Vaarkaart Friese Meren

Available for free for iPad and iPhone.


Discover Fryslân from the water with this free navigation app.

✔ Load the chart of the Frisian Lakes and view the current depths, bouyage and other water sport information.

✔ Always know where you are, how fast you are sailing and what your course is using GPS (internal or bluetooth).

✔ Place a navigation waypoint and sail there using the course line, the Course to Steer and the Distance to Go.

✔ See your sailed track on the chart.

✔ Show the distance circles around you GPS position.

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Vaarkaart Friese Meren for iOS

This chart is perfect when you are planning a trip on the Frisian Lakes. Great while renting a boat, but also for skippers and crew of sailing boats, motorboats and sloops on the Frisian Lakes. Even while using a canoe or kayak or planning a fishing trip on the lakes this chart offers a clear image of your position of the beautiful Frisian landscape.

The area this chart covers is from Stavoren, Makkum, Grou to Lemmer. Navigate on the Heegermeer, Fluessen, Morra, Oudegaster Brekken, Zwarte Brekken and Witte Brekken, Sneekermeer, Koevordermeer, Tjeukemeer, Langweerderwielen, Pikmeer/Wijde Ee and the many ditches, canals and pools.

Depth image

Processed within this chart is a unique, clear depth image received from the Friese Meren Project with beautiful colored depth levels and numbers along the water ways. Developed by Stentec in collaboration with Provincie Fryslân with the most recent depth measurements.

This is a detailed chart with a scale of 1m/pixel, comparable with 1:3.000 on screen. The database accompanied with the chart has 3.393 waypoints and offers all kinds of useful water sports information. For example harbours, buoys, docks, water sport campsites and gas stations.

Popular sailing chart for the Frisian Lakes

The DKW Vaarkaart Friese Meren has been available for Android and Windows since 2014 and has already been used by more than 60,000 water sports enthusiasts. More information about the Vaarkaart Friese Meren can be found at

System requirements

Storage space
115 MB of storage space for the app itself, but of course there must also
be sufficient storage space for your DKW charts.
iOS version
Minimum iOS 12.1

Vaarkaart Friese Meren for iOS can be used on devices with iOS 11.0 and newer. If your device has an older iOS version, you can check in your system settings if the operating system can be updated. When the operating system is up-to-date, the following devices will be suited:


  • iPhone 5S (2013)
  • iPhone 6 (2014)
  • iPhone 6 Plus (2014)
  • iPhone 6S (2015)
  • iPhone 6S Plus (2015)
And newer models.


  • iPad mini 2 (2013)
  • iPad Air (2013)
  • iPad mini 3 (2014)
  • iPad Air 2 (2014)
  • iPad mini 4 (2015)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 (2015)
And newer models.


  • iPod touch GEN 6 (2015)
And newer models.

Note: not every device mentioned above has a built-in GPS receiver. If your device does not have an internal GPS receiver, you can use a Bluetooth GPS receiver