Netherlands » Harlinger vaart / Arumervaart / Witmarsumer vaart / Makkumer vaart | Friesland

A trip on two mini waterways from Harlingen at Waddenzee inland to Bolsward

Harlinger vaart / Arumervaart / Witmarsumer vaart / Makkumer vaart | Friesland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 17 km
Lock dimensions: 20.00 x 3.50
Max. depth: 1.30
Max. headroom: 2.20
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

Weitere Informationen

Waterway has access to:

Bolswarder Trekvaart | Trekvaart van Workum nar Bolsward | Frisia / Netherlands
Van Harinxma Kanaal & Kleiroute

Harlinger vaart

Fryslân / Friesland
Category of waters: 0 = Leisure boating
Waterkaart: B Friesland

The short trip from Harlingen to the Wadenzee at Bolsward. It is a rural canal for small boats.

Arumervaart and Witmarsumer Vaart

It starts at Harinxma Kanaal, a bit west of Franeker and gets onto the Harlinger vaart at Arum, having crossed it, it’s called

Witmarsumer vaart
which goes to Bolsward by passing the villages of Witmarsum and Schetten.

Makkumer vaart and Van Panhuis Kanaal

Makkumer vaart
Is the more comfortable variety to get to Makkum at Waddenzee. It turns off the Witmarsumer vaart short before Bolsward and flows before Makkum into the
Van Panhuis Kanaal
This modern waterway for big vessels gets to Makkum too by turning off the Trekvaart van Workum nar Bolsward a bit further south.