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'I Hope' - IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea Sailing Charter Ship

This excellent sailing ship, part of the Brown Fleet, offers great accommodation up to 20 guests while sailing the IJsselmeer or Wadden Sea.

Excellent! 5/5 (2 reviews)


  • 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: Harlingen
  2. Type & Length: Tjalk 26 m.
  3. Capacity day trips: 25
  1. Nr of beds: 20
  2. Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Wadden Sea

Sailing ship summary

Sailing on this tjalk comes with a lot of options for a sailing holiday in The Netherlands. You can book this typical Dutch sailboat rental for both day trips and multiple day trips. Go sailing on the Wadden Sea and IJsselmeer and experience sailing in Holland. If you choose to book a day trip this boat has a capacity of 25 people. When booking a multiple day stay the capacity is 20. The ship departs form the port in Harlingen which is a charming harbor town in Friesland. No nautical experience is required whatsoever. A professional and experienced crew will show you the works.

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

Sailing ship description

This amazing tjalk first sailed the seas back in 1902. It was used as a freight ship, transporting wood, coal and salt to England, Norway and Sweden. In 1989 the ship was renovated and turned into a charter ship. Now she sails on the Wadden Sea and IJsselmeer, welcoming families and friends for an unforgettable sailing holiday in The Netherlands. This sailing vessel is an impressive sight to behold with its 26 meters in length and 5,4 meters in width. Its the perfect ship for a sailing cruise for a large group of friends or family.

Layout of the sailing ship

Enjoy sailing on the deck of this amazing ship from here you have a perfect view of the water around you. Below deck you find a cosy seating area with two large tables where you can sit with your group. Here you can relax after a day at sea, play games and enjoy each others company.

The two 4-person cabins and six 2-person cabins can accommodate a total of 20 people to enjoy multiple day trips. There are two bathrooms and two toilets on the ship. There is a comprehensive kitchen with a 6 pit gas stove, oven, fridge and a BBQ.

Summary of our sail charter

Aboard we offer lots of space to sit, lay and chill out - both inside and outside on the deck. The crew is very experienced, so you don't need any sailing skills. Our ship is very stable and has good sailing characteristics to ensure a relaxed and calm cruise. We offer

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


8 Bedrooms, 20 Sleeps

Single bed: 20


There are two bathrooms and two toilets on the ship. There are two 4-person cabins and six 2-person cabins, accommodating a total of 20 guests. Each cabins has a sink, heating and ventilation.

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Number of bathrooms: 2
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Lake / riverside

Fully equipped kitchen


Dining table & chairs

Internet access


WiFi / internet
DVD player

Music system / CD player
Barbeque / braai

Outdoor facilities

Central heating

Heating / cooling

Sea views


Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Ask for pets

Activities nearby



How to get there

We leave from the Frisian harbor city Harlingen. This charming haven 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

Harlingen is a town in Friesland right on the water. You can go see the defense structures in the city centre. You can also find many old structures like the original canals and warehouses here.

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Houseboat owner


Looking forward welcoming you on board!

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

2 Reviews - 'I Hope' - IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea Sailing Charter Ship

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Jan - the Netherlands

    04 Sep

    We had some wonderful days with the 50+ comfort cruise. Fine crew and fantastic weather. It was just great, pure joy. Thank you and until next year.

  2. Andy - Germany

    26 Feb

    Hello Klaas, thank you for the nice weekend on your wonderful ship. It was great fun despite the weather (still somehow still have wet feet). Nevertheless, everything was great again and we all had plenty of fun. Many thanks also to Mate Lotte. You had a great grip on us and your explanations were just great. All the best and see you next time. Best regards,


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