Ferry Drongelen – Waalwijk (Drongelense Veer), ferry Dussen – Sprang-Capelle (Capelse Veer) and ferry Bern – Herpt (Bernse veer)

The De Bergsche Maasveren Foundation provides three ferry connections across the Bergsche Maas, namely: the ferry Drongelen – Waalwijk (Drongelense Veer), the ferry Dussen – Sprang-Capelle (Capelse Veer) and the ferry Bern – Herpt (Bernse veer). Our ferries operate according to traffic demand. This means that there is no fixed timetable. The skipper also initiates the crossing for one user, whether on foot or by means of transport.

A planned closure will be announced under the heading ‘Latest news’ on this website. Subscribers to the SMS alert of the ferry in question will be informed about this via an SMS alert.

Latest news

There are no obstructions at the moment.

Since Monday, February 5, 2024, a number of users of the Bergsche Maasveren (motorists, motorcyclists, freight traffic) have paid for a crossing.

Qualify for a discount and register as a customer in our app.

Would you like to be informed by SMS if our springs are closed? Read how you can register for this.

Regular sailing times

Ferry Drongelen – Waalwijk (Drongelense Veer)
  • Monday to Thursday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday to Sunday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Ferry Bern – Herpt (Bernse veer)
  • Monday to Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Ferry Dussen – Sprang-Capelle (Capelse Veer)
  • Monday to Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

These sailing times apply if there are no closures. The ferries operate within these sailing times based on traffic availability. This means that there is no fixed timetable.

Rates from February 5, 2024

Category 1 - €2.70

  • Passenger car
  • Motorcycle
  • Trike

Category 2 - €3.50

  • Van
  • Company car
  • Camper

Category 3 - €7.00

Light truck (more than 3,500 kg and not more than 2 axles)

Category 4 - € 11.00

Truck or truck combination with more than 2 axles

A surcharge of € 2.00 applies for a crossing with a caravan or trailer with its own license plate

Exempt from pricing

  • Pedestrian
  • Cyclist
  • Moped rider
  • Scooter, moped or quad with moped license plate
  • Mobility scooter
  • Trailer with the same license plate as the car
  • Horse with or without carriage
  • Agricultural vehicle

Qualify for a discount

Drivers who use a credit balance (physical credit card or a digital credit balance) receive a 25% discount on the rate.

Additional discount scheme for residents of the municipality of Altena

For residents of Altena, additional discounts from the municipality apply for a crossing with the ferry Drongelen – Waalwijk (Drongelense Veer) and the ferry Dussen – Sprang-Capelle (Capelse Veer).

Prices

From February 5, 2024

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From Monday 5 February 2024, motorists, motorcyclists and drivers of commercial vehicles and trucks will start paying. See the rates.

Crossings will remain free for pedestrians, cyclists and agricultural traffic after February 5, 2024.

To qualify for a discount, you can register as a customer. See Payment for crossing.

The rates can be consulted here.

  • Category 1: drivers of cars, motorcycles and trikes: €2.70 per crossing
  • Category 2: drivers of vans, commercial vehicles and campers: €3.50 per crossing
  • Category 3: drivers of trucks weighing more than 3,500 kilos, no more than two axles: €7.00 per crossing
  • Category 4: drivers of a truck or truck combination with more than two axles: € 11.00 per crossing
    A surcharge of 2.00 euros applies for caravans and trailers with their own license plate.

Please note: these are the ‘bare’ rates, so without discount schemes. Every (frequent) user can take advantage of discount schemes.

In addition, there is an additional discount scheme for residents of the municipality of Altena.

The Bern – Herpt (Bernse veer), the Dussen – Sprang-Capelle (Capelse Veer) and the ferry Drongelen – Waalwijk (Drongelense Veer) remain free for pedestrians, cyclists and agricultural traffic.

You can pay as follows:

  • As a registered customer via the app with a generic discount of 25% on the credit balance. An additional discount scheme applies to Altena residents.
  • With a credit card that contains a credit balance with a 25% discount.
  • Pay as a guest via the app.
  • Pay as a guest at the terminal on board using contactless payment.

Read more about Paying for a crossing.

Registration is now possible via our app, which can be consulted on this website and via the QR code on and around the springs.

Ferry services will also remain free for registered users until February 5.

Yes, for every crossing, registered users must register their license plate and then pay (via app or card). An exception to this are the season ticket holders of the municipality of Altena with a subscription for free crossings for € 100 per calendar year.

Payment of the ferry fare due must have been made before the ferry reaches the other side. It is not possible to pay with cash.