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7-day hotel + sailboat holiday ‘Frisian Lakes’

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Exceptionally low-priced two-in-one (family) holiday with two days’ free sailing instructions!

Type of holiday:
Tons of people wish that they could sail. But learning how to sail takes a lot of time, which many people find too demanding. For that reason the Frisian Bureau for Tourism Friesland Holland developed a mini sailing course on a 4-person Red Fox 22 sailing yacht. The lessons run over two days and are given by an experienced yachtsman. Afterwards you will sail by yourself for five days through the Frisian waterland, known for its rich variety. For six nights you will stay in the attractive four-star hotel Amicitia in ‘Eleven Cities’ Sneek, a town very much worth seeing. You will arrive on a Sunday and depart from the hotel on Saturday morning, but both the day of arrival and departure you will have the Fox sailboat at your disposal.

This sailing instruction method focuses purely on practice. You, the booker of this package and your fellow travellers, will sail the boat from its mooring place in the marina, raise the sails from the very first moment and feel the sensation of how the boat with the wind in its sails picks up speed and heads into a certain line, or course. You’ll learn all this under supervision and with directions from the accompanying instructor, of course. The instructor will also teach you how to moor the boat as well as how to manoeuvre the boat under a bridge or through a lock. The most important traffic rules on the water will be shared with you, which generally are logical rules that speak for themselves.

The Red Fox 22 reserved for you is yours to explore for seven days and is moored in the luxury marina of Ottenhome Heeg, only ten kilometres from the hotel. Heeg is internationally famous as an utterly charming watersport village at the Heegermeer with many sailing routes without bridges or locks, but with numerous restaurants with terraces at the water, small beaches and islands.

With the easily sailable Fox, for which you do not need a sailing licence, gives you the opportunity to explore the holiday region the Frisian Lakes via several sailing routes to numerous attractions, many of which are also for children!

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Number and type of accommodation
Six overnight stays on the basis of lodging with generous breakfast.

Price information


For a holiday with 4 people:
€495,- per person with 4 people sharing a boat + accommodation in 2 comfort hotel rooms on a bed and breakfast basis.

For a holiday with 3 people:
€635,- per person with 3 people sharing a boat + accommodation in 2 comfort hotel rooms on a bed and breakfast basis.

For a holiday with 2 people:
€720,- per person with 2 people sharing a boat + accommodation in 1 comfort hotel room on a bed and breakfast basis.

• Reservation fees
• 6 x accommodation
• 6 x breakfast
• 7 days rental of sailing yacht Fox 22
• Tourist tax
• 2 days sailing instruction
• Tour information kit with water map of Friesland, sailng routes and travel guide

• 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.

• Travel and cancellation insurance
• Lunches, dinners and drinks
• Bridge and port fees
• Deposit (€500,-). The renter will receive the full deposit upon returning the damage-free and clean boat
• Insurance (Aqua Polis)

Daily programm


Hotel Amicitia
The renowned 4-star Amicitia-hotel is the hotel in Sneek and one of the most popular hotel of Friesland because of the location on the outskirts of town, near the Frisian Lakes as well due to its central position in a fantastic boating and cycling region. Sneek’s impressive centre with its many monuments – according to the BBC one of the most attractive and varied shopping centres of Europe – is within walking or cycling distance. The hotel has its own large and safe parking area for cars and motorbikes, a particularly charming restaurant and welcoming sun terrace. The hotel’s owners are known for their excellent service.

Fox 22 sailing yacht
The Red Fox 22, a modern Frisian product, has become the most popular small sailing yacht in the Netherlands because of its enormous stability, safety and good sailing performance. During the past ten years numerous models have been introduced, from the first Black Fox to the fast Fox F3. The Red Fox is the touring model and is the one rented most often. The small, no-nonsense yacht offers a lot of space, above as well as below deck, to a maximum of four people. The entire deck can be walked on. Its operation is straightforward thanks to a number of tricks such as a rolling foresail and outboard engine in the cockpit. There simply isn’t another sailboat like the Fox in which you can learn to sail as quickly and safely.

Marina Ottenhome Heeg
Luxury marina of Watersport enterprise Ottenhome Heeg B.V. in Heeg near Sneek with extensive sanitary facilities, Sailor’s Club, coffee and tea machine, cold drink dispenser, large parking area, terraces, play and camping meadows, picnic places and covered barbeque area.

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


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)

Boat information

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.

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

Almost everything on board
Friesland Holland yachts are very well equipped. You will receive an inventory list when you arrive. The only thing you may need to take with you are kitchen, bath and hand towels, sheets, pillowcases, blankets, quilts, covers and sleeping bags.
Sometimes you can rent textile packages.

Fuel, gas and water
The yacht charter gives you a full tank of fuel, a bottle of water and a bottle of gas 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 costst are mostly included in the package price. However, clean up the garbage before you leave. 
Any other costs are for own expense and need to be paid to the yacht charter.

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
50% of the booking amount must be paid within 14 days after the invoice date. The remaining amount (50% 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.

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

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



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