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.