Hop on at our dock at Winebar Mendoza and combine your cruise with a delicious lunch or drinks provided by our friends from Winebar Mendoza.

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Our location at the Bergse lake

Our dock on the Bergse voorplas is located directly on the terrace of the popular hotspot Wine Bar Mendoza. The Bergse  lake the most populare area in Rotterdam for local boaters, a tour acros boat lakes takes about 2 hours. On sunny days the locals are float here for hours and enjoying the cosiness on the water. Combine the cruise with a bottle of wine and a drink box from Mendoza and you have your own terrace in the middle of the lake! If you are going to sail for longer than 3,5 hours, you can go to the Rotte using the lock, from here you can sail towards the Rottemeren (± 6 hours) or to the Kralingse Plas (± 4,5 hours).

The lock between the Bergse Plas and the Rotte is open at Monday until thursdays from 09:00 to 17:00 and on Fridays to Sundays from 06:00 to 22:00 Only go outside if you have booked at least 3.5 hours, on hot days it can be very busy and the waiting time at the lock can be up to 1.5 hours, so also you have to be back at the dock 1,5 hours before your trip ends. 

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The two lakes are separated by the centuries-old connecting road called 'de Straatweg'. This is also known as the "Miljonairs Road" because of the many villas on the banks of the lake. On the back part of the lake you sail between numerous small islands with small cabins on them that people use to escape the busy city in the summer. Since you can hardly see this area from the shore, it may be one of Rotterdam's best kept secrets.

Many locals sail with small boats on the back lake between there cabins ans the shore, so you have to be careful because it can be quite busy. On the front lake, especially on weekends, regular sailing is done by the scouting associations or the sailing class of sailingclub Aegir.

Snackbox & Wine

Complete your cruise with a delicious bottle of wine from Winebar Mendoza, if you are also hungry then expand your cruise with a snack box, you do this by ticking it in the reservation system.

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Book a boat in 3 simple steps!

If you want to rent a just follow the steps below and you will have you boat booked in Rotterdam just a minute. 

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Step 1:

Book a boat online in our reservationsystem using your phone or computer.

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Step 2:

Go to the dock where you've reserved a boat, 15 minutes in advance you receive a text messegas on your phone.

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Step 3:

Press the link and activated the engine on with your phone, cast off the lines and set sail! 

Route of 2 hours: Bergse Lake

Discover the Bergse lake in a boat trip of 2/2.5 hours or just chill a bit on the lake with friends, family or colleagues for a few hours. Complete your cruise with a bottle of wine and a drink box from Winebar Mendoza.

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Route of 4 hours: Bergse and Kralingse lake

Use the sluice to take the boat up by 2 metres to the level of the rivier the Rotte and cruise towards the Kralingse lake. You pass 2 diferent sluices during this cruise. The Bergse and Kralingse lake are the last two remaining of the 7 peat lakes that used to be in Rotterdam.

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Route of 4/6 hours: Rotte(meren) 

Sail on pleasure river Rotte, did you know that the Rotte is the river that gave Rotterdam its name? For this route you need to reserve at least 4/6 hours because of the busy sluice. A short trip up till Oud Terbregge takes 4 hours sailing, if you want to go all the way to the Rottemeren, you need to book atleast 6 hours.

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Travel options to this dock 

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Public transport

You can easily reach this jetty by public transport from Rotterdam central you can take tram 4 to Halte Bergse Dorpsstraat.

 

Vanuit landsingerland, berkel westpolder,kun je met bus 174 en vanaf de station alexander met bus 35

 

Deze steiger valt ook binnen het service gebied van scooter deeldiensten Felyx, Check en Go Sharing

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Parking your car

Parking you can park you car at this dock on the weissenbruchlaan, please note, this is paid parking except on Sundays. In the evening it is very busy here with visitors from the nearby restaurant.

If there is no space or if you prefer to park your car for free, it is best to cross the bridge, in front of the Donkers marina, parking is free on this part of the weissenbruchlaan. Parking is also free at the Prinses Beatrix Plantsoen.

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Public transport

You can easily reach this jetty by public transport from Rotterdam central you can take tram 4 to Halte Bergse Dorpsstraat.

 

Vanuit landsingerland, berkel westpolder,kun je met bus 174 en vanaf de station alexander met bus 35

 

Deze steiger valt ook binnen het service gebied van scooter deeldiensten Felyx, Check en Go Sharing

Parkeren

Parking your car

Parking you can park you car at this dock on the weissenbruchlaan, please note, this is paid parking except on Sundays. In the evening it is very busy here with visitors from the nearby restaurant.

If there is no space or if you prefer to park your car for free, it is best to cross the bridge, in front of the Donkers marina, parking is free on this part of the weissenbruchlaan. Parking is also free at the Prinses Beatrix Plantsoen.

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