canal boat rental and houseboat hire on canals and rivers in France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain and Belgium,  self drive barging

Alkmaar, Haarlem, Zaandam, Amsterdam, Vecht, Leyden etc, -see also additional page...
Historical city centres, Route of the Polders and Windmills in North-West and Central Holland.  Tulip cruise in april. 
See for other types of boats close to Amsterdam --read here... Beautiful Holland: Polders,Windmills, Lakes, Canals and Cities with historical centres by the Buccaneer. No lincense necessary
See places of interest: Volendam, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leyden from your comfortable barge.
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It takes almost 2 days to get to Amsterdam
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Distance by train to Heerhugowaard train station from Amsterdam Airport: 72 minutes (including 1x transfer in station)

Shuttle with chauffeur from train station Heerhugowaard / 4 people : 25 €

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In one week you can visit the historic towns of Alkmaar, Haarlem and Leiden (Leyde) and be back in Broek op Waterland in time.

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You can also go north through the Province of North Holland (Noordhollands Kanaal) and visit smaller historic places. See for this

You can download a guide at a small price: please see

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Frans van Houten and team welcome you to your canal vacation's website. / Pelangi van Houten is partner of France Passion Plaisance, No.Chamber of Commerce Leiden, the Netherlands: 28068596 ; rental terms registered under no. B. 01199 -see conditions-
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address: Duinschooten 12 b 238, 2211 ZC Noordwijkerhout Holland; phone 0031 6 4708 2691 fax 0031 84 746 6605
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