Rent a boat Friesland

Get out there!

Would you like to rent a boat in Friesland to get to know this beautiful province from the water? Boat Rental Friesland | Genieten op het Water in Heeg is the place to rent a boat in Friesland. 

Rent one of our boats and discover the nature of the heart of Friesland. You can contact us for a sailboatas well as for renting a sloop, a Tiny Houseboat or a nice sailing yacht.

"We make sure our boats are ready for you, so you can enjoy carefree time on thewater!"

Book a boat now and discover the Frisian waters! Would you like to know more about our rental boats? Feel free to contact with us.

sailing in Heeg

Our boats

Cheap boat hire in Friesland

Renting a boat is very attractive at Genieten op het water. You can be sure of a perfectly maintained rental boat and you will benefit from the following advantages:

  • You can book a boat directly online;
  • Excellent accessibility: you can always call, e-mail or Whatsapp us when you have questions;
  • We know everything about our hire boats;
  • You always get personal attention and explanation when renting a boat in Friesland;
  • All our boats can be sailing without a licence. If you have no experience, read this tips;
  • We have a wide choice of boats to sail;
  • In the event of bad weather, you can postpone your booking until 4 p.m. the day before to another date free of charge (subject to availability);
  • We have a young fleet of modern and comfortable boats;
  • Our location is in the middle of the Frisian lake district on open water, close to the Heegermeer and the centre of Heeg;
  • Our boats are rated very highly, especially the price-performance ratio. See our reviews;
  • You rent your boat in Heeg, a cosy water sports village in the heart of the Frisian lake district;
  • If you are staying in Heeg or the surrounding area, we can bring and pick up your boat in consultation;
  • Is this your first time sailing? Then read our practical tips;
  • From renting a sloop motorboat to open sailing boat, sailing yacht or Tiny Houseboat: everything is possible!

"From sailing in an Aira 22 to luxuriating on the roof terrace of our unique Tiny Houseboats. It is all possible with us".

Tiny Houseboat near Gaastmeer boat hire Friesland

Why rent a boat in Friesland at Genieten op het Water?

Whether you know Friesland or not, you can take it from us that it is wonderful sailing in the Frisian lake district. There is a lot to discover and in many places it is nice to moor between the sailing or cruising. Therefore, renting a boat in Friesland guarantees a wonderful day out!

Have a drink at a cosy waterside terrace or moor up in the bustling centre of Sneekwhere many waterways pass. Did you know that Friesland is one of the most popular Dutch provinces for renting a boat due to its beautiful surroundings?

If you hire a boat with us, you can get on the water immediately after a short explanation. Our harbour is situated on open water, close to the centre of Heeg and only five minutes by boat from the Heegermeer. An excellent place to start your trip on the Frisian lakes, canals and waterways. 

Sailing on the Heegermeer, the Fluessen and adjoining ponds, with your sloop to the nice villages and towns like Gaastmeer, Woudsend, Sloten, Balk or Langweer. Sailing through the centre of Sneek, it is all possible from Heeg. 


Overall Rating

Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 71 reviews)
Very good13%

Have a nice day

Rated 5 out of 5
15 May 2021

Had a very nice day in a sloop of Jelle.
Everything went smoothly and flexibly. Top! Should be repeated.


Round Luts with Maxima 550

Rated 5 out of 5
12 May 2021

Pleasant and relaxed reception. Made a beautiful trip. Máxima 550 is a top boat! Roomy enough for 4 adults. Enjoyment on the water absolutely recommended!

Maryse van Beek

Tiny houseboat very nice

Rated 4 out of 5
11 May 2021

The Tiny houseboat rented for long weekend, very nice you can moor and stay overnight at beautiful places and you have everything with you. Lounging on the roof terrace was great! Surprisingly complete, with oven, hot plates, central heating, electricity and a good hot shower. We had a great time cruising around.
Only downside is the small pump toilet, with all the other luxuries On board it was rather disappointing. Electric would have been better.
Tips for the owner: life jackets, more hooks/shelves in the shower and bedroom and something to keep you dry when sailing in the rain, a screen or something.
Until next time.

Family with adolescents

Great sailing again

Rated 5 out of 5
10 May 2021

We are now regular customers at Genieten op het Water. We are always very satisfied. This time the Maxima 550, also a fine boat.


Aira 22, DO IT!

Rated 5 out of 5
2 May 2021

Rented Aira 22 for 4 days. What a nice boat. Good sitting and nice sailing.
The boat is rented out including a barrel, life jackets and a reserve tank of petrol.
Fast service!


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A Tijhuis
A Tijhuis
18:47 01 Mar 21
Wonderful a few days on the water with the Tiny House Boat. Enjoy your "own sailing house" with everything you need on... the water. With 4 people in February already enjoy the peace, sun and the beautiful weather. Jelle .... thanks for the good and relaxed service & customer friendliness!read more
Thomas Ferguson
Thomas Ferguson
19:55 27 Oct 20
For the second time this year rented an Aira 22 from Jelle and Inge. Both times boat in perfect condition. Rich... equipment; Gennaker, bowsprit, mik, good outboard motor etc. An absolute must!read more
Annemiek Ots
Annemiek Ots
06:25 23 Oct 20
We sailed wonderfully from Gaastmeer. Because the boat was brought to us and picked up again. Fortunately we were... allowed to take the boat a day longer, because on Wednesday there was really too much rain and wind. Thursday was much better! It was a beautiful Sloop. It is well arranged (at) Enjoying on the water!read more
Dennis van der Stelt
Dennis van der Stelt
20:32 19 Sep 20
Sailed with Maxima 630. We were quickly on our way with sailing routes. Fine boat, great sailing with clear explanations. Great... experience! It is worth more
Hans Maarssen
Hans Maarssen
07:15 17 Sep 20
Good service and a beautiful boat. Fridge on board is really super. Price quality is good. Definitely again.
Marco From amersfoort
Marco From amersfoort
18:53 13 Sep 20
We rented the Maxima 550. It was a neat boat and spacious enough, especially for two. The boat was easy to handle.... sailing, especially considering that this was the very first time for us. Jelle is a friendly host and we will definitely be back. We had a great day on the water and got to see the places from the more
Roy Beernink LOGIKA
Roy Beernink LOGIKA
11:28 13 Sep 20
Rented Máxima 630 for a day. Top boat. Blue route sailed, beautiful. "Enjoyment on the water" is very guest friendly,... With the camper on its own terrain stood. Super! Thanks again for the beautiful dayread more
Yannick Brouwer
Yannick Brouwer
08:58 13 Sep 20
Rented a falcon for a weekend for a good price. Water map and outboard motor were included. I will be coming soon... I'll be back to try out the Aira 22!read more
Laurens Buur
Laurens Buur
09:45 24 Aug 20
The tiny house boat is an absolute must. Friendly service and enjoyment on the water. 5 stars
Koen van der Velden
Koen van der Velden
08:10 10 Aug 20
Fantastic sloop. That willy. Very friendly help from Jelle & Inge. After a good explanation about the boat, we had a... Sailing the route recommended by Jelle & Inge. Great route through Sneek and other small canals and lakes. Highly recommended!read more
Lennart Sluis
Lennart Sluis
10:52 03 Aug 20
Very hospitable service, clear communication. Boat was clean but somewhat outdated.
ruben hassink
ruben hassink
07:46 27 Jul 20
Together with a good friend of mine, we sailed for 6 days. Good and solid material. If something went wrong... If there was a problem, Jelle was immediately available and ready to help. Top service and above all very cosy! Enjoying the water is a must!read more
Jos Kunze
Jos Kunze
04:20 17 Jul 20
The weather forecast was not very good, so there was some doubt. Gone anyway and that was a good thing. We enjoyed!... Every now and then a shower, but the boat has a canopy, so just hide for fifteen minutes and continue. It was our first time so we were happy with the warm welcome and quiet explanation by Jelle. The sloop is beautiful and easy to operate. We sailed the sloop route via Sneek and it is very beautiful and varied. So much to see, time passed. Good price quality. We will definitely advise it to friends and acquaintances, and will come back more
Yves Gorissen
Yves Gorissen
16:03 13 Jul 20
Easy contact, good explanation about the boat. The only thing they can't control is the weather.
Simone Verharen
Simone Verharen
07:48 13 Jul 20
Loved the experience of having a boat and sailing in Friesland. Everything went fine, good handling and communication.
yvonne merchant
yvonne merchant
19:05 12 Jul 20
Enjoyed the boat we rented! A beautiful Maxima 550 sloop. We were well helped, the owner was very... Friendly and flexible, even when we wanted to return the boat a bit later because we had gone out for dinner. In short: a good rental company for those who want to enjoy sailing on the Frisian lakes in a beautiful sloop! Highly recommended!read more
Johannes Bollmann
Johannes Bollmann
08:33 23 Jun 20
The boat was clean, had no defects, seals quickly and is easy to operate. A stopper for the... Lenzöffnungen wäre schön. Come again. Gruß Johannes Bollmannread more
Ron Perdon
Ron Perdon
07:43 22 Jun 20
Super nice boat rented. The Maxima 550 is a nice boat to sail. The swim ladder is much used just... as the anchor to more
yang praagman
yang praagman
18:37 04 Jun 20
What a beautiful experience this was. The Tiny House Boat was perfect for 2 people and looked really good. Jelle was nice... and is really there for you when you need something. Highly recommended if you love sailing and nature and still want a homely more
Hans Boswinkel
Hans Boswinkel
10:10 29 May 20
Neat boat rental, neat reception, explanation and handling. Reservation went without any problems.... flexible. It was a nice route. A place to come back to in my more
Peter van der Steege
Peter van der Steege
07:15 25 May 20
Rented an Aira this weekend. Lovely sailing boat. Combination of sporty sailing on an open boat, with a comfortable... Equipment. Boats are new. Landlord is flexible and more
Magda Van Ginkel
Magda Van Ginkel
08:02 23 May 20
Great day with a great boat!
Maike de Lange
Maike de Lange
12:01 06 May 20
On the day itself we called to see if we could hire a boat for half a day. We could! Beautiful new boat (Máxima... 550) with rain cover which was nice against the wind. Nice round trip with the children (towards Slotermeer). We could borrow the sailing vests for free. Good service! Had a great day for a reasonable price. Fine that fuel is included in the price. Highly recommended!read more
17:23 05 May 20
What a relaxing place! This special accommodation is equipped with all modern conveniences, and gives you a feeling of luxury and... Freedom on the water! It is useful to have (some) experience with sailing. Good luck next summer Jelle! Gr. Jorge and Floortjeread more
Werner Tornij
Werner Tornij
13:00 24 Apr 20
We rented a falcon yesterday and were very satisfied. Arranged a day before and sailed the day after. Boat looked... It is clean and complete (including a motorbike and life jackets for the children). Friendly reception. We will definitely be more
Zelda de Vries
Zelda de Vries
15:11 06 Apr 20
The sailing characteristics of the rented Tinyhouse took some getting used to, but after a while they were fine. And then when you get to... The landlords are friendly and helpful. Beds are excellent. In short, more than worth the more
Arjen van der Hoeven
Arjen van der Hoeven
18:01 23 Sep 19
We rented the tiny house boat and had a great weekend on this sailing house. Enjoying the... The water, the birds, the view, the reactions of the other boaters - you name it. At first, we did not know what it meant, a tiny house boat, but now we say DO IT!read more
Rosan Busstra
Rosan Busstra
15:20 23 Sep 19
Great day on the water with a beautiful boat from Genieten op het Water! The boats are very beautiful and good... maintained. We will definitely rent a boat here more
BrBenedictus .
BrBenedictus .
19:26 22 Sep 19
Pleasant/smooth booking process. Fine contact with Jelle & Henk. Fine tender (Maxima 630/ 20hp) that also works with strong winds.... and some wave action. Top more
Jaap Jan Krikken
Jaap Jan Krikken
13:07 17 Sep 19
Very nice boat and a special experience to wake up in the middle of the water. Jelle is very relaxed and a... pleasant host. Absolutely recommended for a weekend more
sandeaa .
sandeaa .
04:33 28 Aug 19
Friendly help from Jelle who explained everything to us. The boat a Maxima 550 was in perfect order enough power to... just as quickly to manoeuvre and get up to speed. Good seating both at the helm and on the benches. The rain hood came in handy as a sun hood. We sailed the round IJlst, Sneek, Sneekermeer, Langwarder Wielen, Woudsend and Heeg. In a quiet tempo good to do on one day. In short, a nice day of sailing and an address to come more
Monique Romeijn
Monique Romeijn
09:29 26 Aug 19
Lovely sailing with Maxima 550. Sloop was more spacious than expected and looked as good as new. With hood down... You can sail under all the bridges. Jelle is very helpful and the surroundings are beautiful. We will come back again because we have not seen everything yet! Recommended!read more
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Rent a boat without a licence

Are you looking forward to a day of boating in Friesland, are you ready to discover the surroundings of the Frisian lake district and would you like to rent a boat in Friesland? Come rent your boat in Friesland at Genieten op het Water in Heeg. All our boats can be rented without a license, so everyone is able to rent a boat in Friesland.

Sailing boat hire Friesland - Heeg

You can also use a sailboat hire in Friesland. We have been crazy about water sports and water since we were young, so we want you to enjoy sailing on the Frisian lakes. After all, what could be better than setting sail on a sunny day and enjoying the fresh air?
Cosily sailing over the peaceful lakes in the heart of Friesland on a sailing boat, while enjoying your company. If you want to go sailing in Friesland, rent one of these beautiful Aira 22s, the successor of the Valk.

As of the 2021 season, you can also get a Hanse 315 cabin sailing yacht Rent a yacht in Friesland. A modern and comfortable sailing yacht (built in 2021) that is fully equipped with a double steering wheel, chart plotter, AIS, autopilot and an anchor winch. An excellent sailing yacht for a sailing holiday on the Frisian lakes, the IJsselmeer or a trip to the Wadden Islands.

Sloop rental Friesland - Heeg

Also for renting a sloop in Friesland you have come to the right place. We rent out beautiful, new Maxima sloops that are equipped with an outboard engine and that you can easily sail without any sailing experience and without a boating licence.
The Maxima is suitable for 2-6 persons and the Maxima for 2-8 people. Are you with a larger group or do you just want a spacious boat? Then the Maxima 750 Flying Lounge might be something for you, which is a modern sloop with the appearance of a classic lifeboat.
At departure, you will receive a detailed explanation about the sloop and possible sailing routes. Of course, you will be given a water map, but also a booklet with fun sloe routes which are also available on Google Maps. Will you also rent a sloop in Friesland?

Come sail in Friesland!

Enjoying the water

Are you convinced and do you want to go sailing in Friesland? Have you already made a choice whether it will be a Maxima sloop or a Aira 22 sailboat, a Hanse 315 cabin yacht or a Tiny Houseboat? Then choose your boat now and come explore the Frisian waters!

With our boats, you don't need a license, but if you have little or no experience, you can also rent a skipper boat in Friesland. If you rent a Tiny Houseboat for example, you can also book a rubber boat (with motor) to sail from your mooring in the countryside to a village or town. Do not wait any longer and book your boat in Friesland right away.

Do you have a question about our boats? We are always ready and happy to answer your questions. Feel free to contact us and we will help you. Are you ready to enjoy the ultimate peace and quiet on the water?

Locks boat hire Friesland

Boat hire in Friesland with delivery and collection service

Staying in Heeg If you are staying at one of the holiday parks (such as Pharshoeke, Waterpark Heeg, Havenresort Heeg, Aqua Vive or Pension Aan het Water) or camping sites (Watersportcamping Heeg, Camping Lân en Mar or Camping Oan é Poel), then it is possible to have your boat delivered to and collected from your accommodation.

If you book your boat for 5 days or more, we also offer this delivery and collection service in Gaastmeer, Woudsend, Sloten, Langweer, Elahuizen, IJlst and Sneek. In short: if you want to rent a boat in Friesland and the Frisian lake district, you have come to the right place!

Good weather guarantee

For experienced water sports enthusiasts, there is no such thing as bad weather for sailing. At most, there is bad clothing!

However, if you are less experienced and would like to sail in beautiful Friesland, you can change your booking to another day or period when the weather is bad. In this case, you can contact us before 16.00 hours on the day prior to the start of the rental period and we will look together to see which other day or period is available.

At wind force 5 or more we have the right to cancel your reservation.

Group activities in Friesland

Do you want to go with a group friends, family or colleagues on the water? Then you have come to the right place. A day of sailing, renting a sloop or a motorboat including a lunch on the way and/or afterwards a BBQ or drinks? We can easily expand your day on the water with all kinds of other fun activities, whatever your wishes are.

Contact us to discuss your wishes and together we will organise a fantastic day out, even with the current corona measures! For more information, please visit our group outings page.

Boating and the Corona virus (Covid-19)

A day on the water is a great way to relax. You are in the open air where the risk of infection is very limited. For more information about sailing and the Corona measures, please visit our special page.