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The Rival - IJsselmeer Sailing Charter

Departing from Hoorn or Enkhuizen we can go sailing the IJsselmeer, or if you want to taste the salt on your lips: the Wadden Sea!

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 & Hoorn
  2. Type & Length: Tjalk 27.5 m.
  3. Capacity day trips: 40
  1. Nr of bed: 24
  2. Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Frisian Lakes, Wadden Sea

Sailing ship summary

Sailing cruises are something that leave a memory behind in everyone who has been on one. This impressive ship is sure to take you on a journey that you will remember. With various offshore sailing options you wont be short of choices. You will depart from either Hoorn or Enkhuizen. From there you can go sailing on the IJsselmeer or make a longer journey on the Wadden sea - its all within reach. Or have a unique sailing experience on the Frisian Lakes, famous for its beautiful nature. No prior sailing knowledge is required as there is a trained crew who will show you the ropes.

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Sailing ship description

Built in 1929 this steilsteven is an impressive ship all around. With its 28 meters in length and 5,5 meters in width its an impressive sight. Initially used as a freight ship she was converted into a comfortable ship that many have enjoyed sailing cruises on. Being on the deck is amazing and gives you an authentic sailing experience. Its the perfect getaway with friends, family or for a business trip.

Layout of the sailing ship

f you want to learn about courses, crosses, swings and trimming, then you have found your place! The crew is very experienced and likes to teach you how to handle a ship. Or would you rather stay with a good book on the deck, do you have good conversations or do you scour the horizon with binoculars? You will find all the space you can possibly ask for. Below deck you find a cosy seating area where you can unwind.

The two 2-person cabins and five 4-person cabins can accommodate a total of 24 people to enjoy multiple day trips. Note that we offer four extra large beds, measuring 2,10 m in lengt.

There are three bathrooms and three toilets on the ship. There is a comprehensive kitchen with a 6 pit gas stove, oven, fridge and a BBQ.

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, 24 Sleeps

Single bed: 24


There are three bathrooms and three toilets on the ship. For the taller people, we are glad to offer four beds measuring 2,10 meter in lengt. Each cabins has a sink.

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Number of bathrooms: 3
Number of toilets: 3

Holiday type

Lake / riverside

Fully equipped kitchen


Dining table & chairs

Music system / CD player


DVD player

Barbeque / braai

Outdoor facilities

Central heating

Heating / cooling

Sea views


Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby



How to get there

This ship has two homeports, contact the shipper about the location you would like to start your sailing journey. The ports are the following: Enkhuizen and Hoorn. Both Enkhuizen and Hoorn can be found North of Amsterdam with quick public transport available.

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.

You can find thee museums in Hoorn. In the Westfries Museum you will be taken back to the past of the city. While the Museum of the Twentieth century shows a more recent take of the city. There is plenty of old interesting things to see like the steam tram and a replica of the ship Halve Maen.

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Houseboat owner

Harry en Sarah

Harry was practically born on a ship, ever since he was a small boy he used to sail with his father. With over 30 years of sailing experience this is something he loves and he would love to share this with you. Sarah deals with anything administrative. But she also loves to cook and will make you and your company a great meal if you’d like.

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

1 Review - The Rival - IJsselmeer Sailing Charter

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Chris - Germany

    01 Mar

    Inspiring time aboard the Rival

    We truly had a great and inspring time aboard this Dutch Sailing Cruise charter, offering all the help and service we could possibly ask for. The ship is very stable, which is pleasant for guests who tend to get seasick. In our crew nobody got seasick luckily ;-) Thanks for a great time!

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