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.
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!
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.
FLORA & FAUNA
on the lakes of Nieuwkoop
A maximum of 12 people with a maximum of 8 bicycles
and/or a few wheelchairs or prams.
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.
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!
per person, 6 years and older
per child until the age of 5, dog
per bicycle, pram or wheelchair
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.
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.
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.