Sailing from London to Hamburg

This adventurous sailing holiday has taken place in September 2019. Are you curious about the sailing trips we currently offer? Every year a number of adventure sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you to join our crew on one of these adventures. Find more information about our adventurous sailing trips on our website


London and the river Thames

Every year a number of sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you to join our crew on one of these adventurous sailing holidays.

Sailing on a 3-mast full-rigged sailing ship has always been your dream but there was never an opportunity? We are offering you an almost irresistible sailing trip now!

On Sunday, September 29 you will embark the Clipper Stad Amsterdam in London. This bustling city offers so many fantastic opportunities.

With the famous Tower Bridge a short distance away, you have a magnificent view of London's skyline. In addition to the well-known bridge, the financial district, the Tower, the Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and The London Eye can also be admired from the deck. After a delicious dinner, you will spend your first night in one of our 14 comfortable cabins. 

Practical Information

Clipper Stad Amsterdam at London Tower Bridge
Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Departure time

The next morning all preparations for departure to Hamburg will be made. In no time you will leave the amazing city of London behind and sail on the River Thames towards the North Sea. The actual sailing will begin! Enjoy being on deck hoisting the sails or standing on the lookout. Maybe you even dare to climb into the highest mast. In the meantime, you are passing the beautiful Dutch and German islands located at some distance from the ship.

Clipper Stad Amsterdam
Clipper Stad Amsterdam

An unforgettable experience

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, being rough every now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow. On the other hand, one could also relax reading a book in the longroom. We have a well-stocked library on board.

The meals are enjoyed along with the crew in the longroom at times adjusted to the watches. Every night the captain will give a short briefing of the mileage achieved on the day before, the mileage still to go and any other points of interest.

All and all ingredients for an unforgettable experience!

Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stands watch in three shifts. These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM).

If you like, you can join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience the works on a ship like Stad Amsterdam. Setting the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch, you can admire the peacefulness of being at sea and the endless starry sky. In the White Watch you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before while in the Blue Watch you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.


After 4 days at sea, we will arrive at the Elbe river which will take us into Hamburg and to the impressive harbour. The next morning your sailing adventure will come to an end. No doubt the fantastic experience will have you enriched!

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and features Germany's main port. Visit the warehouses in "Speicherstadt", the museums, churches and other historical buildings or wander in the many shops Hamburg has to offer. The Cap San Diego - the world's largest museum ship that still sails - and the impressive concert venue Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - the city's newest landmark - are in the immediate vicinity of the Clipper's berth.

Clipper Stad Amsterdam
Clipper Stad Amsterdam Elbe_by P.Neumann
Clipper Stad Amsterdam Elbe By_Kris Romanski

London - Hamburg