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Loosdrecht Base - Utrecht Region Holland
Departing from our base in Loosdrecht, you can easily sail north up to Amsterdam and its surroundings. Alternatively, go south and discover beautiful historical cities such as Utrecht or Gouda.

As you travel along the canals, discover Holland’s iconic heritage: windmills, canal bridges, and tulip fields that inspired paintings by the Delft artist, Vermeer. After you have crossed the Loosdrecht Lake on your boating holiday trip, follow the River Vecht and tie up in the two capitals of art: Amsterdam and Utrecht. Stroll along beside the terraces beside the canals, explore hidden away shops in what used to be cellars and discover the authentic brown cafés, turned brown by the town’s chimneys.

For mooring in Amsterdam, you are spoilt for choice: the marina in the centre of the town and two others on the outskirts. Taking a Pénichette® through the city’s canals is simple enough with a little care. In the Venice of the North, take a stroll through the Joordan, the trendy, former workingclass district, place of Anne Frank House. For an impromptu picnic, spread out your blanket in the Vondelpark, Amsterdam’s “Central Park”, a green haven in the heart of the city.
Cruises departing from Loosdrecht:
The routes shown are only suggestions;
don’t forget that you can stop wherever you like on your cruise.
Canals for Rembrandt
Out and Back Loosdrecht
1 week - Loosdrecht Amsterdam, Uithoorn, Woerden, Gouda, Oudewater, Utrecht, Loosdrecht.
Length of Cruise : 168 Km, 14 locks & 48 lifting bridges, 5h 30m per day
In the country of Windmills
Out and Back Loosdrecht
1 week - Loosdrecht Amsterdam, Edam, Alkmaar, Zaanstad, Amsterdam, Loosdrecht.

Length of Cruise : 164 Km, 9 locks & 28 Lifting bridges, 4h 30m per day
Northern and Southern Light
Out and Back Loosdrecht
2 weeks - Loosdrecht Amsterdam, Alkmaar, Edam, Amsterdam, Uithoorn, Alphen, Gouda, Oudewater, Utrecht, Loosdrecht.
Length of Cruise : 250 Km, 13 locks & 76 lifting bridges, 5h 15m per day
Alkmaar: The village of Alkmaar has 12 windmills, including the Roode Hert, a grain mill still in working order. On Fridays, one of the most famous traditional cheese markets in Holland is held in the village.

Amsterdam: Amsterdam, the marina is in the town centre, but it's peaceful. Separated from the central station by the grand canal, it's served by a ferry that operates day and night every 10 minutes. Cruising by Pénichette® on the town’s canals is easy but you need to be careful.

Edam: Edam’s cheese is known worldwide. The town, 20 km from Amsterdam, offers a wealth of historic heritage, as well as many activities connected with cheese: markets, museums and cheese factories.

Gouda: Historic Gouda is a town in Holland’s southern province, known worldwide for its cheese, candles and stroopwafels (caramel waffles).

Oudewater: Make the most of your cruise through Oudewater to visit the Waag Museum, better known as the Heksenwaag (Witch-weighing House), According to legend, before these "weighing houses" were used to weigh merchandise, they were used to check whether women were witches or not.

Utrecht: You'll love Utrecht, known as Holland’s cultural treasury, with its old castles and palaces, wildlife park and many shops. You'll also enjoy arriving in the town on your licence-free boat, past the terraces that border the canal.

Woerden: As well as its rich heritage, you'll find one of the five traditional cheese markets here (Alkmaar, Edam, Hoorn, Gouda and Woerden).

Departure Days from 2:pm. 

from 3 pm to 6 pm (according to preparing the boats)

By motorway :

A2 - E35 exit 4 - Vinkeveen-Hilversum (8 km - N201) Direction Loenen, direction Loosdrecht, direction - Rekreatiecentrum Mijnden and Camping Mijnden

By rail :
Breukelen regional station (7 km)
TGV Thalis Amsterdam station (28 km),
ICE d'Utrecht station (22 km)

By air :
Amsterdam-Schiphol airport (35 km)

PARKING : Virtually all our bases offer secure encloser and/or covered parking. At certain bases (see access paper) the number of places are limited so it is advisable to book yours in advance. Parking is always at the owner's risk. The service purchased is only a rightof parking and not a right to supervision. Locaboat and Cardinal accept no responsibility for any object left in a car, or for any injury or damage whatsoever arising out of use of the car park. For security reasons, a spare set of car keys may be requested and will be kept in a safe at the base. Please leave your vehicle locked and do not forget to switch off radio and lights. If you want to recover your vehicle outside base start days, please arrange a time with the base when you leave it.

at Loenen (4 km) closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
Hotel Golden Tulip, Loosdrecht, Tel: 0355 82 49 04
Ottenhome Hotel, Loosdrecht, Tel: 035 582 33 31
Booking office Tel : 035 582 39 58
De Happerrij Tel : 0294 231556
Amsterbammetje Tel : 0294 234 848
Drechthuis, Tel: 0294 234 993
at Loosdrecht and Loenen (4 km) closed Saturday Afternoon and Sunday.
At Loenen (4 Km) closed Sunday.
Limo4u, Tel: 0626 068 999 > this company doesn't accept animals.
WC and shower according to the opening hours of the base, phone box, washing machine, mini-market, picnic area, restaurant
Airport transfers : Locaboat services / Transfers
Oud-Loosdrecht Tel : 035 582 39 58
Spareribs, smoked herring, smoked eel
Local Drinks : Beers and juniper
Fishing licence obligatory : on sale at the base Carp, bleak, roach, eel, zander, pike,…
"Sypestein" Castle Museum : Loosdrecht porcelain,

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