Several days sloop sailing in Friesland

Several days of sloop boating in Friesland with overnight stays? Read our tips for a great sloop holiday in Friesland!

Friesland has many beautiful sailing areas, too many to discover in one day. That is why we see that our guests often rent a boat for a few days or a week. Rent to discover Friesland. 

Now you can find an accommodation somewhere and sail a different route from there every day. From a holiday park in Heeg, Woudsend, Balk, Koudum, Langweer or Sneek You can sail many beautiful sloe routes through Friesland.

But it can also be done differently! We notice that more and more guests are sailing a route of several days and are staying overnight at different locations along the way. A very nice way to discover Friesland.

Group in Maxima 630 Boat rental Friesland | Enjoying the water

Example of a multi-day sloop route

But what is a nice multi-day route? That depends of course on your own wishes and ideas. Do you like nature? Or do you prefer the city? Do you like sitting on a terrace or would you rather picnic on an island? Friesland has a lot of possibilities.

To give you an idea of the possibilities we have put together a sample route for you. This is a good mix of what Friesland has to offer.

Day 1 sloop sailing in Friesland


From 9 o'clock you can pick up your sloop Pick it up at our place in Heeg. The first time you sail the route through The nature of Gaasterland. On the way you pass nice villages like Heeg, Woudsend and Balk with cosy terraces to drink coffee with a Frisian delicacy, to have lunch or a drink.

When the weather is nice you can moor somewhere in nature and if you dare swim in natural water.

You can spend the night in Woudsend at Hotel Restaurant Omke Jan or in Heeg at The Water Sports or StayOkay. At all three addresses you can usually moor in front of the door.

Day 2

This day you will sail via IJlst, Sneek, the Sneekermeer and Akkrum via the Zijlroede to Grou. A beautiful trip through picturesque IJlst, after which you continue to the cosy centre of Sneek. If you want to do some shopping or just go into town, you can moor your boat at the famous Waterpoort.

You continue your trip through Sneek and sail via the Houkesloot to the Sneekermeer. A nice stopover is the starting island, the centre of water sports during the Sneekweek.

Then you sail to Akkrum via a number of beautiful ponds. Once there, you pass through the village via the Zijlroede to the Wijde Ee and via the Pikmeer to cosy Grou.

You can spend the night at various places. A good suggestion is hotel Oostergoo with its own moorings.

With the sloop to IJlst
Beautiful skies above the Frisian water
Waterpoort Sneek

Day 3

Day 3 is a day for true nature lovers. You will sail via the Pikmeer and the Wijde Ee through the Kromme Ee and the Veenhoop to the beautiful nature reserve National Park the Alde Feanen

Here you can choose your own route through the various ditches and canals and across the small lakes and ponds. 

Your final destination for the day is Earnewald. You can spend the night at Hotel Princenhof, where your sloop can be moored at the terrace. A nice ending to a day of sloop cruising in Friesland.



Day 4



This day you sail on the Prinsesmargrietkanaal via Terherne to Langweer. 

In Terherne you will find the Kameleondorp. Via the Sneekermeer you sail to Langweer. 

If you want to spend the night in the centre of Langweer The Warehouse an atmospheric accommodation. You can moor your boat in the harbour of Langweer.

Day 5 sloop sailing in Friesland

On the last day you sail via the Grote Brekken to the atmospheric town of Lemmer and then via the Langesloot to the authentic village of Sloten. This village is definitely worth a stop. Via the Slotermeer and Woudsend you sail back to Heeg. If you still haven't had enough of Friesland, you can of course book a weekend or a (mid)week in one of our unique Tiny Houseboats.


Expand or shorten your route through Friesland?

If you have less time, you can sail back to Heeg on day 4. If you have more time, you can sail from Grou to Leeuwarden for one day, moor in the Prinsentuin and spend some more time in National Park the Alde Feanen or discover the Tjeukemeer and Delfstrahuizen.

In short: there are plenty of opportunities for 3 days to a week through the beautiful Friesland to sail with a sloop. This route is also excellent with a sailboat to sail. You can enjoy sailing on the spacious lakes, but also many canals and ditches are fine to sail.