About Hindeloopen

Hindeloopen 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 the IJsselmeer with a long maritime history, quirky cobbled streets and ranked as one of Europe’s most beautiful villages.

To make your arrival as smooth as possible please ensure you follow our travel information.

From Hindeloopen 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.



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

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Angling dinghy and outboard 

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

By Train

Closest train station(s):

  • Hindeloopen: 2km
  • Leeuwarden : 44km

By Roads

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 https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe

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.

Car rental

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


Pre-bookable unsecured parking available onsite (fees apply).

By Air

Closest airports:

  • Amsterdam Schiphol: 122km
  • Groningen: 106km


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

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 your security deposit, engine hours deposit (see compulsory costs) & any extras added at the base and are required to be paid in local currency by card. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express. 


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


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

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


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

Local market

The nearest market is in Sneek. Open Tuesdays & Thursdays

Tourist Info

Dijkweg 1 (next to the church)

8713 KD Hindeloopen

Tel. +31 (0)514 851 223

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


Fishing licenses can be ordered prior to arrival at http://www.vispas.nl

Electric car charging points

Suderséleane 29, 8711 GX Workum (7 km)