For sailors who enjoy tranquility of secluded anchorages we have prepared this map of anchorages in The Netherlands. You will find various anchoring locations in the Dutch waters on the map below, with description and their approximate position on the map.
Anchorages in The Netherlands per sailing area
Are you looking for anchorages in a specific sailing area? Choose from one of the following pages:
Word of caution: these anchorages are listed by sailors based on their experience. They are not officially designated by local authorities or governmental bodies. Therefore, always verify the locations with up-to-date sea charts and take into account and comply with local signs if any are displayed.
How do you choose an anchorage?
While choosing a suitable anchoring location, take into account the following factors:
- Currents, tide
- Your anchoring gear
That is why not all anchorages are equally good for a specific boat or situation. Always study the weather forecast for the whole period that you plan to stay at anchor. Choose preferably a not too deep place in a lee of a high shore to ensure good shelter. Is your anchor suitable for the type of seabed? Is the location tidal? (this will obviously mean currents and changes in water depth).
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