About Vinkeveen

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.

You can see and do lots from Vinkeveen. The base itself is located in the popular summer holiday spot, Vinkeveen Plassen, great for water sports, swimming and lake-side dining. Amsterdam, is just 4.5hrs cruising to the north. To the southeast, the trendy university city of Utrecht is reachable in just 4hrs, while the famous cheese making towns of Gouda and Edam, the famous Keukenhof Flowerpark at Lisse and the iconic windmills at Zaanse Schans are all within 2 – 4 days of cruising from Vinkeveen.

From Vinkeveen it is:

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

What you get on the base


  • Showers
  • Toilets 
  • Laundry

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.


Villa Lokeend - Tel: +31 294 291 544

Fletcher Hotel Amsterdam - Tel. +31 (0) 203 113 670



Restaurant De Viersprong - Tel. +31 (0) 294 295 450

Restaurant Lust! - Tel: +31 294 290 382




Albert Heijn Vinkeveen, 4 km Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 08:00 – 21:00 / Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00 

Jumbo Vinkeveen, 4 km Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 08:00 – 21:00 / Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00

Tourist Info

Herenweg 144 f

3645 DT Vinkeveen


Opening hours

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


Le Boat Vinkeveen, Jachthaven De Wilgenhoek
Groenlands Kade 9 – 13
3645 BA Vinkeveen


+31 (0)294 269 198

Travel to Vinkeveen

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


Taxi Centrale Amsterdam’ (+31 (0) 207 777 777 | [email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:


  • Hindeloopen 170€

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

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Abcoude: 8 km

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Schiphol Airport: 24 km

Arrival at Vinkeveen

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