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A comfortable detour to Noordholland

Beemster Ringvaart | Netherlands: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 30 km
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Hardly ever used
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Noordhollands Kanaal / Balgzandkanaal | Netherland

Beemster Ringvaart

Beemster Ringvaart

Category of water: 0 / leisure boating
Waterkaart / waterway map: G / Amsterdam – Alkmaar; F / Alkmaar – Den Helder

Beemster Ringvaart
From the north of Amsterdam and the Noordhollands Kanaal at Spijkerboor to the northeast and Avenhorn and then back again to the southeast and Noordhollandskanaal at Purmerend. Leisure skippers are on their own on this vaart. Dimensions allow no commercial traffic. One has the possibility to meet cows and sheep; a very nice and rural vaart!


This is the small, western sister of Beemster Ringvaart. It starts at Noordhollands Kanaal at West-Graftdijk and has access to Beemster Ringvaart at Schermerhorn. A bit further north it gets to Huigenvaart. If one turn eastward at Ursem, one gets over Ursemer Vaart to Avenhorn and the Beemster Vaart.