RENT A TRADITIONAL OAK BOAT

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Boat building yard Wildeboer: Traditional Oak Boat Rental

Boat building yard  Wildeboer: Rent a boat built from oak

In Giethoorn(North), on the edge of this beautiful water village, there is still one of the last two traditional oak boats yards of Giethoorn. A hospitable traditional family business, which has been established at its current location since 1933 and where the love for the traditional oak boats has been passed on for generations.

Here, you can take a boat trip in an oak punt (Dutch: “punter”), built at our yard. It is a very stable and safe boat that was traditionally used for everything. In former days, there were no roads, everything went by boat. In the past, people only sailed with the barge pole. This is the well-known “punting” through the canals. Giethoorn has become famous for this!

Do you think comfort and safety are important? We do as well!

That is why we have made our boats slightly wider and extra raised in the edges. This makes it even more spacious on board and the boat even safer. Moreover, you will be less bothered by the water on the lakes when there is some wind. The boats are equipped with spacious seat boxes where you can store your belongings and where you can sit together comfortably. Because the punt is made of oak, it is very stable in the water. We would also be happy to provide you with a pillow on board and for the cooler days, we have nice warm fleece blankets for you. The punt is suitable for 8 adults.

In short, the ideal rental boat!

If you have any questions or if the times are not within your capabilities, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone.

We can be reached on the following telephone numbers: 0031 (0)521 361203 or 0031 (0)6 54258546.

Some photos still show the red/white checkered cushions. Due to all the measures against Covid-19, we have had these replaced  by beautiful red covers made from artificial leather with an easily washable surface!

 

Experience the breathtaking natural area of National Park Weerribben-Wieden from the water.

What makes sailing in Giethoorn so much fun!

From our yard, you can sail the boat in different directions to discover our beautiful surroundings. If you go for the rest and quiet, you can sail towards the Weerribben, through the village of Dwarsgracht or take a boat trip through the picturesque Giethoorn North and the nature reserve. If you prefer a pleasant bustle, you can go to the southern center  of Giethoorn. The village is very photogenic with its fairytale scenes, paths, waterways and countless bridges, pretty farmhouses and beautifully landscaped gardens. You can then get off the boat along the way to enjoy an inviting terrace, a museum, a jetty at a reed collar or the island in the middle of the lake (“Bovenwijde”).

The punter’s electric motor is easy to operate. Before you leave, we will gladly give you an explanation about the engine and you will receive the navigation map of the area. Parking with us is free! Just like the life jacket for the children. Safety comes first!

If you come by bus, it is only a short walk, the stop is less than 150 meters away from our yard.

If you are by car, you only have to cross the street (from our own private parking lot) to the rental boats.

Prices oak boat rental

You can rent a boat for an hour and a half, several hours or even a whole day.

The rental price of the punt (max. 8 people) is € 30,- per hour

(The minimum rental time on reservation is 2 hours in the morning or 3 hours in the afternoon.)

Renting the punt for the whole day costs € 150

It is also possible to rent the punt for several days, price on request.

TRADITIONAL OAK PUNTER 600

Do you think comfort and safety are important? We do as well! That is why we have made our boats slightly wider and extra raised in the edges. This makes it even more spacious on board and the boat even safer. Moreover, you will be less bothered by the water on the lakes when there is some wind.

 

The boats are equipped with spacious seat boxes where you can store your belongings and where you can sit together comfortably. Because the punt is made of oak, it is very stable in the water. We would also be happy to provide you with a pillow on board and for the cooler days, we have some nice and warm fleece blankets for you. The punt is suitable for 8 adults.

CONTACT

Call us

You can reach us
from 9am to 5pm.
We speak English

+31 (0)521 36 1203

E-mail us

For general questions
You can contact us by
e-mail.

info@punterwerf.nl

Visit us

Beulakerweg 48
8355 AJ Giethoorn


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