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5-day Frisian Lakes package; hotel + sloop, incl. breakfast and dinner. Price per person from:

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• Sleeping and dining in charming hotels
• Bed, breakfast and dinner
• 5 days of enjoyment on the Frisian Lakes

The Frisian Lakes: Europe’s most attractive boating region

Nowhere else in Europe will you find such rich variety in landscapes, cultural history and recreation within a diameter of 60 kilometres:

• Comprehensive system of waterways, interconnecting all lakes and places of historical interest
• Two navigable as well as fishing areas: Inland waters and IJsselmeer
• Biggest fleet of Europe: traditional sailing ships, motor and sailing yachts, open motorboats, open sailboats, fishing boats, pleasure boats and ships as well as sea fishing
• Cycling paths are separate from motorised traffic
• Immaculate road and directional signs
• Islands in lakes with moorings
• All kinds of active and passive recreation both on land and on the water, also in winter!
• Outstanding indoor attractions, all over the region
• Not only water, but also plenty of greenery: meadows, woods (in the south) and nature areas
• Clean air transported by inland sea
• Industrially clean; very attentive to environment
• Respectful to its culture, history and language, but just as interested in another’s
• Friendly inhabitants

Start and finish
Heeg

Number of sailing days
Five

Price information

Including
• Reservation fees
• 4 x accommodation
• 4 x breakfast and dinner
• 5 days sloop rental
• Tourist tax
• Short sailing instruction
• Tour information kit with water map of Friesland, sailing routes and travel guide
• Cleaning of dory boat
• Life jackets

NEW:
• Free Friesland Holiday Passport (unique five-language information book of Friesland worth € 4.95)
• Free Fries Voordeelpas worth € 25, - for hundreds of euro's discount on attractions and products.

Excluding
• Travel and cancellation insurance
• Lunches and drinks
• Bridge and port fees
• Diesel (1 week ± 75 Euro)
• Deposit (€350,-). The hirer will receive the full deposit upon returning the damage-free boat.
• Insurance (Aqua Polis)

By 2 persons in the sloop:
€690,- per person (one double room)

By 3 persons in the sloop:
€635,- per person (one double room and one single room)

By 4 persons in the sloop:
€540,- per person (two double rooms)

By 5 persons in the sloop:
€535,- per person (two double rooms and one single room)

By 6 persons in the sloop:
€490,- per person (three double rooms)

By 7 persons in the sloop:
€495,- per person (three double rooms and one single room)

By 8 persons in the sloop:
€465,- per person (four double rooms)

Daily programm

Day 1

Your boating holiday starts in Heeg. From there you sail via the Heegermeer to the Koevordermeer and from there you’ll sail into the direction of the Tjeukemeer. Your first night will be spent in an exquisitely situated hotel at the Tjeukemeer.

Day 2

The next day, after a hearty breakfast, another day on the boat awaits you as you sail on the Slotermeer and the Fluezen. En route you can visit the small town Sloten. If time allows it, you might also like to take a tour through the small port of Stavoren. After a day of sailing a wonderful dinner awaits you in the attractive hotel Galamadammen.

Day 3

On day three you’ll sail from Koudum to Bolsward or Makkum via several small lakes. En route you may wish to visit the village of Workum. In Bolsward you’ll stay the night in the hospitable Hotel Het Weeshuis, a former orphanage. Alternatively you might stay in hotel ’t Ankerplak in Makkum. Wherever you’ll stay, a delicious meal and a good night’s rest are on the agenda.

Day 4

On this fourth day you’ll visit the towns IJlst and Sneek. There is a lot to do and see on this day. You’ll dine and stay the night in a beautiful family-run hotel in Sneek.

Day 5

On the last day you’ll sail back from the Sneekermeer via the Princess Margriet canal and Jeltesleat to the boat rental offices in Heeg where you will return the sloop.

Lodgings

The sloop RiverCruise
A luxury robust polyester sloop ‘RiverCruise’ with comfortable stand steering control, pillows and a convertible bonnet against the son and splashing water. The sloop is very suitable for sailing through villages, the Eleven Cities and the Frisian lakes.

He has the ideal size for discovering the Frisian water land: 7,25 metres in length, 2,66 metres wide, a draft of 0,60 centimetres and a clearance of 1,20 metres when lowering the convertible bonnet and 1,65 metres with an upstanding bonnet. Capacity: maximum of 8 persons.

Hotels
You stay in hotels at the water or close to the water in the following places: Delfstrahuizen, Koudum, Bolsward and Sneek. If a hotel there is fully booked you will stay in a different lodging in the area.

Information

Route information

Guest information with booked accommodations
Accommodation guide with situation maps of the places to stay
Information about bridges and sluices
• Sneek Magazine
• IJsselmeerkust Magazine
• Newspapermaps: Friese Meren, Friesland Attractions and Routes, Lemmer/Tjeukemeer, Grou/Earnewâld/Drachten en Joure/Langweer/Terherne

ANWB Watermap Friesland B

Stamp card (Only given when a Eleven Cities package is booked)

Sloop info

Advice and Conditions

Harbors, moorings
Along the way you will encounter moorings and marinas anywhere, including free construction sites of the provincial organization Marrekrite. These places are indicated on the water map of Friesland.
You can also moor your boat in the city center. In that case you pay demurrage to the harbor master of the municipality. Port fees are calculated per meter length of the ship, it costs about € 1.00 per meter.
Not all bridges charge money, but it is advisable to bring sufficient change. A bridge costs on average € 1.20. These additional costs are for you own expense.

Boatcharters
The boat charters which are connected with Friesland Holland Tourist Information have fully equipped, well maintained and good technical conditioned boats. The sloops are inspected before each rental period.

Fuel
The yacht charter gives you a full tank of fuel before you leave the harbor. Consumption is at your expense. Therefore, at the end of the rental period, the boat must be returned with a full fuel tank and water tank.
You can often refilll the tanks near or even at the charter base. The payment of gas should be arranged with the yacht charter.

Cleaning

Cleaning costst are included in the package price. However, clean up the garbage before you leave. 

To Hindeloopen
The booker of this sailing package may not sail on the IJsselmeer in order to visit the place Hindeloopen, but must use the inland canals (via the lake Morra).
Vertical clearance to Hindeloopen: 3 meter.

Lay-off pay
15% of the booking amount must be paid within 14 days after the invoice date. The remaining amount (75% of the booking amount) must be paid no later than six weeks before the confirmed arrival date which is stated on the invoice made by Friesland Holland.
In case of last-minute bookings, when payment is not possible, the rent or package price needs to be paid at arrival.

Damage deposit and own risk
Upon arrival, a damage deposit of 250,- - 500,- Euro must be paid by the tenant to the yacht charter to cover the personal liability.
A valid identity document can often also serve as a deposit.

Hiswa or ANWB contract
The yacht charters work with a Hiswa or ANWB lease contract. You get a copy of this contract and need to respect the conditions of this contact.
When you book this holiday package you automatically agree to comply with the Hiswa or ANWB conditions.

IJsselmeer
The IJsselmeer is a sailing area for experienced captains which have rough-waterproof ships.
Beginners and tenants of smaller yachts and boats are strongly discouraged by yacht charters and Friesland Holland to sail at this lake.

Parking
You can park your car at the harbor of the yacht charter.

Service

Sloop Holiday Guarantee

It does not happen very often that the weather is so bad that it is not save to go out by boat. If it does occur that sailing is not save during the sloop package for one or more days, the participants of the sloop can be taken by the shuttle bus of Friesland Holland:

  1. From the starting location to the first hotel
  2. From one hotel to other
  3. From the last hotel to the finish

In this way the sailors of the sloop can still enjoy their ending destination(s) at bad weather.

When the weather conditions are better, judged by Friesland Holland, the guests will be taken back to the location where the sloop is left behind, or the sloop will be sailed to a location from which the bookers can continue their trip. You can only take out the sloop guarantee insurance at the moment you book the holiday package, at a minimum of three weeks in advance before the sailing trip. This deal cannot be taken in combination with last-minutes. This offered insurance of Friesland Holland Assistance (shuttle service and skipper) costs €195,- per sloop package, booked a minimum of three weeks in advance before the trip starts.

If you have not taken the sloop vacation guarantee, or you booked it too late, and you want to make use of this during your sloop package, you will pay €295,- per day. In fact this is not so expensive as two persons come in action: a private driver and a private skipper.
Get a guarantee or not, when you are in doubt about the safety always contact the Friesland Holland Travel Service: 0031 (0)561 615 364

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