If the wind conditions on the mudflats and on the IJsselmeer will not be familiar, the Frisian inland waters offer an excellent alternative. Up to two beaufort less than e.g. on the waddensea you can enjoy here on the great lakes area from Stavoren to Heeg, even up to the exciting challenges safely and be familiar. Even with extreme wind conditions inland you can still go by reefed foresail or by engine through the channels in Friesland. The many (small) places invite to come ashore ...
Frisian inland waterways and lakes
Friesland (source: Wikipedia, the free Enzyclopedia)
Friesland or Frisia is a province in the north of the Netherlands and part of the ancient, larger region of Frisia .
Friesland has 646,000 inhabitants (2010) and its capital is Leeuwarden (West Frisian: Ljouwert ), with 91,817 inhabitants, in the centre of the province.
Friesland is the largest Dutch province if one includes areas of water; in terms of land area only, it is the third largest province. Most of Friesland is on the mainland, but it also includes a number of West Frisian islands, including Vlieland , Terschelling , Ameland and Schiermonnikoog , which are connected to the mainland by ferry. The province's highest point is at 45 metres above sea level, on the island of Vlieland. There are four national parks: Schiermonnikoog, De Alde Feanen, Lauwersmeer (Groningen and Friesland) and Drents-Friese Wold (Drenthe and Friesland).