Sailing area Amsterdam and surroundings
Sailing in Amsterdam and surroundings
Do you want to discover the metropolis of Amsterdam from the water? The canals of Amsterdam in their unique shape offer beautiful sailing routes along old buildings in the old city centre. Here you can taste the atmosphere of Amsterdam's history and the vibrant life in the city centre. Also just outside Amsterdam you will find beautiful sailing areas to discover. Would you like to rent a boat in Amsterdam and surroundings? Through YachtFocus Boat Rental you will find the right boat and rental company in the area of Amsterdam.
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Accessibility of Amsterdam
The waters of Amsterdam are very easily accessible. You can reach the city via, for example, the Amsterdam Rhine Canal, the Amstel or the IJ. From Amsterdam you can sail to Muiden via the IJ and then onto the Vecht. Via the Vecht you can reach the Loosdrechtse Plassen or sail via a small crossing of the Amsterdam Rhine Canal to the Vinkeveen Puddles. Via the IJ you can also sail on to the Markermeer, Gooimeer and the Eemmeer.
On the west side of Amsterdam you will find the Westeinderplassen which can be reached via the Amstel or the Nieuwe Meer and the ring canal Oude Meer. Whichever cruising area you choose, from the surrounding towns you can find various boat rentals to explore the waters around Amsterdam. Below you will find some boat trips to the most beautiful areas and places of interest.
Sailing routes from Amsterdam
Day trips in and around Amsterdam are a unique experience. A trip to one of the surrounding towns or cities is therefore highly recommended. For example, think of Haarlem or Zaandam, or a tour around Purmerend. For longer trips a visit to Marken or Volendam is a good idea. This beautiful sailing trip is very suitable for sailboats and motorboats. Below you will find an overview of various sailing routes with duration.
Amsterdam - Zaandam 45 minutes
Amsterdam - Monnickendam 2 hours
Amsterdam - Haarlem 2,25 hours
Amsterdam - Purmerend 2.5 hours
Amsterdam - Westeinderplassen 2.5 hours
Amsterdam - Muiden 2.75 hours
Amsterdam - Volendam 3 hours
Amsterdam - Marken 3 hours
Amsterdam - Loosdrecht 4,5 hours
Amsterdam - Vinkeveen 4,15 hours
Sailing trips around Amsterdam
Cultural Old Holland
This sailing route north of Amsterdam takes you back in time of Dutch glory. Cheese, clogs, eel and windmills can all be found along this route. Start from Monnickendam in the direction of Katwoude. Then via Edam to Volendam before ending in Marken. Along this route you will find various places of interest such as a rope factory, windmills, cheese dairy, museums and an eel smokehouse. An ideal trip for the cultural and nature lover.
RIB navigating on the Markermeer
Do you want a fun and sporty day out with friends or colleagues? Then rent a RIB (Rigged Inflatable Boat) at the edge of the Markermeer. At high speeds, riding in a RIB is an adrenaline boost for the young and old. With these fast boats you can reach places like Marken or Volendam in a short time.
Cruise to Pampus or Muiden
The island of Pampus can be reached quickly via the IJ and the Markermeer. On the island you will find a fort where you can follow a guided tour.
Also visit the national monument the Great Sea Lock of Muiden. This connection between the Vecht and the IJmeer is a tourist attraction on summer days when hundreds of boats, large and small, pass through the lock. At the lock you will find various catering establishments where it is wonderful to watch boats from the terrace. Further into Muiden is the Muiderslot. A medieval castle with its own moat which is definitely worth a visit if you are in Muiden.
Amsterdam Southeast tour
Sail around Amsterdam Zuidoost with a tender or motorboat. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and unwind along this beautiful sailing route. This rural route takes you along the Amstel River, for example, past old villages. Here, along the quays, you will find various catering establishments where you can moor for a snack and a drink. The trip takes about 3.5 hours and is 25 km long.
The Amstel back and forth
The river Amstel is a beautiful waterway through the countryside and its old villages.
The winding Amstel stretches from Amsterdam Zuidoost to the Amstelhoek. Along the route there are several restaurants and villages where you can moor. The back and forth trip on the Amstel takes 5.5 hours and is 38 km long.
The Zaanse Schans route
Sailing on the Zaanse Schans offers the widely known view from the Zaan with its windmills and vast meadows. The Old Dutch scenery guarantees a beautiful sailing trip through the Zaan region. Would you like to know more about the history of the Zaanse Schans? Then visit one of the crafts, mills or museums. The boat trip to the Zaanse Schans ends in Uitgeest and takes almost 4 hours and is 27 km long.