Monday 14.00 h till Monday 9.00 h
Friday 14.00 h till Friday 9.00 h
Driving time per day: 4/6 hours
ca. 220 km
Where to stay the night:
1. Leeuwarden Prinsentuin
7. Yachtcharter Leeuwarden
At channel km 24 you leave the Van Harinxmakanal and take the "Harlinger Vaart" towards the center of Leeuwarden. After several bridges you reach the Prinsentuin, where you can spend in a beautiful park the first night. The center of Leeuwarden there are a few minutes walk.
Aventura 34 AK EVA in our port
The next day (Do not start too late) you go north along Dokkum eastwards. In Dokkumer Nieuwe Zijlen you pass the lock and reach the Lauwersmeer, enjoy the nature and tranquility, spend the night in Zoutkamp, a former seaport.
Across the Reitdiep through beautiful narrow waters you reach Groningen, the capital of the province. In this student city there is plenty to do and to see, the third place for the night. The following day, the destination is Assen (main city of Drenthe), via "de Vaart" you can reach the city center and stay there in the marina centrally.
Small waters, a section of the Turfroute, brings you to Gorredijk, a typical village of peat colony on both sides of the channel, which leads today as wel through the center, now the unofficial capital of Turfroute, here you will spend the fifth night.
Akkrum, a very popular place for water sports enthusiasts, is the destination on this day. It offers good accommodations, great infrastructure.
Last day it leads direction north, on the Sneekermeer, past Grou along the "Standing Mast Route" back to our base, where you spend the last night of your cruise.