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Waterway cruise in the Netherlands

From Woubrugge

There’s no more suitable destination for a waterway cruise than the Netherlands. Embark on your rental boat at our nautical base in Woubrugge and see for yourself. You'll have the opportunity to explore Holland’s natural environment, rave about the jewels of its heritage and enjoy the hospitality of the Dutch people.

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Woubrugge, another way to envisage waterway tourism

It’s not by chance that Les Canalous decid­ed to set up their water­way base in the town of Woubrugge. Stroll through the streets of this pic­turesque Dutch his­toric town before board­ing the house­boat of your choice. After an intro­duc­tion to steer­ing your licence-free boat, you’ll be able nav­i­gate a unique net­work of water­ways, head­ing towards the country’s cap­i­tal : Ams­ter­dam. Nick­named the Venice of the North, this city is well worth a vis­it, with its net­work of con­cen­tric canals, as well as its many green spaces, includ­ing the impos­ing Von­del­park. Con­tin­ue on to the very pic­turesque city of Alk­maar. Here, you’ll be able to won­der at no less than 12 mills, erect­ed through­out the city, most of which can be ori­en­tat­ed in accor­dance with the wind. You won’t want to miss the Roode Hert, a grain mill that’s still in operation.

Surprises and discoveries at every stage of your waterway cruise

Mills, such as those found in Zaandijk, are one of the plea­sures of a Dutch water­way cruise, and well worth a vis­it. If you stop off in Alk­maar, you’ll dis­cov­er anoth­er of the country’s rich­es as you take in the Dutch cheese muse­um. If you vis­it the town on the first Fri­day of the month, you’ll also be able to wan­der around its famous cheese mar­ket. You may, of course, pre­fer the mar­kets of the small vil­lages you trav­el through dur­ing your cruise, or those of the famous town of Goo­da. Dutch gas­tron­o­my will con­tin­ue to be one of the lit­tle plea­sures you’ll enjoy aboard your rental boat.

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suggested itineraries Tested and approved

Set off from Woubrugge and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:

Week-end or mini-week
Aller-retour 75km - 10 locks 4h Woubrugge > Uithoorn > Nieuwkoop > Woerden > Bodegraven > Alphen aan den Rijn > Woubrugge
Aller-retour 85km - 12 locks 12h Woubrugge > Leiden > Haarlem > Amsterdam > Woubrugge (recommended for beginners)
One week
Aller-retour 124km - 3 locks 22h Woubrugge > Leiden > Katwijk aan Zee > Kagerplassen > Braassemermeer > Westeinderplassen > Drecht > Woerden > Nieuwkoopse Plassen > Alphen aan den Rijn > Woubrugge
Aller-retour 180km - 4 locks 29h Woubrugge > Amsterdam > Edam/Volendam > De Rijp > Alkmaar > Zaandam > Haarlem > Lisse > (Leiden) > Woubrugge
Aller-retour 150km - 6 locks 25h Woubrugge > Amsterdam > Weesp > Utrecht > Gouda > Woubrugge (not recommended for beginners)
9 days
Aller-retour 152km - 27 locks 7h Woubrugge > Nieukoop(se Plassen) of Woerden > Westeinder Plassen > Kagerplassen > Katwijk aan Zee > Leiden > Braassemermeer > Woubrugge