Actualités Hollande du Sud et du Nord, Amsterdam


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.

Mooring in Amsterdam & dutch cities

The canals of Amsterdam in Holland

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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