Water Map Live - Holland 4+

Routing, Sailing, Meteo, AIS

Martijn de Meulder

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 19 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



This is by far the most complete waterway and boating chart of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. With all fairway features, buoyage, traffic signs and *live* bridges and locks: opening times, telephone numbers and VHF radio channels. More than 272,000 objects on the map, conveniently arranged in map layers that you can switch on and off as desired.

All water charts can be downloaded and used offline.

The app also offers hundreds of water level gauges with live water level data, tide curves, current sea weather, water temperature, navigation water depths, data from SAR stations, the complete Inland Waterways Police Regulations (BPR) and the water quality of numerous Dutch bathing water locations. And of course the latest Shipping Notices with works and obstructions.

Thanks to GPS, you can also read your speed and current coordinates. Of course, the app includes a sailing route planner: enter your starting point and end point on the Waterkaart Live chart and it will calculate the fastest route between the two points and show you which bridges and locks you will encounter en route. Handy!

Thanks to network AIS integration, you also get a good impression of the live positions of ships around you.

The app also contains the complete and up-to-date Inland Waterways Police Regulations (BPR). You can search these and provide them with leaflets for reference. Also useful when getting your boating licence. The Inland Waterways Police Regulations contain the traffic rules for the vast majority of Dutch inland waterways and are compulsory for virtually every water sportsman and professional water user. Instead of a book, you can now carry this app on your iPhone and iPad.

NOTE: The Waterkaart Live and BPR are perfectly usable offline, however, for the live information on bridges & locks, current water levels and current weather it obviously uses an internet connection. The same applies to the current Shipping Notices.

In this app, you can take an in-app subscription. This in-app subscription unlocks all options of this app for an entire year. The subscription only applies to this app and:

- Lasts for one year.
- Costs €9.99 per year.
- This payment will be debited from your iTunes account after you confirm the payment.
- This in-app subscription is automatically renewed every year, until you cancel it yourself (you can do so up to 24 hours before the subscription expires).
- The rebill will be made 24 hours before the current subscription period expires.
- You can manage in-app subscriptions yourself by going to system menu of your device and then to account settings.
- This in-app subscription is subject to Surfcheck's privacy terms and conditions of use, see: https://waterkaart.net/leveringsvoorwaarden-privacy.php

Terms of delivery.
We do our utmost to deliver a fantastic and accurate water chart app, but of course we cannot guarantee that the software and the data presented in it will always work and be 100% correct. In addition, data sources can sometimes change and you cannot derive any rights from this app or the information presented therein. The use of this app and the data it contains is of course entirely at your own risk. The app is not intended for navigation. By downloading and using this water charts app, you accept these terms of delivery.

Location permissions are required to display your current position on the map, current weather data in your area and in the emergency services window your location. This location data is not used by Surfcheck in any other way.

What’s New

Version 6.1

V6.1 - The route planner now also shows current Notices to Skippers on your route.
+ You can now add new objects with a photo to the chart, see the round button and then the ‘Improve map’ option.
+ Several smaller bug fixes and improvements in the app functions, thanks for notifying us!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

John932 ,



Captain Parrot ,


This app appeared to work before I bought it but once my purchase went through the app stopped working!

Developer Response ,

That’s unfortunate and of course should not happen. Sounds like an easily solvable problem. You can better e-mail me with these kind of problems, post@waterkaart.net I’m happy to help you!

App Privacy

The developer, Martijn de Meulder, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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