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The Clipper in Amsterdam

There is currently no travel offer available due to the measures by the Dutch government as a result of COVID-19. 

However, there are advanced plans to sail to Hamburg in September and then to Rotterdam, Brest or Bordeaux, Las Palmas and the Caribbean. A Christmas & New Year cruise is scheduled for December, which will be followed by a series of luxury sailing cruises in January and February 2022. We will inform you as soon as these plans become definite.  

From May 16th until September 1st the Clipper will be moored at the Dutch national maritime museum in Amsterdam. It was precisely this location where the Clipper was completed in the period 1998-2000. 
During the weekend you are very welcome to visit us there.


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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.

Two of our guests wrote a travel story about their trip on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam, find the links below:  

Mr. Jacob: A letter to the Clipper Stad Amsterdam 

Mr. Chipperfield: So this is real sailing


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 squarerigged 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 longroom 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 the Atlantic Ocean crossing on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam:

Mr De Waart: Sail training voyage on the Stad Amsterdam
Mr Jacob: A letter to the Clipper Stad Amsterdam 
Mr Chipperfield: So this is real sailing