Enjoying nature, water sports or just relaxing: the Westeinderplassen is a large and unique water sports area with many marinas, restaurants and a real Surf Island in the bay. A versatile recreational area where you can completely unwind and let off steam. Be amazed by the undiscovered Dutch lake area in the Randstad.
Enjoyment on and around the Westeinderplassen
The Westeinderplassen is part of the Hollands-Utrechtse lake area. Together with the Oosteinderplas, the Westeinderplassen forms a valuable nature reserve, where there is plenty to do. You can take a boat trip, sail a sloop, follow bike trails, ride a surfboard, relax on a sandy beach or sit on a terrace. The possibilities for fun and relaxation on and around the water are as endless as nature itself. The Westeinderplassen in Aalsmeer is the largest inland water area in North Holland, and it is just a 15-minute drive from Amsterdam. With sixty marinas and numerous boat rental locations, there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the water.
Things to know about the Westeinderplassen
The Westeinderplassen is connected by the Ringvaart around the Haarlemmermeer with the Kagerplassen, Nieuwe Meer and many more canals and lakes. The Westeinderplassen itself forms a rich and surprising wetland area consisting of one large lake and several smaller lakes. It contains many grassy islands, some of which are accessible to the public. A network of small dykes connects the lakes and you will find many beautiful marinas along the banks. Set in a 10 sq km area, the Westeinderplassen offers plenty of space for swimming, sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, paddleboarding and rowing. And visitors who love a wide variety of flora and fauna will be in their element from April to October, with all birds, fish and rare plants.
Aalsmeer – with this lake area on the doorstep – is the perfect place for events on and around the water. Keep an eye on the agenda in Aalsmeer for all events and information.