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Sailing areas Netherlands: Friesland, Overijssel and the IJsselmeer

As a yacht hire company we are often asked about attractive sailing routes, for that reason we have committed a number of them to paper.

The routes take you through beautiful areas, many attractions and numerous villages and towns. For each route is listed the mileage / engine hours, average fuel consumption, number of bridges and locks.

Sailing route: Friesland

Route information:

Route for 1 week: 
Daily 3-4 hours
Sailing Distance: 130 km
Engine hours: 16 hours
Fuel consumption: 61 liters ±
Locks: 1
Number of bridges: 24

Places to visit:

Woudsend
Workum
Bolsward
Sneek
Grou
Eernewoude
Akkrum
Heerenveen
Echtenerbrug
Sloten
Woudsend

Sailing route: Elfstedentocht - Northern Route

Route information:

Directions for 1 week
Daily: 5 to 6 hours of sailing
Distance: 255 km.
Engine hours: 30 hours
Fuel consumption: ± 120 liters
Locks: 6
Number of bridges: 49

Places to visit:

Woudsend
IJlst
Sneek
Grou
Franeker (evt. Harlingen)
Leeuwarden
Dokkum
Lauersmeergebied
Groningen
Eernewoude
Akkrum
Joure
Langweer
Woudsend

Sailing route: Friesland and Overijssel

Route information:

Route for 1 week:
Daily 4-5 hours sailing
Distance: 177 km.
Engine hours: 24 hours
Fuel consumption: 95 liters ±
Locks: 8
Number of Bridges: 36

Places to visit:

Woudsend
Langweer
Echtenerbrug
Ossenzijl
Steenwijk
Giethoorn
Zwartsluis
Kampen
Vollenhove
Emmeloord
Lemmer
Sloten
Woudsend

Sailing route: IJsselmeer, Randmeren and Overijssel

Route information:

Route for 1 week:
Daily 6-7 hours sailing
Distance: 285 km.
Engine hours: 37 hours
Fuel consumption: ± 148 liters
Locks: 9
Number of bridges: 25

For the experienced sailor

Places to visit:

Woudsend
Stavoren
Enkhuizen
Amsterdam
Harderwijk
Kampen
Blokzijl
Echtenerbrug
Woudsend

Sailing route: Elfstedentocht - Southern Route

Route information:

Directions for 1 week
Daily: 3 to 4 hours sailing
Distance: 150 km.
Engine hours: 18 hours
Fuel consumption: 70 liters ±
Locks: 4
Number of bridges: 41

Places to visit:

Woudsend
Stavoren
Hindelopen
Workum
Bolsward
IJlst
Sneek
Grou
Eernewoude
Akkrum
Joure
Tjeukemeer
Lemmer
Sloten
Woudsend

Sailing route: Friesland and turfroute

Route information:

Route for 2 weeks:
Daily 4-5 hours sailing
Distance: 270 km.
Engine hours: 40 hours
Fuel consumption: ± 160 liters
Locks: 16
Number of bridges: 116
Maximum headroom: 3.65m.

Places to visit:

Woudsend
Echtenerbrug
Heerenveen
Gorredijk
Oosterwolde
Assen
Groningen
Zoutkamp
Lauwersmeer
Dokkum
Leeuwarden
Grou
Sneek
Woudsend

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