hoist the sails

Your sailing adventure starts here


Atlantic crossings

In April and December, we sail across the Atlantic. In the summer, the Clipper Stad Amsterdam sets sail from the Mediterranean, via the Bay of Biscay and the North Sea, to her home port of IJmuiden, close to Amsterdam.


City trips

Are you joining us simply to experience the beauty of a clipper at sea? That’s fine too! You can relax in any way you choose, with a good book on the rear deck or in the long room, for example. Our hospitality crew is always on hand to help. All options, no obligations!


Join our crew

The crew works in three shift watches. There’s a red watch (midday to four PM and midnight to four AM), a white watch (four to eight PM and AM) and a blue watch (eight PM to midnight and eight AM to midday). You can indicate your preference for a particular watch.

Under the supervision of the helmsman, you will join the quartermaster and a party of two (or more) crew.

Our crew will be happy to teach you the basics of sailing on a cross-rigged three-master and explain the various sailing manoeuvres and the names of the sails and rigging.


Meals and accomodation

Meals are taken together with the crew in the clipper’s long room and the captain offers regular updates on the ship’s progress, informing you of how many sea miles are left to sail and other nautical points of interest.

There are 14 cabins available for 1, 2 or 3 passengers.