Kitesurfing & Wingfoil on the Ijsselmeer

Welcome to the huge spot for kitesurfing & wingfoiling in Holland

Season: from 1st of April through October, currently open

KBC Holland is practically on the doorstep of Amsterdam: you can reach us from the capital in about 1 1/2 hours by car, so it's ideal for your short holiday by the sea. There is no other kitespot where you can get to faster. A huge standing area awaits you, ideal for beginners, but also interesting for advanced kitesurfers. You will learn in knee-deep water from our VDWS-certified instructor team – with methods tested for many years, with top equipment and a lot of fun. The proximity to the North Sea guarantees you a good wind yield.

We have a big heart for pupils, trainees and students: You get a 10% discount on presentation of your ID.


You will stay at the family Campsite Welgelegen directly at the kite school. In the evening the cosy bar invites you to meet and exchange ideas with other kiters. Reserve your desired accommodation quickly, because they are very popular.

See you soon at KBC Holland,

station manager

Kitesurf Lessons

Kitesurf instructor and student at KBC Holland

Kitesurf Camp

The KBC Kitecamp brings beginners safely onto the board and helps intermediates to progress in a sustainable way. In a group of 4-6 participants, you will learn just about everything there is to know about kitesurfing in 4 days. The kitecamp is aimed at beginners and intermediates. The participants will be divided according to their kitesurfing experience, so that we can focus on the respective level.

16 hours of intensive training on 4 days for beginners and intermediates

Kitesurf Camp only 405€
Kitesurf instructor with students at the Ijsselmeer and Flysurfer Viron Kite

Beginner courses

In the basic course you learn the theoretical basics and train the important elements of kitesurfing in a learning group of 2-6 persons. In the Kitecamp you learn intensively with even more practice time.
10% discount for pupils, students and trainees with ID (except for special price courses).

10 hours basic course on 2 days
for beginners

Beginners Course from 255€
Kitesurf instructor with students at the Ijsselmeer

Advanced Courses

You have already completed a basic course? Then you can expect specific training for the perfect waterstart and applied riding technique in the advanced course or even more intensive in the 4-day kite camp.
10% discount for pupils, students and trainees with ID (except for special price courses).

Or would you like to learn kitesurfing or new tricks, but not in a group? We offer lessons, e.g. also especially for children.

Advanced & Private Courses from 250€
Kitesurf course calender

Course Calendar

Choose your course date, book directly online and reserve your place in the kite course.

The course hours take place between 10 am and 6 pm, depending on the wind situation.

All dates kitesurf course

Wingfoil Lessons

Wingfoil Camp Brouwersdam

Wingfoil Camp

The KBC Wingfoil Camp is all about wingfoiling: You can practise under supervision, get valuable tips and improve your technique in a small group of max. 4 participants per wingfoil instructor.

4-day wingfoil camp with a 2.5-hour course every day for beginners and intermediates.

Wingfoil Camp from 525€
Wingfoil Beginner Course at the Ijsselmeer

Wingfoil Beginner Course

For all those who want to learn wingfoiling. In 1-2 days you will learn all the essentials step by step in theory and practice. For maximum learning success, we train in small groups with a maximum of 4 students per wingfoil instructor.

5-hour wingfoil group course for beginners

Wingfoil Beginner Course from 285€
Private Coaching Wingfoil at the Ijsselmeer

Private Coaching

We offer individual training for all levels and riding technique in one-to-one supervision.

Private Course from 95€
Wingfoilkurs Calender Wingfoil school at the Ijsselmeer

Wingfoil Course Calender

Choose your course date, book directly online and secure your place on the Wingfoil course.

You can find all Wingfoil course dates here.

Wingfoil Course Dates

Equipment rental

F-ONE Kitesurf Equipment Verleih

The equipment pool

You are welcome to rent current material from us. Please reserve in advance and you will always have the right material, even if you have to change several times a day. To borrow equipment you need a licence corresponding to VDWS level 3 (also available on site) and a pledge, e.g. your identity card or driving licence.

  • 70 kites in all sizes from 5m² to 14m² by F-ONE
  • 40 boards by F-ONE: trainingsboard Next & the latest freestyle boards, z.B. Trax
  • seat harness by ION and Mystic (XS to XL, also kid's sizes)
  • waist harness by ION and Manera
  • wetsuit by Prolimit (XS to XXL, also kid's sizes)

Please reserve in advance and you always have the right material, even if you have to change several times a day.

Rental prices & booking

Wingfoil Equipment Rental

At KBC in the Netherlands you can rent first-class F-ONE wingfoil equipment from the centre directly at the kite beach. Book in advance and you will always have the right equipment, even if you have to change several times a day.

To rent, you need a licence that corresponds to the VDWS level 5.

Wingfoil Rental

Rent kitesurf equipment

We will meet on your first day of rental at 9:30 am to register at the kite school on the campsite Welgelegen. Around 10 am we will go to the kitespot together. You kite with the lessons at the same spot and can change the material if conditions change, when a kite instructor is on land. You can also kite at a spot of your choice. We will hand out the material to you at the center before 10 am. However, this will eliminate the possibility to change the material. You will find hand pumps at the spot.

Price & Booking

>> Price & Booking <<

Centre Profile

Kitesurf beach & spot

You learn safely in the standing area in water with maximum hip depth and soft ground: 1100 square kilometres of the finest flat water slope! The Ijsselmeer is the most wind-resistant inland sea in Central Europe with an almost endless shallow water area. Big advantage of this spot: There is no wind direction that is not kiteable.

To make your first kitesurfing experiences unforgettable and safe, we train at one of our three nearby house spots: Hindeloopen, Mirns or Workum. Our mobile strategy guarantees you stable Ijsselmeer wind always from the optimal wind direction. We choose the spot where it is not too crowded. On all beaches we can set up the equipment directly on the water.

Book your lessons or rental online

Kite school

KBC Holland is situated directly on the campsite Welgelegen in Workum. Here you can find our office, shop, rental and kite school. You can stay directly on the campsite in tents, in rustic wooden cabins, in a tree house, in a caravan or in a comfortable Bed&Breakfast.

You start on your first course/rental day at 9:30 am to register at the center. We start punctually at 10am. From 9.30 a.m. on a warm coffee will be ready for you. You will be equipped with a wetsuit, neoprene shoes and trapeze. Depending on the wind direction we decide which kitespot we will meet. You drive with your own car. With our bus we are at the spot and have the equipment ready for you.

You will recognise our kite instructors in the water by their blue neoprene jackets with KBC logo and on land by their dark grey KBC hoodies.


The KBC Holland is a VDWS certified kite school. We train kite instructors, only employ kite instructors with VDWS licence and train according to VDWS standards. During your course you can take the VDWS kitesurfing exam (not included). Your kite instructor will test your theoretical knowledge, assess your riding skills and determine your riding level. You will receive your VDWS-licence. This licence makes it easier for you to rent equipment at other centres.

To rent equipment at the Kiteboarding Club, you should have a VDWS licence with level 3 (or more). If you don't have a license yet, you can take the exam at our center.

Book your kitesurf lessons

Test & buy

You would like to buy your own kite equipment, but are not quite sure yet? We will be happy to advise you and give you the opportunity to test our equipment: rent a day and test all models and sizes. If you like the kite and board and you decide to buy, we will refund the rental price. We sell all F-ONE kites and boards slightly used, in top condition. Kites and boards from F-ONE and harnesses from Manera.

2nd Hand Kites & Boards

Rent or buy a wetsuit

You are welcome to rent your wetsuit and harness. But if you prefer to have your own equipment, our beginner's package of wetsuit, shoes and harness from the KBC online shop at a special price is just right for you: put together your perfect combination of wetsuit, harness and neoprene shoes, the discount is automatically calculated in the shopping cart and you get a 25% discount.


In addition to ideal conditions for kitesurfing, KBC Holland offers a wide range of activities:

  • SUP tours - sporty and suitable for families: exploration tours through the canals around the kite station. Rent our SUPs by the hour or join our tour to the Pancake House.
  • Wakeboarding in Sneek (22 minutes away by car)
  • Cycling and exploring the surroundings with bikes from the campsite's bike rental, to possible destinations:
  • Pitch & Putt: an easy variation of golf that is fun, only 4 minutes away by car in Koudum
  • The bathing beach of Workum (in summer)
  • Lots of bouncy castles and playgrounds nearby
  • The idyllic port of Hindeloopen with traditional flat-bottomed ships
  • The Cheese Dairy Nylander: exciting and delicious, only 1km from the kite school
  • The Casemate Museum Kornwederzand on the closing dike
  • Art in Workum at the Jopie Huisman Museum
  • The small ship museum in Hindeloopen
  • Atmosphere in the evening and campfire romance at the cosy barbecue area on the Welgelegen campsite
  • The in-house bar: cool drinks & like-minded people

Party & Events

Every Saturday Cobie invites you to barbecue and chill out at the Welgelegen campsite: For 17,50€ you get a delicious barbecue plate (vegetarian if you wish), a rich cold buffet and a drink. More drinks can be bought at the bar. After the barbecue we sit around the campfire. Bring your guitar with you!

Cobies Bar on the campsite is open every evening. This is the meeting point for all kiters after a fulfilling kite day. There is delicious wood oven pizza.

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Drinks & Food

If you stay at the Welgelegen campsite and have reserved breakfast in advance, your day will start with a delicious breakfast at the Welgelegen campsite (12,50€).

Please bring your lunch snack and drinks with you. If we are at the kitespot in Mirns, you can buy soup, strammen max, fries and waffles in the café "Mirnser Klif".

In the evening we recommend a meal at the campsite: on Saturday you can enjoy delicious food from the grill (grill & chill for 17,50€ incl. one drink) on all other days crispy pizza from the wood oven.

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Since plastic is not fantastic

We are joining the KBC 4 Clean Oceans initiative: Disposable bottles cause a huge amount of plastic waste. At a kite center such as KBC El Gouna (with an average of 150 guests and 40 employees), around 200 empty plastic bottles arrive every day. That's 73,000 a year! The plastic bottles end up in the garbage, when loading garbage disposal unfortunately often on the road and then blow in the worst case into the sea. We want to solve this problem and dispense with disposable plastic bottles.

Therefore, we offer clean, filtered, healthy drinking water from decanters or the KBC drinking bottle at the center. The bottle is a beautiful reusable stainless steel bottle from mizu, which can be refilled again and again and has a very long life.

Checklist KBC Holland

Don't forget to bring:

  • Swimming trunks, or bikini or swimsuit
  • A towel or the ingenious KBC-Poncho (your "mobile changing room")
  • Flipflops or other beach shoes
  • waterproof sunscreen (The best sunscreen is made by Island Tribe.)
  • deposit (ID) for rental equipment when booking equipment

This you need, but you can rent on site as well:

This you need, but you can also buy it on site:

  • Neoprene Shoes (you can purchase on site or in the KBC onlineshop)
  • Sport sunglasses with a strap, if possible polarized (for sunny days) from our shop

Do you have any questions? Send an email or read the FAQs:

FAQs - This you should know

Any questions? Have a look at the > list of the freuquently asked questions.

Wind & weather

Wind Statistic

The Ijsselmeer is one of the most wind-resistant inland seas in Northern Europe with an average wind probability of over 50%. It impresses with its huge standing areas with lots of space. Depending on the wind direction we train at one of our three nearby spots. Our mobile strategy guarantees you the stable Ijsselmeer wind always from the right direction. There is space on all beaches, so we can always set up the equipment directly on the water. Even if insensitive people go out on the water in summer only with board shorts, we always recommend a long wetsuit. 


Detailled forcast



Visit us

We recommend that you arrive by private car. With public transport it is unfortunately not so easy and takes at least twice as long.

Arrival from southern and western Germany: Take the A3 towards Arnhem. After Arnhem follow the A50 in the direction of Appeldorn. The A50 becomes the N50 and the A6. Leave the motorway at the Lemmer exit and take the N 359 towards Bolsward. You will pass through Lemmer, Balk and Koudum. Then you turn left towards Hindeloopen. After 100 meters you will find the street "Lange Leane": Turn off. On the left hand side is already the destination: KBC/Camping Welgelegen.

Coming from Northern Germany Hamburg - Bremen - Oldenburg: Take the A28 towards Leer E35, N7 towards Groningen, follow the A7 via Herrenveen to Lemmer. Leave the motorway there and follow the N359 towards Balk Stavoren, Koudum until you see a sign for Hindeloopen. Then turn left towards Hindeloopen. Immediately after 100 meters turn left into the street "Lange Leane". KBC/Camping Welgelegen is on the left-hand side.

Our addresse
Kiteboarding Club Holland
Camping Welgelegen
Lange Leane 11
8711 HK Workum (Friesland)

KBC Holland on Google Maps

Camping Welgelegen


Welgelegen At KBC Holland you will stay at the "Welgelegen", the bed & breakfast and camping site around the restored former farmhouse of your hostess Cobie. This is also where our kite school is located. You have the choice between comfortable rooms and a variety of accommodation on the campsite.

>> Book your accommodation


March, 15th til October 31st

Camp Site:
At KBC Holland you will stay in the "Welgelegen", the Bed & Breakfast and camping site around the restored former farmhouse of the hostess Cobie. This is also where our kite school is located. You can choose between comfortable rooms, rustic wooden cabins and circus wagons, the cult VW bus cabin or the retro caravan. You are also welcome to bring your motorhome, caravan or tent. Dogs are also very welcome - one dog pays €10 per night.

After your kite session you can warm up in the infrared sauna. There is always something going on here: On the breakfast terrace with fresh rolls and Frisian breakfast (13,95€), in summer in the outdoor pool, on the meadow, in the evening at the bar with a pizza from the wood pizza oven, every Saturday at the "grill and chill" (22,50€ incl. drink) and afterwards at the campfire.

Visit us during the week (Check-In Sunday or Monday) and pay only 3 of 4 nights. So you have more space on the water.
During the week, as a customer of the Kiteboarding Club you will receive a 10% discount on your accommodation.
Please bring your KBC registration confirmation with you. This offer is not available on weekends and during the high season in July and August.

Prices have been taken over by the third party provider, therefore no guarantee.

>> Check the availabilty of the accommodation


Caravan Parking space Book a place for your tent, motorhome or caravan at Camping Welgelegen.

Price (per night)
per tent (2 p.) 20€
per bus/caravan (2 p.) 20€
per motorhome (2 p.) 20€
electricity per tent/caravan/bus 4,50€
Extra person adult 5€
Extra person child 4€
pet 10€

The use of the shower is free of charge.

All prices are per night and plus tourist tax (2€/p.p. per night)

>> Book a caravan parking space



Stay in one of the four VW Bus Huts for up to 2 people. It is a unique sleeping experience, designed and built by Cobie himself. In the hut you will find a bench that you can fold out to a comfortable bed, a table and a lamp with a battery (because there is no electricity in the hut). You bring your own sleeping bag. Breakfast is included.

per night (2 p.) 50,- €
per weekend (2 nights) (2 p.) 100,- €
per 4 nights a week (2 p.) 200,- €
per week (7 nights) (2 p.) 350,- €

Early Bird Discount
Book 2 months in advance and save 10% discount on all Friday to Friday accommodation.

All prices include breakfast plus tourist tax (2€/pP per night).

>> Book a VW-Bus-Hut


Wintage caravan

You live in one of the two retro caravans: a caravan in the style of the sixties with room for 2 persons. There is a double bed, a small kitchen with refrigerator, coffee machine, dishes and pots and pans. Outside a terrace with chairs to relax. The sanitary facilities are within walking distance (about 50 meters). You have to book breakfast separately.

per night (2 p.) 65,- €
per weekend/2 nights (2 p.) 130,- €
per week (2 p.) 455,- €

All prices plus tourist tax (2€/pPP per night).

Pre/After Season
Stay 4 nights, pay only 3. Check-In so-mo 195€

Early Bird Discount
Book 2 months in advance and save 10% discount on all Friday to Friday accommodation.

>> Book the Vintage Caravan


Circus wagon Camping Welgelegen has four romantic circus wagons for two people and one for 4 people. They are equipped with a double bed, heating and a small kitchen with refrigerator, coffee machine, cutlery, pots and pans. Outside there is a beautiful terrace with garden furniture and a barbecue. As a welcome present you will get a bottle of wine. In the morning you can have fresh rolls delivered (not included). The circus wagons are opposite the small wooden huts. The sanitary facilities are within walking distance.

per night 65,- €
per weekend 130,- €
per 4 days (Mo-Fr) 260,- €
per 4 days (Mon-Fri) low season 195,- €

All prices plus tourist tax (2€/pPP per night).

Early Bird Discount: Book 2 months in advance and save 10% discount on all Friday to Friday accommodation.

>> Book a cirkus wagon


Small and large wooden huts You will live in the small (12 m, 4 p.) or large (24 m, 6 p.) wooden huts.
Both types of cabins have a kitchen, a 4-plate stove, refrigerator, cooking utensils and cutlery. They are equipped with bunk beds, heating, table and chairs. On the terrace there is a picnic table with chairs and a grill. The small huts are located on the meadow opposite the circus wagons.

The big huts are on the meadow by the water. You can reach the sanitary facilities on foot. You are welcome to add breakfast.

Large wooden hut
per night 70,- €
per weekend 140,- €
per 4 days (Mo-Fr) 280,- €
per 4 days in early and late season, outside of holidays and public holidays Check-In So o. Mo 210,- €
per week € 490,-*
* 10% discount when booking 2 months in advance, from Fr-Fr 441,- €

Small wooden hut
per night 50,- €
per weekend 100,- €
per 4 days (Mo-Fr) 200,- €
per 4 days in early and late season, outside of holidays and public holidays Check-In So o. Mo 150,- €
per week 350,- €**
** 10% discount if booked 2 months in advance, from Sa-Sa 315,- €

Special Offer
Early Bird Discount: Book 2 months in advance and save 10% discount on all Friday to Friday accommodation.

All prices plus tourist tax (2€/pPP per night) and 10€/15€ obligatory final cleaning.

Book the wooden hut


Bed&Breakfast rooms The B&B has three beautiful rooms on the upper floor of the renovated farmhouse. The rooms have two single beds (comfort room and budget room) or one double bed (sunset room), a sink (comfort room only), a wardrobe and a sitting area. There are two toilets and two showers on the same floor and free WLAN.

Price (per night and including breakfast)
Budget room with 2 single beds for 2 persons from 65,- €
Comfort room with 2 single beds for 2 persons from 80,- €
Sunset room with double bed for 2 persons from 80,- €

Special Offers
Early Bird Discount: Book 2 months in advance and save 10% discount on all Friday to Friday accommodation.
Weekday Discount: Visit us during the week (check-in Sunday or Monday) and only pay for 3 nights out of 4. You'll have more space on the water.

All room prices plus tourist tax (2€/pPP per night).

>> Reserve a room



Treehouse Have you ever slept in a tree house? Now you can fulfill your childhood dream: You will live in the lovingly self-built tree house, which is completely made of recycled materials and is beautifully, individually and stylishly furnished: With a designer kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher and all accessories, bedroom with double bed, toilet and shower, dining table, couch, large balcony and many enchanting details. The tree house is located on the first floor above the outdoor pool at the level of the surrounding fruit trees. In late summer you can pick apples from the bedroom window. On the balcony you are enthroned above the campsite and have a great view into the greenery.

Treehouse request


Your personal advice

KBC Holland (Ijsselmeer)

The station manager Nadine will be happy to advise you about the kite courses, the kite school on site, equipment rental and spot.

Phone +49-211-83832782
from 9:30am - 7pm

KBC Holland
Campsite Welgelegen
Lange Leane 11
8711 HK Workum (Friesland)
Office hours from 9:30-11:30am and 4-6pm


Cobie is the hostess of Welgelegen Camping/B&B. She is local, speaks good German and can answer all your questions about the region and help you find the right accommodation.

Camping Welgelegen, Cobie Harkema
phone: +31-612153202
Lange Leane 11
8711 HK Workum (Friesland) NL

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Campsite Welgelegen

Thanks, Michael Burgermeister, for the photos.

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