Hi... Ive just left north Holland.. Franeker near Harlingen. I went on to the Waddenzee.. Down to the dyke... On to the Ijselmeer across to den Oever... Then inland all the way to Amsterdam. I went to the west route from there down to Gouda as there is a bridge too low on the Amstel river. I tjen went down to Rotterdam and crossed the waal to Werkendam... All along the Maas to south of Nijmegen... And im now halfway
to Maastricht... Looking to enter west Belgium and then france around Namur .. I think... Its taken a month so far... Though ive had windy and wet that i stopped for. Could be much quicker across the Ijselmeer... Finding mooring spots for free is difficult...and the Maas had very few places to stop at all. Nect stage is to Maastricht... No stops for 86km i think... Single handed.. Its a struggle. Im looking forward to seeing some hills. Any further questions.. Let me know..
From Wormer to Paris in November, you would encounter many stoppage by taking a more easterly "tourist" route according to PC Navigo, but it offers the route shown here as fastest. About 700 km, 48 locks and about 88 engine hours at a leisurely pace.
the shortest way is : Amsterdam-Rhine-Kanaal, Lek, Noord, Oude Maas, Dortsche Kil, Hollands Diep, Volkerak, Krammer, Mastgat, Oosterschelde, Kanaal door Zuid-Beveland, Westerschelde, Kanaal Gent-Terneusen, Ringvaart Gent, Boven Schelde, l'Escaut, Canal de la Sensée, Canal du Nord, Canal lateral àl'Oise, Oise, Seine.
I have done this waterways several times and when you need any help, I can assist you.
I've just completed the purchase of a 1916 16m Tjalk which I am planning on using as a live aboard in Paris. Currently the boat is on it way to the yard at Womer (N. Holland) for survey and repainting. All being well we are planning to begin moving her towards Paris on the 18th Nov. The question I have now is what route to take? Has anyone done a similar trip in the past and if so how long did it take them? If it helps the mooring is just south of Paris on the Seine (near to Orly).