Rent a sailing ship from Holland Sail
Would you like to experience Holland in an entirely different way? Rent a sailing ship to sail across the Wadden Sea or IJsselmeer lake. For a day, week or weekend tour. Discover the beautiful nature and authentic villages around the former Zuiderzee.
- Rent a sailing ship with a skipper and crew exclusively for your group.
- For a day, weekend or (mid)week tour.
- Route and program in consultation; we will customize your trip!
Sailing with Holland Sail
You can find the ships of the ‘brown fleet’, traditional sailing ships and motorized vessels used for carrying passengers, in the villages around the IJsselmeer lake and Wadden Sea. Often, these beautiful ships are more than 100 years old and after a long and intensive life as a working ship, have been converted to holiday ships. The atmosphere from the old days is still there but with all modern amenities for you to enjoy the outdoors. Hoist the sails and feel the wind on your face while sailing to meet new adventures. You don’t need any sailing experience but a helping hand is always appreciated.
Renting a sailing ship
Holland Sail owns 29 beautifully restored sailing ships. Clippers, stevenaak barges, tjalk barges and schooners that you can rent for a wonderful sailing holiday. There is always a ship available for your group or family. You can rent a ship for groups starting from 6-8 persons. The Holland Sail ships have 12, 20, 30 or even 35 beds! The ship will be available exclusively for your group and the skipper and crew are at your service. The route and destination are determined in consultation with the group. There are countless options!
Floating holiday home
Renting a ship has many advantages. You will be taking your holiday accommodation along with you! Your beds are already made on your arrival. You can even opt for an all-in holiday and let Holland Sail provide all catering services. But you can also do your own shopping and prepare great meals aboard the ship. There are also restaurants and eateries in the towns where your ship will dock for the night. Sail where the wind brings you and enjoy the views and ultimate freedom.
Don’t want to rent an entire ship?
Would you like to go on a holiday on your own, with your partner, family or a small group and still enjoy the experience of sailing on a big ship? Join one of the group holidays. You can book a bed or cabin and join other people on board.