9x facts about the Westeinderplassen

Dutch Lake Westeinderplassen Aalsmeer

Westeinderplassen in Aalsmeer is an agricultural island area full of surprises. It is a place where there is so much to do, on and off the water. We share nine fun facts with you for everything you need to know.

Westeinderplassen: did you know …

… the Westeinderplassen is connected to the Kagerplassen, Nieuwe Meer and many more canals and lakes by the Ringvaart around the Haarlemmermeer?

… many of the restaurants on the banks of the Westeinderplassen are accessible by boat, such as In de Zotte Wilg and the Westeinder Pavilion?

… you can rent canoes and sailing boats (if you are an experienced sailor) at the Aalsmeer Sailing School?

…. you can’t usually moor at the islands because many are privately owned, except for the Starteiland?

SUP stands for Stand Up Paddling and that you can practice this popular water sport at several locations along the Westeinderplassen?

… you can rent sloops and even quiet electric boats if you want to enjoy the peace and quiet and the natural beauty of the Westeinderplassen in small groups?

… for flower traders, lilacs are the ‘cherry on the cake’ and you will only find these spring flowers at Aalsmeer growers? And you can experience a real ‘lilac experience’ during the Westeinder Cruise.

… Visserij Rekelhof is the place to go for smoked eels? Here they release young eels annually to maintain the eel fishing levels.

…. we keep a close eye on the birds in this agricultural and wetland area?

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