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Sailing with family or a group

Step on board for a special summer holiday in your own country. Sailing on a traditional sailing ship with family or friends is a wonderful way to enjoy a holiday.
Visit the beautiful Wadden Islands or the picturesque harbors at it IJsselmeer. After a pleasant sailing day, the ship moors in a harbor. While sailing, you determine how actively you participate. In the harbor there is then enough time to explore the area, to walk or to grab a terrace. If you are on the Wadden Sea, you can also (in good weather) dry out and mud walk. This is a very special experience!

Nice away in your own country during the summer holidays

The Netherlands has a large fleet of sailing ships that sail with guests. You can choose from small and large ships. From basic to luxury with ports of call from Zeeland to Friesland. Because you step on board for a holiday in a Dutch port, you do not have long travel times.
The route to be sailed partly depends on the port of departure. For example, you can easily visit the islands from Harlingen. If you board in Enkhuizen, the beautiful old ports on the IJsselmeer are easy to visit. And even though you've been to these towns before, from the water you can view every city in the Netherlands with a new look.

What does a sailing holiday in the Netherlands look like with a group?

You can choose for a weekend, a mid- or a whole week of sailing. Once on board you can determine the route in consultation with the skipper. This of course depends on the weather conditions. But whatever the weather, each holiday is unique and an ideal way to go out together.
You can be active outdoors or just relax on the deck. Everyone does what he or she wants. But you are still together as a group.
Sailing experience is not necessary, before the ship leaves the crew explains the principles of sailing. It goes without saying that you are allowed to help hoist the sails. Or determine the course with the steering wheel in your hand. A family member or friend who likes to cook will have a great time below deck in the fully equipped galley. Then come up with a welcome lunch around noon. Of course you can also be completely taken care of by a sailing chef during a weekend, very easy!

Prefer to travel alone? Then choose an individual sailing holiday

If you do not want to book an entire ship with a group, you can also choose to board during one organized group holiday in the Netherlands. These holidays are for single travelers and small groups. The holidays vary from a day trip on the Wad to long wanderings over the Dutch waters.
You embark on board a sailing ship and first meet the fellow passengers and crew. After an explanation about life on board and the necessary information about sailing, the boat is thrown loose. The sails are hoisted and you and your travel companions make a wonderful sailing trip.
These trips are almost always full board. A professional chef often sails with it. He will take care of everything during your holiday. Sometimes the guests prepare the meal together. If you travel alone you will be assigned to a cabin for men or women only. It is of course also possible to book a cabin privately for yourself or family.
Whatever the sailing holiday looks like, at the end you will have a special experience. And you have been introduced to the ins and outs on board and with your fellow travelers in a relaxed way. It will not be the first time friendships have been forged on these journeys for years.

Start your sailing adventure here; we are happy to help you

Zeilendeschepen.nl therefore offers ships for groups and individual trips. View all trips and possibilities and be inspired. If you have any questions, we are happy to help you. The employees of the Zeilendeschepen.nl team know the fleet, the ships and its crew well. Together with you they will find the most suitable ship or a nice sailing trip.