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Hindeloopen Base Information

Base Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 to 17:00
Friday/Saturday: 09:00 to 18:00
Sunday: Closed

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 16:00 - 17:30. 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

Hotels near the base

Hotel De Stadsboerderij (1km from base)
Nieuwe Weide 7, 8713 JD Hindeloopen
Tel: +31 (0)514 521 278

De Twee Hondjes Hotel-Pension-B&B (1.2kms from base)
Paardepad 2, 8713 KR Hindeloopen
Tel. +31 (0)514 522 873


De 3 Harinkjes (1.4kms from base)
Buren 37 - 39, 8713 Hindeloopen
Tel: +31 (0)514 522 222

Restaurant Pizzeria Oost Achterom (1.3kms from base)
Kalverstraat 13, 8713 KV Hindeloopen
Tel: +31 (0)514 522 053



There is unsecure parking on site - free of charge


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

Open daily 10:am to 3:30pm Address: Nieuwstad 26, 8713jl Hindeloopen Tel: +31 (0) 514 851 226

Travel Information


Nearest major airport Amsterdam Schiphol: 122kms (2.5hours). Groningen: 106km from Woudsend


Hindeloopen has its own train stop (2km from base) but there are more frequent connections to/from Leeuwaarden (44km from base – trains run hourly to/from Amsterdam Schiphol airport)


The following ferry companies operate to Holland.

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


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.