The most fun water activities on the Westeinderplassen

A whole new world will open for you on the Westeinderplassen. Aalsmeer offers countless opportunities for activities on and around the water. From relaxing boat trips and relaxed paddleboarding to chilling out on the Surf Island, watching the water sports fanatics. From 60 marinas and several boat rental locations, there is plenty of room to fully enjoy this agricultural island area. So that you don't drown in all possibilities, we have listed 10 popular water activities for you.

Do you like water sports? There are so many things to discover on the Westeinderplassen that you won’t know where to begin. This wetland area in Aalsmeer offers countless opportunities for activities on, in, and next to the water. From relaxed boat trips and paddleboarding to chilling out on the Surf Island, overlooking the boats and water sports enthusiasts. There are sixty marinas on this agricultural island, as well as several boat rental locations. We have compiled a list of ten popular water activities in Aalsmeer for you in this article!

1. Paddleboarding at Supventure

Paddleboarding has quickly become a popular and full-fledged water sport in Aalsmeer. At Supventure Aalsmeer you can get acquainted with this new water sport. Without having to purchase expensive materials immediately, you can try them out here. During the season you can join a group of paddleboarders every Thursday evening on the Surfeiland in Aalsmeer. Besides being a great workout on the water, it is also a lot of fun. Both with the family and with larger groups, for example as a company outing.

Stand Up Paddling in Aalsmeer

2. Sailing at Sailing School Aalsmeer

On a beautiful location on the Westeinderplassen you will find Sailing School Aalsmeer. A safe and reliable sailing school with a wide range of lessons, rental boats, parties, but also group activities. Zeilschool Aalsmeer is a professional CWO, NPJ, VDWS sailing, surfing, paddleboarding, and catamaran school with well-trained and enthusiastic instructors. A sailing school where a friendly atmosphere is of paramount importance.

3. Swimming in Kudelstaart

Fancy a refreshing dip in the water of the Westeinderplassen? The best places to dive into the water are the Kudelstaart jetty and Surf Island. A bathing jetty on the Westeinderplassen has been available in Kudelstaart since 2001. Visitors who do not enter the water themselves can relax on the Swimming Jetty Kudelstaart and overlook the water from the bench. During the swimming season, this place is also equipped with a toilet and shower facilities. There is no catering facility, so bring your own food and drinks.

4. Surfing on the Westeinderplassen

You will find Windsurfing Club Aalsmeer at the Westeinderplassen. This club has been the hotspot for windsurfing lessons for decades, on the Surf Island near the water tower. A great location for both novice and advanced windsurfers. In good weather Surf Island Aalsmeer is a must for anyone who wants to enjoy the Westeinderplassen in an active or relaxed way. From the sandy beach, lawn, or Restaurant On The Rock, you can look into the bay. Thanks to this location, the Surf Island offers a sheltered environment where windsurfers and swimmers remain safely within sight.

5. Eel fishing on the Westeinderplassen

You can go fishing on the Westeinderplassen with Rekelhof Fishery. Together with fisherman Theo Rekelhof, you can fish for eel for half a day. You have come to the right place not only to catch fresh eel, but also to have it smoked and purchased on-site. Don’t have a fishing permit yet? Vislust Aalsmeer is the starting point for everything related to fishing in Aalsmeer, from obtaining fishing passes and permits online to fishing lessons and competitions.

For a fully arranged fishing tour, you can contact the Westeinder Cruise. An experienced fisherman, born and raised on Westeinderplassen’s banks, shares tales of dying eels, disappearing catfish, and other underwater creatures. The group fishing cruise takes about two hours and ends with a culinary highlight.

6. Waterskiing at Waterski Association Aalsmeer

You can also enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding, and barefooting on the Westeinderplassen with Waterskiing Club Aalsmeer (WSVA). No matter if you’re just starting out or an experienced water sports enthusiast, you’re welcome in Aalsmeer. There is something for everyone at WSVA, regardless of age, ability, or experience. During water ski season, the association is open until sunset every Wednesday evening and on a few Sundays.

7. Sail across the Westeinderplassen in a sloop or canoe

Do you like to be pleasantly surprised by nature? In that case, renting a sloop or canoe is ideal. That way you can experience the peace and beauty of the Westeinderplassen in your own way. You can rent a sloop or canoe with or without a skipper at these places in Aalsmeer:

  • Sloepverhuur Aalsmeer
  • Recreation Park Aalsmeer
  • Huur een Sloepje
  • Marina Dragt
  • Boat rental Aalsmeer
  • Westeinderwaterexperience

8. Spend the night on the water

Why don’t you stay a little longer in Westeinderplassen’s beautiful area? Spend the night on or near the water in Aalsmeer, and wake up to the sounds of water birds and a view of the lake. While staying in the Aquacabin from Kempers Watersport in Aalsmeer you have an unobstructed view of the Westeinderplassen from the harbor. The Aquacabin includes two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living and dining room, as well as two terraces. At Kempers Water Sports in Aalsmeer, you can also rent a sloop and water sports equipment for a wonderful day on the water.

9. Marina Fort Kudelstaart

The historical national monument Fort Kudelstaart in Aalsmeer dates from 1906 and is part of the Defense Line of Amsterdam. Fort Kudelstaart was once built to defend the Herenweg and the Westeinderplassen. Today, it is a well-known departure port for the many water sports activities that take place in Aalsmeer in the summer. Marina Fort Kudelstaart is known as a pleasant family marina with beautiful moorings.

10. Polder area Aalsmeer East

The polder area in Aalsmeer East is almost as beautiful and special as the Westeinderplassen. You can get to know this hidden area in a historic covered wooden boat during the Aalsmeer Cruise. Skipper Jan Koster takes you through the history of this surprising polder area. To end this exciting trip, you moor your boat at restaurant ZAAI Kweek & Eet for a delicious dinner to end the day in a festive way.