Houseboat Luxury sailing ship 'Golden Promise' - Sleeps 20

Unique clipper to go sailing on the IJsselmeer, Frisian Lakes and Wadden. No nautical experience required.

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Houseboat summary

Our golden promise to you is that we will give you an unforgettable experience, with your friends, colleagues or family. In Holland we can go sailing the IJsselmeer, the Wadden and the Frisian lakes. And we can dock in Hoorn, Amsterdam, Edam, Volendam, Texel, Vlieland and Terschelling. A captain will steer the ship, so no sailing experience is required. 

It’s possible to both book a day trip or multiple day sailing trip. If you choose to book a day trip this boat has a capacity of 40 people. When booking a multiple day cruise the capacity is 20. The departure port for this ship is either . This however can be discussed with the captain of the ship.

Houseboat description

This is the perfect place if you want to get away from the hectic pace of life. Sail together and experience what’s it’s like to be a crew member on such an impressive vessel. Or enjoy lying on the 'fat boys' which can be found on deck. Enjoying the sun, sea, wind, good food and drinks. In short a perfect place to get away from it all. Whatever your preference, with us you sail Holland in style. 

We welcome friends, families and business groups

Freedom, that describes the Golden Promise, a clipper from 1911 that is fully equipped and sails surprisingly smooth. A large renovation in 2005 has equipped each cabins with its own direct shower and toilet. Perfect for larger groups and more professional oriented trips. The large kitchen has been equipped with luxury utensils and has a lively bar with beer tap. The cosy room is perfect for meetings or for a group of friends or family to simply hang out and enjoy each others company.

The layout of this sailing ship

On the deck of this amazing ship there is a common room which can seat up to 24 people, here you can find a buffet. The ship also has a professional 6-pit stove, large oven, fridge and freezer. The ship contains eight bedrooms, two 4-person rooms and six 2-person rooms. There are four toilets and four bathrooms with showers on the ship.

Sailing area

We sail from our port of to the Gouwzee and Markermeer, and often visit Hoorn, Edam, Volendam and Amsterdam. On longer trips we will sail across the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea to the Wadden Islands and arrive on Texel, Vlieland and Terschelling. Sailing these salty waters is a special experience. Especially when the Wadden Sea falls dry at low tide and you find the boat laying on the bottom of the dried up sea. 

Why a sailing trip on the Golden Promise?

Sailing the Golden Promise is a energizing way to spend time with your friends, family or colleagues and create everlasting memories. The captain and owner of the ship describes it as 'playing outside in a professional way'. And you will notice that you'll experience time in a very different way. Captain Bertil: "A day of sailing is like spending a long weekend there. A weekend feels like a week. Going back to nature with your head in the wind and sun, and feeling what life is all about. Being together, enjoying yourself and feel relaxed both in your head and body. In short: go back to yourself."

Rates and availability

We offer trips from as short as just one night, up to a full week. 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

  • Nr of beds: 20

  • Departs from: Monnickendam

  • Capacity day trips: 40

  • Type & Lenght: Clipper, 28 meter

  • Sailling area: Markermeer, Friese meren, Waddenzee, IJsselmeer

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