Aye captain, welcome to the "Happyachts - Licence Free Boating Holidays" website. You are a few clicks away from a life-changing opportunity: self-drive a boat on the Dutch waterways. No licence is needed, so what are you waiting for?! If you are looking for more information, feel free to explore our website. If you are ready to make a reservation, click the "Booking Enquiry" button above. If there are any unanswered questions, please contact us on info@happyachts.eu. Enjoy!

how it works:

1. choose your favorite route

The first step is to choose your favorite route. Departing from our base in Alphen aan den Rijn, you can navigate in all directions; go north to Amsterdam or Lisse (and its world reknowned "Keukenhof"); go east to Utrecht and the beautiful "Vecht" river;  go south to Delft (famous for its Delfish Blue Pottery) and Rotterdam (the most popular tourist destination at this moment); go west to Leiden and Katwijk (visit the beach and eat delicious seafood).

2. choose your boat


After choosing your route, the next step is to find yourself a matching ship. We have different types of yachts, so you can hand-pick the ship you like! At the Alphen base we have the following ships available:


3. self-drive the Dutch waterways

When you book a boating holiday at Happyachts, you are allowed to self-drive your boat. This means that you are in charge of the ship and as captain you have to moore and pass locks and bridges with yourself behind the wheel.