boating, sailing, canoeing, swimming

Besides the opportunity to come boating with us on our sloop ‘Sir Sourire’, there are many options to go and explore on your own. From a canoe through the waterways of Kortenhoef. Or hire a sailing boat on the Loosdrecht lakes.If you like to rent a boat and navigate just by yourself, there are several possibilities in the direct vicinity of our B&B: At the lock of Mijnden (only 1,2 km from our B&B) you can rent a boat from the lock keeper ‘Leo Oor’. We can get in touch with him on your behalf and see if he has one available. He charges agreeable fees. Also the terrace at the lock of Mijnden is a special experience in the summer. Not only for just watching the pleasure craft trying to ‘lock-in’ in the right (or not so right) way, but also for the tiny shop owned by the lock keeper with so called (by him at least) ‘re-entering goods’ which is unique and quirky.

Nieuwersluis (at 2,1 km from our B&B) Ariadne aan de Vecht

Rent your own motorboat.

Vreeland (at 2,7 km from our B&B) Uw Salonboot.

Beautiful restored saloon boat for a very nice and luxureous trip.Skipper Arjen Zweedijk is a superb host and offers just that little bit ‘extra’.



After a thorough dredging and cleaning of the River Vecht (completed in 2017) the water is pretty clean most of the time. If you like to be sure of the water quality, you can consult this website for locations and the current quality at that moment: This website is only available in Dutch, but we can help you with this, if you are interested.

There is also an outdoor swimming area in Nieuwersluis: . By bicycle (a beautiful trip along the River Vecht) you can be there in 10 minutes. 

Just follow our street (‘Oud Over’ and afterwards called ‘Zandpad’) in a southern direction.

Apart from that, there are several more locations where you can have a swim in open nature:

This website is only available in Dutch, but we can provide you with more details if you are interested.