Houseboat Clipper 'The Grand Lady' - sleeps 27

We are proud to sail 'The Grand Lady', a majestic sailing ship and simply amazing wedding venue

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Houseboat summary

If you are looking for a high-end, yet characteristic ship to celebrate life while sailing the waves, you have just found it. The crew of this formidable Tjalk, built in 1892, is specialized in organizing life events such as weddings and familie reunions. The ship is not only impressive in size, measuring 27 meters in length and 6 meter in width, but also a wonderful appearance both on the outside in inside. We sail both the IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea. Please note the one-of-a-kind wedding options we offer on these wonderful waters! 

Houseboat description

The Grand Lady was used as a cargo ship from the moment she first left the docks in 1892 up until 1993, when a full renovation was done. Ever since then she has been a sailing ship rental in Holland and has accommodated many groups from all over the world. Go sailing with us and you will be blown away with this amazing ship and all that she has to offer.

Built in the famous shipping wharf of Van Duyvendijk a place known for its incredible sailing vessels. This ship has a rich history and we are happy to be part of that. This historic sailing clipper offers everything you could wish for. She has very good sailing characteristics but is also a very comfortable and cozy sailing ship.

Warm and luxurious

You will sense the luxurious and warm maritime atmosphere of long gone days as soon as you enter the spacious salon. The Grand Lady is a wonderful ship with stylish mahogany carpentry. A copper beer tap and nautical paintings complete the picture. Next to the salon is the galley, called "de Stook and Kookplaets", where we prepare the most delicious dishes together.


In total the fully equipped ship offers accommodation to 24 people, sleeping in ten cabins, during multiple day trips and 50 during single day trips. Each cabin is unique and has its own character. Also on deck, the Isis place enough to relax. On the middle deck you will find a spacious cockpit, which provides the crew with a sheltered and cosy seat.

The layout of this sailing ship

Relax in the spacious seating area below deck 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 nine bedrooms, three 4-person cabin and six 2-person cabins. There are two toilets on the ship and two showers.

Marry on one of the Wadden Islands, the Wadden Sea or the IJsselmeer

Of course the most beautiful day of your life requires a very special location. Say 'yes' in the most romantic place while you view the world from a different angle. This is not only unique, but also very special. If you are looking for a special wedding location, you are at the right address, because we offer three unique opportunities to get married. Yes, with us you can get married on the Wadden Sea, on a Waddeneiland, or celebrate your wedding on the IJsselmeer!

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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Houseboat highlights

  • Departs from: Harlingen

  • Nr of beds: 27

  • Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Frisian Lakes, Waddensea

  • Capacity day trips: 35

  • Type & Lenght: Clipper 30m

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