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Sailing from Ostend to Hamburg

October 4 - 9, 2022

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The Clipper Stad Amsterdam as an international passenger ship is still bound by the COVID measures prescribed by the Dutch government and the measures that still apply worldwide onboard international passenger ships. We offer you a 100% refund guarantee concerning the travel sum paid to us if it would not be possible to carry out the trip or if other unforeseen COVID-19-related situations of force majeure occur, which would force us to cancel the trip.

Welcome on board!

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.

This short sailing trip is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Clipper from up close and in full action! In about 4 days, you will sail from Ostend to Hamburg, Germany's most famous and beautiful harbor city.

Embark on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam and experience a unique sailing holiday!
In the afternoon of Tuesday, October 4, the captain and his crew will welcome you aboard in Ostend - a city located halfway along 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.

Practical Information

Clipper Stad Amsterdam
Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Passing the "wadden" islands

After the first night on board in one of our 14 comfortable cabins and a tasty breakfast in the longroom, it is high time to help the crew on deck preparing for departure. On this first morning on board, the Clipper will leave the port of Ostend to sail on the North Sea and the Elbe river to ultimately arrive in Hamburg.

Enjoy being on deck hoisting the sails or standing on the lookout. You may even want to climb into the highest mast. In the meantime, Dutch and German islands located at some distance from the ship will be passed by. Experience sailing on a tallship as the Clipper Stad Amsterdam with her 2200 m2 of sail, her 31 sails, and her length of 76 meters. 

Clipper Stad Amsterdam
Clipper Stad Amsterdam

An unforgettable experience

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, the sea being rough now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow will make you feel so insignificant in the overwhelming nature.
Enjoy the peace and quietness around you, be completely disconnected from our hectic lives at home, find the time to relax on the deck or in the longroom with a book from our well-stocked library, and have interesting conversations with the crew and the other guests.

The meals are enjoyed together 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 a preceding day, the mileage still to go, and any other points of interest.

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).

We welcome you to join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience the wonders of a square-rigged tall ship sailing. Setting or furling the sails, keeping the lookout, setting the course, or standing watch: you can participate in all of it. You may enjoy helping out in the galley and/or assisting the crew with onboard maintenance. There are plenty of options!

As a member of the Red Watch, you can enjoy 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, whilst in the Blue Watch, you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

On the Elbe to Hamburg

The last part of this trip will be on the Elbe river which will take us to Hamburg and to the impressive harbour where we will arrive in the late afternoon on October 8. After a delicious dinner on board, you can explore the (night) life in this bustling port town.

Hamburg is a wonderful city for a short vacation. It is Germany's second-largest city and also features the country's main port. Have a look at 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), the "Rickmer Rickmers" and the famous windjammer "Peking" can also be visited in this city. And the impressive concert venue Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - the city's newest landmark - is in the vicinity of the Clipper's berth as well.

After breakfast on Sunday, October 9, your sailing adventure will come to an end. We hope you enjoyed the voyage and look forward to seeing you again on one of our other sailing trips in Europe or the Caribbean.

Clipper Stad Amsterdam Elbe By_Kris Romanski
Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Hamburg
Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Hamburg

Ostend - Hamburg


Practical information:

Embarkation: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 17h00 in Ostend, Belgium.
Debarkation: Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 10h00 in Hamburg, Germany.

Price 3 person cabin: €  848,- p.p.
Price 2 person cabin: €  998,- p.p.
Price 1 person cabin: € 1.497,-

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.

Clipper Stad Amsterdam & COVID-19 
We hereby like to inform you that the safety of our guests and our crew is of the highest priority and that we still follow up closely with all of the developments and the measures taken by the Dutch government concerning the coronavirus. In the context of the prevention of contamination with the COVID-19 (corona) virus, the Clipper Stad Amsterdam as an international passenger ship is also still bound by the measures prescribed by the Dutch government and the measures that still apply worldwide onboard international passenger ships.

To create a safe and responsible environment onboard, joining the Clipper is only possible for guests who meet the following requirements:
COVID vaccination
All guests are obliged to be fully vaccinated including the booster vaccination. The booster should be at least 2 weeks old. EU citizens will be asked to show their EU vaccination certificate with a QR code. We advise European guests to also print their QR codes and bring this on paper. Non-European guests are allowed to show their official paper proof of vaccination upon boarding. 
Antigen test with a certificate 
All guests are obliged to show a negative result of an antigen test with a certificate. The moment the test was taken should be no more than 24 hours before boarding.

Travel insurance
Taking out travel insurance is mandatory at all times on all our sailing trips. The mandatory travel insurance to be taken out by you must, in addition to, covering medical costs, accidents, and repatriation (article 13.9 of the general terms and conditions) also cover all COVID-19 related medical costs. When you take out your travel insurance please make sure that these costs are indeed covered.
It is recommended to take out trip cancellation insurance.

In unforeseen COVID-19-related situations involving force majeure, we offer a 100% refund guarantee concerning the travel sum paid to us. For all other - non-COVID - reasons to cancel, our usual terms and conditions apply. 

Unfavourable weather conditions & maintenance
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. 

Flight suggestions:
Be advised that you must at all times be aware of and act by the travel advice and the corona measures that apply when you are travelling to and from the ship. Travelling to the ship and/or home is your own responsibility.
There are several flight possibilities from all over the world to Ostend-Bruges International Airport in Belgium.
The international airport in Hamburg offers many domestic and international flights. For more information and tickets visit:
Another possibility is to travel by train. For more information please refer to the website of Trainline and the Deutsche Bahn

Contact us for more information.

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