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Your destination

Your destination - the IJsselmeer. A sailing ship provides the ideal surrounding for a group trip or teambuilding! The IJsselmeer was created when the former Zuiderzee was closed off from the Waddenzee after the construction of the Ijsselmeer dyke between Den Oever in the province of North-Holland and Kornwerderzand in the province of Friesland. It is a stunning lake and, these days, the most popular sailing area in the Netherlands. On the shores of the IJsselmeer there are numerous charming and busy marinas. Holland is “Waterland'' - nowhere is the range of opportunities for active leisure boat larger and more valuable than with our Dutch neighbours. Get on board a sailing vessel and check all the wind blowing around the nose: vacation on the water is fun and a very special experience for the whole group!

Sailing vessel
Our service provider operates a colourful fleet of one, two and three-masted tjalks, schooners and fast sailing barges. There are a handsome collection of authentic vessels, some of them built over a century ago at various famous shipyards. Most of them have a long and adventurous history behind them as a cargo or fishing vessel. Our ships have converted for taking groups on comfortable sailing trips ranging from budget to highly luxurious. Most of these have, however, about 2- to 4-bed cabins, several showers and toilets as well as a comfortable salon /lounge with kitchen area.


Option 1

The equipment of the sailing boats, schooners and windjammers varies from boat to boat. Nevertheless, mostly these dispose of 2-to 4-bed cabins, several showers and toilets as well as a group space / drawing room. The preparation of the meals, also for the crew, occurs through you in the completely furnished galleys with fridge, gas range, oven. Life jackets and life rafts exist of course in sufficient number!


Please note that all these pictures are example images of possible hotels/accommodations.

Sample itinerary

Day 1:

Individual arrival to the port (e. g. Lelystad, Hoorn, Kampen, Makkum, Lemmer, Enkhuizen), moving to the berths, explore the ship, notes to the law of the sea, departure and sailing on the IJsselmeer.

Day 2:

Sailing on the IJsselmeer (approximately 7-14 hours per day). Together with your skipper you decide the route of your sailing trip. He likes to meet to your suggestions and wishes, but in the end the skipper must make the final decision, depending on wind and weather conditions. Stations can be among others Terschelling, Oudeschild, Den Oever, Makkum and Enkhuizen. On the way you the skipper will tell you a lot about seafaring, nature and a lot of "yarn". In the evening or in the afternoon one of the charming marinas is always driven.

Day 3:

see day 2.

Day 4:

see day 2.

Day 5:

Sailing on the IJsselmeer, running into the home port, cleaning the ship and you will return.

This programme includes

  • individual arrival and departure
  • takeover at the port (for detailed information about port of departure and arrival see ship description)
  • 4 nights aboard the booked sailing ship
  • self-catering (catering mostly reservable)
  • crew (consisting of skipper and sailor)
  • fuel costs for 1 hour per day (generally sufficient for all maneuvers under power)
  • fees for harbour, bridge, lock and pilotage included
  • tourist tax included

Transfers and Guides Tours

1. Transfer airport / railway station – accommodation – airport / railway station

If you arrive by plane or train, we would be glad to help you with organising a coach transfer to the harbour on day of arrival and vice versa on day of departure.

Excursions – Museums – Experiences

You would like to do a special interest tour or to have your specific programme option? Your Sailing turn is not enough because you would like to explore the hinterland as well? Then please contact us.

Your personal contact person

Nico Warnstedt

Phone: 0049 (0) 35 04/ 64 33-60
Fax: 0049 (0) 35 04/ 64 33-77 60
E-Mail to: Nico Warnstedt

You can contact us by phone from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.