Cruise the Peaceful Belgian Waterways on board your Linssen motor yacht

Nowhere in the world are so many historic, interesting towns and cities linked by waterways as in Belgium, northern France and the southern Netherlands. With the Linssen motor yachts which you can charter in the Belgian bases in Kuurne (Kortrijk), West-Flanders or in Kinrooi near Maaseik in Belgium Limburg, you can combine relaxation with culture in a stylish manner, as you are close to cities such as Düsseldorf, Aachen, Amsterdam or Brussels. The peaceful waterways lead through beautiful countryside to well-known towns such as Brugge and Gent as well as idyllic spots such as Diksmuide, Oudenaarde and Veurne. Once across the Limburg Border Meuse, you reach the cities of Liège, Maastricht and Roermond. There you can visit interesting museums or just have a great time shopping in Maasmechelen, Roermond or Lille outlet centers. And of course you can also try out the restaurants and their culinary highlights, such as the uniquely abundant range of fantastic Belgian beers and chocolates. It‘s no coincidence that Belgians are referred to as bon viveurs.


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Get to know Europe‘s biggest Network of Waterways on board your Linssen motor yacht.

France is still one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. This is hardly surprising. Because of its turbulent history, the country has an incredibly varied cultural and historical heritage. This alone is enough to make a trip to any region an exciting experience. “Living like God in France” is an expression which is known throughout the world and means living the good life. French wines and French cuisine are incomparable and multifaceted and never cease to surprise. 

Many people only “know” France from the “Autoroute du Soleil” and may not know how many beautiful places they are speeding past. France’s network of waterways is the most extensive in Europe. Of the total of 8,500 km of waterways, 6,700 are managed by the VNF (Voies Navigable de France). Of these, 2,900 km are navigable stretches of rivers and 3,800 km navigable sections of canals. The waterways contain over 1,500 locks, 70 canal bridges and 35 tunnels*. One of the best ways of getting to know France “from the inside” is from the deck of your “own” Linssen yacht. Feeling welcome in the centre of a town, enjoying the silence of the landscape slipping by, trying to converse with the lock keeper, sampling the regional specialities. Becoming a bit French for a while…, this is all possible with “your” Linssen.

Two of the most attractive cruising areas are the Canal du Midi and the Burgundy region.

The Canal du Midi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise along this ancient waterway on board your Linssen motor yacht through vineyards, fields and old villages and passes the city of Carcassonne. The regional cuisine and wines are tied up with local traditions. You can taste the Mediterranean sun when you relax on the aft deck.
Burgundy offers a very large number of possible routes that you can take with your Linssen yacht. The region is famed for its excellent wines and its cuisine. The Canal du Nivernais and the Canal de Bourgogne are two of the most beautiful waterways for cruising a Linssen yacht in France. You cruise through a charming landscape full of historic towns, villages, cathedrals and chateaux.


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Charter a Linssen motor yacht in Italy

Linssen Boating Holidays offers a unique introduction to Venetian treasures: priceless architectural and archaeological heritage, pristine nature reserves, rare handicraft products and culinary experiences. It is a leisurely cultural adventure exploring the entire lagoon network. Take time to enjoy a unique experience from the a different perspective: the water. Discover Venice from your Linssen motor yacht. Routes will take you to all the main sites of Venetian civilization and landscape: museums, islands, monasteries, oases, basilicas, dunes, sandbanks, walled vineyards and archaeological sites. 

You can choose several routes to discover the beauties of Venice. For instance a route for gourmets that highlights typical products. It includes walled vineyards and fishing areas. Sample local dishes, both in restaurants and on board the yacht. Or discover the cultural patrimony to be found around the lagoon, including both the maritime and submerged heritage, as well as Roman and industrial archaeology. Or go in search of the environmental resources of the Venetian archipelago, immersed in the silence of a splendid natural water landscape.


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 The Venetian Lagoon

In the Netherlands you can charter a Linssen yacht in Friesland. A fantastic way to discover the Netherlands from the water on board your Linssen motor yacht.

The Netherlands has a long tradition of boating. It is a country of expert shipbuilders and the home of ‘your’ Linssen as well. Boating is simply part of life for the Dutch, and the country’s infrastructure refl ects this. Splendid modern marinas await you, equipped with every imaginable facility and off ering countless moorings in picturesque villages, towns and countryside. With so much variety, there’s something for every boating enthusiast here. Slow-moving currents, rivers, canals, lakes, gravel lakes and the North Sea coast ensure a stunning variety of diff erent landscapes and many diff erent pleasures. The Netherlands – known for its windmills and wooden shoes – has enormous historical, cultural and gastronomic riches to offer.

Sail with Linssen Boating Holidays® to wonderful destinations, in the unique Province of Friesland on Lake Fluessen, Slotermeer, Tjeukemeer or Sneekermeer. The Netherlands – a boating paradise, with Linssen Boating Holidays®.


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Explore Croatia from aboard your Linssen yacht!

Reaching deep into the crytal-clear waters. The Adriatic is a secret Garden of Eden which opens the way to the warm and sunny Mediterranean. Take your Linssen motor yacht along the many islands and make your dream holiday come true. Don‘t hesitate to enter and make your dream holiday come true. This multicultural and hospitable country happily combines many diverse features in a small space.

 

 

Trogir, Split and central Dalmatia

Olives, indigenous aromatic plants, white stone contrasting with the verdant vegetation and the mountain massif of Biokovo, whose spurs reach all the way to the sea. This area is truly an exceptional part of the country. Its beauty is made all the more enchanting by the numerous stories and cultural events which ensure that this region is always an interesting and attractive destination. Plan your trips to the islands: the Kornati Archipelago well-known as the centre of natural inspiration and peace. Explore the sunny islands of Hvar and Bra· for gourmet experiences or nightlife, or visit UNESCO world heritage centre Dubrovnik, it’s up to you. Attractions of all kinds can be reached on your yacht. Whether you want a relaxed holiday or an exciting one with lots of entertainment, nautical sports and marinas, Dalmatia is the right destination for you and your family.


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Charter a Linssen motor yacht in Germany!

In Germany there a 4 regions where you can charter a Linssen Yacht. 

The Baltic and the inland cruising areas of the north.

The beaches of Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg are where Germany ends and the Baltic Sea begins. Nowhere are you closer to Scandinavia, where long, hot summer days and light nights will raise your spirits. Whether in the historic Hanseatic towns lined up along the coast, the islands or the varied inland cruising areas, you are sure to enjoy your northern adventure on board your Linssen motor yacht.


Müritz and Berlin’s waterways, city – region – lake – canal – river.

It has everything to stir the Linssen boating enthusiast’s heart. Enjoy the most beautiful inland cruising areas in east Germany! The Mecklenburg Lakes are situated in the heart of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Together with the waterways in Berlin and Brandenburg, they constitute the largest and most beautiful inland water sport area in central Europe. Cruise your Linssen motor yacht over 1,000 lakes connected by numerous rivers and canals. They determine the character of this unique natural landscape. Anyone sailing their Linssen yacht, soaking in the almost untouched natural environment, will quickly forget the daily grind and start to unwind. Idyllic towns and villages invite you to while away the time.


Welcome to the Saar and Moselle.

A landscape of superlatives awaits you! This is where winegrowers cultivate top international wines, where the Romans founded Germany’s oldest city and where you will find one of the most successful combinations of ancient cultural treasures and sometimes charming, sometimes spectacular countryside.  The region’s proximity to France and Luxembourg is not only the inspiration for the Moselle region‘s cuisine in terms of lifestyle. There is hardly another wine-growing and holiday region that can fascinate you with so many facets. Aboard your own Linssen, you will become part of the incomparable scenery of the famous Saar Loop. Large bathing lakes and historic towns and cities await you. Marvel at the boat lift in Arzviller and explore historic Alsace.


Lake Constance

Situated at the heart of Europe and surrounded by three countries, Lake Constance offers not only a wide range of charming countryside but also an abundant cultural scene providing a multitude of options for exploring. Experience the unique environment of the Untersee (Lower Lake), look forward to hearing the different dialects, tasting the specialities of the surrounding area and meeting the different crews from each country. Enjoy peaceful days in the shadow of the fantastic Alpine scenery.


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Müritz, Berlin, Mecklenburg-Brandenburg

Saar / Moselle

The Baltic and the inland cruising areas of North Germany

Kressbronn

Discover an original and little known destination for boating holidays: Poland!

In north-eastern part of the country, on the border of the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, stands Masuria or 'the land of a thousand lakes'. The area casinostretches from north to south and offers lakes, canals and rivers, fringed by magnificent pine, oak and birch forests. Among river cruising insiders, Masuria is considered as a true paradise for nature lovers. The whole region abounds with rich and varied wildlife, which you can spot from your self drive barge.

The area has also a rich history, from the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century to the Second World War. Aboard your Pénichette®, you will certainly admire ruined castles perched on the hilltops, especially those at Gizycko, Worgorzeno and Ryn.


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Travel the Royal Thames on board your Linssen yacht

For Linssen boaters, the historic town of Henley-on-Thames is located at an ideal distance from the main tourist attractions of Oxford and Windsor.

Henley is famous for its annual regattas and music festivals. The thoroughly English market town provides excellent shops and restaurants and is the perfect departure point for a voyage of discovery on board your chartered Linssen motor yacht to unlock the secrets of the Thames. The Thames is a metaphor for the region through which the historic river flows. Whether it’s historic royal residences such as Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace or fantastic theme parks, the Thames has a lot of attractions for the whole family.

Midsomer Murders

Take your Linssen yacht through the hart of 'Midsomer Murders' country. The County of Oxfordshire, together with Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, provided the backdrop for the world-famous detective series “Midsomer Murders” featuring the fictional Inspector Barnaby. After a nice day of cruising on the river, you are sitting in one of the quintessentially English pubs in which scenes from the series were shot, sipping on a whisky, you will feel as if you are Barnaby… Many picturesque Midsomer locations await your visit during your Linssen cruise on the Thames.

Between the historic towns, the picturesque course of the river – which was the source of inspiration for the novels “The Wind in the Willows” and ”Three Men in a Boat” – provides the perfect opportunity to switch off and relax on board your yacht. The famous towns and villages on the Thames – Henley, Sonning, Wallingford, Bray, Marlow and Windsor – hold out the promise of culinary delights in their riverside restaurants.

Discover Loch Lomond in Scotland on a Linssen motor yacht

You can charter your Linssen motor yacht on Loch Lomond in Scotland. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, has spectacular scenery and natural wonders. From your motor yacht, you look up to majestic mountains that offer views over the ’Queen of Scottish Lochs’. You can cruise along the 30 km long Loch Lomond and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Loch Lomond is calles the Gateway to the Highlands of Scotland.


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Discover Finlands Lake Saimaa from your Linssen yacht.

It‘s no wonder that Finland is called the ‘land of a thousand lakes‘, because there are so many of them. Consequently, lakes and the sea are vital parts of Finnish nature. What could be better than getting away from the noise of the cities by relaxing and enjoying the silence on board you quality Linssen yacht? Retreat into your own thoughts or be inspired by the vast clear lakes splintered by islands, narrow strips of land and green headlands.

Lake Saimaa is a labyrinth of blue water and green islands making up the largest lake district in Europe. Due to the number of stretches of open water linked by straits and dotted with islands, it’s hard to believe that Lake Saimaa really is Finland’s largest natural freshwater lake and the fourth largest in Europe. It is a breathtakingly beautiful destination for truly unforgettable holidays with an abundance of scenery and shoreline. The stunning natural environment and unique local events attract thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the region‘s hospitality and services. The beautiful varied landscape dotted with islands is a perfect setting for sheltered yachting on your Linssen. You to can enjoy the calm blue waters in summer. Come and experience the world‘s most beautiful lake district - Saimaa!

The region offers a wealth of cultural attractions from the world famous Savonlinna Opera Festival to high-class concerts and intriguing museums and galleries. Holidaymakers will find plenty to do on the sunny shores of Lake Saimaa, as there are many activities and pursuits to be enjoyed. Unique boutiques, idyllic cafes and top-class restaurants, offering a warm and friendly service, add to the unrivalled charm of the Savonlinna region. One of the most popular boating areas on Lake Saimaa is the Linnansaari National Park with 130 islands covering an area close to 40 km2. There are 21 guest marinas in this region, which means that moorings are never far away. Head for the shore whenever you feel you need a rest, a snack or coffee prepared over open fire. And, if you are lucky, you can spot the Saimaa ringed seal, which is among the world’s most threatened seal species!

In addition to the Linnansaari National Park, there are more than 200 other guest marinas, so you can easily plan your trip. And, as we are in Finland, many of these have a traditional Finnish sauna which you can enjoy and then dip into the crystal clear water of the lake.


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Savonlinna - Lake Saimaa

Have you always wanted to go to Ireland for a holiday? Have you always wanted to go on a boating holiday? You can do both by hiring a Linssen cruiser on the River Shannon. The Shannon offers over 500km of unspoilt waterways - the longest non-commercial waterway in Europe and gives you access to sights and sounds not available to the weary land-traveller.

From Leitrim in the north to Killaloe in the south, the Shannon offers some of the most spectacular cruising in Europe. There are some large towns, but most of the moorings are in small villages – but they nearly all have a pub! You can start your cruise in either of our two marinas - one at Carrick-on-Shannon and one at Banagher in County Offaly.

Unlike many other waterways, the cruising waters of the Shannon are lakes and rivers, not canals. And because the river flows very slowly, there are few locks and even these are manned.


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Ireland's waterways on a Linssen

Cruising the Swiss lakes on your Linssen motor yacht

Lake Neuchâtel combines one of Europe’s most beautiful nature reserves with the pleasure of a glorious, versatile water sports paradise.

It’s the land of three lakes: Neuchâtel, Bienne and Morat: The largest continuous area of lakes and rivers in Switzerland invites you to explore this unspoilt, wonderful landscape on board your Linssen charter yacht. It‘s not only Lake Neuchâtel that is worth a visit, you should also take in Lake Bienne and Lake Morat as well. On your Linssen, you will reach these lakes easily via wonderful canals, either the „Canal de la Thielle“ or the „Canal de la Broye“. Pure relaxation combined with professional support and top-class Swiss cuisine and hospitality.

At the foot of the Jura Mountains, in the linguistic border area of Switzerland, you will find the perfectly preserved mediaeval town of Estavayer-le-Lac on the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel: the starting point of your cruise over the Swiss lakes. Town gates, picturesque houses and romantic, narrow alleys provide the typical image of Estavayer, the „city of roses“. Its outstanding features are Chenaux Castle and the Collegiate Church of St Laurent (the 14th century) with its gothic choir stalls. Estavayer-le-Lac has the best equipped water sport centre in Switzerland. One of the highlights of the year is the Estivale Open Air, the music festival held on the banks of Lake at the end of July and beginning of August.

The university town of Neuchâtel is situated on the northern shore of the lake and is about two hours’ sail away. The mediaeval town centre, Neuchâtel Castle and the 12th century collegiate church are only a few minutes’ walk from the marina and are what gives Neuchâtel its special charm. You can have a pleasant stroll along the long beach promenade.


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