Sailing Area Woudsend (NL)

Our marina in Woudsend!

Friesland is the water province of The Netherlands, and therefore a true paradise for water sports enthusiasts. The beautiful Frisian lakes are all interconnected through numerous canals, making it an ideal province to explore by boat. If you want to take a break from sailing, there are plenty of moorings available in the most idyllic places.


The historical town of Woudsend is located at the very heart of the Frisian lake area, between Heegermeer and Slotermeer, and moreover, the route of the Eleven cities tour leads past Woudsend (“Elfstedentocht”, a tour leading past all eleven historical cities of the province).

Woudsend is a historical trading town, with a picturesque old town centre. In the town centre you will find vintage alleyways, historical buildings, art galleries and two windmills: Houtzaagmolen de Jager and Korenmolen ‘t Lam. Also, there are several nice restaurants to be found, and terraces along the waterside. 

In summer, there is a lot going on in Woudsend. There is a weekly market, where authentic local products can be purchased, and also other interesting products. In addition to this, there are also fun activities for people of all ages. 

From Woudsend, you can sail along picturesque villages, towns and Frisian cities, such as Sneek and Leeuwarden, but also Bolsward, Workum, Sloten and Stavoren, which are worth a visit as well. Well known popular water sports towns like Eernewoude and Grou are also easily accessible, as well as national park De Âlde Feanen, which is located close to De Drait’s service point in Drachten. 

Yachtcharter De Drait Woudsend is easily accessible by car and there is plenty of parking space. 

Long story short: its unique location makes Woudsend a great starting point for an unforgettable boating holiday! 

For more information about our marina in Woudsend, the yachts, prices and sailing routes, click here.

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