Route Suggestion Ijsselmeer – Sail in dutch waters

Ijsselmeer - A challenging but rewarding inland water

  1. Frisian Start at Lemmer
  2. Makkum
  3. Vlieland - Relaxation on the island
  4. Enkhuizen - Visit the Zuiderzee Museum, which is adjacent to the Haven Company, and the Buitenzorg Museum, a replica of a historic village
  5. Hoorn - Hometown of Captain Willem Schouten, who named it after the circumnavigation of Cape Horn after his home town. 
  6. Medemblik
  7. Lemmer - Finish the journey and return the boat


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. Traditional Dutch ships are also available for charter.

Sailing Conditions

The weather on the inland waterways is not to be underestimated. The wind can blow at 7-9Bft on the Ijsselmeer and create short shafts. Always check the local weather forecast. You should also be wary of stranding on the sandy beds of the canals.


  • Lemmer shipyard Maronie
  • BV Friese Hook Marina
  • Stavoren: Marina Stavoren
  • Molkwerum: Marina Friesland
  • Ouddorp Ouddorpse Haven Watersportvereniging Goeree
  • Boat Harbour Watersportvereniging Sint Anna Country
  • Marina Monnickendam


Learn more about the Ijsselmeer? Get more information about the Ijsselmeer charter area here.

Sailing holidays with a boat that is right for you: Boat rental in Ijsselmeer.


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