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Classic Tjalk 'Perseverance' - sleeps 14

This classic ship is a wonderful place to make your visit to Amsterdam even more priceless.

Excellent! 5/5 (1 review)

Sailing ship highlights

  1. Wonderful classic ship in Amsterdam
  2. Sleeps 12 - 16 guests
  3. Good public transport connection to Amsterdam centre
  1. Fully equipped kitchen
  2. Perfect for larger groups

Sailing ship summary

With a total of 14 to 16 beds, depending on your needs, we can welcome larger groups. From our harbor it is easy to get into town thanks to a very frequent and fast tram connection. Just 15 - 20 minutes and you're right in the buzzing city centre. On request we can take you out sailing on the IJsselmeer and visit historic fishing villages like Volendam and Muiden. 

Sailing ship description

The Perseverence, a classic 1-masted Tjalk, was built in 1902 and served as a freight ship until 1927. Then she was most likely used as storage space for fishing nets in the harbor of Makkum in Friesland, after which she was used as a floating home in Muiden near Amsterdam from 1947 till 1977. And finally she was taken out to sail the waves again - now with guests from all over the world. Quite a history, and now it is yours to enjoy!

The layout of the ship

Below the deck you will find a professional kitchen with oven and all the equipment to prepare a great meal. At least, if you don't want to go out for diner in one of the many restaurants in the harbor or, of course, downtown. In the communal area there is a flatscreen TV. The ship has central heating so you are assured to be nice and warm all through the year. 

There are no separate cabins, but the bunkbeds are separated by curtains. After all, it is a ship, not a high end hotel room. There are two bunkbeds that are suitable for one person, or two if you really like each other. Therefore we can accommodate 14 using all beds as single beds or 16 if 4 guests use the two larger beds as double beds.

Outside experience

Our ship is still sailing, and thus offers a very authentic experience. The total length is 20 meter and the width is 4,5 meter. On deck you will find cozy teak benches to relax. As soon as you step aboard, you will feel like a real sailor that is for sure. When we go out sailing, know that there is an experience crew aboard - so no nautical experience is expected from any of your party.

The prices given are based on self catering, but on request we can arrange a catering party. Please inform about the options. 

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Property type

Sailing ship

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 19:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 16 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2
Number of single beds: 12


There are 14 to 16 sleeping places on board. Two sleeping places are in the day space (living room) and are folded away during day trips. The other 14 beds are built in the bow. There are no separate cabins but niches with bunk beds. With two bunk beds it is debatable whether they are double or quadruple bunk beds. That is the reason for the variable number of cages.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside


Fully equipped kitchen

Dining table & chairs

Note that you can either bring your own linen and towels, or rent them from us (please check the 'extra's' to do so.


Music system / CD player

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

General information

Child friendly

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




25 km


0.1 km


1 km


1 km

Night club

2 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.1 km

Train station

8 km

How to get there

From Central Station you simply take tram 26 to Zeeburg and from the stop it is just a minute walking to our harbor. Super easy!

About the area

During your stay we will be docking in the harbor of IJburg, Amsterdam. This is a very cozy harbor with nice restaurants and cafés, and a great atmosphere at night. From here it is super easy to get into town. Just hop on tram 26 and you will be taken straight into the city centre in 15 - 20 minutes, depending on where you want to go.

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Looking forward welcoming you on board!

Response time
Normally within 8 hours
Language spoken

1 Review - Classic Tjalk 'Perseverance' - sleeps 14

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Marcus - Germany

    23 Jan

    Super houseboat for a visit with friends

    We stayed on the Perseverance for a bachelor party in January and could not have picked a better spot. This was a great way to stay together on a houseboat, giving the whole stay a very special touch. The harbor has a good connection with the inner city thanks to the tram that departs around the corner and brings you into town in about 20 minutes (to central station and Amsterdam East even quicker). We loved the ship, lots of character en good amenities. Thanks for having us. Amsterdam we love you!

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