Holland cruises & boating holidays

The Netherlands are a perfect destination for boating holidays. One sees the true nature of the country on its countless waterways since everything which is built, whether towns, villages, mills or bridges, is also mirrored in the water at its feet. Here you will find the landscapes of its famous painters, from the emphatic tones of Vermeer to the gentler touch of other masters of the Golden Age.

You’ll see the warmth and joie de vivre of the Dutch in the Cafés, on the welcoming terraces along the water’s edge, and in the shops which nestle amongst the cellars of the old houses of Utrecht or Amsterdam. And all these attractions are naturally accessible from your Pénichette®



North and South Holland, Amsterdam Start base: LOOSDRECHT

Canal cruise in Holland

Vecjt, Amstel , Ijssel, Aarkanal, Noordhollandsch Kanaal

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Things to see in North and South Holland, Amsterdam

  • Reminder

    Locks and lifting bridges are splendidly well maintained; at many, you will be asked to pay a small toll, usually between 4 and 6 €. The yacht harbours which you will find in most towns also charge for overnight stops.

    Before 15 April and after 15 October the locks and bridges are closed on some canals on Sundays. It is essential to check your cruising plans with the base during these periods.

  • 2018 Festivals and events

    Display gardens of Keukenhof (22nd March- 13th May 2018) : displaying some 7 million tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other bulbs.

    National Windmill Days ( 12th & 13th May 2018) : Over 950 mill owners open their doors to the public.

    Amsterdam Canal Festival - Grachten festival - (10th - 19th August 2018) : Some 160 concerts around canals.

  • Display gardens at Keukenhof

    Now and in the future, Keukenhof is and will be the international and independent showcase of the Dutch floricultural industry, with a special emphasis on flowering bulbs. a "must see" if your're cruising between the 22nd of March and the 13th of May 2018.

  • The canals of Amsterdam in Holland

    Mooring in Amsterdam & dutch cities

    The canals of Amsterdam in HollandAt Amsterdam the marina is very central, but still quiet. It is just across the ship canal from the central station, and is served by a ferry which runs every 10 minutes night and day. Taking a Pénichette® through the city's canals is simple enough with a little care, and it is the best way of all to see the place. Good news: The city council of Amsterdam decided to no longer charge passage fees for Amsterdam. Of course, there are still fees for mooring at the marinas in Amsterdam.

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