Many people never even consider the Netherlands when they are planning a sailing holiday and that is really unfortunate, because there are so many unique sights in this area. The largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, the Hague and Rotterdam. There are numerous museums in Amsterdam, so anyone who loves history will want to spend some time exploring this magnificent city.
Markermeer and IJsselmeer are two other areas of the Netherlands that are perfect for sailing holidays. The Markermeer is a lake that lies within the central Netherlands and it was named after the island that is now a peninsula there. Markermeer was not supposed to stay a lake, but financial issues arose and the project to open the waterways was postponed. While some people were upset with the postponed project, it ended being a good thing. Markermeer has become an ecological asset as well as a recreational one. Yacht charters Markermeer allow people to visit different places along the lake easily while still enjoying the peacefulness of being on a boat. The lake is actually the perfect place for a holiday, because a person can spend their time in the busy city exploring during the day and then head out to the peacefulness of the water at night.
IJsselmeer is a freshwater lake that was created in 1932 when a shallow bay was closed with a dam. IJsselmeer is right next to Markermeer and it offers the same amazing options for people who are on a sailing holiday. There is nothing more spectacular than watching the sun rise and set from the deck of a boat while on the IJsselmeer lake. One of the best things about sailing in this area is that there are so many opportunities to participate in water sports.
An example of a perfect day in the Netherlands would be waking up to a wonderful sunrise over the lake followed by a cup of coffee and breakfast at a small café. A walk along the canals before reaching the Anne Frank house mid-morning would follow. After the museum, everyone could head over to Marken to enjoy a picnic lunch before starting back to the boat for some time in the water later in the afternoon. At the end of the day, everyone can relax on the deck with a drink in their hand while watching the sun set in the distance.
Sailing in the Netherlands is an unforgettable experience that not many people think about doing. For this reason alone, we recommend that you look at our sailing holiday packages. This will allow you to plan the vacation of a lifetime and share your adventures with your family and friends.