General information

Frisian Lakes Project

Frisian Lakes Project

The main goal of the Frisian Lakes Project is to give tourists an easy way to get to every Frisian lake, town, village or region from the water. read more

Safe swimming water

Safe swimming water

Everybody wants to swim safely and in clean water. Some places are more suitable than others. read more

Maps of Friesland

Maps of Friesland

You can buy maps of the waterways of Friesland at the different local Tourist offices. These are very useful for your holiday on the water. read more

Suitable clothes to wear

Suitable clothes to wear

It is important to wear the right clothes when participating in any water sport. This is to protect yourself from the water and cold. Every water sport discipline has its own clothing recommendations.... read more

Operating times of bridges and blocks

Operating times of bridges and blocks

More and more bridges are remote-controlled from one central location for reasons of efficiency. As a result, you will have to berth your boat in full view of the camera connected to the control room.... read more

Safety regulations on the water

Safety regulations on the water

It is not required to have a sailing licence when sailing a boat under 15 meters long or a motor boat slower than 20 kilometres per hour. read more

What license do you need?

What license do you need?

In order to hire a boat a minimum age of 18 years is required. You will need to show approved identification such as passport or driving licence. read more

Marina's

Marina's

After a day on Frisian waters, sailing into a Frisian marina feels almost like coming home. The marinas range in size from smaller ones located in the middle of a village to larger ones on the shores ... read more

The berths of 'de Marrekrite'

The berths of 'de Marrekrite'

Tying up in the open air of the Frisian lake district is well arranged. Fryslân has a whole network of special water recreation shores owned by an organisation known as the Marrekrite. read more