It's on), ‘It kin net’ (It can't be done) and ‘Oant moarn!’ (See you in the morning)
Frisians usually claim that the red hearts in the Frisian flag are water lily leaves. After all these can be found all over Friesland and particularly in the nature conservation areas of Earnewâld and the more southerly Weerribben. Anyone who counts the leaves will see that there are seven in the Frisian flag. These represent the seven districts which Friesland used to have, and which extended from Alkmaar to Wezer in Germany.
Friesland is also a fantastic location for sports and events. Fierljeppen (pole vaulting ditches), keatsen (Frisian handball), Skûtsjesilen (sailing competitions using 19th century Frisian cargo ships) and, of course, the world-famous Elfstedentocht (Eleven Towns Skating Race). During the summer season all kinds of events are organised in Friesland for young and old. The following are just a few examples: the Sneekweek sailing activity week, the Chameleon Village of Terherne, the old-fashioned country wedding and balloon celebrations in Joure and the PC handball competition in Franeker.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Marrekrite, natural moor in Friesland


Mooring for free in the middle of nature is possible in Friesland thanks to the
Marrekrite. The Marrekrite is a concept, domestically as well as abroad.
Through the use of the Marrekrite (a joint venture between the province and
21municipalities that establishes and maintains free moorings in rural areas
along

the Frisian lakes and waterways), provincial and municipal authorities in
Frieslandwant to enable you, as a water sports enthusiast/tourist, to sojourn
in our beautiful nature.
Since 1957, more than 250 landing facilities have been erected in the Frisian lakes region, with a total capacity for approximately 5000 boats. Garbage containers have been stationed at various locations to keep the terrains and areas clean.

Marrekrite moorages are unique and very much in demand. In order to provide as many interested parties as possible with the opportunity to use the Marrekrite moorages, a maximum of three mooring days has been imposed.
As a yacht rental agency, we also support the Marrekrite. This is why you will see a small flag of the Marrekrite on the masts of our ships.

Experience for yourself why the Frisians are so proud of their province.
You too will probably be pleasantly surprised.

sailing areas friesland

 

 

 

 

The Eleven Towns Skating Race [Elfstedentocht] in Friesland, unique in the winter and the summer

The huge level of media attention for a possible 16th Elfstedentocht meant that the spotlight was well and truly on the province of Friesland last winter!
The Elfstedentocht (known in Frisian as the Alvestêdetocht) is a skating race over almost 200 kilometres of natural ice which is organised by the Eleven Frisian Towns Association [Vereniging De Frisian Elf Steden]. Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland, has traditionally been the start and finish location. The Elfstedentocht was first held in 1909. The race can only take place if the condition of the ice is right. The race has been organised for a total of fifteen times. The last race was in 1997.
For the time being an Elfstedentocht in 2012 is unlikely to take place. However, you can explore large sections of the magnificent area the route passes through on one of our yachts. Every year we have customers who want to sail the beautiful route past the Eleven Frisian Towns. More information can be found by clicking the sailing tips/new Eleven Town Sailing Routes button.

Elfstedentocht in Friesland,
unique in the winter and summer

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