The Vinkeveen Lakes were created by peat extraction in the 17th and 18th centuries which left shallow, man-made lakes and bogs. Today these lakes are spotted with elongated islands called legakkers where the peat was laid to dry. Across the Vinkeveen Lakes is Baambrugse Zuwe, the road which was used to transport the extracted peat hundreds of years ago. This road divides the area into two parts – the Noordplas and Zuidplas – or North and South Lakes. You can sail one area or both by passing under the bridge. Enjoy the entire region on and off the water by disembarking for excursions in one of the many beautiful hiking areas. The Vinkeveen Lakes are easily accessible via the A2 motorway, making boarding convenient.