Obtaining a Pleasure Boat Licence

If you want to sail a pleasure boat and the craft is between 25 metres and 40 metres long, you need a Pleasure Boat Licence (Groot Pleziervaartbewijs, GPb). You need to take an exam to obtain this licence. The Pleasure Boat Licence does not allow you to use your vessel commercially.

Last updated on 19 May 2021

Pleasure Boat Licence exam

You can sit the exam for the Pleasure Boat Licence (in Dutch) with the CBR.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Law on inland navigation, Articles 25, 26 and 27

Decree on inland navigation, Article 31

Regulation on inland navigation, Article 7.8

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