Netherlands Highlights

Netherlands offers 5 main sailing regions, with 177 boats available for you to choose from for your sailing holiday. Favourite sailing destinations are to be find in Friesland, Flevoland and Zeeland.

Sailing from Friesland is the ideal starting point.

To explore the sights of Flevoland, sailors most often start their journey from Lelystad.

If you are planning to charter a boat in Zeeland, the best charter holidays usually start from Kortgene.

Currently you can rent a boat and start your journey from 9 marinas, the most popular are Lelystad Haven, Jachthaven Drachten de Drait and Marinapark Lemmer.

When searching for a boat, it is possible to choose from the fleets of 9 charter companies in Netherlands. Yachtcharter Wetterwille and Starsails Yacht Charter got the highest ratings from our customers.

How to rent a boat in Netherlands

Boats in Netherlands can be rented with or without a skipper. To rent a bareboat a basic sailing licence is sufficient. Boataround always displays the sailing license needed in the boat information.

When wishing to sail in Netherlands, people most often rent houseboats, sailing yachts and motor boats.

Sailing yachts are frequently rented as bareboats, but those who wish, there is always a possibility to charter these yachts with a professional skipper.

Houseboats are spacious and designed for slow river cruising. They are ideal for a family sailing holiday on water. You rarely need a sailing licence to rent a houseboat.

Larger yachts can only be rented as crewed and provide both comfort and luxury. A motor yacht guarantees a unique way to discover the coastline and significantly extends the distance the sailor can cover during the yacht charter.

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