Welcome aboard!

Welcome to the waters of Almere. For us, nothing beats a day on the water, you will discover the city in a whole new way and enjoy your company to the fullest. Almere is – apart from the dikes – completely below sea level (2 to 5 meters) and we used to be completely water. We have more than 800 bridges in Almere – more than Venice – and half of them are water, a real water city you could say! Almere has been under construction since 1975 and in 2016 the city had 200,000 inhabitants. Besides modern architecture, Almere has a lot of greenery, which you can see from the water. Almere is known for its separate roads, we have a separate bus lane, motorways are separated from cycling and walking paths and you can take a boat to places you wouldn’t otherwise be able to go. While sailing you will get to know Almere from a totally new side. We wish you a great day on the water!

Sailing with our tenders

You rented a boat from us, how nice! To be well prepared, we ask you to take a look at this instruction before you sail. We rent the boats in fixed periods, so we ask the whole group to be present fifteen minutes before the start so that you can enjoy as long as possible on the water.


One of you reports to our staff member, under the name of the reservation. If there are small children on board, lifejackets are available, please indicate this in advance because of the different sizes.

We ask the captain of the day to watch this instruction video. We will go through the boat with you before you all get on board. If there are no questions, you can go sailing!


With nice weather it can be very busy on the water, at the locks and in narrow canals. Pay attention to this and keep a moderate speed to avoid nasty accidents. The best thing to do is to slow down and wait, then pass somewhere at full speed.

Take a good look behind you! In order to sail safely, you need to know what is happening around you. Regularly look over your shoulder to see if you are being overtaken by a faster boat.

Sailing boats have priority over motor boats. Because sailboats are less manoeuvrable, you give them priority. This only applies if the sailboat is sailing on sail, not on the motor. Canoes and sups also have priority, because you are more manoeuvrable than them.

Large boats that are commercial boats have priority in the locks! For example, do you see a boat from GroteSloep.nl or Almere Cruises behind you if you want to enter the locks? Then you have to give these boats priority.

Something unexpected happens along the way and for that you would like to talk to us directly? Did you have a collision with another boat or did you run into something? Is something broken or does the boat stop for some reason? Call 0684392397 immediately.

Of course, you can also send a WhatsApp or call to ask where you can go the best or to discuss whether you can rent the boat for a longer period of time.

On the way, don’t forget to take photos and share them with your friends! If you want to call us on social media you can do so via @dekapiteinalmere.

Getting back

Put the boat back where you got it from, one of our employees can help you with the mooring if this doesn’t work.

Make sure you’re back in time. Make sure you are sailing on the water much longer than driving on land. A small distance in kilometres can take a long time on a boat, you quickly mistake in time.

Report any damage or defects to one of our employees, if you have called in advance we will walk you through the situation together.

If there are no particularities, we will refund the deposit.


Discover Almere from the water with a tender