On the water

Water rich Waddenland

Waddenland has an abundance of water. As well as the streams and canals which flow through the landscape, there are former arms of the river De Hunze, the Reitdiep, the Lauwersmeer and of course there is the Wadden Sea. An excellent area to enjoy water-based pastimes and activities!


Barge services from Zoutkamp over the Reitdiep

From Zoutkamp, join a cruise along the Reitdiep to Garnwerd for example, and experience how life looked from a former shrimp cutter. The Fishery Museum offers various excursions which can be fine-tuned to your wishes. It is also possible to join a 'barge service' trip from Zoutkamp to the town of Groningen. These trips are restricted to a limited number of days throughout the year.www.visserijmuseum.com


On to the Wadden

The Wadden Sea was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. This was an enormous acknowledgement for the last real piece of wilderness remaining in the Netherlands. Experience it for yourself on a sailing trip on the Wadden Sea from Lauwersoog.Or join a party to release now healthy seals back into the wild of the mudflats. Sail out to one of the 'dry' sandbars at low tide and enjoy a walk on the seabed. Depending on the tide, you may even have the opportunity of walking all the way to Schiermonnikoog island. A unique experience!
www.beleefwadenwater.nl
www.wadlopen.com
www.waddentochten.nl
www.tourdewadden.nl


Thrill seeking

Need a little extra drive to see you through the day? Book a trip aboard a rescue boat at Lauwersoog's port. A spectacular (and exceedingly fast!) experience! Once kitted-out with a life jacket, full instructions will be issued and then it's off; for a truly fast and, well, salty experience! Feel the G-forces and taste the salt!
www.beleefwadenwater.nl

 


Canoeing or sailing on a 'whisper' boat from Winsum

From Winsum you can sail along the Winsumerdiep onto the old meandering section of the Reitdiep. You will be sailing through the oldest man-made landscape in the Netherlands, passing through the Aduarderzijl locks (a municipal monument) and the mound village of Ezinge, from where you can return to your starting point via the pumping station at Schaphalsterzijl.www.marenland.nl


Lauwersmeer trips

Fancy a sail on the Lauwersmeer? There are numerous options available; on a former rescue boat, a traditional wooden barge, a guided tour boat or a shrimp cutter.

www.beleefwadenwater.nl
www.visserijmuseum.com


More fun on the water?

More ideas and tips for fun on the water, for renting a canoe, surfboard, rowing boat or motor or electric powered boat? Take a look below!

 


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Jachthaven Baflo

Jachthaven Baflo
marinas
Havenweg 1
9953 PP
Baflo
+31 594 622 072

Rederij de Maren

Rederij de Maren
circular trip
Allersmaweg
9891 BB
Ezinge

Zeilvloot Het Robbengat

Zeilvloot Het Robbengat
boatrental
Schoorsterweg 8
9891 AR
Ezinge
+31 594 621 636

Garnwerd aan Zee

Garnwerd aan Zee
marinas
Hunzeweg 38A
9893 PD
Garnwerd
+31 594 628 130

The Horse Farm

The Horse Farm
canoe and boat rental
Scholleweg 2
9893 TD
Garnwerd

Najade Zeilklipper

Najade Zeilklipper
boatrental
Gangstraat 3
9973 PP
Houwerzijl
+31 595 402 255

Watersportbedrijf R. Jansma

Watersportbedrijf R. Jansma

Kustweg 16
9976 VP
Lauwersoog
+31 519 349 110

Haven Buiten/Haven Binnen

Haven Buiten/Haven Binnen
marinas
Postbus 11
9965 ZG
Leens

Watersportvereniging Leenstertillen

Watersportvereniging Leenstertillen

Rietemastraat 7
9965 RS
Leens
+31 595 571 522

Haven Sauwerd

Haven Sauwerd
marinas
Singelweg 16
9771 BC
Sauwerd
+31 594 622 072

De Salamander - Outdoor

De Salamander - Outdoor
canoe and boat rental
Hoornsediep 8
9967 TA
Wehe-Den Hoorn
+31 595 572 527

Noordster Boschwad

Noordster Boschwad
circular trip
Kaakhornsterpad 13
9969 PH
Westernieland

Noordster-Boschwad

Noordster-Boschwad
boatrental
Kaakhornsterpad 13
9969 PH
Westernieland

Jachtstalling en Reparatiebedrijf De Brake

Jachtstalling en Reparatiebedrijf De Brake

Onderdendamsterweg 51
9951 TD
Winsum
+31 595 442 424

Gruno Yachtcharter B.V.

Gruno Yachtcharter B.V.
boatrental
Reitdiepskade 19
9974 PJ
Zoutkamp
+31 595 402 057

Haven Hunzegat

Haven Hunzegat
marinas
Strandweg 17
9974 SM
Zoutkamp
+31 595 402 875

Jachtwerf Gruno BV

Jachtwerf Gruno BV

Reitdiepskade 19
9974 PJ
Zoutkamp
+31 595 402 057

Rederij Zoutkamp

Rederij Zoutkamp
boatrental
Pr. Bernhardstraat 8
9974 RT
Zoutkamp

Toxopeus Zeilvaartbedrijf

Toxopeus Zeilvaartbedrijf
boatrental
Bakkersplein 1
9974 RK
Zoutkamp
+31 595 402 729

Zijlstra's Warenhuis

Zijlstra's Warenhuis

Wishalstraat 2
9974 PH
Zoutkamp
+31 595 401 374