Sailing Area: Greater Amsterdam Rivers & Lakes

When sailing in the greater Amsterdam area, guests can choose from a wide variety of landscapes. From UNESCO’s world heritage castles and gardens, the traditional country side, parts of the old city of Amsterdam (the IJ, old harbor, and Amstel river), modern architecture, to one of the biggest harbors in the world. Further more IJmeer, de Amstel, Vecht, IJsselmeer & Randmeren, Spaarne en Zaan belong to our radius.

 

open waters

A popular destination with spectacular sunsets over open water, and views over Dutch cultural heritage. A boat trip around the IJmeer can be combined with a visit to UNESCO world heritage sites like Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot, and fortress island Pampus.

 

Old town & harbor

Although our ships are to big for the canals, they do sail through the old town of Amsterdam over the Amstel river, along with a visit to the old harbor. On the way we pass the Amstel Hotel, Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug), Stopera, the National Maritime Museum, Nemo Science Museum, and the Oosterdok.

 

modern Architecture

Modern dutch architecture is world famous, and can be found all over the Amsterdam skyline. Our guides love to share their knowledge and stories about architecture and current city development.

 

 

Countryside rivers

 

Meandering rivers, through a landscape filled with castles, gardens, meadocks, and traditional Dutch country life. The river Vecht & Amstel make for a romantic day out.

 

Zaanse Schans

Have a view at this world famous site away from the crowds. The Zaanse Schans is the best spot to visit traditional windmills close to Amsterdam.

 

modern harbor

Amsterdam has one of the world largest harbors. Feel impressed with this 24/7 industry. Sailing is the only way to visit this area.