The Netherlands is a historically rich and culturally fascinating country. There are lively cities such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and small idyllic villages such as Hoorn and Veere. Anyone interested in the history of the textile industry in the Netherlands should visit the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. Marinas can be found almost everywhere in the Netherlands, and there are many Yachtcharter opportunities as you can rent a boat in almost every port.
The Ijsselmeer is the most popular sailing area in the Netherlands. Holland offers an excellent sailing infrastructure and numerous opportunities for boat rental. Along the waterways you will find many charming ports not far from one another. The close proximity of the towns allows you to sail in short stages, making it a good area to practice. Begin your trip at Lemmer... more
The European Dutch sailing areas are situated in the temperate zone. They are affected by the Gulf Stream; warm Atlantic waters and predominantly western winds. The wind blows at an average of 5Bft. However, rapidly changing weather conditions that cause storms and reduced visibility are not uncommon.