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Boat tour in South-West Friesland

A 2-4 hour boat tour where the skipper will show you Sneek

Sneek is one of the largest cities in the province Friesland and is well-known for its canals and watersports. During the 2- or 4-hour boat tour the skipper will show you the nicest and most intimate spots of Sneek while informing about the rich history of the city. Since Sneek has more to offer you then just from the water, there is a walking tour included.

What you will see during the walking tour:

  • City hall

  • Martinikerk (Martini church): the largest medieval building in the city 

  • Waterpoort: a beautiful water gate with a tower on each side and a gatekeeper’s house above the bridge. 

  • Weduwe Joustra: a distillery in which the so called ‘Beerenburg’ is made, a liquor with over 70 herbs. All visitors can taste a drink of the famous Frisian Beerenburg and visit the museum.

  • Anchor monument on the water: once you arrived at the anchor monument, an ice queen awaits you to tell something about the Frisian Elfstedentocht (the "Eleven Cities Tour"; the biggest ice-skating tour in the world)

  • C&A: one of the most longest lasting and pioneering retailers in the global fashion business. People in historical costumes will give you more information about the history of the inner city and the origins of C&A. 

  • Sloten: the tour guide will walk you through the smallest city of the Frisian eleven cities.


Details about the full excursion:

  • The Martinikerk can be visited as desired

  • You will receive a voucher at the anchor monument to get one scoop of ice cream

  • The boat tour can be scheduled at your own time

Accessible no steps 

Accessibility information

The boat is fully adapted and accessible for wheelchair and walker users. The boat is very spacious and broad in design so you can easily move yourself between the tables. There is also a lift and adapted toilets available. Access to the ship is via a broad stable gangway and wide doorways.

How to get there?

Sneek is located in the province Friesland, soutwhest of Leeuwarden (which is the capital of the province and Capital of Culture 2018). It is approximately a 30 minutes drive from Leeuwarden and 90 minutes away from Amsterdam.

Wheelchair accessible taxi's to Sneek can be arranged upfront. The costs for transportation are not included in the price given on the website.

Terms and conditions

  • To request information about the price, times and availability, use the booking tool below. Fill out your preferred date and number of people.

  • There is an overall minimum of 30 pax per boat

  • Tour guide is included in the price

  • The price depends also on whether you would like the 2- or the 4-hour boat tour

  • This offer is not covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (

Photo source: Heribert Bechen

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