Cruise the Peaceful Belgian Waterways on board your Linssen motor yacht

Nowhere in the world are so many historic, interesting towns and cities linked by waterways as in Belgium, northern France and the southern Netherlands. With the Linssen motor yachts which you can charter in the Belgian bases in Kinrooi near Maaseik in Belgium Limburg, you can combine relaxation with culture in a stylish manner, as you are close to cities such as Düsseldorf, Aachen, Amsterdam or Brussels. Once across the Limburg Border Meuse, you reach the cities of Liège, Maastricht and Roermond. There you can visit interesting museums or just have a great time shopping in Maasmechelen, Roermond or Lille outlet centers. And of course you can also try out the restaurants and their culinary highlights, such as the uniquely abundant range of fantastic Belgian beers and chocolates. It‘s no coincidence that Belgians are referred to as bon viveurs.

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Get to know Europe‘s biggest Network of Waterways on board your Linssen motor yacht.

France is still one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. This is hardly surprising. Because of its turbulent history, the country has an incredibly varied cultural and historical heritage. This alone is enough to make a trip to any region an exciting experience. “Living like God in France” is an expression which is known throughout the world and means living the good life. French wines and French cuisine are incomparable and multifaceted and never cease to surprise. 

Many people only “know” France from the “Autoroute du Soleil” and may not know how many beautiful places they are speeding past. France’s network of waterways is the most extensive in Europe. Of the total of 8,500 km of waterways, 6,700 are managed by the VNF (Voies Navigable de France). Of these, 2,900 km are navigable stretches of rivers and 3,800 km navigable sections of canals. The waterways contain over 1,500 locks, 70 canal bridges and 35 tunnels*. One of the best ways of getting to know France “from the inside” is from the deck of your “own” Linssen yacht. Feeling welcome in the centre of a town, enjoying the silence of the landscape slipping by, trying to converse with the lock keeper, sampling the regional specialities. Becoming a bit French for a while…, this is all possible with “your” Linssen.

Two of the most attractive cruising areas are the Canal du Midi and the Burgundy region.

The Canal du Midi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise along this ancient waterway on board your Linssen motor yacht through vineyards, fields and old villages and passes the city of Carcassonne. The regional cuisine and wines are tied up with local traditions. You can taste the Mediterranean sun when you relax on the aft deck.
Burgundy offers a very large number of possible routes that you can take with your Linssen yacht. The region is famed for its excellent wines and its cuisine. The Canal du Nivernais and the Canal de Bourgogne are two of the most beautiful waterways for cruising a Linssen yacht in France. You cruise through a charming landscape full of historic towns, villages, cathedrals and chateaux.

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Canal du Midi


South West of France


Have you always wanted to go to Ireland for a holiday?

Have you always wanted to go on a boating holiday? You can do both by hiring a Linssen cruiser on the River Shannon. The Shannon offers over 500km of unspoilt waterways - the longest non-commercial waterway in Europe and gives you access to sights and sounds not available to the weary land-traveller.

From Leitrim in the north to Killaloe in the south, the Shannon offers some of the most spectacular cruising in Europe. There are some large towns, but most of the moorings are in small villages – but they nearly all have a pub! You can start your cruise in either of our two marinas - one at Carrick-on-Shannon and one at Banagher in County Offaly.

Unlike many other waterways, the cruising waters of the Shannon are lakes and rivers, not canals. And because the river flows very slowly, there are few locks and even these are manned.

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Ireland's waterways on a Linssen

Charter a Linssen yacht in the Netherlands.

A fantastic way to discover the Netherlands from the water on board your Linssen motor yacht. The Netherlands has a long tradition of boating. It is a country of expert shipbuilders and the home of ‘your’ Linssen as well. 

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Noord-Holland / Utrecht

Boating is simply part of life for the Dutch, and the country’s infrastructure refl ects this. Splendid modern marinas await you, equipped with every imaginable facility and off ering countless moorings in picturesque villages, towns and countryside. With so much variety, there’s something for every boating enthusiast here. Slow-moving currents, rivers, canals, lakes, gravel lakes and the North Sea coast ensure a stunning variety of diff erent landscapes and many diff erent pleasures. The Netherlands – known for its windmills and wooden shoes – has enormous historical, cultural and gastronomic riches to offer.

Sail with Linssen Boating Holidays® to wonderful destinations, in the unique Province of Friesland on Lake Fluessen, Slotermeer, Tjeukemeer or Sneekermeer. The Netherlands – a boating paradise, with Linssen Boating Holidays®.

Discover Finlands Lake Saimaa from your Linssen yacht.

It‘s no wonder that Finland is called the ‘land of a thousand lakes‘, because there are so many of them. Consequently, lakes and the sea are vital parts of Finnish nature. What could be better than getting away from the noise of the cities by relaxing and enjoying the silence on board you quality Linssen yacht? Retreat into your own thoughts or be inspired by the vast clear lakes splintered by islands, narrow strips of land and green headlands.

Lake Saimaa is a labyrinth of blue water and green islands making up the largest lake district in Europe. Due to the number of stretches of open water linked by straits and dotted with islands, it’s hard to believe that Lake Saimaa really is Finland’s largest natural freshwater lake and the fourth largest in Europe. It is a breathtakingly beautiful destination for truly unforgettable holidays with an abundance of scenery and shoreline. The stunning natural environment and unique local events attract thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the region‘s hospitality and services. The beautiful varied landscape dotted with islands is a perfect setting for sheltered yachting on your Linssen. You to can enjoy the calm blue waters in summer. Come and experience the world‘s most beautiful lake district - Saimaa!

The region offers a wealth of cultural attractions from the world famous Savonlinna Opera Festival to high-class concerts and intriguing museums and galleries. Holidaymakers will find plenty to do on the sunny shores of Lake Saimaa, as there are many activities and pursuits to be enjoyed. Unique boutiques, idyllic cafes and top-class restaurants, offering a warm and friendly service, add to the unrivalled charm of the Savonlinna region. One of the most popular boating areas on Lake Saimaa is the Linnansaari National Park with 130 islands covering an area close to 40 km2. There are 21 guest marinas in this region, which means that moorings are never far away. Head for the shore whenever you feel you need a rest, a snack or coffee prepared over open fire. And, if you are lucky, you can spot the Saimaa ringed seal, which is among the world’s most threatened seal species!

In addition to the Linnansaari National Park, there are more than 200 other guest marinas, so you can easily plan your trip. And, as we are in Finland, many of these have a traditional Finnish sauna which you can enjoy and then dip into the crystal clear water of the lake.

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Savonlinna - Lake Saimaa

Charter a Linssen motor yacht in Germany!

In Germany there a 2 regions where you can charter a Linssen Yacht. 

Müritz and Berlin’s waterways, city – region – lake – canal – river.

It has everything to stir the Linssen boating enthusiast’s heart. Enjoy the most beautiful inland cruising areas in east Germany! The Mecklenburg Lakes are situated in the heart of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Together with the waterways in Berlin and Brandenburg, they constitute the largest and most beautiful inland water sport area in central Europe. Cruise your Linssen motor yacht over 1,000 lakes connected by numerous rivers and canals. They determine the character of this unique natural landscape. Anyone sailing their Linssen yacht, soaking in the almost untouched natural environment, will quickly forget the daily grind and start to unwind. Idyllic towns and villages invite you to while away the time.

Welcome to the Saar and Moselle.

A landscape of superlatives awaits you! This is where winegrowers cultivate top international wines, where the Romans founded Germany’s oldest city and where you will find one of the most successful combinations of ancient cultural treasures and sometimes charming, sometimes spectacular countryside.  The region’s proximity to France and Luxembourg is not only the inspiration for the Moselle region‘s cuisine in terms of lifestyle. There is hardly another wine-growing and holiday region that can fascinate you with so many facets. Aboard your own Linssen, you will become part of the incomparable scenery of the famous Saar Loop. Large bathing lakes and historic towns and cities await you. Marvel at the boat lift in Arzviller and explore historic Alsace.

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Müritz, Berlin, Mecklenburg-Brandenburg

Müritz, Havel, Berlin, Mecklenburg, Potsdam

Saar / Moselle

The coast of Skagerrak is perfect for boating on a Linssen motoryacht. The beautiful archipelago and fjords offer a variety of moorings, sheltered waterways and small towns. During summer, the water temperature is normally around 20 ºC. There are literally hundreds of amazing places you can moor, the natural harbours are unique, and with next to no tide you can moor directly on the bare rock.

Travel the Royal Thames on board your Linssen yacht

For Linssen boaters, the historic town of Henley-on-Thames is located at an ideal distance from the main tourist attractions of Oxford and Windsor.

Henley is famous for its annual regattas and music festivals. The thoroughly English market town provides excellent shops and restaurants and is the perfect departure point for a voyage of discovery on board your chartered Linssen motor yacht to unlock the secrets of the Thames. The Thames is a metaphor for the region through which the historic river flows. Whether it’s historic royal residences such as Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace or fantastic theme parks, the Thames has a lot of attractions for the whole family.

Midsomer Murders

Take your Linssen yacht through the hart of 'Midsomer Murders' country. The County of Oxfordshire, together with Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, provided the backdrop for the world-famous detective series “Midsomer Murders” featuring the fictional Inspector Barnaby. After a nice day of cruising on the river, you are sitting in one of the quintessentially English pubs in which scenes from the series were shot, sipping on a whisky, you will feel as if you are Barnaby… Many picturesque Midsomer locations await your visit during your Linssen cruise on the Thames.

Between the historic towns, the picturesque course of the river – which was the source of inspiration for the novels “The Wind in the Willows” and ”Three Men in a Boat” – provides the perfect opportunity to switch off and relax on board your yacht. The famous towns and villages on the Thames – Henley, Sonning, Wallingford, Bray, Marlow and Windsor – hold out the promise of culinary delights in their riverside restaurants.


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