On the Water

Water enthusiasts are recommended to discover Weerribben-Wieden by boat. The entire region has amazing (multi-day) routes for great sailing. Discover Weerribben-Wieden from the water!

Thanks to its landscape with plenty of waterways and stunning nature, Weerribben-Wieden is the ideal place for a great boat trip. What’s more, there are plenty of routes, so there is always one that suits your wishes. For example, you could take a day trip around Giethoorn and also explore the pleasant city centre and the cafe terraces by the water. Or choose a sailing route right through the heart of the magnificent National Park De Weerribben and try to spot as many birds as you can! Whether you choose a tourist route or a more relaxing route, a short or long trip, a canoe or a guided trip: there is always a perfect route for you in Weerribben-Wieden.

Multi-day routes

The peat route leads you along the history of peat through Drenthe, Friesland and Weerribben-Wieden. You explore the Weerribben and Wieden over a couple of days with the Weerribben-Wieden route (55 km). A round trip to Kuinre can be added to this route (25 km). Read more about the routes.

Canoe/whisper routes

Would you like to take to the water in a canoe, whisperboat or punt? The National Park boasts 4 (canoe) routes in the Wieden and 3 routes in the Weerribben. The different routes are between 8.5 and 11 km long. Take a look here at the complete overview of sailing routes for canoes or whisperboats.

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