André van Duin and Janny van der Heijden discover Friesland from the water

In the Dutch television show ‘Denkend aan Holland’ translated as ‘Thinking about Holland’, André van Duin and Janny van der Heijden will discover Friesland from the water! Would you like to experience the Eleven Cities Tour by boat, just like van Duin and van der Heijden? Below, you can read more about ‘Thinking about Holland’, with which boat you can undertake the Eleven Cities Tour and you will find tips for your boating holiday in Friesland.

Thinking about Holland In this TV series, André van Duin and Janny van der Heijden travel through the Netherlands in a boat. The theme of the 4th season is; Friesland and the Eleven Cities Tour, because in 2022 it will have been 25 years since the last Eleven Cities Tour was ice-skated. As the Eleven Cities Ice Skate contest can only be held during the harshest of winters when the ice is thick enough.


Just like during the real Eleven Cities Tour, van Duin and van der Heijden receive a stamp card and stamp at the official stamping locations. The duo receives a warm welcome in every town, they learn more about the Eleven Cities Tour, the nature reserves, they get to talk to local residents and they see the sights that Friesland has to offer.


There are 4 episodes in which you can watch André van Duin and Janny van der Heijden boat through Friesland. Did you miss the programme Denken aan Holland? You can watch the episodes on NPO start.



Boating the Eleven Cities Tour While watching ‘Denkend aan Holland’, you might immediately feel like going boating as well. If you want to cruise the Eleven Cities Tour, it is important that the boat has a shallow draft and a low vertical clearance.


The Nexus Revo 870 Cabrio Electric is a suitable boat for the Eleven Cities Tour. This boat is 100% electric, so you can even cruise the Frisian lakes and visit the Eleven Cities very comfortable in peace and quiet. This electric boat is for charter at Natural Yachts and can accommodate up to 4 persons. The Nexus Revo 870 has a length of 8.70 metres, a width of 2.90 metres and a draft of 0.40 metres. The open cockpit is completely covered with a convertible top. With the convertible top down, the boat has a vertical clearance of only 2.27 metres.



To be able to boat the Eleven Cities Tour, we recommend to charter the boat for 2 weeks. This way, you have the time to complete the entire Eleven Cities Tour and if you like you can also visit other Frisian villages or cities along the route. It is also possible to do a part of the Eleven cities tour if you want to charter a boat for 1 week. Here you can view the Eleven Cities Boat Tour for 1 week boating and for 2 weeks boating in Friesland.


Charter an electric boat in Friesland To make the most of your boating holiday, we recommend that you charter an electric boat. Silently cruise the Frisian lakes and discover all the beauty this province has to offer. Natural Yachts has a first: the first charter fleet with only 100% electric boats! You are very welcome on one of the new and fully electric motorboats for a holiday in Friesland.


Electric boating is becoming more and more popular in Friesland. A boating holiday on an electric boat is environmentally conscious and comfortable. Because of the electric motor, your fuel costs are much lower and you no longer need to fill up with diesel. What's more, you don't need a boating licence to rent an electric boat from Natural Yachts.


As described above, the Nexus Revo 870 Cabrio Electric is the most ideal boat for cruising the Eleven Cities Tour by boat. Of course, it is also possible to charter one of our other electric motorboats for your boating holiday in Friesland.


The Northman 1200 Electric is a luxury motor yacht for up to 6 people. There are 3 bedrooms for two persons and 2 bathrooms with shower, sink and electric toilet on board. In the salon you will find a cosy seating area and you will always enjoy a 360 degree view! The sofa on the foredeck, the lounge on the roof and the open cockpit are wonderful places to relax.


Natural Yachts makes sure that you start your boating holiday confidently and relaxed. The hotel service that is offered includes the end cleaning, made beds upon arrival and a technical instruction of the boat with boating instructions during which we will make a short trip to get to know the yacht.


We look forward to welcoming you for an electric boat trip in Friesland!