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Explore in Vinkeveen, Holland on a Canal Boat for 6 person

Canal Boat
32 ft
6 Guests

About This Boat

Drive a beautiful canal boat and explore the waterways of Vinkeveen, Holland! Book the 32 feet "Lake Star" Canal Boat for up to 6 person. Rate starts at $731 USD per night and a min booking of 5 nights.

Rate:

• 5 Nights Minimum: $731 USD per night

Price includes

• Rental of the boat and its onboard equipment
• A fully equipped kitchen
• Towels and linen for all passengers
• A boat handling demontration prior to departure
• Technical support
• On-board maps and visitor information

Not included:

• Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the engine hour
• Passage through locks (small fee applies - payable locally)
• Travel to and from the base(s)
• Waterside serevices if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc)
• Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance
• Food and drink

What You Can Expect:

About Holland, Amsterdam and Friesland

Enter a world of beauty by the sea in Friesland-Amsterdam

The water is a way of life in Holland, a nation born of the sea and the rivers that flow across its pastoral flat lands. An Amsterdam canal cruise past slowly turning windmills, fields of colorful tulips, quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities ushers you into a realm unique in boating. It’s a place to explore at your leisure, inviting you to ease into an unhurried journey like no other.

History & Heritage

The Friesland-Amsterdam region is replete with history and heritage, especially in Amsterdam and Utrecht! Check out Amsterdam's Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace and Dom Square! In historic Utrecht, don't miss the tour of Stadskasteel Oudaen, a fortified house turned into a brewery!

Watersports

The Lakeland district is famous for watersports vacations throughout Europe! Boating is not just a pastime in Friesland-Amsterdam, it's a way of life! Check out the watersports rents in Sneek and Grouw! Canoe, kayak, jet ski and sail!

Cycling

Holland isn't known for its hills, making it ideal for bicycle tours in Friesland-Amsterdam! Cruise past fields of tulips and rustic-looking restored windmills. Stop in a waterside village for steamed mussels or oysters on the half-shell! Lift a pint and watch the world go by!

Route suggestions

To help you get an idea of how far you can travel in the time you have, here's a selection of routes to and from our bases in this region. You dont have to stop at all the places listed or follow the route exactly. So long as you return your boat to your end base by the date you've booked - you're free to enjoy your cruise however you like. For a comfortable pace, allowing you time to regularly stop and explore, we'd recommend an average of 2 - 4 hours cruising each day.

Vinkeveen Return via Gouda

Following the River Vecht, this cruise will drive you to the historic and charming city of Utrecht. You'll then be able to reach the small town of Gouda, famous for its cheese and its traditional cheese market. Admire there the historic buildings of the town such the Saint John Church, famous for its stained glass windows.Vinkeveen area: Some navigation restrictions applies between Oct 16th & 31st, 2017: Locks & bridges closed on Sundays - 24hrs advanced notice needed on all other days - special arrangements for getting in/out of Vinkeveen. Please contact our sales team so we can assist you further.

• 30hr(s) of cruising
• 140.00km
• 11 locks
• 5 nights

Great to see in Holland, Amsterdam and Friesland

Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the largest city in Holland, will welcome you with all of its treasures, its monuments, and its history. Take a moment to visit this unique and eclectic city.

Edam

Edam is worldwide known thanks to the cheese with the same name which was done here. Don't miss the cheese market in peak summer on Wednesday morning!

Lisse

Lisse is known as the Holland's flower-growing area. Enjoy the amazing view of the surrounding flowered fields during spring. From March to May, at time tulipare flewring, the famous Keukenhof, one of the largest flower garden of the world ! whcih also hosts a Castle open year-round.

Gouda

Famous thanks to the cheese of the same name, Gouda hosts a traditional cheese market every Thursday morning. The town has also a rich history and patrimoine and hosts one of the oldest city hall of the country. Don't miss the Saint John Church famous for its stained glass windows.

Ultrecht

Ultrecht is Holland's fourth city and the old section has many attractions. The famous mediaeval church, St. Martin's Cathedral, is half of its former self as a result of the terrible hurricane of 1674. Canals, lined with terraces and greenery, give the city its charm; it's a nice place for a walk.

Sneek

Sneek is a dynamic city in the area. It has interesting architecture, especially the great gate of the waterport and the city hall, which is built in a rococo style. Also, visit the Roman Catholic Church, which is a national monument.

Vinekveen

Situated in the south of Amsterdam, Vinekveen is the perfect place to start a cruise in the area. The Vinkeseense Plassen is an important recreational lake for many activities like swimming, diving & yachting.

Leiden

The charing town of Leiden is made of small canals and tree-bordered. The historical town center contains imrpessive buildings and churches that you can't miss. Spend also some time to walk in the numerous parks and to visit the Hortus Botanicus and other gardens of the town.

Oudewater

Spend some time to visit the historic protected city center and the famous 'Heksenwaag' (witches' scales) where people accused of witchcraft were offered a chance of proving their innocence.

Maarsen

Situated along the Vecht River Maarsen was a key place for the peat-bog in the Middle Age. Later some rich familes of Amsterdam have built some country houses nearby that you could still see. The town is now more a suburb of Utrecht but you can still visit historical village of Maarssen-Dorp in the East side of the town.

Weesp

Weesp, a dynamic city, has many treasures for you. Downtown, you will have the chance to see many landmarks, and also discover the local specialities such as chocolate, beer, and the jenever.

Muiden

Muiden is a walled city with an impressive heritage. The Muiderslot Castle is a wonder of the Middle Ages that has survived throughout the centuries. Discover the numerous monuments and vestiges of Muiden, and enjoy its quietness.

Huizen

Although Huizen is one of the biggest cities in the area, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside. You can visit the old Huizen, the picturesque fishing harbour, or go for a bike ride or a hike.

Elburg

Elburg is a mediaeval town with a lot of hidden treasures. Walking in the winding streets, you will have the opportunity to see the huge old city gate, a vestige of the past. Elburg is a very friendly and dynamic town, especially during the Midweekfeesten.

Giethoorn

A very charming town known as the Venice of the North". Giethoorn will enchant you with its beautiful riverside setting. It is a welcoming place and a joy to explore.

Lemmer

Lemmer is a beautiful town, decorated by colourful houses along the canal banks. The city is well-known in Holland for its watersports.

Hindeloopen

Hindeloopen is a picturesque village full of Dutch character. Its quirky cobbled streets, wooden bridges & well preserved houses give it a unique identity and a rich heritage that you can discover by walking to its old center, around the traditional harbor and along the nearby sandy beaches.

Workum

Workum is a beautiful little seaside city with numerous mediaeval monuments like the Gertrudis church. You should also visit Werenfridus Church.

What to Expect Onboard:

The Lake Star has a spacious central saloon is equipped with a radio/CD player. The kitchen/galley has a stove, sink, and electric refrigerator.

Interior and Saloon

• The spacious central saloon is equipped with a radio/CD player.
• The kitchen/galley has a stove, sink, and electric refrigerator.

Cabins and Bathrooms

• The aft (rear) cabin has a comfortable double bed perfect for Mom and Dad.
• Two single beds occupy the forward cabin, making it great for children.
• 2 settees in the saloon convert to 2 full-size single beds.
• Two bathrooms and showers are convenient.

Sundeck & Exterior

• The rear sundeck is a great feature of this boat.
• The second steering station provides superb visibility for the skipper.
• There's access to the saloon from the sundeck, enhancing flow-through in the interior.
• The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power.
• The Lake Star is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine.

Specification

• Water Tank: 600 L
• Draft: 1.00 m
• Max. Headroom: 2.38 m
• Length: 9.80 m
• Fuel Tank: 200 L
• Engine Type: Diesel
• Width: 3.70 m
• Height above waterline: 2.80m
• 1 cabin with double bed and en-suite bath
• 1 cabin with two single beds and separate bath
• Settees in saloon becomes 2 additional single beds

Vacation Extras

We offer a range of optional extras to make you holiday more relaxing, comfortable and fun. You can add them to your initial booking, or you can add them on any time afterwards. You can even purchase them at the base when you arrive.

Extras Package - a bundle of our top extras

• Engine hours charge - which covers diesel to power the engine and onboard heating, gas for cooking and engine wear and tear. This is otherwise charged locally at the end of your vacation.
• Non-refundable Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) - to significantly reduce the refundable damage deposit (and thus your liability) which is collected locally before your start your vacation.
• Boat cleaning - so you don't have to spend your evening cleaning the boat. Just bag up your trash and wash the dishes.
• Rental of one bike - ideal to collect your morning bread or for exploring the coutryside to discover the countryside

Please contact us for more details

Barbecues

• Available in one size only and is suitable for up to 8 people.

Groceries

• Sundowner Pack
• Starter Pack

Please note: Grocery Packs must be ordered at least 7 days in advance of your departure date, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed.

Bike Rental

Please note: Bikes are not available to rent in Scotland, but our base team can put you in touch with local rental companies should you wish to explore the Highlands on two wheels.

Early Boarding and Late Check Out

Early Boarding enables you to collect your boat between 11am - 12pm, or from 2pm on the first day (instead of 4pm). Late Check-out means you can return your boat by 12pm on the last day (instead of 9am).

Please note: Owing to operational constraints, it sometimes may not be possible to offer this service.

WIFI

A 3G Mini router, which uses SFR Mobile Broadband, provides internet access wherever there is a mobile phone signal. Each unit can have a maximum of five devices connected at any one time. Signal speeds can vary depending on location and local coverage. Download limit of 5GB (4000mb) per week.

Deck Cushions

Why not rent a pack of deck cushions for extra comfort while you cruise? They also double up as sunbathing matresses!

Ecological Cleaning Pack

Help us preserve the waterways for future enjoyment by purchasing a pack of eco-friendly cleaning products which come in a ecological cotton bag. The pack includes: Ecological disinfectant spray, ecological kitchen spray, washing-up liquid, sponge, box of matches.

Cleaning Service

After a relaxing vacation, you probably don’t want to spend your last evening cleaning the boat. So why not pre-book our cleaning service and let us take care of the final clean of your boat. Then all you have to do is wash the dishes and bag up your trash. For details about the condition your boat should be returned in,

Special Occasion Gift Basket

If you are celebrating a special birthday or occasion, you can pre-order one of our beautifully presented gift baskets, full of local delicacies and regional specialities. It will be waiting for you on board when you arrive

Bring your Dog!

A boating adventure is the perfect kind of vacation to take your four-legged friend on. A maximum of two dogs are welcome on board each boat. A pet cleaning supplement applies.

Parking

If you are traveling to your start base by car, you can add parking onto your booking as an optional extra. Most bases have on-site parking. Some offer parking in a secure compound and a few of our bases offer undercover parking too.

Car Transfers

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.

Please note: Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability

Compulsory Costs

• Engine Hours
• Boat Damage Protection
• Lock Fees
• One-way supplement
• Mooring fees

Details

  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 32 ft

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Center Cockpit
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Head

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Laurie

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Member Since Jun 2018

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