Sailing guide to the Netherlands

Sailing… Wind in your hair, full sails, fresh sea breeze – magnificent feeling! But sailing in Holland can offer more that this! When cruising in The Netherlands, you will be visiting various picturesque Dutch harbours and towns. Therefore, a good knowledge of your destination can not be missed then if you want your visit to be relaxed, interesting and enjoyable. Sailing guide to the Netherlands will be your indispensable assistant for this. Sailing charters, sailing schools, marina’s, anchorages – you will find all these and many other topics on our website.

Let us help you to find your way while sailing in the Netherlands!

The map above shows all listings of all categories so that you can easily see different points of interest around a particular place. Use the categories filter or the search form to limit the amount of listings shown.

Harbour towns

As an example, we have highlighted several harbour towns in the overview below. The full directory of listings can be found on the pageĀ Sailing directory. Also you can choose to view only a selected category such as Harbours, Sailing schools, Yacht charters, Anchorages, etc.

One of the most beautiful Dutch harbor towns on the IJsselmeer (IJssel lake) with its rich history and its glory time in the 17th century when the VOC chamber was established in Enkhuizen. Now – an important tourist center, [...]
Volendam is a cozy old fishers village, founded in the 15th century. Some people say it’s the gem of the Zuiderzee (Southern Sea). Popular destination for tourists, it has its special charme and it’s known in the whole world [...]
Because of its location, Lemmer plays role of the gate to Friesland. The town is situated on the Zijlroede river that meanders through the town center to the Princess Margriet channel. This channel is in turn connected to the [...]
“The gate to the Wadden Sea” – they call it often. You feel, hear and experience the Wadden Sea in Harlingen as in no other place. Harlingen is the most important harbor of Friesland, one of the eleven Frisian towns [...]

New to sailing in the Netherlands?

If you are new to the world of sailing, check out the section "For beginners", such as the pages "Why sail?" and "Start sailing". Later, when you catch the taste of sailing, you will definitely find the other sections interesting as well!