There are hundreds of islands, mostly privately owned, in the ‘Westeinderplassen’. The municipality ‘Aalsmeer’ has four public islands in the lakes: ‘Starteiland’, ‘Kleine Poelakker’, ‘Heerlijkheid’ and the ‘Akkers van Ravestein’.
Near the ‘Oosteinderpoel’ at the ‘Ringvaart’, about two kilometers from the ‘Bosrandbrug’, is the so-called ‘Recreatiesteunpunt van Stichting de Bovenlanden’. This place offers room for about ten ships. From this place, you can take a nice walk, visit a beautiful mill and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The adjacent bicycle and walking path is part of the long-distance route the Pilgrims path.
The public moorings are primarily intended for daily recreation. Still, you may use the berths to stay in your boat. You can install up to 48 hours in the same island. More on http://www.vvvaalsmeer.nl/ and http://www.aalsmeerwesteinder.nl/
Aalsmeer_flowervillageAalsmeer growers first started selling flowers at the markets in ‘Amsterdam‘ more than a century ago. In self-made barges, they sailed to the capital to offer their wares to the prosperous residents. From these humble beginnings, ‘Aalsmeer’ has evolved to become the most important centre for the production and trade of flowers and plants in the Netherlands… and the world!
The best example is the enormous flower auction, where millions of flowers and plants are traded daily. But with such intense and deeprooted floral traditions, ‘Aalsmeer’ has much more to offer. Discover how the first growers began, marvel at the sheer variety of flowering plants, cruise through the archipelago with its lilac grounds and admire the distinctive, ultramodern architecture of the flower trade. Discover an unspoilt part of the Netherlands. Discover the Aalsmeer flower strip. More on http://www.vvvaalsmeer.nl/