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Vinkeveen Base Information

Base Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00

Friday – Saturday: 08:00 – 20:00

Sunday: Closed

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly orour UK sales team. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. 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


Hotel restaurant Villa Lokeend,
Groenlandsekade 61, 3645 BB, Vinkeveen
Tel: 0031 294 291 544

Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam (10kms from base) Schepenbergweg 50 1105 AT Amsterdam Netherlands Tel: 0031 (0) 20 311 3670


Restaurant Lust!, Molenkade 1, 3648 AX, Vinkeveen
Tel: 0031 294 290 382

Gardens in Vinkeveen


Albert Heijn Vinkeveen, 4 km

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday : 08:00 – 22:00 / Sunday: Closed

Tourist Office

VVV Vinkeveen, 4 km

Tel: 0031 297 214 231


Parking is bookable in advance.

Outdoor secured parking - £28 per week

Garage – Not available

Although free on - road parking is available in Vinkeveen


Fishing is allowed on the canal. A fishing permit is required. You can get the fishing permit at a tourist information point.

Travel Information

From the north (Amsterdam):

Follow the highway A2 in south direction. Take exit number 4 Vinkeveen. Take the first exit at the roundabout. At the next intersection turn right. After about 150 meter you will find the Marina ‘’De Wilgenhoek’’ on your left side.

From the east (Hilversum):

Follow the N201 ‘’Vreelandseweg’’. At the roundabout, take the second exit. Follow this road the next 5,4 km (7 minutes). Turn right in the direction of‘’Groenlandsekade’’. Take the third exit at the roundabout. After about 150 meter you will find the Marina ‘’De Wilgenhoek’’ on your left side.

From the south (Utrecht):

Follow the A2 in north direction. Take exit number 4 Vinkeveen. Follow this road, but keep right. Turn right in the direction of ‘’Provincialeweg / N201’’. After about 350 meter turn right in the direction of ‘’Groenlandsekade’’. Take the third exit at the roundabout. After about 150 meter you will find the Marina ‘’De Wilgenhoek’’ on your left side.

Nearest Airports

Schiphol Airport :24 km

Nearest Train Stations

Abcoude : 8km