Discover the 4 public islands of Aalsmeer

The beautiful flower village of Aalsmeer is located on the Westeinderplassen. This wetland area has hundreds of small islands. Some of these islands are owned by private individuals and are not open to visitors. But Aalsmeer also has four public islands you can visit! Ideal for sailing by boat or sloop on the Westeinderplassen. In this article, we tell you more about the public islands of Aalsmeer.

The four public islands of Aalsmeer

There are four public islands in Aalsmeer. In addition to these islands, you can find the recreation support center of the foundation Stichting Bovenlanden at the Oosteinderpoel on the Ringvaart canal. This public berth can accommodate about ten ships.

The municipality also has two marinas with facilities, located on Praamplein and on Kolenhaven. The harbor master does charge costs for a berth in these ports. As you can see, there is plenty of choice for a wonderful day on the water in the natural surroundings of the Westeinderplassen!

Do you plan on visiting a public island in Aalsmeer? These are all four at a glance:

  • Starteiland
  • Kleine Poelakker
  • De Heerlijkheid
  • Akkers van Ravenstein (near Kleine Brug)

Day recreation on the islands near Aalsmeer

While public moorings are primarily intended for daytime recreation, boats are allowed to stay overnight there. You may moor your boat on the same island for 48 hours in the entire area of ​​the Westeinderplassen and the Oosteinderpoel. Ideal for a special overnight stay on the water. There are various catering establishments on the Westeinderplassen where you can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner.

Polder area of Aalsmeer Oost

Just as beautiful as the Westeinderplassen is the polder area in Aalsmeer Oost, the east part of Aalsmeer. This area is more than just a waterway connection between Amsterdam and the Westeinderplassen. It is recommended to get to know this special place through the Westeinder Cruise in an original covered wooden sailing vessel. Skipper Jan Koster can take you through the history of this surprising polder area like no other. To end the day, you can go to the restaurant ZAAI Kweet & Eet in Recreationpark Oosteinder to enjoy a delicious slow-food dinner.