Belt Schutsloot

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.

The best way to discover this area and its nature is by boat. All about the boat rental options. From dinghy to whisper boat.

Explore the village while walking. Enjoy the peace here. Walk in Belt Schutsloot on the hiking trails and look at all those cute houses.

Cycling is also a fun way to discover the village. Feel like a resident and take the bike. No bike? Then rent one in the village center.

Private tour

Hire your own captain to show you the best spots in the weather ribs. Pick-up service from any location in Netherlands you want. This company works with qualified.

What to do in Belt-Schutsloot

Sailing in Belt Schutsloot

Bootje varen
Bootje varen

Own boat

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.

Canoe rental

Kano Weerribben
Canoe Weerribben

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.

Sup

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.

Corona measures

Here's an update on the corona measures in our village.

Where to rent a small boat

Boat rental Giethoorn

Bootverhuur Arendshorst

Bootverhuur Broer

Cafe Fanfare

Dames van de Jonge

De Grachthof

De Harmonie

Fam. Heida

Giethorn Bootje

Hollands Venetië 

Hotel de Pergola

Koppers Giethoorn

Kruumte

M.S van den Heuvel

Recreatiecentrum Geythorn

Resort Venetië

Restaurant de Rietstulp

Oort-Seinen

Otterskooi

Smit Giethoorn

Smits paviljoen

Wildeboer

Zuideinde

Zwaantje

Gondola cruise of Belt-Schutsloot

Gondola in Belt schutsloot 2021

Gondelvaart Belt schutsloot
Belt Schutsloot gondola cruise

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.

Giethoorn corona

Here is an update, regarding the corona measures in the vicinity of Giethoorn.

 

Cycling

Cycling in the Weerribben

Fietsen Belt-Schutsloot
Cycling-route in Belt-Schutsloot

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.

Weerribben corona

Here is an update, regarding the corona measures in the vicinity of Giethoorn.

 

 

Walking 

Walking in the Weerribben

Wandelen in Belt-schutsloot
Hikingtrail Belt schutsloot

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.

Weerribben coronavirus

Here is an update on the corona measures in the giethoorn area.

Where to eat something

Restaurants in Belt-Schutsloot

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.

Parking

They have ample parking and are easily accessible by car, bike, boat, canoe and on foot.

Catering corona

Here is an update on the covid-19 measures for restaurants in the Netherlands.

Adress

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.

Catering corona

Here is an update on the covid-19 measures for restaurants in the Netherlands.

Adress

Belterweg 104 8066PZ Belt-Schutsloot

 

Overnight in the Weerribben

Overnight in Belt-schutsloot

Don't expect hotels here. However, you will find a number of B&B options, campsites and a few holiday homes. Here you will find campsites and hotels outside the Dutch village.

Belt Schutsloot coronavirus

Here is an update on the corona measures in the vicinity of Belt Schutsloot.

 

Welcome in Belt-Schutsloot

Belt Schutsloot

Belt-Schutsloot
Weerribben-Wieden

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.

Visitors

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.

 Giethoorn look-alike

Belt-Schutsloot
Just like Giethoorn

Verder zijn er aardig wat overeenkomsten met Giethoorn. Zo staan er staan huizen met riet gedekte daken aan t water. Hoewel er een stuk minder bruggetjes zijn, geven de bruggen die er zijn, Belt-Schutsloot toch een authentiek karakter. Groot verschil is dat, de grachtjes een stukje breder zijn dan in Giethoorn. Daardoor verloopt de doorvaart een stuk soepeler dan in Giethoorn. Ook komen er natuurlijk veel minder toeristen dan in Giethoorn. Je kan net als in Giethoorn, er ook een bootje of een fiets huren en er zijn meerdere restaurants. Verder kan een deel van de bewoners, ook geen auto bij hun huis parkeren. Het is te hopen, dat ze hier Giethoorn, niet achterna gaan qua commercialisering.

Villages close by

Blokzijl

Kalenberg

Oldemarkt

Ossenzijl 

Paasloo

Steenwijk

Vollenhove 

Wanneperveen

Willemsoord

Zwartsluis

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