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Sailing on the IJsselmeer, surprising and extremely versatile

Plenty of water for sailing trips to remember

Sailing on the IJsselmeer - Enthusiasts of big water can indulge in the IJsselmeer. The vast lake is rich in nature and fauna and the surrounding landscape is open and green. After a nice day of sailing you will moor in one of the old fishing villages along the former Zuiderzee. Entering the ports you get the feeling that you are back in the Netherlands from the previous centuries. Around the sailing area you will find beautiful old Dutch villages and towns. Together they form one of the most beautiful and authentic parts of the Netherlands.

Visit the historic fishing villages on the IJsselmeer

Experience the atmosphere of the traditional fishing villages Monnickendam, Marken, Volendam and the cheese town of Edam, the glorious past of the VOC cities of Hoorn, Enkhuizen and the Frisian Hanseatic city of Stavoren, the former islands of Urk and Schokland and the beautiful fortified town of Naarden.

During your sailing trip, for example, visit the picturesque town of Enkhuizen. This city attracts thousands of tourists every year. Some come because of the many historical monuments and others because of the harbor and the good water sport facilities. Or more in Hoorn, this was one of the important VOC cities. Like Amsterdam and Enkhuizen, Hoorn became a very prosperous place in the 17 century. Nowadays dozens of monuments and churches let you taste this historic atmosphere. Hoorn is also a great place to entertain or relax. You can enjoy the many shops, terraces, restaurants and water sport activities in Hoorn. And the nearby dunes and beaches are wonderful places to relax.

Short sailing trips or long sailing trips on traditional sailing ships

The combination of the spacious water and historic harbor towns make it one ideal waterway for a shorter or longer sailing holiday. You can rent a ship with skipper and sailor via Zeilendeschepen.nl so that you can take a day trip or multi-day sailing trip with your family, colleagues or friends. There are also such 200 sailing trips every year for people traveling alone or small groups. You can embark as a boarding person in various ports in Europe. There are sailing holidays to, among others, the Wadden Islands, through the Norwegian fjords or Scottish Hebrides. De fully arranged trips vary in length from 1 day to 3 weeks. If you cannot find the ideal ship or your dream trip, we will gladly help you further via e-mail, telephone or the chat program.

Look for it offer of sailing trips on the IJsselmeer at our sailing vacations.

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