Sailing from Ostend to Copenhagen

May 31 - June 7, 2020

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Ostend in Belgium

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. In August 2020 the Clipper will start an exciting world voyage.

Embark on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam and experience a unique sailing holiday!
On Sunday afternoon, May 31st, the captain and his crew will welcome you on board in Ostend, a city located halfway along the the Belgian coast. The beautiful beach, some nice parks and gardens, good restaurants & shops, the Fort Napoleon and the three-masted former sail training vessel "Mercator" built in 1932 are just some suggestions for spending a few fun hours before embarkation.

Before spending the first night in the port of Ostend in one of our comfortable cabins, you will meet the crew and the other guests and a delicious dinner will be served in our longroom. The captain will explain the safety regulations and he will give a short briefing about the route and the expected weather conditions. 

Practical Information

Ostend, Belgium
Ostend at the coast in Belgium
Clipper Stad Amsterdam

The North Sea & well-known straits

The next morning all preparations for departure to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, will be made.
While the Clipper sails on the North Sea along the Belgian and Dutch coast and passed the Wadden Islands, you are most likely enjoying the beautiful surroundings while hoisting the sails or keeping the lookout. Or maybe you are climbing in one of the masts towards the top.There are many possibilities on board our impressive sailing vessel.
After the ship passes the west coast of Denmark, she will be sailing towards the Skagerrak Strait - a part of the North Sea that runs between Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Next point of interest is Denmark's northernmost town Skagen.This village is a very popular tourist destination because of the rugged landscape shaped by sandstorms in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
We will continue the voyage by crossing the Kattegat. The name Kattegat refers to the narrow sea passage in former days which is about 60 kilometres wide at the most narrow part nowadays. From the Kattegat Strait, the ship will then head for another waterway: The Sont (Danish: Øresund). This busy and important strait is only 4.5 kilometres wide on the narrowest part. From here our final destination Copenhagen is getting into sight.

Skagen Grey Lighthouse from 1858 placed at the northernmost point in Denmark with dunes in the foreground
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, steering the ship, 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.



Copenhagen

We will arrive in Copenhagen late in the afternoon on Saturday,June 6th. 
The next morning this sailing adventure will come to an end. We hope it was a fantastic experience which will have enriched you!
Copenhagen - the historic city with a modern look - awaits you after you have disembarked.
Have a look at The Little Mermaid, visit Tivoli (one of the oldest amusement parks in the world) and Christiansborg, enjoy beautiful palaces, museums & galleries, stroll through the old city and explore the very nice shopping streets that this diverse city has to offer. In just 30 minutes it is also possible to travel from Copenhagen to the Swedish city of Malmö by means of the Oresund Bridge which opened up in 2000. This combined railway- and motorway bridge over the Sound is the longest in Europe and is worth visiting especially for those interested in architecture. 

We look forward to seeing you on board the Clipper again! 

Copenhagen
Clipper Stad Amsterdam Kopenhagen 2014
Clipper Stad Amsterdam Kopenhagen 2014
Copenhagen
Sont bridge

Ostend - Copenhagen

 

Practical information:

Embarkation: Sunday May 31, 2020 at 17h00 in Ostend, Belgium
Debarkation: Sunday June 7, 2020 at 10h00 (am) in Copenhagen, Denmark

Price 3 person cabin: € 1.148,- p.p.
Price 2 person cabin: € 1.350,- p.p.
Price 1 person cabin: € 2.025,-

Are you interested in a cabin with a double bed?
The surcharge is € 250,- (depending on availability).

This price includes:
· Breakfast with coffee, tea and juices;
· Morning coffee;
· Lunch buffet with coffee, tea and juices ;
· Afternoon coffee;
· Dinner buffet with coffee, tea and juices;
· Fresh fruit;
· Harbor and port dues.

Additional costs are:
· Flights and transfers;
· Additional drinks & snacks on board;
· Other personal expenses.

Please note that due to unfavourable weather conditions (e.g. lack of wind or too much wind) the captain may decide to proceed under engine power and/or arrive at or depart from a harbour either sooner or later. During our adventurous sailing trips, the crew of the Stad Amsterdam is also occupied with the continuous maintenance program of the Clipper. A part of life on board of the Tall Ships as well. Should you wish to help, this is welcome but certainly not a must. 

Train & Flight suggestions:
By train: Ostend train station is 1,5- 2hrs. travel time​ ​by train from​ Brussels, Belgium and  3-4 hrs. travel time​ ​by train from​ The Netherlands.
By airplane: There are flights possibilities to the international airport Ostend - Bruges and to Brussels International airport.
Or fly to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and take the train to Ostend.
From the international airport at Copenhagen (30 minutes travel time from the ship)  there are many flights to cities in Europe or worldwide.
For more information and tickets visit: www.skyscanner.com.

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