Houseboat '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.

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Houseboat 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.

Houseboat 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. It’s 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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Houseboat highlights

  • Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Wadden Sea

  • Type & Lenght: Tjalk 26 m.

  • Capacity day trips: 25

  • Departs from: Harlingen

  • Nr of beds: 20