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Dutch waterways charts 15 Aug 2015 21:15 #65730

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Thanks Collin - we are keen to use paper and electronics making your advice really timely.Best regardsJon and Penny

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Dutch waterways charts 15 Aug 2015 21:13 #65729

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Many thanks for your helpful email Pete- will go chart hunting! Best regardsJon and Penny
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Dutch waterways charts 15 Aug 2015 21:12 #65728

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Many thanks for your helpful email Andy - will go chart hunting at Decker on Monday.
Would be great to be able to use your Dutch chart portfolios as they cover the areas we are very interested in visiting. how would be best to get them?

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Dutch waterways charts 15 Aug 2015 21:07 #65727

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Many thanks for your helpful email Peter - will go chart hunting! Best regardsJon and Penny

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Dutch waterways charts 15 Aug 2015 10:34 #65719

Hello Jon and Penny,

Both Dekker Watersports and Mulder's in Zaandam carry a full range of the ANWB charts which we have found to be the most useful resource while cruising NL.

Inland Waterways of the Netherlands by Louise Busby and published by Imray is the most helpful English language waterway guide.

Sorry - we left Zaandam this week - otherwise we could have shown you these and other resources we have found useful.

(PS I have folios 1810 and 1811 (dated 2005) of the Dutch charts covering the Markermeer, Isjselmeer and Waddezee - free to a good Home!)

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Dutch waterways charts 14 Aug 2015 23:38 #65714

Unless you're into computer-only charts, the ANWB charts are the only paper charts available as far as I know - there are 3 alternatives for France. Only buy the ones you need for the routes you plan to travel and buy more as and when needed.

They are very good to use, although any text is in Dutch only. One odd feature is the use of decimeters as a unit of measurement. I've never seen these used anywhere else!

As well as bookshops and chandlers, you can get them at VVV (tourist) offices and Amazon or the DBA Bookshop.

For plannimg your travels in Netherlands, your best starting point is Louise Busby's "Inland Waterways of the Netherlands" publised by Imray. It's by far the best English guide to NL and the best of the 4 companion Imray guides.

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Dutch waterways charts 14 Aug 2015 23:13 #65712

ANWB paper charts are available at most bookshops and all ANWB shops ( www.anwb.nl/contact-en-service/anwb-winkels/zaandam ). As Colin says, they have a good App and they have good charts for PCs. Their paper Netherlands overview chart is a must for planning.
Appple/Android:
www.anwbwatersport.nl/vaarinformatie/waterkaarten_wateralmanak_cursusboeken/waterkaarten-app-apple-android.html
Windows:
www.anwbwatersport.nl/vaarinformatie/waterkaarten_wateralmanak_cursusboeken/digitale-anwb-waterkaarten-windows.html

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Dutch waterways charts 14 Aug 2015 22:47 #65710

Hi Jon and Penny,

I'm using the ANWB chart app on Android tablet. Also available for Pear devices.

640MB to download, 2 days free use then €39.99/year or €9.99/month. Excellent tracking with inbuilt GPS. Also includes all info in Almanak Part II. I bought hardcopy Almanak Part I.

But for looking ahead paper is much better and De Vaar Atlas is very good - if still published - mine is 2010. 3 parts to cover NL and includes Almanak Part I. Or a gaggle of ANWB charts covering all the waterways and rivers.
And an NL road atlas for the cycle trips - or smart phone app?

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Dutch waterways charts 14 Aug 2015 22:28 #65709

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We joined the DBA 4 years ago when we were looking for a barge to buy. We have been renovating our Tjalk in Zaandam and are getting close to needing a set of charts for the Netherlands as we have got to like the country and the people during our 3 year stay and want to spend a year or two cruising the Dutch canals. Any advice on where to advertise for Dutch waterways charts to buy or borrow would be helpful.
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