Belt-Schutsloot, like Dwarsgracht, also a little brother of Giethoorn. Located in the middle of Weerribben-wieden National Park, where peace, space and relaxation are the key words. Besides similarities with Giethoorn, there are indeed differences with Giethoorn. We'll list the differences here. So we show, why belt schutsloot, is also worth visiting.
Rent your own boat
The best way to experience Belt-Schutsloot is by boat. All about the boat rental options.
Take a canal cruise
Discover Giethoorn and Belt-schutsloot in a tour boat. Take a seat and let the skippers tell you everything about our village.
Private boat tour
Hire a local to show you the best places in our village. No traffic jams. Discover our village with your own guide.
Sailing in Belt Schutsloot
When you have your own boat, Belt-Schutsloot is really recommended. Far away from all the hustle and bustle you can relax in Weerribben-Wieden National Park.
Cruise in the Weerribben
Via varenindewieden nl you can get off for a cruise through the Weerribben. These cruises are sailed by skilled skippers. They can also tell you a lot about the origins of this national park and its nature. They have 2 tour boats, which can accommodate 20 and 45 people, in the boat.
In Belt-Schutslootyou can rent a canoe at water sports campsite Klein Belterwijde. Discover Weerribben-Wieden National Park from a canoe. For € 18 you can sail a whole day canoe in the Weerribben-Wieden. For that money you can rent a 2-person Canadian canoe at Klein Belterweide. They also have an option to rent a 10 person Canadian canoe, a unique experience for larger groups.
Stand up paddle is so 2021 said my daughter. At camping Klein Belterwijde they rent out a sup board. Get moving and explore the Weerribben at the same time.
Boat hire Weerribben
From Belt-Schutsloot you can discover the Weerribben, but of course you can also sail towards Giethoorn. At water sports campsite Klein Belterwijde, you can choose from a Whisper boat or a luxury boat. Reservations can be made at 038-3866795.
Boat hire Giethoorn
The other way around is also possible. You can rent a boat from one of the boat rental companies in Giethoorn and sail from Giethoorn to Belt Schutsluis.
Boat rental Giethoorn
Dames van de Jonge
Hotel de Pergola
M.S van den Heuvel
Restaurant de Rietstulp
Gondola in Belt schutsloot 2022
What started in 1938 as a modest village festival with simply dressed gondolas has grown into a national event with more than ten thousand visitors. Traditionally, a gondola cruise is organised in Belt-Schutsloot every 2nd Friday of August. Then you can enjoy the scenic gondolas. The gondola ride starts at 20.00. When it gets dark, around 21.45, the procession, which is illuminated this time, sails back. In the meantime, you can listen to sailing music corps. It's going to end with fireworks.
Cycling in the Weerribben
With kilometres of cycle paths you can cycle in the Weerribben-Wieden, through the greenery, along waters and over bridges. You can download a very nice cycling route in the area via visitweerribbenwieden nl, a very nice cycling route in the area. Belt-Schutsloot can be used as a starting point, but of course also as an intermediate point. If you don't have your own bike, you can always rent one at one of the bike rental points.
Walking in the Weerribben
With miles of hiking trails you can walk in Weerribben-Wieden, through the greenery, along waters and over bridges. You can download a very nice walking route in the area via visitweerribbenwieden en, a very nice walking route in the area. Belt-Schutsloot can be used as a starting point, but of course also as an intermediate point.
Petit restaurant the Otterswold
We would like to point you to petit-restaurant de Otterswold in Belt-schutsloot. The Otterswold is a perfect location for your stopover to enjoy a nice dinner. Or as a starting point for your recreational trip.
Petit-restaurant the Otterswold
Restaurant de Otterswold is located on the village canal of this beautiful water village, in the middle of the head of Overijssel. The Restaurant is located in a central location in the village and is not to be missed during your boating, cycling or walking tour of the village!
It is therefore an extremely suitable location for your stopover to be able to have a nice dinner. Or as a starting point for your recreational trip and (company) outing.
Terrace by the water
From the terrace by the water you have a beautiful view. In a pleasant atmosphere you can enjoy the sun, a delicious glass of wine, draught beer, ice cream, warm waffle with fresh strawberries etc.
They have ample parking and are easily accessible by car, bike, boat, canoe and on foot.
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Noorderweg 45 Belt-Schutsloot
Café the Waterlelie
With a beautiful view over the Kleine Belterwijde, café "De Waterlily" in the village is a very special catering establishment. Here you can go for a bite and drink in an authentic atmosphere.
Terrace by the water
On the very quiet terrace, where you will not be affected by traffic, it is particularly good to stay.
Boat rental Belt Schutsloot
At the Cafe the Waterlelie you can rent a whisper boat or a luxury boat. This allows you to discover the Weerribben independently.
Belterweg 104 8066PZ Belt-Schutsloot
Overnight in Belt-schutsloot
Do not expect hotels here, such as hotel Giethoorn. However, you will find a number of B & B options, campsites and a few holiday homes here. These are all smaller campsites. For larger campsites in the region, it is better to look at camping Giethoorn. The following campsites can be found in Belt Schutsloot:
- De Polle
- Kleine Belterwijde
- De Wiede
- De Wanepe
This Dutch water village is located in the middle of Weerribben-Wieden in the municipality of Steenwijkerland. It is located in the northeastern part of the Netherlands, in the head of Overijssel, 8 minutes away from Giethoorn. Behind Petit-Restaurant Het Otterswold is a large parking lot. Parking is free there.
Although there are no exact figures available, we assume an annual 56,000 visitors. Unlike Giethoorn, mainly Dutch people come here to visit. These bikes, walking or sailing through Belt-Schutsloot, a few also stay there. With these visitor numbers it is wonderful to stay in this Dutch water village.
Furthermore, there are quite a few similarities with Giethoorn. For example, there are houses with thatched roofs on the water. Although there are a lot fewer bridges, the bridges that are there give Belt-Schutsloot an authentic character. The big difference is that the canals are a bit wider than in Giethoorn. As a result, the passage is a lot smoother than in Giethoorn. Of course, there are also far fewer tourists than in Giethoorn. Just like in Giethoorn, you can also rent a bike or a boat and there are several restaurants. Furthermore, some of the residents cannot park a car at their house. It is to be hoped that they will not go after Giethoorn in terms of commercialization.