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Langweer - Woudsend - Heeg | Sailing route

(25.6 km)

Make the beautiful crossing from Langweer to the Heegermeer. Sail back through Heeg.

With this boating route, you'll pass through the charming villages of Woudsend and Heeg. Make sure to dock here and enjoy the local hospitality. Heeg is also known as the Eel Village. In the past, eel trade with London was conducted from this village. Discover more about it at the Visitors Center in Heeg.

Return to Langweer via the Langwarder Feart.

Renting a boat in Friesland
If you don't have your own boat or sloop, you can easily rent one in Friesland.

Duration of the boating route
With this 25-kilometer route, you'll be on the water for approximately 4.5 hours. It's even more enjoyable to dock somewhere along the way, allowing you to savor the Frisian waters longer!

Bridges in Friesland
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Make the beautiful crossing from Langweer to the Heegermeer. Sail back through Heeg.

With this boating route, you'll pass through the charming villages of Woudsend and Heeg. Make sure to dock here and enjoy the local hospitality. Heeg is also known as the Eel Village. In the past, eel trade with London was conducted from this village. Discover more about it at the Visitors Center in Heeg.

Return to Langweer via the Langwarder Feart.

Renting a boat in Friesland
If you don't have your own boat or sloop, you can easily rent one in Friesland.

Duration of the boating route
With this 25-kilometer route, you'll be on the water for approximately 4.5 hours. It's even more enjoyable to dock somewhere along the way, allowing you to savor the Frisian waters longer!

Bridges in Friesland
On this route, you'll encounter several fixed bridges that you need to navigate under and some drawbridges. Consult the Watersport App from the Provinsje Fryslân to check the height and operation times of the bridges.

Sustainable boating
Refueling? Choose blue diesel. Or go out with an electric boat. Snacks for the journey? Sure, but make sure empty packaging doesn't blow overboard. If you come across litter on the way, pick it up on board. Read more about sustainable water sports in Friesland.

Docking a boat in Friesland
At various points along this route, you can dock your boat. There are so-called free Marrekrite mooring spots along the way. In addition, there are several guest harbors in the villages along the route.

Waterway information
Most of the route takes you along a waterway in the DM category, where boats with a draft of 1.3m and a height of 2.3m can navigate. This route is, therefore, very suitable for traveling with an (electric) sloop.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Bast-Bakkerpaad
8525 Langweer
1

Langweer

Langweer is a true watersports destination. From this centrally located village in the Frisian lake area, you can sail in all directions.

Bezoek Langweer

Langweer
2

Langweerder Wielen (Langwarder Wielen)

The Langweerder Wielen is located to the west of Joure.

Langweerder Wielen (Langwarder Wielen)
3

The Kûfurd

The Kûfurd is a lake located on the border of Súdwest-Fryslân and De Fryske Marren.

The Kûfurd
4

Recreational Park De Koevoet

We offer comfortable overnight stays in apartments, camping in the green countryside, mooring in the shelter of the marina, cosy dining at the harbour cafe, relaxing on the sunny terrace or renting a sailing boat.

Tussenstop: leg aan bij het Havencafe

Recreational Park De Koevoet
5

Woudsend (Wâldsein)

Woudsend is a village nestled between Lake Heegermeer and Lake Slotermeer.

Bezoek Woudsend

Woudsend (Wâldsein)
6

Houtzaagmolen De Jager

Houtzaagmolen De Jager is the over 300-year-old sawmill in Woudsend that is still in operation. The mill is open to visitors every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Houtzaagmolen De Jager
7

Heegermeer (Hegemer Mar)

The Heegermeer is named after the adjacent village of Heeg.

Heegermeer (Hegemer Mar)
8

Marboei MB63

A MarBoje is a plastic buoy with a large eye on top.

Marboei MB63 Heegermeer
9

Heeg (Heech)

Heeg is a delightful destination for water sports enthusiasts.

Bezoek Heeg

Heeg (Heech)
10

Havenkom de Syl

The Syl used to be the harbor basin of Heeg. In the past, it was bustling with activity, filled with ships, boats, and fishermen.

Havenkom de Syl De Syl Heeg 1895
11

Stichting De Palingaak

Stichting De Palingaak
12

Jeltesleat Akwadukt

When sailing through the Jeltesloot near Hommerts, you will eventually cross the N354, using the aqueduct through the Jeltesloot.

Jeltesleat Akwadukt Jeltesloot Aquaduct bij Hommerts
13

The Langweer Mill

In this beautiful and in 2010 completely renovated mill you can now spend the night in nostalgic style.

The Langweer Mill
End point: Bast-Bakkerpaad
8525 Langweer

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