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Dutch Tjalk 1896 - sleeps 20

Aboard this classic sailing ship you will find a great combination of old class and modern comfort

Excellent! 5/5 (1 review)


  • 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. Authentic sailing ship in Amsterdam
  2. Perfect for larger groups: sleeps up to 20 guests
  3. Just 20 minutes from Amsterdam Centre
  1. Really ads value to your Amsterdam experience
  2. Go sailing on the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea on request

Sailing ship summary

As soon as you and your party step aboard this authentic ship - a Dutch Tjalk built in 1896 - you will feel the special atmosphere. With 125 years of history this grand lady is one of the older sailing ships in the Netherlands that are still going strong. On request the ship can dock in either Muiden or Amsterdam, with good public transport connection into town. On request you can go sailing the IJsselmeer or - if your schedule and duration permits - even the Wadden Sea.

Sailing ship description

Visit Amsterdam and make your stay unforgettable by renting this sailing ship. The '1896' is especially suitable for groups that want to make their visit to Amsterdam even more special. On request we can take you out for longer or shorter trips during the day or the evening. 

The ship was originally built as a freight ship, transporting turf, stone and timber. Around 1950 she was renovated and transformed into a houseboat. Around 20 years later she found her new destiny: hosting guests from all over the world who want to have an unforgettable experience aboard a traditional sailing charter. In total there are four 2-person cabins and three 4-person cabins. 

Fully equipped kitchen

In the galley you will find everything you need to prepare a great meal - so who is going to make the Captain's Dinner? 

You will be staying in Amsterdam IJburg 

If you want to visit Amsterdam, we can dock in the harbor of IJburg. It is a very cozy harbor with various bars and restaurants around. From here it is easy to get into town using the tram that will take you to the city centre in about 15 - 20 minutes, depending where you want to be. 

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Property type

Sailing ship

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 19:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 12:00.


7 Bedrooms, 20 Sleeps

Single bed: 20


The bedrooms are basic and offer a real ship-like way of sleeping in bunkbeds. There are two toilets and there is 1 shower. 

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Fully equipped kitchen


Dining table & chairs

Music system / CD player


Terrace / balcony

Outdoor facilities

Central heating

Heating / cooling

Sea views


Panoramic views
City views

Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Child friendly

Activities nearby




25 km


0.1 km


3 km

Ferry port

6 km


2 km

Night club

1 km


0.1 km

Super market

1 km

Train station

8 km

How to get there

You can board both in Muiden and Amsterdam. When you choose to get aboard in Amsterdam, it is easy to reach the ship. Just take tram 26 from Central Station and you will be taken to our harbor in about 20 minutes. 

About the area

The harbor of IJburg is a cozy and warm city harbor with various restaurants and bars within a minute walking. From here it is easy to get into town simply by taking the tram. This way you can enjoy a stay on an authentic ship with a larger group and still be within the proximity of the city centre. 

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Houseboat owner


Looking forward welcoming you on board!

Response time
Normally within 8 hours
Language spoken

1 Review - Dutch Tjalk 1896 - sleeps 20

Excellent! 5/5

  1. George - Germany

    26 Feb

    Highly recommended for larger groups

    We had a wonderful weekend with our friends on this ship, docked in Amsterdam. The harbor is easy to reach from central station. Just a 20 minute ride by tram and you're right where you need to be. The harbor is cozy and has various bars and restaurants. At night we went back into the city to celebrate our friends birthday. Aboard you will feel like a real sailing crew because of the history and original details of the ship: wonderful. Highly recommended for larger groups who want to stay together!

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