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Authentic Sailing Charter Close to Amsterdam

Get aboard this marvelous piece of sailing history and get ready for a unforgettable experience

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: Monnickendam, just 10 KM north of Amsterdam
  2. Type & Length: Tjalk, 24 m.
  3. Capacity day trips: 34
  1. Nr of beds: 18
  2. Sailling area: IJsselmeer, Waddensea, Markermeer Gouwzee

Sailing ship summary

Sailing with this amazing tjalk is a once in a lifetime experience. Go offshore sailing on the Wadden Sea or sail on the IJsselmeer and feel like a real sailor. This breathtaking ship offers a wide variety of trips, from just a half day sailing to multiple day trips to the Wadden Islands. When sailing for a (half) day up to 34 people can join and on multiple day trips 18 people can come sailing. An experienced crew will take care of you during the trip, so no nautical experience is required. However, if you want, the crew members and captain will certainly show you how to sail the waves.

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Sailing ship description

This though tjalk was built in 1892 and has a rich history. With its 24 meters in length and 5 meters in width this is an impressive ship. Departing from Monnickendam just north of Amsterdam this is the perfect place to start a sailing journey. The ship is perfect equipped for an unforgettable family get away or a good time with friends.

Layout of this sailing ship

There is plenty of space on the deck to relax or sail if you wish to, below deck there is also a seating area. The ship also has a professional 5-pit stove, large oven and fridge. The ship offers six cabins: three 4-person rooms and three 2-person rooms. There are two toilets and one bathroom on the ship.

Afternoon trip

We are specialized in trips for groups who have limited time. If you are visiting Amsterdam, you can choose our special afternoon trip. During this short but very enjoyable sailing trip on the famous Markermeer and Gouwzee we can throw a great BBQ and share the joy of sailing just around the corner of Amsterdam. You will board around 13.00 and at 17.00 we are back in the harbor. The perfect sailing charter solution when visiting The Netherlands with limited time or a busy time schedule.

Catering options

We offer catering options for every type of sailing trip. From a BBQ during an afternoon trip to a great 7-course meal for special occasions. Just let us know your requirements and we will get back to you with a detailed menu to suit your needs.

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


6 Bedrooms, 18 Sleeps

Single bed: 18


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

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Lake / riverside

Fully equipped kitchen


Dining table & chairs

Music system / CD player


Barbeque / braai

Outdoor facilities

Central heating

ask for barbeque

Heating / cooling

Sea views


Paid parking

General information

Pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby



How to get there

Monnickendam can be found in North-Holland about 30 minutes from Amsterdam. Visiting Amsterdam is always a great plan when you’re near. With its rich history and beautiful canals it makes for a great experience.

About the area

The Grote of Sint-Nicolaaskerk is the most important church in the city of Monnickedam. The Gothic building can be found in the old city centre of the city. Original construction began in 1400 and was completed around 1510.

The Speeltoren is the Townhall tower of Monnickdam, here you can find the oldest hand-played Carillon of the Netherlands. The construction is thought to have stared late 14th century however the current structed was built in 1980.

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Houseboat owner


Wouter has been sailing since he a little kid. Ever since 1992 he has been sailing on this amazing Tjalk. He would love to welcome you aboard and share the fun of a genuine sailing experience in The Netherlands, starting just 10 km North of Amsterdam!

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

2 Reviews - Authentic Sailing Charter Close to Amsterdam

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Gerard - the Netherlands

    16 Feb

    Great time at a quirky yet interesting ship

    A quirky place in a really interesting location with great hosts. It's worth making sure you know when the ferry will take you back to the city, as this can turn a 15-minute drive into a very cold 1-hour drive. The sleeping arrangements are fine, as long as you do not mind single beds / bunks, the dining area in the kitchen is also the only social area indoors. This may feel a bit claustrophobic if you want to spend longer time indoors (which we were not). All in all we had a really great time on the boat and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to explore the city.

  2. Geoff - France

    01 Mar

    Very suitable ship for larger groups

    Warm and original place, very suitable for a group of 16 people. The team is super friendly and attentive. Breakfast is a plus, and by the way very good. The crew is very flexible and attentive.

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