Book a sailing charter in The Netherlands with Bookahouseboat.com
The Dutch have been known as seafaring people for centuries. And we are super proud to share an important part of
that history with you. We offer a wide variety of traditional sailing ships in The Netherlands that can be
chartered for just a few hours up to several weeks. You can depart from the city of Amsterdam, or one of the
many other harbours such as
Enkhuizen and Harlingen.
A sailing holiday, or just a sailing trip during your holiday in The Netherlands is a unique way to discover our country.
The surroundings are constantly changing at a calming pace. This way you can not only absorb the views in a pleasant way,
but also really get away from it all and enjoy what life is really about: having a great time with your beloved ones.
Old ships with modern amenities
Although many of the ships we offer are over a century old, you may be assured that all of them are well adjusted to
the modern times. All ships have running hot and cold water, suitable toilets and a fully equipped kitchen.
The level of comfort varies from basic (suitable for an affordable bachelor party) up to super high-end,
for example if you want a unique and luxurious wedding location.
A special sailing trip for everyone
It is safe to say that we offer a suitable sailing charter for everyone, thanks to the wide variety of ships in our fleet.
None of these cruises require any sailing experience, yet all of them offer the option to become ‘part of the team’.
The captain and experienced crew are always glad to show you the ropes. Regarding the catering you can always
discuss the options. You can choose for a fully catered trip, cook yourself or anything in between.
One thing is for sure: you won’t be hungry!
Sailing cruise from Amsterdam
A popular choice for friends and families visiting Amsterdam
is a half-day or a full day trip, departing from Amsterdam.
After a short cruise over the IJ River, you will enter the wide open waters of the Markermeer, part of the
former Southern Sea. Just look around you and you will see where Dutch masters like Rembrandt got their
inspiration from to paint such impressive clouded skies.
Sailing cruise on the IJsselmeer and Frisian Lakes
If you have more time, we highly recommend picking one of our sailing trips where you can sail the wonderful
Frisian Lakes and the IJsselmeer. During the latter you can depart from, and visit the traditional fishing
You will sail the IJsselmeer: the former Southern Sea and now the largest fresh water lake in
Europe. This will give you the true sense of sailing the waves of
the open sea – yet with a much smaller chance of getting seasick since the waves are quite modest.
Sailing cruise on the Wadden Sea
Now let’s have a look at the options for those who really want to taste the salt on their lips.
Yes, it’s time to discover the Wadden Sea, or in Dutch: Waddenzee! Sailing here means that you will discover
this world heritage site in the most suitable way possible. You can either depart from one of the harbours around
the IJsselmeer or
Amsterdam, or from
During a Wadden Sea cruise you can visit one or more of the ‘Wadden Eilanden’ (Wadden Islands).
One thing you really should experience is to fall dry with your ship during low tide.
This is a unique opportunity to walk on the bottom of the sea: exciting, fun and guaranteed
to create everlasting memories.
Sailing cruise to the Baltic Sea
Last but not least, we have something really exciting for the brave and the strong: get aboard the Unity in
Rotterdam and prepare for an unforgettable trip to the Baltic Sea.
a three masted Tallship, is the largest sailing ship in The Netherlands and can accommodate up to 36 guests
during this trip comfortably.
So whatever your demands are when planning a sailing holiday in The Netherlands,
we will always find ‘the perfect sailing ship’.
Let us help you arranging the perfect sailing cruise!
We hope to have given you the best possible impression of the options that Bookahouseboat.com offers when it
comes to sailing charters in the Netherlands. If you are interested in a sailing cruise, just fill out the
fields and get in touch with the captain or manager of the ship. And don’t hesitate to contact us:
SAIL 2020 in Amsterdam
We have a great opportunity for all sailing ship fans. In August 2020 SAIL will be held once again in Amsterdam.
This once-every-5-years event will be a great opportunity to visit Amsterdam and sleep on a houseboat!
Sleeping on one of the ancient canals is old Amsterdam would be the SAIL experience of a life time.
And, good news, we have some special offers selected for you, check our
SAIL 2020 page.