Applying for a sailing permit for sailing on the Rhine
If you sail a boat measuring 15-25 metres in length as a hobby, then you must have a limited sailing permit (Klein Vaarbewijs) in the Netherlands. In addition, you must take out third-party liability insurance if you wish to sail on the Rhine and north of Spijksche Veer (near Lobith).
Last updated on 21 April 2021
Eligibility for a sailing permit
To receive a sailing permit, you must meet a number of conditions, e.g. you must have passed the sailing permit exam (in Dutch). Please visit the website of the CBR to find out the other conditions for a sailing permit (in Dutch).
Applying for a sailing permit
Please contact the CBR to apply to sit the sailing permit exam (in Dutch).