Your sailing adventure starts right here!

Until mid of August the Clipper is moored at the Dutch national maritime museum in Amsterdam, at the exact same location as where she was completed in the period 1998-2000. You are more than welcome to visit!


IJmuiden - Hamburg

August 26 - 29, 2021

This short adventurous sailing trip is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Clipper from up close and full action! In two days you will sail from IJmuiden to Hamburg.

This will be the first sailing trip with guests since October 2019. After 8 months of maintenance and a long stay at the maritime museum in Amsterdam, the crew is looking forward to this day. Will you join them on this "first" voyage?

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Hamburg - Rotterdam

September 4 - 8, 2021

On this avdenturous trip will leave Hamburg on one of the most important rivers in Central Europe, the Elbe, on this sailing trip. Then onto the North Sea where the actual sailing begins. The Clipper with its length of 76 meters, 31 sails and a total sail area of 2200 m2 will amaze you! After some 4 days and more than 300 nautical miles, this journey will end on arrival at Europe's largest port of Rotterdam

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Ostend - Bordeaux

October 1 - 8, 2021

Heading south in October!
Embark on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam and experience a unique adventurous sailing holiday. You will learn the ins and outs of sailing on a three-masted tallship on this voyage to Bordeaux. Admire the wonderful view from the deck and experience what it feels like to have the wind through your hair while you climb the mast all the way to the top!

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Las Palmas

Leixoes - Las Palmas

November 19 - 27, 2021

The captain and his crew welcome you in the Portuguese harbour town, Porto, on Friday, November 19th. This adventurous sailing trip is the second one this fall towards warmer weather. Sailing to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 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 bow and the immense peacefulness at the open sea.

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Las Palmas - Martinique

November 30 -  December 19, 2021

On Friday, November 19th you will embark the Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The non-stop ocean crossing will begin the next morning! We will catch the Northeast trade wind, and then cross the Atlantic Ocean to arrive in Martinique at the end of this year. Imagine: with just the sea all around you, at the mercy of the elements of nature and the Caribbean as the final destination. An Atlantic Ocean crossing is more than an experience! Something you will always remember.

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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


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