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Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Ibiza

From Hamburg to Rotterdam

22 September - 25 September 2017

In the month of September when the summer has just come to an end, the Clipper Stad Amsterdam will be sailing from Hamburg in Germany over the river Elbe, along the German and Dutch "West Frisian Islands" to the Dutch harbour Rotterdam in The Netherlands.  Rotterdam is famous for the many architectural treasures such as, for example, the Erasmus bridge.

Enjoy an extended weekend at sea and experience what it is like to sail on a nineteenth century Clipper.

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Clipper Stad Amsterdam

From IJmuiden to Leixoes

14 November - 24 November 2017

Just like every year the Clipper Stad Amsterdam will be heading south this winter to eventually cross the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean. We organize three consecutive adventurous sailing trips in November and December 2017. If you would like to stay on board for a longer time, the first voyage from The Netherlands to Portugal can be well-combined with the second trip to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 

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Clipper Stad Amsterdam

From Leixoes to Las Palmas

25 November - 2 December 2017

The second adventurous sailing trip starting in November 2017 will take you to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is the second trip towards warmer weather in a series of three. Sailing to Las Palmas is a wonderful voyage for the sailing enthusiast who likes to combine being active with pleasure and fun. Enjoy the dolphins tumbling at the ship's bowl and the immense peacefulness at open sea.

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Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Ibiza

From Las Palmas to St. Maarten

4 december - 22 december 2017

On Monday December 4th you will be embarking the Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The non-stop ocean crossing to the Caribbean will begin the next morning! About 17 days later we expect to arrive in the Caribbean in the early evening of December 21st. The beautiful and partly Dutch and partly French island St. Maarten with its green hills and astonishing bays and beaches also has a number of neat little villages.

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Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Ibiza

From Balboa to San Diego

January 19 - February 9, 2018

This sailing trip starts in Balboa, the Pacific-side port of the Panama Canal. With Panama City only a short distance away it is the perfect place to begin this 3 week non-stop sailing adventure! Learn all about the techniques of square rig sailing and complete the nearly 3000 miles to San Diego, U.S.A.

It will take quite some effort from crew and vessel to sail the ship to this destination. We invite you to join us and to be part of this special experience.

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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.

Travel stories

The endless space at sea, the rhythm of red, white and blue watch duty, the dolphins swimming along the side, sometimes even whales to see ... it will make you forget everyday life. Two guests joining on an adventurous crossing earlier like to share their experience with you! 

Travel stories from two of our guests about an Atlantic Ocean crossing on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam:
Mr. Jacob: A letter to the Clipper Stad Amsterdam 
Mr. Chipperfield: So this is real sailing