The Sneekermeer

Sneekermeer Sneek -plan route

You can moor in one of the marinas around the island and there are various facilities on Start Island, such as a restaurant and a playground. The starting island can only be reached via a ferry or with your own boat transport, which makes it such a unique place in the heart of Friesland.

The Sneekermeer (Official and Frisian: Snitser Mar) is a lake in the Dutch province of Friesland, located between the city of Sneek and the villages of Terhorne (Terherne) and Goingarijp, which is best known for its great popularity among water sports enthusiasts.

There are water sports facilities on and around the lake, such as a speedboat track, several marinas and a starting tower for sailing competitions. At the marina around the starting island there are moorings for boats with many options for a boat trip on the lake. There is also a restaurant, a playground and a snack bar. From the starting island you have a beautiful view of the sailing competitions and other water sports activities on the Sneekermeer.

Ferry Pavilion Sneekermeer
The Start Island, you must have been there at least once! The ferry sails back and forth from the boarding point at 'het Kruiswater' near the Sneekermeer Pavilion. You can park your car in the car park of 'Het Pottenstrand', approximately 100 meters before the ferry on the left (coming from Sneek). The ferry sails daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. during Sneek Week (outside Sneek Week, the ferry sails from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) to and from Start Island. Costs €2.00 for a return ticket per person.