From the Noorderplassen you sail past beautiful waterfront houses towards the Beatrixpark, where you encounter a self-service lock . Beatrix Park is one of the city parks and has a fairytale setting, with large trees and a special gateway in the middle of the water. In the park, you can moor the boat to the long dock for a while if you want. The waterway takes you by itself along the Den Uylpark, where you sail right into the center of the city. Via the Olstgracht you come to the Weerwater.
The Weerwater owes its name to the former Zuiderzee, after the reclamation of the polder a lot of sand was excavated for the construction of the first residential areas in Almere, creating a lake. So because water had reappeared here, it received that name.
From the Weerwater you can see the skyline of Almere very well. Almere has a lot of modern architecture and several award-winning buildings can be found in Almere Centrum. You sail on the Weerwater, pass the grounds of Floriade 2022 and sail straight ahead towards the castle. Here you encounter another self-service lock. Once you’re through the lock, turn left(port side) and you’ll pass a whole street of houseboats. At the end of the waterway, turn left again to end up on the Hoge Vaart. You sail all the way out of this one, until you reach the campsite. At one of the second red bridges you sail up the Noorderplassen again. Behind camping Waterhout you have on your right an incredibly beautiful nature reserve, which you can only reach by boat. This will complete your day on the water. You sail across the Noorderplassen back to the dock.