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Rental Houseboats Linssen Grand Sturdy 40.9 Ac Maasbracht
Maasbracht
4.9
 (2)

Linssen - Grand Sturdy 40.9 Ac | 10 people (2011)

10
8
Super owner
Without a skipper

From $537 per day

Rental Houseboats Doerak 950 AK De Veenhoop
De Veenhoop
5.0
 (2)

Doerak - 950 AK | 4 people (1971)

4
4
Super owner
Without a skipper

From $168 per day

Rental Houseboats Cobra Maestro 42 Makkum
Makkum
5.0
 (1)

Cobra - Maestro 42 | 6 people (2024)

6
6
Without a skipper

From $311 per day

Rental Houseboats Pasadena 1350 IJlst
IJlst
4.6
 (8)

Pasadena - 1350 | 8 people (1994)

8
8
Without a skipper

Rental Houseboats Neon 910 Makkum
Makkum
4.8
 (7)

Neon - 910 | 6 people (2021)

6
6
Without a skipper

Rental Houseboats Bies Indus Sneek
Sneek
4.4
 (6)

Bies - Indus | 6 people (1921)

6
6
Without a skipper

From $176 per day

Rental Houseboats Florien Elite Noblesse 1220 Jirnsum
Jirnsum
New

Florien Elite - Noblesse 1220 | 4 people (2018)

4
4
Without a skipper

From $310 per day

Rental Houseboats Triton Aquanaut 1000 AK Jirnsum
Jirnsum
New

Triton - Aquanaut 1000 AK | 4 people (2018)

4
4
Without a skipper

From $200 per day

Rental Houseboats Banckert Linssen 36 Jirnsum
Jirnsum
New

Banckert - Linssen 36 | 4 people (2015)

4
4
Without a skipper

From $232 per day

Rental Houseboats Motorkruizer 950 Vinkeveen
Vinkeveen
4.2
 (13)

Motorkruizer - 950 | 8 people (1985)

8
4
Without a skipper

Rental Houseboats Victoria Aquacraft 1400 Jirnsum
Jirnsum
4.8
 (1)

Victoria - Aquacraft 1400 | 10 people (2012)

10
10
Without a skipper

Rental Houseboats Danny Elite Bonito 1500 Jirnsum
Jirnsum
4.6
 (2)

Danny Elite - Bonito 1500 | 6 people (2012)

6
6
Without a skipper

Rental Houseboats Motorkruizer Lycos Vinkeveen
Vinkeveen
4.1
 (15)

Motorkruizer - Lycos | 8 people (2000)

8
4
Without a skipper

Rental Houseboats Lady Bianca Kappa Jirnsum
Jirnsum

Lady Bianca - Kappa | 12 people (2012)

12
12
Without a skipper

Rental Houseboats Condor Pikmeerkruiser 1200 Jirnsum
Jirnsum
4.8
 (3)

Condor - Pikmeerkruiser 1200 | 6 people (2012)

6
6
Without a skipper

Rental Houseboats Bies Jobke Sneek
Sneek
3.5
 (1)

Bies - Jobke | 6 people (1921)

6
6
Without a skipper

From $100 per day

Rental Houseboats Fiomar Type Aquanaut 1000 Jirnsum
Jirnsum
4.1
 (2)

Fiomar - Type Aquanaut 1000 | 4 people (2012)

4
4
Without a skipper

Rental Houseboats Bies Deneb Sneek
Sneek
4.6
 (2)

Bies - Deneb | 6 people (1921)

6
6
Without a skipper

From $183 per day

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Houseboat Rental in the Netherlands

Welcome to The Netherlands, a fantastic region known for its love of boating and sailing! Situated by the beautiful North Sea, this captivating country offers a unique experience for those seeking to explore its waterways. Houseboat rentals are a popular choice here, allowing visitors to stay right on the water and immerse themselves in the Dutch maritime culture up close. As you glide along the tranquil canals, you'll encounter major landmarks that hold historical and cultural significance, like the iconic windmills, which are symbols of this incredible nation. The Netherlands promises an unforgettable boating adventure for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your life jacket and get ready to embark on a journey filled with boating delights in this enchanting region

Here are some incredible places in The Netherlands where you can rent a boat and have a great time exploring the waterways:

Boat rental in Woubrugge 

Boat rental in Sneek 

Boat rental in Makkum 

Boat rental in Jirnsum 


How much does it cost?

If you’re considering renting a houseboat in the Netherlands, the price will differ depending on the time of year, the number of passengers on board, and the size and type of houseboat you choose. Of course, additional amenities or services could also affect the price, such as having a skipper on board. The average price of a private houseboat charter in the Netherlands is $225 and cost $1,575 per week, and accommodating 5 persons.

What does this include?

When you rent a boat with Nautal, you can expect a fully equipped vessel with all the necessary safety gear, navigation equipment, and amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable sailing experience. Our boats are well-maintained and regularly serviced to ensure the highest standards of safety and reliability.

Best port or dock to keep your boat

Port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam: A bustling port in the Netherlands, attracting yacht owners and a diverse range of vessels. This port offers water, gas, electricity, and WiFi. A variety of on-site restaurants provide dining options for visitors, and rental equipment is readily available for convenience. With approximately 150 berths, the Port of Rotterdam can accommodate boats and yachts of various sizes, making it suitable for vessels up to 100 feet in length.

Port of Amsterdam, Amsterdam: A vibrant and sought-after port for both leisure and commercial vessels. This port provides water, gas, electricity, and WiFi connections, ensuring a comfortable experience for boaters. There are also multiple restaurants within the port area. Additionally, rental equipment can be arranged upon request.

Port of IJmuiden, IJmuiden: A popular and accessible port, known for its range of services. While offering water and gas connections, electricity and WiFi availability may vary. The port area provides amenities and dining options nearby for added convenience. Upon request, rental equipment can be arranged for boaters.

Where to sail in the Netherlands?

  • Wadden Sea: The Wadden Sea is a special wetland with shifting sand and mud flats. It's a UNESCO-listed place, meaning it's essential to protect. You can explore it while sailing and see its unique nature.
  • IJsselmeer: This big lake has pretty towns nearby, and it's a great place to sail whether you're new to sailing or experienced.
  • Zeeland Delta: The Zeeland Delta is a cool spot with islands and old towns. It's fun to sail here and have an adventure.
  • Marker Wadden: The Marker Wadden is a group of islands made by people. It's a quiet and natural place where you can sail and enjoy the peacefulness.
  • Frisian Islands: These are calm islands in the Wadden Sea. When you sail here, you'll find untouched nature and a great place to anchor your boat.
  • Biesbosch National Park: Sail in this park with many rivers and plants. It's a place to escape from the busy world and see lots of animals.

What can you see and do in the Netherlands?

  • Keukenhof Gardens: Go to the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse to see lots of colorful tulips and beautiful flowers.
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: Check out the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to see amazing art by famous Dutch artists like Rembrandt and Vermeer.
  • Canal Cruise in Amsterdam: Take a fun boat ride on the canals in Amsterdam to see pretty houses and bridges from the water.
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam: Visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to see lots of paintings and drawings by the artist Vincent van Gogh.
  • Windmills at Kinderdijk: See cool old windmills at Kinderdijk, a special place recognized by UNESCO for its history.
  • Anne Frank House, Amsterdam: Go back in time at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, where you can learn about Anne Frank's life during World War II.
  • Zaanse Schans: Walk around Zaanse Schans, a nice outdoor museum with windmills, old houses, and crafts to enjoy.
  • Delft: Explore the cute town of Delft, famous for its pretty blue-and-white pottery and old buildings.
  • Hoge Veluwe National Park: Have fun at Hoge Veluwe National Park, where you can hike, bike, and see forests and sand dunes.
  • Utrecht: Visit Utrecht, a lively city with lovely canals, cool buildings, and lots of cultural things to do.

Rent a boat with or without a skipper

Many of our boat charters in the Netherlands come with the option of sailing with a skipper and/or crew. Although this may come at an extra cost, having a skipper on board can, no doubt, provide you with an even more enjoyable experience! Your skipper can adapt the sailing route so that your voyage best suits the desires of you and the rest of your party.

Additionally, setting sail with a skipper will make your voyage even more comfortable! The skipper will take care of all the technical aspects of sailing, so all you need to do is sit back and relax.

If you would like to take charge of your boat charter in the Netherlands, then bareboat charters are the way to go. Enjoy a bareboat charter if you have a license and set sail at your own pace. You need a valid boating license to enjoy a boat this way so check with the boat owner beforehand to see that your license is valid.

When is the best time of year to rent a boat?

The best time to visit and rent a boat in the Netherlands is during the high season, which typically runs from June to August. The average temperature during the high season is in the mid to high 60s to low 70s°F, providing a comfortable environment for a boat vacation.

For those who prefer slightly cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, the months just outside of the high season, such as May and September, are also great choices. During these months, the weather is still enjoyable, with an average temperature in the mid to high 50s to mid 60s°F. The water remains warm enough for swimming, and you can have a more serene and relaxed time sailing around the country, enjoying the scenic landscapes and charming towns along the way.


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