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Posted on October 11, 2016
Heart of Holland guide
This guide was published as a download version in January 2016; it is now available as a printed book. It has now been expanded, in both versions, to include eight suggested touring routes. They are each described in detail on maps and cruising logs, with tables listing the length, from/to points and restrictive dimensions of each of the 67 individual waterways of the region.
The “Heart of Holland” is the region of lakes, rivers, canals and natural areas within the loop of cities of the Randstad – Rotterdam, Delft, Den Haag, Leiden, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Hilversum, Utrecht, and Gouda – an almost continuous circle. In this middle lays a green area, sprinkled with small and medium-sized villages, each with its own culture, history and architecture. On the west are the beaches of the North Sea, at Katwijk and Scheveningen. Arguably this is the best cruising area of the Netherlands. You can moor along the banks of the canals or in ports. You will find boat clubs and commercial marinas with shore power and other services, at a small charge, and many free moorings without facilities. The guide lists all of these and displays the locations on maps. Over 175 color photos depict the scenes along the waterways.