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Sailing with Jan from Monnickendam

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

Excellent! 5/5 (2 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Sailing ship highlights

  1. Departs from: Monnickendam, Makkum or Enkhuizen
  2. Type & Length: Tjalk, 24.8 m.
  3. Capacity day trips: 36
  1. Nr of beds: 18
  2. Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Frisian lakes, Markermeer, Wadden sea

Sailing ship 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!

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Sailing ship description

You will be welcomed by skipper Jan, who will take you sailing on his Tjalk. The departure harbor is Monnickendam, 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 wont 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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Property type

Sailing ship

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


8 Bedrooms, 18 Sleeps

Single bed: 18


There are two bathrooms and two toilets on the ship. Each cabin has a sink.

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Number of bathrooms: 2
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Lake / riverside



Fully equipped kitchen

Dining table & chairs


DVD player

Music system / CD player

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Ask for barbeque

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Sea views

General information

Paid parking
No pets allowed

Smoking not allowed

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports



How to get there

This ship has three homeports, contact the shipper about the location you would like to start your sailing journey. The ports are the following: Enkhuizen, Monnickendam, Makkum. Both Enkhuizen and Monnickendam can be found north of Amsterdam with quick public transport available. Makkum can be found in Friesland, the most northern Province. It’s easiest reached by car or public transport from the city Leeuwarden.

About the area

Monnickendam is an old fishing village at just 15 minutes distance from Amsterdam. It is known for the rich naval history and cozy centre. Not huge, but lots of character.

The inner-city of Enkhuizen is riddled with canals and is surrounded by settlement walls dating back to the 17th century. You can see these historic sights when you stroll through the city which has a lot of authentic buildings.

Makkum is a small town in Friesland with about 3000 residents. However it’s very popular with tourists. Makkum is well-known for her Makkumer earthwork.

The Grote of Sint-Nicolaaskerk is the most important church in the city of Monnickedam. The Gothic building can be found in the old city centre of the city. Original construction began in 1400 and was completed around 1510.

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Houseboat owner


Ever since 1985 I’ve been sailing on flat bottom ships. Sailing makes me happy and I hope it will make you happy too. I love nature and the open space the sea offers, it gives a feeling of peace which I want to share. I would love to welcome you on my Tjalk and sail together.

Response time
Normally within 8 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German, Turkish

2 Reviews - Sailing with Jan from Monnickendam

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Marleen - the Netherlands

    08 Jan

    Sailing on the Frisian Lakes

    Amazing time sailing with Jan on the Frisian lakes. He was a great host to us and the ship is great.

  2. Maurits - Spain

    08 Jan

    Spectacular Ship! Show original

    We had a great trip here in Holland but the highlight was the sailing trip with Jan. It was a great time and the ship is wonderfull. 

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