Best Boating Vacation in Vinkeveen, Holland
Explore the waterways and discover the stunning views of Vinkeveen, Holland on a canal boat! Book the 29 feet "Cirrus A" Canal Boat for up to 4 people. 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 Cirrus A canal boat rental suits small groups of friends or small families thanks to its modular sleeping in the cabin and in the saloon. A very popular model in the Le Boat fleet, the 29-foot Cirrus affords a couple or a small family more than ample space for comfortable Boating Vacations in style. A large rear stateroom, a spacious saloon, and abundant natural light from large picture windows make this boat a small-size floating villa! Interior & Saloon • The saloon has a radio/CD player. • The kitchen/galley boasts a stove, sink, and electric refrigerator. • Some boats are equipped with new flat-screen TVs. Cabins & Bathrooms • The main rear cabin has two single beds. • The left-hand side of the saloon has a large love seat and dining table that convert to a double bed. Sundeck & Features • Each model has 220-volt shore power and an onboard 12-volt DC electrical system. • An efficient and reliable diesel engine provides propulsion. Specification • Water Tank: 459 L • Water draft (bottom of boat to water line): 0.60 m • Max. Headroom: 1.90 m • Length: 8.80 m • Fuel Tank: 302 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Width: 3.60 m • Air draft (height of boat from water): 2.20m 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
- Captain is not included.
- Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
- 4 guests
- Houseboats & Sleepaboards
- Canal Boat
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- Center Cockpit
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
0% refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.