About Hindeloopen-Stavoren

Our Hindeloopen-Stavoren base is split across two marinas with our larger boats (Horizon 5, Horizon 4, Vision 4 and Vision 3) departing from and returning to our marina in Stavoren and the rest of our Dutch fleet from/to our marina in Hindeloopen. To make your arrival as smooth as possible please ensure you follow our travel information.

The towns of Hindeoopen and Stavoren are very similar in size and character and are an equal cruising distance to the waterway intersection that leads to the rest of the Friesland region.

Hindeloopen-Stavoren is located in Friesland, a rural, traditional and culturally rich region of the Netherlands. Famous for its lakes and water sports, life is slower-paced in these parts and well suited for those wishing to escape the hustle-bustle and breathe a little! Hindeloopen itself is on the shores of Lake Ijsselmeer with a long maritime history, quirky cobbled streets and ranked as one of Europe’s most beautiful villages.

From Hindeloopen-Stavoren it is:

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

View our Hindeloopen base on Google Maps

What you get on the base


  • Toilets
  • Showers

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 'Vacation Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical Extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Fun extras (Stavoren departures - pre book only)

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Angling dinghy and outboard (Hindeloopen marina only)

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue and Thu: 10am – 4pm. Sun: Closed | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the base.


Le Boat Hindeloopen
De Tolve 6
8713 LK Hindeloopen


+31 (0) 514 591251

Travel to Hindeloopen-Stavoren

By Train and Taxi

If arriving by public transport or taxi and you have booked a boat that departs from Stavoren (Horizon 5, Horizon 4, Vision 4 and Vision 3), check-in will be completed by phone when our base team calls you sometime in the week prior to your departure. In this call we will also make an appointment to meet you in Stavoren for the boat briefing & instruction.

If arriving by public transport or taxi and you have booked a boat that departs from Hindeloopen please travel to Hindeloopen.


Closest train station(s):

Hindeloopen marina:

  • Hindeloopen: 2km
  • Leeuwaarden: 44km

Stavoren marina:

  • Stavoren: 2km
  • Leeuwaarden: 57km

By Road

If arriving by car (excluding taxis) please ensure you travel to the Hindeloopen marina to check in for both Hindeloopen and Stavoren departures.

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

Directions Hindeloopen marina:

From North (Groningen). Take the E22 south to Drachten and Heerenveen. This road becomes the A7 – stay on this road through Sneek and then at Bolsward, turn off onto the N359 south to Hindeloopen. After 13.7 km, turn off the N359 when signposted to Hindeloopen. After 1.9 km the road bends sharply to the left. Follow it over a bridge, signposted to Schullenburg. Follow the road for 500 m – you will see the base signposted on the left.

From South (Amsterdam). Take the A1 and then the A6 motorway north and exit at junction 17, signposted to Lemmer/N359. At the end of the slip road, turn left onto the N359. Stay on this road, through Lemmer and to the west. At Balke, turn left at the roundabout (still N359) following signs to Stavoren. After 13.5 km, turn off the N359, signposted to Hindeloopen. After 1.9 km the road bends sharply to the left. Follow it over a bridge, signposted to Schullenburg. Follow the road for 500 m – you will see the base signposted on the left.



Pre-bookable unsecured parking available onsite (fees apply - Hindeloopen marina only)”

Car rental 

Betten Autoverhuur in SNEEK (30 km). Tel: +31 (0)515 413 807

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Hindeloopen marina:

  • Amsterdam Schiphol: 122km
  • Groningen: 106km

Stavoren marina:

  • Amsterdam Schipol 143km
  • Groningen 115km

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


Taxi Bosman’ (+31 (0) 6 45 305 630 | [email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:


  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) €195
  • Leeuwaarden Train Station €100

Arrival at Hindeloopen-Stavoren

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

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.


Hindeloopen marina: Hotel De Stadsboerderij - Tel. +31 (0)514 521 278

Stavoren marina: Hotel Vrouwe van Stavoren - Tel +31 (0)514 681 202



Hindeloopen marina:

De 3 Harinkjes - Tel. +31 (0)514 522 222

Pizzeria Oost Achterom - Tel. +31 (0)514 522 053

Stavoren marina:

Restaurant de Koebrug - Tel. +31 (0)514 681 875  

Paviljoen De Potvis - Tel. +31 (0)514 682 297 



Hindeloopen marina: There is a small supermarket close to the base. Open Mon-Fri 8:30 -12:30 & 13:30-19:00, Sat 8:30-12:30 & 13:30- 18:00, Sunday 9:00 - 12:00

Stavoren marina: Coop Supermarket, De Bleeck 1, Stavoren, 8715 EJ. Open Mon-Sat 8:00-20:00, Sunday 9:00 - 17:00

Local market

The nearest market is in Sneek. Open Tuesdays & Thursdays

Tourist Info

Hindeloopen marina:

Dijkweg 1 (next to the church)

8713 KD Hindeloopen

Tel. +31 (0)514 851 223

VVV: http://www.touristinfohindeloopen.nl/

Stavoren marina:

VVV: https://www.waterlandvanfriesland.nl/nl/hindeloopen

Stationsweg 7  

8715 ES Stavoren 

Tel. +31 (0)514 682 424

Electric car charging points

  • Suderséleane 29, 8711 GX Workum (7 km)
  • Parking, Stationsweg 7, 8715 ES STAVOREN (9 km)