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IN SUMMER, HET ZONNEVEER (THE SOLAR FERRY) MAINTAINS A SERVICE ON THE NIEUWKOOPSE PLASSEN (THE LAKES OF NIEUWKOOP) BETWEEN THE UNLOADING RAMP IN NOORDEN AND THE HOLLANDSEKADE NEAR THE MEIJE.

THE ROUTE IS INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL BICYCLE NODE NETWORK BETWEEN NUMBER 83 (NOORDEN) AND NUMBER 57 (MEIJE).

FULLY POWERED BY SOLAR ENERGY (OR LIGHT ENERGY IF YOU PREFER), THE SOLAR FERRY IS WHISPER-QUIET.

The ferry service will resume on July 1, 2021.

Because of Corona, the conditions are to wear a mask, and you must be healthy. There is no need to keep a distance on the boat.


If you are on foot or by bike you can sail back or forth, a one-way journey of little less than an hour.

Bird lovers can indulge in the sighting of purple heron, spoonbill, rare kingfishers or the impressive osprey.

For plant lovers, the marsh orchid and galigan are worth a visit. In short, enjoy an hour!

SERVICE CANCELLED?

Do you want to be sure whether the ferry service will continue or has been cancelled?


You can always call café “De Klinker”


HET ZONNEVEER

DEPARTURE TIMES

There will be no sailing in case of bad weather or strong wind.

In May, we only sail on weekends. Starting in June we sail daily, except Mondays, until mid-September.

Departure times from Loswal, Noorden

11:00 am
13:00 pm
15:00 pm
Departure times from Hollandse Kade, Meije

12:00 pm
14:00 pm
16:00 pm
In principle you sail one way.
People waiting on the other side have priority!

FLORA & FAUNA

on the lakes of Nieuwkoop

CAPACITY

 

A maximum of 12 people with a maximum of 8 bicycles

and/or a few wheelchairs or prams.

Additional information

We try to offer a pleasant sailing trip to as many people as possible.

We therefore ask you to take into account that it can be very busy (especially on beautiful cycling days).

Partly because large bicycle bags are sometimes taken on board, the boat is fully occupied faster than desired. If the bags can be removed from the bicycle, we can take more people and bicycles with us. As a result, we hope to have to use "FULL = FULL" less often.

The skipper has the last word on this at all times.


DOGS

In principle, dogs are allowed on board.
- Short on a leash, or on the feet, no sniffing around other people
- No barking so as not to disturb the tranquility of nature and fauna
- A dog costs the same as a child

ATTENTION: Dogs must be kept on a leash on the Hollandse Kade!

Have fun on board!

SAILING-IMPRESSION

TARIFFS

     

per person, 6 years and older

€ 3,00
    

per child until the age of 5, dog

€ 1,50
      

per bicycle, pram or wheelchair

€ 1,00

MAP

SAILING ROUTES AND BOARDING POINTS

The route of the Zonneveer is included in the national bicycle junction network.

Junction 83 is not quite at the position of the boarding point of the Zonneveer; in reality the cycle route runs over the Hogedijk.

The boarding point in the Meije is located between junction 22 and 57; on a dike that is prohibited for motorized traffic.

Exact locations of boarding points and routes

On this map, the red markings (Zv) indicate exactly where the boarding points are located.

The red route is sailed if you depart from Noorden; the green route from the Meije.

LINKS

CONSTRUCTION

The current boat was built by the skippers themselves and put into service in 2013. We are very satisfied with the boat and have been able to sail with it successfully for years.

The nautical qualities of the boat are excellent, and it is easy and comfortable for the skipper to steer the boat. The passengers have attractive seats with cushions at their disposal and the bicycles can be placed nicely against the railing.

The result is a record interest in our ferry service, several times we have to send people to the other boarding point, in the hope that there will be enough room on the return trip. We keep hoping for a nice summer with a lot of interest.

The construction of the Zonneveer has been made possible through the support of our sponsors: