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The Netherlands - Great For A Sailing Charter

May 28, 2008
Most boating is found in the IJsselmeer, Wadden Sea and Frisian Islands, an area of sand dunes, systems of channels and nice ports. There are lots of yachts available here and you can visit the many historic and beautiful seaport towns.

The European country of Netherlands is mainly composed of several rivers. You have three large ones: Rhine and its tributaries, Meuse and Waal. Their presence actually divided the country into two. Moreover, you have a vast expanse of river delta in the southwest. Other rivers and tributaries include IJssel and Zuiderzee, or the southern sea. A great portion of the country is low land, which means it's below the level of the sea. There are also some seas that have been reclaimed such as Flevoland polder. Still, whatever is left is toured by those who love sailing in the Netherlands, especially during summers.

IJsselmeer, or Lake IJssel, is a very shallow lake located in the central portion of the Netherlands. It's also situated close to North Holland, Flevoland, and Friesland. The depth measure between 5 and 6 meters. There are lots of things that you can do here, besides sailing in the Netherlands. You can try to catch a fish in the river of IJssel or in the lake. There are also several birds and marine species that inhabit the area.

You can also spend your holiday on board a yacht charter to the Wadden Sea. It is a coastal wetland that extends from Den Helder to Germany's river estuaries-around 10,000 square kilometers. There are also several islands that you can find in the sea, but many are uninhabited and well protected by the Nature Conservation Law of the country. Nevertheless, there are bird sanctuaries that you can visit. You can also take a look at its salt marshes, such as Bosplaat, Schorren, and Noord-Friesland Buitendijks.

Frisian Islands, meanwhile, is a good destination among those who enjoy sailing in the Netherlands, especially during the summer. During wintertime, on the other hand, they would usually follow hiking trails toward the rugged mountains of Netherlands. There are also a number of ski resorts close to the area. There are a number of ways that you can reach the islands. You can travel by air or take a ferry. A number of the islands cannot provide you with a mode of transportation, so you may want to take your car with you.

Cruising in the Netherlands is an inevitable activity. When you're dealing with several bodies of water, one of the best ways to explore the country is to cruise with a yacht. Nevertheless, the experience will provide you a glimpse of the natural beauty of the country.

When you are in the Netherlands, you should not miss a visit to Amsterdam. There are so many things to do here: canal rides, shopping districts, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Netherlands Maritime Museum Amsterdam, Rembrandthuis, the Jewish Historical Museum, Ann Frank House and much more. Also a trip to Keukenhof (tulip heaven) or Aalsmeer Flower Auction is worth the effort.
About the Author
For more info on companies offering yacht charter in the Netherlands as well as many other popular sailing areas such as yacht charter Croatia visit D. Browall's website http://www.sboats.com.
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