Waterland is  ideal for a lovely trip through Holland’s most beautiful country side in your own electric boat or canoe.

Just outside Amsterdam on the road to Edam and Marken, only 10 minutes by public bus from Amsterdam Central Station, Broek in Waterland is to be discovered because of the beautiful wooden houses originating from the 17th Century. Certainly a well kept secret without mass tourism.

Around this village are numerous stretches of little waterways, offering you the finest possibility to enjoy the beauty of Holland in a pure way.

Sail between the green meadows with Dutch cows and through lovely little places like Zuiderwoude and Monnickendam. Relax in a silent, easy to handle ‘whisper boat’ or have a more sportive trip in a canoe or kayak.

The different stretches are marked and a map will help you to find your way. If needed life jackets are available for free and of course we will give you all information needed for handling the boat.

May we suggest a trip to old Monnickendam (4 hours vice versa including time for a stop) or the wonderful Teagarden ‘t Einde (“The End”) at Zuiderwoude for home made cakes, spicy teas or an exquisite High Tea ? www.ttuin.nl

The choice is yours : a boat or a canoe !

Electric boats seat 5 persons each, do not require experience and an explanation of boat and map will be given to you before sailing. Kayaks are available in single or double. Canadian canoes seat 3 or 4 persons and you can ask for a little casket for putting away your valuables in a watertight manner.

Please do not bring your dog as they are not admitted on the boats.

A luxury ’Whisper’ boat needed ?

For skippers with a little more sailing experience we offer for rent beautiful “sloops” with steering wheel, seating 5 to 8 persons on nice seats with cushions supporting your back.

Reservations: please make a reservation by phone

Prices in 
Deposit per boat
10-14 u/ other
 Per day 7 h
between 10 - 18 h
Whisperboat 5p*
€ 50,-
€ 35.-
€ 50.-
€ 55 / € 60
€ 90.-
Whispersloop 5/6p* 
€ 150,-
€ 85.-
€ 105.-
€ 150.-
Whispersloop 5p*
€ 95.-
€ 120.-
€ 150.-
Whispersloop 6p*
€ 105.-
€ 140.-
€ 180.-
Whispersloop 8p*
€ 115.-
€ 150.-
€ 190.-
Farmers boat 12p*
€ 115.-
€ 150.-
€ 190.-

*) maximum number of adults  with average weight (2 children between 3 – 10 years count for 1 adult)

Please note that all prices are in Euro’s and we accept cash only ( NO credit-cards) !

:You can step in the canoe of your own choice between 9.00 – 17.00 hrs. at only € 10,- per person in Canadian canoes and € 15,- p.p. in kayaks and sail as long as you like.

Contact – address – How to get to us

Waterland Recreatie BV

Drs. J.van Disweg 4

1151 DA Broek in Waterland

Tel 020 – 403 3209 (int.tel 0031 20 4033209)

info@waterlandrecreatie.nl (Response by email at least 2 days before sailing !)

Opening hours: 10.00 – 17.00 hrs Thursday  - Sunday  untill Sunday October 5th, 2014

Buslines: Amsterdam CS busstation, lines 114, 115, 116, 118 ,311. (10-15 minutes appr.) By bike: Amsterdam CS free ferry to A’dam –North, straight across, leaving the ferry ride straight ahead and follow the signs Broek in Waterland (45 minutes appr.)

By car: please click in the map below.

How to find us: Googlemaps