Sailing area

A sheltered starting point on the IJsselmeer

Monnickendam is a historic town with a lot of heritage related to the IJsselmeer. Based on 10 km north of the city centre of Amsterdam it offers sheltered waters and an ideal starting point for your sailing holiday. The prevailing southwesterly winds in Holland always ensure a sheltered departure and arrival into our marina. With our comfortable and fast sailing yachts you will arrive into the next harbour withall ease.

  • Marken lighthouse
  • Monnickendam waterfront

North Sea & England

The offshore sailor can use Monnickendam as a strating point for a round trip around the province "Noord Holland". You enter the North Sea at IJmuiden next port of call is Den Helder or the isle of Texel. After that you pick one of the locks to enter the IJsselmeer area again to return to Monnickendam. For trips along the North Sea coastline of Southern Holland, Belgium, England and France we offer a North Sea package which includes: Charts, tidal maps, liferaft, extra offshore equipment and a offshore sailing insurance.

  • Mark on Waddenzee
  • North Sea Sunset
  • Map Round Noordholland

Sailing area and destinations

The starting point of your holiday will be Monnickendam. The sheltered southwesterly side of the lake provides a good shelter and enables safe and controlable sailing conditions. Our yachts are also equipped with charts for the tidal Waddenzee area. Please feel free to consult us for good sailing destinations in our charter area. North Sea Coast is also possible with adequate sailing experience. Hereby a couple of suggfestions for sailing routes along the IJsselmeer area.

Sailing tour for 7 days

Sailing tour for 7 days
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Enkhuizen Makkum Stavoren Lelystad Hoorn Edam/Marken Monnickendam
Hoorn Enkhuizen Lemmer Lelystad Muiden Edam/Marken Monnickendam
Lelystad Urk Lemmer Enkhuizen Hoorn Edam/Marken Monnickendam

Sailing tour for 5 days

Vaarroutes voor een midweek
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Hoorn Enkhuizen Muiden Edam/Marken Monnickendam
Enkhuizen Lelystad Hoorn Edam/Marken Monnickendam
Muiden Lelystad Enkhuizen Volendam/Marken Monnickendam

Weekend destinations

Weekend destinations
Friday Saterday Sunday
Marken / Edam Hoorn/Enkhuizen Marken/Edam