About Vinkeveen

You can see and do lots from Vinkeveen. The base itself is located in the popular summer holiday spot, Vinkeveen Plassen, great for water sports, swimming and lake-side dining. Amsterdam, is just 4.5hrs cruising to the north. To the southeast, the trendy university city of Utrecht is reachable in just 4hrs, while the famous cheese making towns of Gouda and Edam, the famous Keukenhof Flowerpark at Lisse and the iconic windmills at Zaanse Schans are all within 2 – 4 days of cruising from Vinkeveen.

From Vinkeveen it is:

  • 29hrs (12 locks, 11 lifting bridges) to our base in Hindeloopen

What you get on the base

Facilities

  • Showers
  • Toilets 
  • Laundry

Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Planning your adventure' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.

 

Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Angling dinghy and outboard

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.

Hotels

Villa Lokeend - Tel: +31 294 291 544

Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam - Tel. +31 (0) 203 113 670

 

Restaurants

Restaurant De Viersprong - Tel. +31 (0) 294 295 450

Restaurant Lust! - Tel: +31 294 290 382

 

Shops

Supermarkets

Albert Heijn Vinkeveen, 4 km Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 08:00 – 21:00 / Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00 

Jumbo Vinkeveen, 4 km Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 08:00 – 21:00 / Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00

Tourist Info

Herenweg 144 f

3645 DT Vinkeveen

Netherlands

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 8am - 5pm

Address

Le Boat Vinkeveen, Jachthaven De Wilgenhoek
Groenlands Kade 9 – 13
3645 BA Vinkeveen
Netherlands

Telephone

+31 (0)294 269 198

Travel to Vinkeveen

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the number below.

 

Taxi Centrale Amsterdam’ (+31 (0) 207 777 777 | [email protected])

 

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

 

  • Hindeloopen 170€

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.

 

Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Car transfers are bookable in advance via our sales team. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. For hire cars, you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional "unnamed" driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.

 

Please contact the sales team for prices.

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Abcoude: 8 km

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Schiphol Airport: 24 km

Arrival at Vinkeveen

When to arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our UK/IRE sales team. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Upon arrival

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your holiday as well as engine wear and tear. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details.
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Your return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Local info