Classical Dutch cities

For many who do not yet know the Netherlands from the water, this is the ultimate way to discover the Netherlands and its history. A history that also has a very strong connection to the water, as the VOC brought us our wealth.

Discover many classic cities and enjoy the beautiful view of the city from the luxury of your own motor yacht. Moor in the heart of Dordrecht, visit the cheese market of Gouda and see the activities of the capital Amsterdam from the IJ.

  • Kids
  • Nature
  • Towns and cities
Waterway type: 
  • Relaxing
Travel time: 
  • Week

Stop over destinations


The fortified town of Willemstad spoils its visitors with a special combination of historical and culinary hospitality with numerous nice restaurants. Particularly interesting in terms of cultural history: the Mauritshuis, the Koepelkerk, the old town hall and the fortifications surrounding the city. And challenging through the rugged landscape, for example around the Hollandsch Diep. The marina provides a perfect base for your cruise.

Biesbosch nature reserve

20 km
Due to the changing tides, the Hollandse Biesbosch nature reserve is enormously rich in greenery. The effect of the river and the tides makes the area a true paradise for a wide variety of animals. The beaver is the most famous inhabitant of this area, maybe we will discover one along the coast! But also other forest animals like to hide in this beautiful forest, like foxes, deers and hares. And of course many different kinds of birds!


65 km
There is much to see and do in Gouda. The city is, of course, particularly famous for its cheese. The Gouda Cheese Market has existed since 1198. Before cheese and other goods were sold on the market, they first had to be weighed. This happened in the Waag, and today the Waag is a museum where we can learn all about the history of the Gouda Cheese Market. Apart from the Waag, other historical highlights include the Town Hall and the Sint-Janskerk, hidden treasures in the Gouda Museum, more facts about cheese in the Gouda Cheese Experience and sweets in the syrup waffle factory. These are places not to be missed when visiting Gouda.

Ouderkerk a/d Amstel

45 km
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel is an oasis of peace and quit after all things going in our capital Amsterdam! Visitors aremost enthusiastic about the beautiful church, the old monastery and the famous windmill "De Zwaan". Ouderkerk is also home to Beth Haim, the oldest jewish graveyard of the Netherlands.A bicycletrip on the waters edge is certainly worth the effort! Not after long, you'll be netering the bustle of Amsterdam. Riding along the Amstel river, you will not just encounter the big country homes of the rich of days gone by, but also find many culinary hotspot. A good reason for plenty of R&R stops along the way! :-D
Ouderkerk aan de Amstel


20 km
Visiting Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, on our own motor yacht is a very special experience. We can choose whether we want to be in the heart of the city or in a quieter area. Enjoy the artistic heritage, the extensive network of canals and the narrow gabled houses, legacies from the Golden Age. There is transport to all places of interest from each port, or take a bicycle, which is inextricably linked to the city's character.
Amsterdam Sixhaven

De Kaag

38 km
The water sports area of the Kaager Plassen is centrally located in the Randstad, between Leiden and Amsterdam. At the southern edge of the Haarlemmermeer lies the village of Buitenkaag and opposite, on the other side of the Ringvaart canal, the picturesque Kaageiland. Crossing over by ferry gives you the feeling of being in another world. The many old houses give the impression that time has stood still in this romantic water sports village. Many say that this is where the roots of water sports in the Netherlands lie.
De Kaag


34 km
Historically, Delft owes its great reputation to the relationship with Johannes Vermeer, who painted his world-famous Milkmaid here. But of course also thanks to the Delft Blue ceramics and the Royal Family. Walking along canals, churches, mansions and courtyards, the past comes alive. This university town also offers guided tours of its canals, museums and markets. And after a nice walk through the city, you can enjoy one of the many cosy cafés or restaurants.