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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".

Cruising the region

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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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Approaches and Navigation

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Local Radio Nets

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.





Customs and Immigration





Fees and Charges


Health and Security


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External Territories

Ports & Popular Stops

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Offshore Islands

List islands and island groups belonging to this country. If there is more then 2 paragraphs for a given island, create a dedicated page for it (Island Template and/or Island Group Template).


List transportation to other countries, etc.

Routes/Passages To/From

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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

References & Publications

Personal Notes

Personal experiences?

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