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Clipper 'The Grand Lady' - sleeps 27

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

Excellent! 5/5 (1 review)

Sailing ship highlights

  1. Departs from: Harlingen
  2. Type & Lenght: Clipper 30m
  3. Capacity day trips: 35
  1. Nr of beds: 27
  2. Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Frisian Lakes, Waddensea

Sailing ship 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 thisformidable 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!

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

Sailing ship 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 Clipper 'The Grand Lady' - sleeps 27 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. ThClipper 'The Grand Lady' - sleeps 27 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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Property type

Sailing ship

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


9 Bedrooms, 27 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 3
Number of single beds: 21


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


Number of bathrooms: 2
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 2

Holiday type

Lake / riverside



Fully equipped kitchen

Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
WiFi / internet

DVD player

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Sea views

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports



How to get there

Harlingen can easily be reached by both car and public transport. It’s about half an hour away from Leeuwarden, the largest city in Friesland.

About the area

You can find Harlingen in the western part of Friesland right on the water. Here you can view the old defensive structures which can be found in the city centre. You can also find many old structures like the original canals and warehouses here.

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Houseboat owner

Joost & Anna

Looking forward welcoming you on board!

Response time
Normally within 8 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

1 Review - Clipper 'The Grand Lady' - sleeps 27

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Patrick - Germany

    08 Jan

    Loved the sea

    The Grand lady is everything me and my family were looking for. It's large in size and cosy. We had a great time here and hope to be back soon.

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