Water sports overview
You can enjoy many different water sports in this water rich city, including:
- Sailing in a dinghy
- Boat tours
- Kite surfing
Almere is surrounded by three large lakes: Gooimeer, Markermeer and IJmeer. You can experience the freedom of a full day’s pleasure on the water. There are few better places to be on a beautiful summer's day. You will find bustling café or restaurant terraces to have a break or round off your day with a refreshing ice cold drink and something delicious to eat.
Almere sailing map
The VVV Almere Tourist Info offers three sailing routes set out on a map and available for €1. The map has full information about sailing in and around Almere, key telephone numbers and the locations of all harbours, as well as water sports enterprises.
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'De Blauwe As' boating routeThe De Blauwe As boating route runs from the Gooimeer lake to the Markermeer lake, taking in everything beautiful Almere has to offer. Enjoy the small harbours and beaches, sail through a magnificent nature reserve, see beavers, go wakeboarding or flyboarding, indulge yourself in one of the many restaurants or relax on any of the numerous islands.
WeerwaterWeerwater, the large lake right in the heart of Almere is a popular recreational spot, particularly in fine weather. This is the place for swimming, sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding or anything else you can think of doing on or beside the water. You can quickly sail to the Noorderplassen nature reserve or the Gooimeer lake via the Almere canals.
The Gooimeer lake is also within easy reach via the harbour in Almere Haven from where you can head off in any direction. The large Gooimeer lake is an excellent place for putting your motorboat or sailing boat through its paces.