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Dutch sailing holiday with family & friends

Comfortable · Atmospheric · Affordable
Leave all stress ashore and blow out on the IJsselmeer or the Wadden Sea.

Family & friends

Does your family, group of friends or club also have the good tradition to get away together every year, for a day, weekend or even longer? Planning a weekend away with family or friends always begins with the same questions: who is coming along, what's the budget and — the most important one — where are we going? The accommodation has a big influence on the ambiance. Undoubtedly, you also have lots of thoughts about the required facilities your group will be needing. 

Accommodation: check!

Chances are that all your wishes for your weekend away with family or friends can come true on one of our beautiful historical sailing ships. Unique, sustainable, sailing group accommodations you rent including a professional, hospitable crew. Comfortable, affordable and atmospheric. Leave all the stress ashore and blow out on the IJsselmeer or the Wadden Sea. Accommodation: check! 

Sailing with family or friends

You can choose from almost 70 amazing ships for your weekend away with friends or family. Basic or luxurious, small or big; there's always this particular ship that you fall in love with. You can embark in several towns, like Amsterdam, Enkhuizen, Harlingen, Makkum, Monnickendam or Muiden. Do you want to get on or off the ship somewhere else? Please let us know and we will find out the possibilities for you. 

Which ship takes your breath away?

All sailing group accommodations have a spacious deck, where you can enjoy the sailing in the open air. Inside, there's a salon with plenty of seats, a fully equipped kitchen and sanitation. On most ships you can stay overnight, in comfortable cabins. When you take a look at the sailing ships, you will automatically see what makes this type of group accommodation so unique. We know all the ships and their skippers personally and can therefore advise you perfectly. 

The ultimate recharge, letting go of all worries. Exploring new things in nature!

— Joep & Fleur

Your weekend away with family or friends

First of all: welcome aboard! You'll get to know the ship and its crew. Together you will discuss how you can fill in the sailing trip. This depends on your wishes, the weather and the wind. You don't need any experience at all. Along the way, the crew will teach you how to hoist the sails, navigate, tack and tie knots. Don't want to be active? You can also just read a book, catch up with your family or friends, play games or simply day dream, watching the horizon, listening to the rippling water. 

Sail, experience and explore

Are you ashore in one of the charming harbour towns of the IJsselmeer?  Enjoy drinks on a terrace, go shopping or dive into the nightlife. On the Wadden, it's possible to go mudflat hiking, walk along the beach or explore an island by bike. To name just a few options. It's your family weekend or weekend away with friends. It's your sailing experience.

Food and drinks on a sailing ship

During the sailing trip, your family or friends can cook everything themselves in the completely equipped kitchen of the ship. You can bring your own groceries or have them delivered on your group accommodation before it departs. 

Cooking or having it cooked

Maybe a nice alternative: have your meals prepared by a ship's cook. A very relaxed choice, when there are no kitchen princes or princesses in your group. You can choose from several catering options. Another option: go for all-inclusive, for a fixed price per person. We are happy to tell you all about them. 

How do I make this happen?

You fell in love with the idea of a sailing group accommodation. The next step: find the perfect ship for you family weekend. You can make your own choice or have us advise you. We know all skippers and ships personally.

Simply arranged, for the best price

Call or email us for more informatie or request a quote. If you want, it's always possible to place an option on your ship, to make sure it's available for you. No worries, you can do this without any strings attached. If you decide to rent a ship, we will send you the necessary forms to fill out. You always rent the ship for the best price