Hindeloopen Base Information

At the Base

Base Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: 08:00 to 17:00

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly. When you arrive at the base, at the main entrance you will find the phone number of the harbour master.

You will need to contact him and he will come and let you in. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning. Please note that arrivals after 20:00 are not possible as the marina is locked.

When To Arrive:

Your boat will be ready to depart for 14:00 - 16:00. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions.

If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.

Your Return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Upon Arrival:

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive or base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit – if you have not purchased collision damage waiver. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Hotels and Restaurants


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


Extra Information


There is unsecure parking on site - (fees apply)


There is a small supermarket close to the base.
Open - Mon-Fri 8.30pm-12.30pm | 1:30pm-7pm,
Sat 8.30pm-12.30pm | 1:30pm-6pm,
Sunday 9am-12pm

In the larger town of Sneek (8km away) you will find a larger selection of shops and supermarkets.

Market Days

In Sneek - Tuesday 09:00 to 13:00 and Thurday 10:00 to 17:00

Tourist Office

Dijkweg 1 (next to the church)
8713 KD Hindeloopen
Tel. +31 514 851 223

Travel Information

By Road

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


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 13.7km, turn off the N359 when signposted to Hindeloopen. After 1.92km the road bends sharply to the left. Follow it over a bridge, signposted to Schullenburg. Follow the road for 500m – 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 Beam, turn left at theroundabout (still N359) following signs to Stavoren. After 13.5km, turn off the N359, signposted to Hindeloopen. After 1.92km the road bends sharply to the left. Follow it over a bridge, signposted to Schullenburg. Follow the road for 500m – you will see the base signposted on the left.

By Air

Closest airports:
Amsterdam Schiphol: 122km
Groningen: 106km

By Train

Closest train stations:
Hindeloopen: 2km
Leeuwaarden: 44km


The following ferry companies operate to Holland.

  • Hull to Rotterdam: P&O
  • Harwich to Hook of Holland: Stena Line