What are ‘Marrekrite’ moorings?

About jetties and concrete sheet piles

In the province of Friesland, in the northern part of the Netherlands, there are many options to moor your boat. Many of these mooring places are called Marrekrite moorings. That is because they are marked and maintained by the “Marrekrite“: a partnership between the Frisian province and municipalities.

Friesland has more than 3800 of such Marrekrite moorings: from simple small jetties to sheet piles made out of concrete for larger yachts. Many of these mooring places are located in the most beautiful areas in nature, and can be recognized by a blue and white sign with a sailing boat. You can moor a boat for free for a maximum of three days at a Marrekrite mooring place.

The Marrekrite organisation not only provides new mooring sites, but also maintains and manages them. They take care of things such as waste disposal, mowing and pruning. 

Mooring using a buoy

In addition to mooring at sheet piles and jetties, you can also moor your boat at so-called “MarBouys”. Nowadays, you can find around 90 of these buoys on the Frisian waters, including in the National Park De Alde Feanen. The biggest advantage of these buoys is that they make mooring very easy: it can be done by attaching just a single line. Please find more information about mooring using a buoy in this leaflet.

Marrekrite mooring place

Would you like to receive more information about the Marrekrite organization or get an overview of the different mooring places? Have a look at the overview map with various mooring place on the website of the Marrekrite organisation (click on ‘map’ in the top left-hand corner of the menu). Even though the map is in Dutch, it does give you an overview of all the different mooring options.

If you have any other questions or would like to schedule your perfect sailing route along these Marrekrite mooring places, feel free to reach out to us

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