Routes in Holland

Routes in HollandSailing area Holland

The province of Friesland has more than 80 different water areas. Lakes, ponds, moats and canals are with each other connected. Because of this, many different tours can be sailed and due to this Friesland has become a popular vacation destination. Next to that, the Frisian lake district is also good connected with Groningen and Amsterdam. This can be done for example via the Ijsselmeer (only for experienced skippers) or via the inner waterways (for beginners and experienced skippers). The hospitable residents of Friesland welcome all visitors and they are very proud of their culture and gladly give you advice on what to do in Friesland. All villages and cities have enough room for berths and in the nature there are as well plenty of mooring places.

Frisian lakes

The frisian lake district consists of 30 lakes, for instance; Pikemeer, Wijde Ee, Sneekermeer, Heegermeer, Fluessen, Slotermeer and Tjeukemeer. On these lakes you can anchor easily or moor at one of the Marrekrite mooring places.

11 cities of Friesland

Leeuwarden, Sneek, Ijlst, Sloten, Stavoren, Hindelopen, Workum, Bolsward, Harlingen, Franeker, Dokkum. In these cities you can feel the atmosphere of the past. Visit beautiful churches, cosy squares, city walls, canals and interesting museums. You can even sail the eleven city tour with a sloop or Doerak!

Ijsselmeer and Wadden Sea

In addition to the intimate warm character of Friesland, it is also possible to sail on open water such as on the IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea. Both sailing areas have their own charm and it is furthermore required that the skipper and crew have enough experience with sailing. On Wadden Sea, special attention has to be paid to the tides and possible storms. Friesland has furthermore good water way connection to the rest of Holland and northern Germany.

Overview card sailing routes in Holland

Take a look at all the beautiful routes, which can be sailed in Friesland and surroundings. These routes are categorised in one week, mid-week, weekend and daytrip. On the map, you can also find places of interest in northern Holland. Here you can see what you can do during your boat vacation.

Click below on the icon, which is on the left side next to ‘Sights and routes’ for the map legend.