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One of the beautiful sailing destinations to rent a yacht is in the Netherlands - the city Drachten. Drachten is part of the municipality of Smallingerland, which is also a sailing city. They are situated in the region of Friesland - many canals and lakes there attract sailors.
Rent a boat from Drachten or other close locations like De Wilgen, Oudega Gem Smallingerland, or Heerenveen and discover the best that the Netherlands has to offer.
As you rent a yacht and sail through the city, you will see the beauty of the calm atmosphere. Nature, the canals, and dutch culture are remarkable in this sailing region.
On Tubber, you can rent a boat in Drachten and discover the beautiful water and coastlines. Tubber offers you to rent a yacht with a skipper and crew on board. This way, you will relax on board while the team will navigate the boat. However, if you are skillful enough, you can go for the option of bareboat sailing. For your sailing holiday, Tubber offers many boats and for different periods.
There is no requirement for a sailing license in the Netherlands, as long as your boat is under 15 meters, and you drive no faster than 20km per hour. However, if rent a yacht that is longer than 15 meters and you control it, you may need to look into the exact specifications and laws for licenses.
As we mentioned, Drachten is part of Smallingerland. You can explore further around Drachten and check out the beautiful sights of the region in Friesland.
Smallingerland is one of the municipalities in Friesland. There are plenty of lakes where you can sail and explore the region. Most lakes are created by peat extraction. These are also the shallowest: the Alde Feanen near Eernewoude, the Leijen, the Bergumermeer. The Pikmeer near Grou even gets its name from a particular type of peat, called Piek.
Other lakes, especially those in the southwest corner of Friesland, have been created by glaciers. As a result, the Fluessen and Het Heegermeer are deeper, about 1.50 m. Renting a motorboat in Friesland is easy because these ships do not have too much draft as standard and can, therefore, sail almost anywhere.
Ranked as the most beautiful province region in the country, Friesland is a great sailing holiday destination. Like any other city, it has many inland canals that get you through the inner parts and enable you to observe the authentic culture of Friesland.
It is essential to mention that one of Friesland's cities - Leeuwarden, had been ranked as the European capital of culture in 2018. When you rent a yacht and sail through it, you will see all the beautiful artistic statues and architecture that have grabbed the attention of many visitors.
The best time for a sailing holiday in all cities in the Netherlands is from middle April till middle October. In these months you will enjoy your sailing trip under the shining sun, you will see the blooming tulips and all the other flowers, and you will avoid the rainy days.
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