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Netherlands Cruising Guide

An online cruising guide for sailing around the Netherlands.

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Capital: Amsterdam
World icon.png 52°19′N, 5°33′E
Language: Dutch
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Timezone: UTC+1 (DST observed)
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The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland, also commonly called Holland in English, in reference to the provinces North-Holland and South-Holland) is a country located in Western Europe and a founding member of the European Union. The Netherlands is bordering Germany to the east and Belgium to the south. To the west, the country faces the North Sea and the United Kingdom. The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands are referred to as "Dutch".


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Climate & Weather

The predominant wind direction in the Netherlands is south-west, which causes a moderate maritime climate, with cool summers and mild winters.

Sources of weather forecasting here.


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Special Navigation Notes

Any navigation notes here.

Local Radio Nets

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Arrival/Departure procedures

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Ports & Popular Stops

Offshore Islands


External Territories


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Transportation to mainland or other countries, etc.

References & Publications

Books, Guides, etc.

References & Publications

  • "Cruising Guide to the Netherlands" by Brian Navin (Imray, 2004)
  • "Dutch Inland Sailing Pilot" by Henri Levison (Stamford, 1988)

Cruiser's Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forum Discussions

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External Links

Personal Notes

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