Motorboat and bike holliday in Holland

Motor cruiser & bike holiday in Holland

If you fancy a holiday that's really relaxing, gently active and wonderfully varied, why not get away from it all by boat, sail along romantic waterways and explore areas inland by bike.

Holland's Frisian lakes are an ideal place for a vacation in the Dutch countryside. The network of canals and waterways is impressively extensive, with cool lakes on one side and excellent cycle paths through green pastures, picturesque villages and historic towns on the other. Rent a boat for a short outing or book a complete package with boat, bike hire and all the tour information you need for a truly Dutch holiday experience.

At Holland-by-Bike we are pleased to offer a wide range of boats to accommodate parties of 2 to 12 people. The start point is the historic town of Sneek, in the heart of the Frisian Lake District.

Stay right in the countryside, naturally with 'De Marrekrite' scenic mooring sites

When you take to the waterways of Friesland, you can choose to tie up your boat in one of the many marinas or enjoy something a little different and land on special mooring sites in scenic surroundings, courtesy of the organisation, De Marrekrite.

Thanks to the support of volunteer staff, De Marrekrite now provides around 3,500 free mooring sites at over 285 locations (most of which are in the beautiful Frisian Lake District), suitable for those sailing yacht skippers and motor boaters in search of a spot of real natural tranquility. Costs are covered partly by the sale of Marrekrite pennants: the Marrekrite berths are free of charge if you carry a Marrekrite flag on your boat and all our motor cruisers already have this flag on board. Stays are limited to a maximum of 3 days at the same location. Barbecues are permitted beyond the wooden jetties and swimming is also possible away from the shipping lanes, bridges and locks.

If you have bikes on board, it's easy to pedal off and explore the countryside and neighbouring villages. The Marrekrite organisation also manages and maintains the cycling network and the signposts for cyclists in Friesland.

If you'd like to include a spot of fishing as part of your trip, fishing licenses for visitors are available for purchase at the reception. Please let us know in advance.