Rent a boat on one of the Loosdrecht- and/or Vecht lakes

With a rental boat from Ottenhome, you  experience the water rich Netherlands first hand. Rent a sailing boat and let the wind carry you away. Destress and take things in like they come at you. Pick up the wind and race across the lake or give the lines some slack and softly cruise around. Book a motorboat and enjoy the peace the water rich surroundings have to offer, the hilarious moments at the locks and the contents of your pick nick basket.

Having a captain for the day is also an option. Book our ‘Jan van Gent’ with captain. Do you want to be the king of the lakes for a day: rent one of our floating terraces and relax in fatboy. Set course for an island close by. Want to be active and explore all the little canals: rent a canoe, rowing boat or a SUP.

Renting a boat at Ottenhome is simple

You can reserve your boat 24/7 online, your boat will be ready at the moment you requested it! Prices are including life vests, waterway maps and routes. No license is required. We rely on the experience of the captain, a sense of responsibility and common sense. Until 12 hours before your booking it is possible to rebook or cancel without charge.

Book direct your sailboat, dinghy, raft, rowboat, canoe, optimist or sup!

Ottenhome’s online reservation system

All our rental boats can be booked 24/7  in our online reservation system. The system offers real time information on availability and prices. Prices may vary depending on the season, day in the week and weather forecasts. Do you have questions during online bookings or are things unclear? You can chat with us during office hours or give a call: 035 – 58 2 3331.

After reservation you will receive a confirmation by email. You pay (cash or card) at our reception upon departure. When renting a motor boat we request € 250,00 or identification papers as a deposit. It does not happen often, but sometimes we are forced to supply you with a different model boat because of material failure, we hope you can respect this. Of course we will do everything within our powers to prevent this from happening.

What do we expect from you?

We ask you to be careful with our rental boats, the waters you sail in and the people practicing water sports around you, as well as the ones living on the waterside. As you may know, the nature around us is not owned by Ottenhome. Therefore, take your trash back to Ottenhome and leave it in the bins! Respect the water rules that hold for everyone making use of the public waters:

  • Good seamanship: use your common sense and prevent collisions at all times!
  • Choose a clear course to make sure others know what you plan to do
  • If you rent one of our boats, please respect the speed limits for your own safety, those of others and the nature around you
  • Also in a boat the driver needs to be sober!
  • Do not go through the locks at Muiden and do not enter the Amsterdam Rijn canal

Make sure you are waterproof!

Adapt your clothing appropriately, on the water it is always chillier compared to the city. Bring enough warm clothes. If you plan to go sailing: bring rain gear (also with good weather as water might splash into the boat). Whenever the sun is out: use sunglasses, a cap, sunscreen and bring some swimming gear!

Water sports knows 3 seasons

In spring you can enjoy the fresh green plants and the first sunbeams. In summer you will have the true summer experience. In fall the misty mystique of the red-brown leaves. Make sure you skip the Dutch winter for water sports.

Sail & After Sail on our Lounge terraces

Finish your watersport adventure together on our relaxing terrace featuring lounge couches, hammocks and wooden tables. Exchange photos and dream away with a holiday feeling. Have a look at the buzzling harbour in front of you. Want to come by with a larger group? Check out our group offers!

Zeilpas – Heb je smaak van het zeilen te pakken en wil je vaker?

Woon je in de buurt, om de hoek en is de Wijde Blik als het ware je achtertuin dan kunnen we ons zo voorstellen dat je vaker wilt  uitwaaien en wegzeilen. Dan hebben we de OTTENHOME ZEILPAS voor je. Je betaalt eenmalig € 150,00 incl. BTW en kunt dan van april tot en met september, 7 dagen in de week – elke ochtend (09.00-12.30 uur) en elke avond (17.30 – 21.00 uur) ook in het weekend – een zeilboot uit de haven meenemen. Het enige wat je wel nog moet doen is je (gezellige) bemanning regelen.

Botentv vaart op de Wijde Blik




Ben je in de winning mood en in voor een zeilwedstrijd?

Geïnspireerd door de Volvo Ocean race of altijd al competitief ingesteld? Wat let je en schrijf je in voor de Woensdag Avond Regatta van Ottenhome. Elke  4e woensdagavond van de maand (mei t/m september) klinkt hiervoor rond 19.00 uur het startschot uiteraard voorafgegaan door een Captainsbriefing om 18.30 uur. Je beste 3 manches zijn bepalend voor je eindklassering.