Sailing holiday

A holiday on the water in Holland is wonderful! Board one of Holland Sail’s authentic sailing ships and let the peace, space and ultimate freedom on one of the beautiful sailing tours enchant you while you visit picturesque port towns around the IJsselmeer lake and Wadden Sea.

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Holland Sail offers the ships on behalf of its members. The ships are owned by the skippers who often captain the ship themselves! The fleet currently consists of 29 authentic Dutch ships.

The Holland Sail ships and skippers

Our skippers have many years of sailing experience and are familiar with all aspects of their profession. They can show you the most beautiful spots in Holland. These ships are part of the ‘Brown Fleet’, traditional sailing ships and motorized vessels used for carrying passengers, and are often over 100 years old. They used to serve as cargo ships but today many have been converted to holiday ships, offering day trips and sailing holidays. The mood on the ships is open and relaxed. You are allowed to help out and discover all about sailing on a big ship, but you don’t have to. If you prefer to relax and enjoy life aboard, you can.

Holland Sail offers ships for 12 to 35 persons. There is always a ship available that meets your requirements.

Sailing holiday with Holland Sail

A sailing holiday is the perfect way to discover Holland. One of Holland Sail’s beautiful ships will take you sailing on the Wadden Sea or IJsselmeer lake. At the end of the day, you will dock at one of the authentic villages to enjoy the bustle on and around the dock. Definitely a memorable experience!

Sailing along or renting your own ship

You can book an entire ship. The ship including its skipper will be entirely at your service. You will decide on your program in consultation with the skipper. Where do you want to go? Will you be cooking for your group or would you like to book catering services? Please contact us for a personalized offer.

Are you going on a holiday on your own, with your partner, or a small group of people? Book one of our all-in sailing holidays. Select the period in which you want to go sailing and board our ship!

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