A couple of rules to that are nice to know:

 

  • Safety is paramount, do not take any unnecessary risks.
  • Always stay along the starboard waterside (keep right).
  • Keep the bow of the sloop towards waves to avoid excessive rocking motion.
  • The maximum allowed speed on the Vecht, inside and just outside the harbor, and on the Kalverstraat is 6 kilometers per hour. On the Loosdrechtse Plassen a speed of 12 kilometers per hour is permitted.
  • Commercial boats always go first (this includes tour boats).
  • Approach bridges so you are visible to oncoming traffic.
  • Is is forbidden to drive a vehicle when you are under the effect of drugs or alcohol.
  • You may not moor on trees, traffic signs, under or on bridges, or in other places where it’s prohibition is stated with signs.
  • People live on and around the water. Please respect their privacy.
  • Do not be a nuisance to others and do not create excessive noise.