DKW the Netherlands

The DKW The Netherlands is developed for sailors, motorboaters and commercial use. The DKW The Netherlands is the most up-to-date inland water chart, thanks to all available updates throughout the year.

All Dutch inland waters are incorporated: the salty waters of Zeeland, the stirring rivers of Limburg and the small canoe fosses in Friesland. The DKW the Netherlands is great in combination with a paid version of WinGPS. Use the route network for a quick and easy way to plan routes along the Dutch inland waters.

More information regarding this chart set can be found below the detailed images.


Covering area

In this chart set you will find all Dutch inland waterways. 3 extra detailed charts are added for the Friese Meren, the Biesbosch and the waterways in and around Amsterdam.



Depth image

This chart set has a unique and clear depth image with distinctly colored depth surfaces on the lakes and depth numbers along the waterways. The chart is published annualy by Stentec, based on the Top10NL data from the Kadaster, Inland ENC charts, Rijkswaterstaat and user remarks. The chart has a high level of detail with 2 meter per pixel, making it possible to zoom in up until the jetties at your home port.

This hybrid chartset consist of, a.o. 

  • 2 Overview charts (scale 1:250.000, 30m/pixel)
  • 2 Detailed charts for orientation and route planning (scale 1:25.000, 3m/pixel). 
  • 2 Highly detailed charts for Amsterdam and Biesbosch (scale 1:3.000, 0.8m/pixel).
  • 1 Highly detailed charts for the Friese Meren (scale 1:3.600, 1m/pixel).

Chart image

Stentecs inland water charts are so-called hybrid charts. The bottom surface is a raster format. This is where a.o. the quays, depths and buildings are shown. All other navigational information is projected on top of this through waypoints. These waypoints remain the same size when zooming in or out. The chart can be fully personalized by adding or removing certain waypoint groups and showing you only the information you select.

In total, the DKW the Netherlands has 30.960 waypoints, with a.o. buoys, harbours, moorings, Marrekrite moorings, diesel tank stations, watersport campsites, VHF channels, electric chargers ‘Elektrisch Varen’ and ‘Varen Doe Je Samen’ nodes.

Specifically for commercial shipping waterway signs and VIN moorings are added.


System requirements

Windows laptop or PC:
  • Official WinGPS 5 version
  • 3,9 GB free disc space
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10 with DirectX 9 video card (or higher)
Android tablet or smartphone:
  • Official WinGPS Marine version
  • 3,9 GB free disc space
  • Android operating system, minimum of 2 GB RAM

This chart set can be used in the free WinGPS 5 Lite for Windows and can also be installed in the WinGPS Marine apps for Android. For route planning with rotating chart and AIS you will need WinGPS 5 Pro or the paid version of WinGPS Marine. Click here for more information about the WinGPS series.


Connecting chart sets

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