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'Driven by Sails' - Sailing Cruises from Enkhuizen

We are driven by sailing, and by sails. So get on board and join us sail along on the Wadden Sea and IJsselmeer.

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. Departs from: Enkhuizen
  2. Type & Length: Tjalk, 25.5 m.
  3. Capacity day trips: 20
  1. Nr of beds: 14
  2. Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Frisian Lakes, Wadden Sea

Sailing ship summary

Welcome aboard the Eendracht and enjoy sailing on the IJsselmeer, Wadden Sea and Frisian lakes. Built in 1900 this historic Tjalk offers a unique experience that any sea loving person should come and enjoy. This is the perfect ship for smaller, more intimate groups looking for an amazing time.

The ship has a capacity of 24 when sailing for a single day and a capacity of 16 people when on a multiple day trip. When you are visiting Holland sail with us on the IJsselmeer, Wadden Sea and/or the Frisian lakes. The crew is experienced and hospitable. No nautical knowledge is required, you will sail together with the crew who will show you around.

Would you like to rent this ship for your group? Ask for a free quote.

Sailing ship description

This 25,5 meter long Tjalk is the perfect ship for smaller groups who are looking for an amazing trip. Built in 1900 this sailing vessel is both practical and charismatic and offers both the unique experience of joining in sailing the ship if you choose to or simply relaxing. The width of the ship is 5,5 meters and the depth only 1 meter, enabling us to sail very shallow waters.

The layout of this sailing ship

You can find a large seating area where you can relax after a long day sailing with your group. The ship also has a professional 5-pit stove, large oven, fridge an freezer. The ship contains seven bedrooms, one 4-person cabin and six 2-person cabins. There are two toilets on the ship and a shower.

Catering options

You can rent our sailing charter based on 'sailing only' but if you want you can choose to let us do the catering. But you can also choose to 'cook with the cook'. Then you hire our cook for an affordable rate and you cook along. This way you are assured that the right amount of food is prepared, with the right amount of spices. This service is appreciated especially because not everyone has the experience to cook for larger groups - and our cook does.

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


7 Bedrooms, 14 Sleeps

Single bed: 14


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

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Lake / riverside



Fully equipped kitchen

Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Sea views

General information

Paid parking
Pets allowed

Smoking not allowed

Pets allowed in consultation

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports



How to get there

Enkhuizen can be reached by both public transport and car. It's about 45 minutes away from Amsterdam.

About the area

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.

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Houseboat owner

Maurits en Roos

We met each other on a sand plate south of Vlieland. Not a long time after that we bought an amazing Tjalk, we both work and live here. Ever since that decision we have been living the dream. During the sailing season we sail together with our guests to visit unique spots.

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

1 Review - 'Driven by Sails' - Sailing Cruises from Enkhuizen

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Frank - the Netherlands

    08 Jan

    Awesome sailing

    I went sailing with a group of friends on this ship and let me tell you, it was awesome! Sailing with Maurits and Roos was truly an amazing experience and something we would reccomend to anyone

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