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Sailing area Overijssel for many ours of motorboating

 


Overijssel has fantastic sailing routes which take you through
water-rich nature conservation areas such as the Weerribben
and, not to forget, Giethoorn which is referred to as ‘the Venice
of the North’.


Giethoorn is a great base to start a trip to the Weerribben national park.
Between Giethoorn, Ossenzijl and Steenwijk you will pass by numerous magnificent views and nature conservation areas. The picturesque villages of Muggenbeet, Wetering and Kalenberg are places you simply have to visit. The route has plenty of landing stages should you want to stay the night.


A ship's boat is the best way to discover the Weerribben. Electric
boats can be hired at various locations around the magnificent
swampy nature reserve. You can use these boats to peacefully
roam around even the smallest streams in the Weerribben.
Together with the adjacent De Wieden natural park, the area
covers more than one hundred square kilometres.
You can explore the countryside by foot or bicycle from one of the many harbours. This is a particularly good idea in the various nature conservation areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Turf Route is open every year from 16 May to 15 September. During this period the bridges and sluices are operated from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. The bridges and sluices are not operated on Sundays and bank holidays, with the exception of July and August.


When you enter the Turf Route you can purchase a ticket worth € 15. This covers the costs of all the bridges, sluices and harbour dues along the route (with the exception of self-service bridges and Olderberkoop marina). If you leave the Turf Route, the ticket will no longer be valid.

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The Turf Route is a magnificent sailing route through the provinces Friesland, Drenthe and Overijssel. In these areas you can enjoy stunning and peaceful sailing routes which are different in character to the Frisian lakes area. The route, with its many bridges and sluices, passes through a varied natural environment with magnificent hiking and biking paths. Alongside the sailing route, and in its immediate vicinity, there are numerous interesting site-seeing villages.

The sailing route is accessible from three directions. From the northwest (Oldeboorn), the southwest (Mildam) and the east (the Damsluis near Appelscha).

The following maximum dimensions apply to the turf route: a length of 28 metres, a width of 5 metres and a draught of 1.10 metres. The maximum vertical clearance is 3.70 metres. The railway bridge at Heerenveen has a maximum vertical clearance of 3.25 metres. The route over the Tsjonger and/or Linde in the direction of Kuinre includes a bridge with a maximum vertical clearance of 2.60 metres. The maximum speed is 6 kilometres per hour.

Detailed information about the turf route can be found at the site www.turfroute.nl

Turfroute: By Friesland,
Drenthe and Overijssel

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