Sailing in the Land
of Maas and Waal


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In this sailing area, you will find cosy catering establishments within walking distance of beautiful mooring spots in nature. Holiday feeling guaranteed!

Spend the night on a natural jetty

On the Gouden Ham, you can moor at beautiful natural jetties. In addition, there are fun ports and quiet natural moorings in this area.

Easy sailing, no tides

All waters in this area are clear and easy to navigate. Moreover, you don’t have to take tides into account.

Making a campfire and barbecuing

Bring your own barbecue and/or make your own campfire with gathered wood on one of the natural beaches.

The ultimate holiday feeling you will remember for a long time to come

Do you like socialising with friends and family on holiday or do you prefer to find a bit of peace and quiet to relax? In the Land van Maas en Waal sailing area, you simply combine them both! Sunbathe and swim during the day, eat out in the evening and then spend the night in quiet nature.

You may know the Land of Maas and Waal from Boudewijn de Groot’s song. With the log cabin boat, you can cruise the entire stretch of Meuse from Niftrik to Lithoijen. You depart from Maasbommel. From this central location on the Gouden Ham, you can easily plot your log cabin boat adventure.

You can stay in recreational area the Gouden Ham with your log cabin boat and enjoy all the facilities there. Moor the log cabin boat at one of the natural jetties. Cosy restaurants are within walking distance, and at night you still sleep in the middle of nature! By canoe, you can spot special animals in the Moringerwaarden during the quiet hours in the morning and evening.

You can also sail left or right from the Gouden Ham up the Meuse to explore the rest of the sailing area. Besides the Meuse, you will find a number of lakes and river branches. These were created as the river’s flow direction was altered or sand and gravel was excavated. Today, lakes like the Loonse Waard and Oude Maas are an ideal place to moor at a beach for a campfire made of found wood. After a nice hot outdoor shower, enjoy the beautiful colours of the setting sun from your private deck. You will remember this special holiday for a long time to come!

The Land of Maas and Waal in brief:

  • Relaxing at the Gouden Ham: enjoying the 700-metre-long sandy beach by day, eating out in the evening.
  • Quiet natural lakes on the branches of the Meuse where you can build campfires and barbecue everywhere
  • Sailing on the Meuse yourself, there is always something to see!
  • Discover the quaint village and ancient ruins of Batenburg
  • Wildlife spotting from your canoe: will you spot beavers or a kingfisher in the Moringerwaarden nature reserve?
  • Don’t feel like sailing for a while? At Moeke Mooren you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner and there are all kinds of activities to do


WEEKEND Departure Friday afternoon until Monday morning 10.00

MIDWEEK Departure Monday afternoon until Friday morning 10.00

WEEK Departure Fri. or Mon. afternoon until Fri. or Mon. morning 10.00

Sailing routes

The Land van Maas en Waal sailing area entails the part of the river Meuse between Lithoijen and Niftrik. You are not allowed to moor on the Meuse. This is allowed in the many river branches and sand holes beside the Meuse: recreational area the Gouden Ham, the Loonse Waard, the Oude Maas and the lakes near Alphen and near Batenburg.

Important: sailing upstream (towards Grave) always takes more time than sailing downstream.

Active enjoyment in nature

The Moringerwaarden nature reserve is a beautiful part of the Gouden Ham where you can take a nice short stroll. Even more fun is exploring this area by canoe or SUP. While paddling, discover the plants and animals in and along the water in this so-called riparian forest. It is magically beautiful in all seasons!

Land van Maas en Waal has nice fishing spots to cast a line. You can then fish for typical freshwater fish such as pike, zander and bream, but catfish also swim around here.

This cruising area has no ebb and flow so you can moor on the lakes and in the river branches for as long as you like. You are not allowed to moor on the Meuse itself.

Roasting marshmallows by the campfire​

In the Gouden Ham and at the other major lakes along the Meuse, nature gets all the space it needs. Quiet beaches alternate with lavishly vegetated shores. Here you can always find a beautiful nature spot for a special overnight stay.

On the natural beaches and grassy banks where there is enough open space, you are allowed to light a campfire and/or barbecue, but always make sure you do this safely.


Grab a bite to eat or visit a village

On a log cabin boat, you have everything on board for a great holiday, but do you want to go out for a meal or visit a nice place ? Then combine an overnight stay on one of the natural jetties or in a marina with your outing. Recommendations include the Hanseatic town of Maasbommel and the village of Batenburg with its ruins.

Enjoy one of the many waterfront terraces in this area, or take a nice walk along the banks of the Meuse. The Land van Maas en Waal is surprisingly versatile!

Seeing special large and small animals

Several special animals can be seen from the water in the Land van Maas en Waal. Think beavers, kingfishers and spoonbills. Tip: bring your binoculars!

Do you hear rumbling and bellowing in the forest? Then you probably spotted a pair of curious red poll cattle! In Moringerwaarden, a large herd grazes wild all year round. Along the banks of the Meuse, you will come across groups of wild horses feasting on the green grass.

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  • Sleeping in nature or in a marina
  • Experiencing true adventures
Nature & Peace


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  • Nature has never been so close!
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Most versatile location


Our most versatile sailing area with perfect beaches but also nice marinas such as in the fortified city of Heusden where you can moor for the night

  • Most versatile location
  • Making a campfire and barbecuing
  • Sleeping in nature or in a marina
  • Experiencing true adventures

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we rent the boat for 1 day or night?

No, that is not possible. Bookings can be made by midweek, weekend or week. Of course, you may stay fewer nights on the log cabin boat, but you will pay the full price.

How can I book?

On the website, you can enter a location, date and duration in the booking bar (at book your adventure now). When you click on search you will see the available options. Choose an option and click View, you will then be taken to the booking form where you can review and finalise your chosen booking.

How long are the rental periods?

The continuous rental period is a midweek, weekend or week. Changeover days are always Friday and Monday.

Weekend: departure Friday afternoon (according to schedule) until 10.00 on Monday morning.

Midweek: departure Monday afternoon (according to schedule) until 10.00 Friday morning.

Week: departure Friday or Monday afternoon according to schedule until Monday or Friday morning 10:00.

(if you want to go out for more than a week, you can also add this when booking)


Is the included canoe free of charge?

Yes, the canoe is free. You’ll find these at the back of the deck as standard. Would you like to canoe as well as supp and don’t have your own SUP? You can rent a SUP from us: costs €35 per midweek or weekend and €60 per week. Please indicate this when booking, or ask us before departure.

Can a dog come along?

Yes, the additional cost is €25 per boat.

Max. 3 small dogs or 2 large ones, or your cat or any other pet may also come along.

Can you add bedding?

Yes you can, fully made up bedding. For 2 persons € 25 and for 4 persons € 50

Please note, if you do not book this, you will have to bring everything from home, including pillows and duvets, although 2 fitted sheets are always provided.

How many people are allowed on board?

Up to 6 people are allowed on board. There are fixed places to sleep for 4 people, 1 or 2 can sleep on the ground on an air mattress you bring yourself, or you can always put up a tent on shore.

Is there a shower available?

Yes, an outdoor shower with hot water is available. Showering inside is possible almost in every marina.

Is there a down payment?

Yes, the down payment is € 300. This must be paid when placing your booking, which can be done via iDEAL or by bank transfer.

How much is the deposit?

The deposit is €250 per boat, which can be paid by debit card or cash on the day of departure

Are there any additional costs?

Yes, you pay €2.50 fuel costs per sailing hour. (The meter only counts actual sailing hours)

By way of indication: fuel costs usually average between €20 and €40 for a weekend or midweek.


What time can I pick up the boat?

You will be sent a time slot by e-mail 10 days before departure. You can confirm this or select a different time slot. Please note that departure times are in the afternoon only! Unable to come on time
on the departure day? Then call the relevant phone number in your booking e-mail.

What time should I return the boat?

You will be expected back at the port between 8:30 and 9:45. Our crew will take over the log cabin boat from you no later than 10:00.

Are you much too late? If so, we will be forced to withhold part of the deposit. Return weekend: Monday between 8:30 and 9:45.

Rather return the boat on Sunday already? This is possible, in consultation, between 17:00 and 19:00

Return midweek: Friday between 8:30 and 9:45.

Do I need a boating licence?

No, you don’t need a boating licence, you will receive comprehensive instructions beforehand, including a trial run.

Can anyone sail a log cabin boat?

Yes, from 18 years of age and up, the log cabin boat is equipped with various aids that make sailing it child’s play.

You get a comprehensive explanation and sailing instruction and trial run on departure, allowing you to start your holiday relaxed.

De Linge

De Linge is best lang!

Wij hadden heerlijk weer op de Linge, in Leerdam het glasmuseum en de glasblazerij bezocht. De boot is knus en alles wat je nodig hebt, is aanwezig. De buitendouche is heerlijk en kan heel warm gezet.

De Linge is prachtig en ook best lang. Na 5 dagen had ik het riviertje van alle kanten bewonderd en was het gezellig terugkeren in Arkel


Vriendinnen Inge & Vera


Tijdens het douchen kwamen er bevers voorbij gezwommen!

Heerlijke midweek in de Bommelerwaard met ons hondje!
Op prachtige plekken geslapen midden in de natuur.
Tijdens het douchen in de buitenlucht kwamen er twee bevers voorbij gezwommen!

Familie Leemans


Het varen is even wennen, maar goed te doen

Wat een geweldige midweek hebben wij gehad op de blokhutboot in de Bommelerwaard met ons gezin met 3 puberkinderen. Het varen is even wennen, maar met de goede instructies en de simpele bediening is dit heel goed te doen.

Familie Hellingman

De Gouden Ham

Veel ijsvogels gespot

Wat een heerlijke week met de blokhutboot in het land van Maas en Waal.

De ontvangst door Burgi was geweldig en alles werd heel duidelijk uitgelegd!

We hebben heerlijke rustige plekjes gevonden en vele ijsvogels kunnen spotten

Nog even een aanrader als je van vogels spotten houdt, neem een verrekijker mee!



De Linge

Volgend jaar weer!

Vorige week gevaren op de Linge voor ons de mooiste locatie tot nu toe. Eerder hebben we Biesbosch en Bommelerwaard gedaan maar wij vonden dit de perfecte combinatie. Prachtige natuur maar toch ook genoeg dorpjes/stadjes.

We hebben genoten, volgend jaar weer, kan niet wachten.


Renske en haar familie


Thuis moesten we gewoon weer wennen aan de drukte

Wat hebben we onzettend genoten van een weekje relaxen met de blokhutboot in de Biesbosch. Juist doordat het niet al te warm was, was het er heerlijk rustig en konden we genieten van de mooie natuur. Weer thuis moesten we gewoon weer wennen aan alle drukte om ons heen. Een aanrader voor iedereen die van rust houdt.


Familie Kiekebos


Fantastisch concept!

Wat een fantastisch concept! 4 dagen samen met mijn zonen en schoondochter heerlijk gevaren en genoten van de prachtige natuur in de Bommelerwaard. Smaakt naar meer!

Familie Servaes


Bijzondere visite

´´Wakker worden van het gekwetter van een koppeltje ijsvogels geen wekker nodig op de blokhutboot en op onze laatste avond hadden we visite van bevers´´

Samantha en Jordy


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