Start:1619 Andijk, Netherlands
Finish:1619 Andijk, Netherlands
We invite you on a yacht trip in the Netherlands, a country with the oldest maritime history, home of great travelers and shipbuilders.
The Netherlands is most often associated not with shipyards, but with red-light districts and coffee shops, and a little less often we associate this country with canals, houseboats and tulips. But nevertheless, it is a maritime power, Peter the Great himself came to Holland to study everything about the sea and laid the foundation for Russian maritime traditions.
We will devote this week to the central part of the Netherlands. Of course, the main gem of the trip will be Amsterdam, where we will stay a little longer so that you can enjoy all the delights of this city, but we will also see islands, seas, rivers, lakes and canals.
from €411 / 8(8) days / 1pers.
Andijk is a village in the northern part of the Netherlands, whose population mostly works in agriculture. Quiet and cozy place, ideal for a leisurely rest after the flight and check-in. From here we will begin our journey.
Meeting the crew at 15-00 at the Andijk Marina, located on the western edge of the village. Groceries purchase. Acceptance of yachts. Registration of documents. Crew accommodation. Safety briefing.
Andijk - Texel.
The next day, we will go to Texel Island, the most ecologically clean area of the Netherlands. It is also the largest and most developed in terms of infrastructure of the Frisian Islands, which are a popular resort area among the Dutch. The western part of the island is a twenty-five kilometers long beach.
We suggest arriving here early and renting bicycles, as the island is a web of bike paths between natural parks and tulip fields.
Texel - Haarlem.
From Texel we sail to Haarlem, a city full of historical and cultural attractions. We strongly recommend that you visit the Grote Markt and enjoy the beautifully preserved historical buildings around it. Town Hall, House of the Guard, the Gothic Church of St. Bavo.
In the evening we will go to taste local cuisine in one of the many restaurants located around the Grote Markt in the Old Town.
Haarlem - Amsterdam.
After enjoying the sights of Haarlem, we will head along the Spaarne River to the Northern Sea Canal and then we will head for Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, one of the largest ports in the world and the largest city in the country, as well as the largest cultural center.
Amsterdam is really a huge city and it is not possible to get around it in a day or even in two. It is worth starting from the central area, which is divided into several quarters. The main ones are the Old and New sides - Audzeids and Nievesades, respectively, surrounded by four parallel rings of the Grachtengordel canals, to the left of them is the Jordan region, to the right is De Plantage.
The next day we will dedicate to Amsterdam. Firstly, we can get a good night's sleep after the night activities, and secondly, you can devote a day to a leisurely stroll around the city, and continue your acquaintance with it. The Red Light District and the Oudekerk Church in the Old Town Center. Dam Square with the Royal Palace, Kalverstraat and Nievendijk alleys in the New part. The Grachtengordel canal belt with its cafes, restaurants, Ana Frank's house. De Plantage is home to the famous Amsterdam and Shipping Zoo.
Amsterdam - Hoorn.
After staying in Amsterdam, we will head to Hoorn, a city that was once the home port of the Dutch East India Company. In Hoorn, to this day, there are a huge number of buildings and monuments from the heyday of the city. The main square of Hoorn's old town is Roode Steen, the intersection of five streets. Here the main attractions of the city are located - the monument to Jan Peterson Kuhn, one of the governors of the Dutch East India Company, the Chamber of Scales, the Museum of West Friesland. Nearby, in the port, there is the Main Tower, one of Hoorn's oldest buildings.
Hoorn - Andijk.
The sea part of our journey is coming to an end and we are heading to the home marina of Andejk. After the crossing, we will go to a restaurant.
Leaving the yacht
Andijk – Texel – Haarlem – Amsterdam – Hoorn – Andijk