About Hindeloopen

Due to the effects of Coronavirus, we have delayed the opening of this base. For more information please visit our Go Boating with Confidence page.

Hindeloopen is located in Friesland, a rural, traditional and culturally rich region of the Netherlands. Famous for its lakes and water sports, life is slower-paced in these parts and well suited for those wishing to escape the hustle-bustle and breathe a little! Hindeloopen itself is on the shores of Lake Ijsselmeer with a long maritime history, quirky cobbled streets and ranked as one of Europe’s most beautiful villages.

From Hindeloopen it is:

  • 29hrs (12 locks, 11 lifting bridges) to our base in Vinkeveen

What you get on the base


  • Showers
  • Toilets

Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical Extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Angling dinghy and outboard

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.


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


There is a small supermarket close to the base. Open Mon-Fri 8:30 -12:30 & 13:30-19:00, Sat 8:30-12:30 & 13:30- 18:00, Sunday 9:00 - 12:00

Local market

The nearest market is in Sneek. Open Tuesdays & Thursdays

Tourist Info

Dijkweg 1 (next to the church)

8713 KD Hindeloopen

Tel. +31 514 851 223

VVV: http://www.touristinfohindeloopen.nl/

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue and Thu: 10am – 4pm. Sun: Closed


Le Boat Hindeloopen
De Tolve 6
8713 LK Hindeloopen


+31 (0) 514 591251

Travel to Hindeloopen

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the number below.


Taxi Bosman’ (+31 (0) 6 45 305 630 | [email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:


  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) €175
  • Leeuwaarden Train Station €85

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 www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas


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 13.7 km, turn off the N359 when signposted to Hindeloopen. After 1.9 km the road bends sharply to the left. Follow it over a bridge, signposted to Schullenburg. Follow the road for 500 m – 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 Balke, turn left at the roundabout (still N359) following signs to Stavoren. After 13.5 km, turn off the N359, signposted to Hindeloopen. After 1.9 km the road bends sharply to the left. Follow it over a bridge, signposted to Schullenburg. Follow the road for 500 m – you will see the base signposted on the left.


Unsecured parking available (fees apply)

By Train

Closest train station(s):

  • Hindeloopen: 2km
  • Leeuwaarden: 44km

By Air

Closest airport(s):

  • Amsterdam Schiphol: 122km
  • Groningen: 106km

Arrival at Hindeloopen

When to arrive

Please arrive any time from 14:00 - our teams will get you checked in and carry out your briefing once early boarding customers have set off. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base from 11:00. 

Late arrivals 

If you are going to be arriving at the base after 16:00, please inform the base directly or our sales team so we can make sure everything is prepared for your arrival. If you arrive later than 17:00, 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 for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning. 

Upon arrival 

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

When you arrive our base staff will: 

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your vacation as well as engine wear and tear. 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. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your vacation. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details. 
  • 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. 

Your return 

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out). If you want to check out before 09:00 please let our base team know when you check in so they can arrange this. 

Local info