Houseboat Sailing with Jan from Monnickendam

Skipper and Owner Jan loves to take you out with his majestic Tjalk, docked in

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Houseboat summary

Enjoy an unforgettable IJsselmeer sailing cruise, discover the Frisian Lakes, Markermeer or go offshore sailing on the Wadden Sea. This sailing ship, a Tjalk built in 1916, is perfectly equipped to host groups up to 36 on day trips and 18 on multiple day trips. An experienced crew, lead by skipper Jan, will take care of you during the trip, so no nautical experience is required. However, if you want, the crew members and captain will certainly show you the ropes. This allows for everyone to contribute when out at sea. You will be in good hands when 'Sailing with Jan' for sure!

Houseboat description

You will be welcomed by skipper Jan, who will take you sailing on his Tjalk. The departure harbor is , Enkhuizen or Makkum, whichever has your preference.


About the ship

This sailing vessel was built in 1916. With 24,8 meters length and 5 meters width this Tjalk offers an amazing sailing experience for all. Originally she was a freight ship, but after typical sailing ships became obsolete due to engine powered ships, this amazing vessel was transformed into a charter ship - now offering a one-of-a-kind getaway for groups. She has been well kept over the years and offers a great offshore sailing experience.


The interior is classic and classy, with a warm wooden interior and a comfortable dining area. The portholes, copper lamps and great timber work really contribute to the nautical experience you are about to have. The total of eight bedrooms, or cabins as we prefer to call them, offer a comfortable sleep to all passengers. Each cabin has a sink and central heating.


Unique Wadden Sea sailing

The Wadden Sea is a Unesco world heritage and not without reason. Beautiful nature which is ever changing can be seen all around you here. Sailing on this flat bottom ship means you will be able to sit on the Wadden during the low tide. An amazing experience you won’t soon forget for sure!


Layout of this sailing ship

In the cosy living area below deck is the perfect place to relax after sailing all day. The ship also has a professional 6-pit stove, large oven, fridge an freezer. The ship contains eight bedrooms, one 4-person rooms and seven 2-person rooms. There are two bathrooms and two toilets on the ship.


Rates and availability

Prices are dependent on the requirements of your party. Therefore we kindly ask to fill out the enquiry form on the right side of this page and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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Houseboat highlights

  • Capacity day trips: 36

  • Type & Lenght: Tjalk, 24,8 m.

  • Departs from: Monnickendam, Makkum or Enkhuizen

  • Nr of beds: 18

  • Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Frisian lakes, Markermeer, Wadden sea