Frequently Asked Questions

Renting a motorboat is an ideal way to discover Friesland from the water.

With a motorboat you come to places that are not always accessible by land and you experience a holiday in Friesland in a special way. In this article we discuss frequently asked questions about renting a motorboat fishing and spending a sailing holiday on and around the Frisian lakes.

Do you have any other questions about renting a motorboat? Let us know, we will be happy to answer it.

  • Do I need a boat license?

    No, you do not need a license for the motor boats that we rent.

    Of course, everyone who rents a motorboat will get an explanation about the ship in question and the available equipment.

    As the main operartor of the motorboat, it is important that you are at least 18 years old. We also ask for renting motor yacht Florida - the largest yacht in our fleet - some sailing experience.

  • How many people can board the Boat?

    On the motor boats of De Hoek Watersport there is room for two to eight people.

    For example, you can rent a motorboat for a two-person vacation, but also a motor yacht to enjoy a nice time on the water with your family, a group of friends or the whole family.

  • With a motorboat on holiday in Friesland with children: what do you need to know?

    For children, it is also a special experience to take a boat to the water for a sailing holiday.

    We advise to have children on board always wear a life jacket, even if they already have a swimming certificate. This way the whole family can enjoy a wonderful sailing holiday without worry.

  • Can the dog be on board?

    Yes, dogs and other pets are welcome on board at De Hoek Watersport to go on a sailing holiday, if you have a prior consultation with us.
    Dogs and other animals are not allowed to enter the sleeping cabins alone.

  • Where can we sail?
    Enjoy a wonderful holiday on the beautiful lakes in Friesland.
    From Langweer you sail by motorboat to the Sneekermeer, the Tjeukemeer, the Pikmeer, the Heegermeer, the Fluessen or the Slotermeer.
    The Frisian cities Sneek, Bolsward, Leeuwarden, Stavoren and IJlst are also accessible by water, all nice places to spend a day on the shore during your vacation. See also our page about shipping routes for more options.
  • What are the costs?

    This differs per boat and per period in which you want to go on holiday.

    Our motorboat Zwaluw, with on board space for 2 to 6 people, for example, you rent from 550 euros per week. Motorboat Florida, the largest yacht in the fleet of De Hoek Watersport, with seats for 6 to 8 people, you rent from 995 euros per week.

    It is also possible to rent a motorboat for a weekend or midweek. Click on the button below for all information about booking a motorboat.

  • Fishing: Do I need a permit or a fishing pass?

    We advise you to apply for a fishing pass in time for your fishing trip. You can request this via your computer. For the small fishing pass click on "apply for a small fishing pass" for the further fishing passes. There are several passes that we refer to the site of the fishing angler.

    If you only want to fish for a short period, for example because you enjoy a well-deserved holiday with us, you can purchase a weekly permit. This week permit, which offers you the same possibilities as the VISpas, you can buy at the VVVs and the angling shops in Fryslân.

    From 2019 you can buy a weekly fishing pass from DeHoek Watersport. You can then fish right at your arrival and do not need to apply for the license as described above. Please reserve the fishing license in good time.

    Pay attention. Friesland has a high priority on nature and therefore it is not allowed to fish anywhere. So check this in advance before choosing a fishing spot.

  • Can I fish anywhere in Friesland?

    No Unfortunately that is not permitted everywhere.

    With its many lakes and canals, Friesland is one of the most popular destinations in the Netherlands for fishing. There is more than 16,000 hectares of fishing water to be found and even though it can be more crowded in good weather. Friesland has a high priority on nature and therefore it is not allowed to fish anywhere. So check this in advance before choosing a fishing spot.

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Finding a nice sailing route or fishing spot.

Take a look at our nice sailing routes and fish possibilities.

On our site we have prepared a few nice sailing routes especially for our guests, but also an overview of the fishing spots and the possibilities how you can best reach them. At walking distance at your holiday home or even the water in a boat. We welcome you at the Hoek Watersport.

Motorboat rentals in Friesland and no license required at the Hoek Watersport

You do not need a sailing license for all our vessels. If you have no experience, you can also book a sailing training with us.